Girls killed, hurt in attack in Thailand's south

2014-07-28 10:20

A 12-year-old girl has been killed and seven people, including two other girls, were wounded in a roadside bomb attack near an army base in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, police say.

Thai junta reverses gag order on media

2014-07-22 08:35

Thailand's military junta has reversed an earlier order which forbade all criticism of its rule.

Thailand faces trade ban over ivory failings

2014-07-13 19:02

Thailand faces an international wildlife trade ban unless it reins in its ivory sector, which is a magnet for traffickers, global regulator CITES has said.

SA couple's dream Thailand holiday turns into nightmare

2014-07-10 12:55

A young South African couple are stuck in Thailand, after a scooter accident left them injured and with a sky high medical bill - despite having travel insurance.

Girl raped, killed on overnight train in Thailand

2014-07-08 14:18

The body of a 13-year-old Thai girl has been found after she was raped and killed aboard an overnight train.

Loan sharks prey on Thai indebted

2014-07-01 11:22

Business is great, says a moneylender who charges a whopping 10% a month interest but finds plenty of takers in Thailand.

Man swallows 20 condoms filled with drugs

2014-06-28 14:18

A Thai prison inmate has died after swallowing 20 condoms filled with methamphetamines, a report says.

Cambodian worker exodus to hit Thai businesses

2014-06-17 16:40

Thai officials say that the mass departure of Cambodian labourers would dent the economy as thousands more migrant workers pour across the border.

Thai army delegation visits China

2014-06-11 10:20

A delegation of Thai military commanders has travelled to China for talks on regional security and joint training exercises amid Western unease over the Thai army’s seizure of power in a coup last month.

Thai junta prescribes 'national happiness'

2014-06-06 13:18

With free meals, music concerts and dancing soldiers, Thailand's junta is waging a propaganda offensive to encourage "national happiness" following a military coup that has severely restricted civil liberties.

Thailand's junta detains anti-coup leader

2014-06-06 07:05

Thailand's junta says that it has captured a fugitive anti-coup leader facing possible imprisonment, as the ruling generals seek to stamp out any criticism of their seizure of power.

Three fingered Thai salute 'symbol of defiance'

2014-06-04 15:13

Supporters of Thailand's military junta are trying to hijack a gesture used by demonstrators opposed to last month's coup, saying the salute signifies the ills of the deposed government.

Missing Thai tanker found after pirates steal oil

2014-06-02 08:10

A Thai tanker that went missing after leaving Singapore last week has been released by pirates who stole its oil cargo, a maritime watchdog says.

Thai Red Shirts freed as Facebook 'block' sows panic

2014-05-28 20:14

Thailand's junta have freed leaders of the "Red Shirt" movement allied to the ousted government, as social media users reacted with alarm to rumours of a "block" of Facebook.

Thai monks charged over child sex abuse ring

2014-05-28 07:14

Thai police say they have charged five defrocked Buddhist abbots with sexually abusing eight boys at monasteries around the northern city of Chiang Mai.

Thai coup leader - no arguments

2014-05-26 22:00

The Thai coup leader has received a royal endorsement and warned citizens not to criticize, nor to protest.

Thai junta leader says king endorses coup

2014-05-26 07:54

Thailand's coup leader says that the country's king had officially endorsed him to run the nation after the armed forces seized power last week.

Thailand safety: tips for travellers

2014-05-24 10:41

If you're in Thailand or have a planned holiday coming up - here's what you need to know about the situation, following a military coup in the country.

SA 'concerned' by situation in Thailand

2014-05-23 09:05

The South African government has condemned the coup in Thailand and has called for constitutional order, the department of international relations says.

Thai coup draws swift condemnation

2014-05-22 21:53

The military takeover in Thailand has drawn swift international condemnation, with the United States saying it was reviewing its military aid.

Thai army chief announces military coup

2014-05-22 12:46

Thailand’s army chief has announced a television address to the nation that the armed forces are seizing power after months of deadly political turmoil.

Thai army chief calls meeting of political rivals

2014-05-21 10:17

Thailand's military has called for crisis talks between warring political rivals, vowing to stop the kingdom degenerating into another "Ukraine or Egypt" after imposing martial law.

Crisis pushes Thailand to brink of recession

2014-05-20 10:57

Bangkok has all but withdrawn from the international stage, with the country led by a caretaker prime minister unable to take foreign policy decisions.

Thai army invokes martial law to quell unrest

2014-05-20 07:09

Thailand's army has declared martial law after months of deadly anti-government protests, deploying armed troops in central Bangkok and censoring the media but insisting the move was "not a coup".


