Thailand


Trains collide in Thailand, 22 injured

2015-03-26 20:56

Thai authorities say two passenger trains have collided north of Thailand's capital, injuring several people.

Russians arrested in Thailand for trying to export marijuana

2015-03-24 20:38

Three Russians have been arrested for attempting to ship marijuana back to Russia, police said on Tuesday.

Haze hits Thailand, emergency measures issued

2015-03-18 14:48

Thai authorities say they had issued emergency measures across at least nine provinces as thick smoke caused by farmers burning vegetation to clear their fields chokes the north of the country.

Thais warned against taking 'underboob selfies'

2015-03-16 16:41

Thailand's military government has warned women against posting 'selfie' photos of the lower half of their breasts, saying their actions could violate the country's computer crime laws.

World War II-era bomb dredged up near Thai village

2015-03-07 10:23

Explosive experts removed a World War II-era bomb from near a Thai village after residents found the device in a river, police say.

Join hunt for missing yacht online

2015-03-04 15:54

The public can help search for a missing South African catamaran crew through an online tool, their families says.

Somali pirates release Thai hostages held for 5 years

2015-02-27 13:29

Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, local officials say.

Thai activists convicted for insulting monarchy

2015-02-23 11:27

A court in Thailand has sentenced two theatre activists charged with insulting Thailand's monarchy to two and a half years in prison each.

12 killed as car bomb rips through Thai karaoke bar

2015-02-20 16:25

Around a dozen people have been wounded after a car bomb detonated by remote control ripped through a karaoke bar in Thailand on Friday.

Thailand fails to tackle human trafficking

2015-02-17 17:16

Thailand's efforts to combat human trafficking in its multi-billion dollar fishing industry have been 'wholly inadequate', and it has failed to end officials' involvement in trafficking and labour abuses.

 

4 rebels killed, 22 arrested in Thai clash

2015-03-26 09:10

Four suspected insurgents have been killed and 22 others arrested during a firefight with security forces in Thailand's deep south, in the latest clashes to hit the restive region.

Thai court accepts criminal case against former PM Yingluck

2015-03-19 09:08

Thailand's Supreme Court has accepted a criminal case against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on a charge of mishandling a multibillion dollar rice subsidy scheme.

AirAsia families accept 'sad reality' as search ends

2015-03-18 09:51

An Indonesian whose daughter-in-law is among 56 people unaccounted for following the crash of an AirAsia plane says his family has accepted the "sad reality" that her body would never be found.

Security must come first, says Thai PM

2015-03-09 12:52

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has called on Thais to be the “eyes and ears” of security forces in order to boost international confidence in Thailand after the second explosion in the capital Bangkok in just over a month.

Thai court sentences 'Red Shirts' to jail for 2009 rioting

2015-03-06 11:17

A Thai court has sentenced 15 members of the “Red Shirt” political movement to four years in prison for inciting rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009, a lawyer says.

Upmarket bug snacks to creep into Thai stores

2015-02-27 20:24

Street vendors selling deep-fried insects as snacks are a familiar sight in Bangkok, but a Thai entrepreneur is trying to give edible bugs a more upmarket appeal.

Thai to pursue impeachment against opposition leaders

2015-02-25 12:40

Thailand’s ant-corruption body will pursue retroactive impeachment charges against ex-premier Abhisit Vejjajiva and another senior opposition figure for a crackdown on protesters five years ago, officials say.

Man on round-the-world bike ride dies in accident

2015-02-21 20:23

A Chilean man attempting to bike across five continents in five years has died in a road accident in Thailand on the last leg of his journey.

Thailand presses criminal charges against ex-PM

2015-02-19 08:00

Thailand's attorney general has pressed criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence related to her government's money-losing rice subsidy scheme.

Dead monk inspires lotto win

2015-02-17 13:48

A dead monk has rewarded his followers one last time by serving as the inspiration for a lottery win.

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