Thai junta leader could be PM - adviser

2014-07-23 09:00

The leader of Thailand's junta could become prime minister in a government to be set up under a newly drafted interim constitution, but that will be decided by an appointed provisional parliament, a junta legal adviser says.

Thai junta allows deposed PM to leave country

2014-07-17 08:07

Thailand's junta has given permission to ousted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra to leave the country for the first time since a 22 May coup, a military spokesperson says.

Thai junta to share power with new government

2014-07-11 19:37

Thailand's junta says that it would keep control of national security under a planned interim government, despite international calls for a return to full civilian rule.

Rape, murder of 13yr-old sparks debate in Thailand

2014-07-09 12:27

The rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train in Thailand have prompted a nationwide call for stricter enforcement of rape laws.

Thai ivory boom fuelling Africa elephant crisis

2014-07-02 19:24

Thailand's "out of control" ivory market is driving Africa's elephant poaching crisis, conservationists have warned, accusing the kingdom of backsliding on its pledges.

Thailand mosque attacked as Ramadan begins

2014-06-30 06:03

Police say gunmen have opened fire at a mosque in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, killing one man and injuring another after the start of Ramadan on the weekend.

No advanced planning for coup - Thai general

2014-06-26 13:41

A senior Thai general has rejected reports the army planned to rid the kingdom of the influence of controversial former premier Thaksin Shinawatra years before it seized power in May.

Thai junta promises interim government deadline

2014-06-13 12:04

The head of Thailand's military junta has said that an interim government would be set up by September, offering the most specific timeline yet on a possible transfer of power.

Thai hunger-striker files charges against junta

2014-06-10 12:44

A Thai political activist who has started a hunger strike in protest against last month's coup has filed charges against junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha for defaming the monarchy and acts of treason.

Thailand tourism gets a knock

2014-06-06 11:00

International tourist arrivals to Thailand have fallen almost last month in the wake of regular political protests and a military coup.

Thai junta sidelines pro-Thaksin police, governors

2014-06-05 10:41

Thailand's military is conducting a systematic reshuffle to blunt the power of officials seen as loyal to former premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thai army deploys against protesters

2014-06-01 09:33

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered near a major shopping mall in downtown Bangkok to denounce the country's 22 May coup despite a lockdown by soldiers of some of the city's major intersections.

Thai military rulers appoint advisers

2014-05-28 11:11

Thailand's junta has appointed as advisers two retired generals with palace connections, putting powerful establishment figures firmly in the ascendant in the country's power struggle.

Thai army detains fugitive ex-cabinet minister

2014-05-27 13:14

Thailand's army has detained a fugitive former cabinet minister wanted by the ruling junta in a dramatic swoop by soldiers at a packed Bangkok press briefing.

Thai coup leader: don't protest, it's no use

2014-05-26 13:12

Bolstered by a royal endorsement to run the country after last week's coup, Thailand's junta leader has warned against mounting opposition to the takeover.

Thai coup leader cements grip

2014-05-24 18:28

Thailand’s military junta says it has disbanded the Senate and placed all law-making authority in the army chief’s hands, dramatically tightening its grip after a coup that has sparked Bangkok protests.

Thai military detains former PM

2014-05-23 16:06

Thailand's military government has detained Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and members of her family after summoning her and other ministers for talks.

South Africans in Thailand urged to join state registry

2014-05-23 10:40

The state has warned all South Africans headed to Thailand to be cautious, as the country battles on going political violence with a military coup currently underway.

After coup, Thai army summons Shinawatra family

2014-05-23 07:38

Thailand's ruling military has summoned the entire ousted government and members of the politically influential family at the heart of the country's conflict, a day after it seized control.

Visitors warned of curfew after Thailand coup

2014-05-22 16:11

Thailand's official tourism body has asked visitors to adhere to the curfew instituted since Thailand's army chief seized control of the government.

Thai crisis meeting ends without conclusion

2014-05-21 12:57

A crisis meeting between leaders of rival Thai political groups aimed at resolving long-running conflict has ended inconclusively and the army has called for another meeting on Thursday, a participant says.

Thailand declares martial law, denies coup

2014-05-20 20:39

Thailand's powerful military chief intervened for the first time in the country's latest political crisis by declaring martial law.

Selfies with soldiers during Thai martial law

2014-05-20 10:25

Some snatched selfies with armed soldiers but most passers-by barely blinked as troops and jeeps mounted with machine-guns took to Bangkok's streets.

Thai PM rules out resigning amid moves to oust him

2014-05-19 20:13

Thailand's acting prime minister has ruled out resigning as a way out of a protracted political crisis that is stunting economic growth, as protesters stepped up pressure to remove him.

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