British tourist trampled to death by Thai elephant

2016-02-02 10:29

A British tourist has been trampled to death by an elephant on the Thai tourist island of Koh Samui, police say, the latest deadly attack by animals used to entertain holidaymakers.

Colourful Thai massage-parlour boss-turned politican jailed

2016-01-28 11:52

A renowned Thai massage-parlour tycoon turned graft-busting politician has been jailed for two years over the demolition of a stretch of seedy bars in Bangkok's tourist heart more a decade ago.

Thai air force to examine 'metal chunk' amid MH370 speculation

2016-01-24 14:35

Thailand's air force says it will bring a piece of suspected aircraft debris found on the southeast coast to Bangkok, amid media speculation it may belong to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Thailand to drill 4 300 wells as drought hits

2016-01-19 19:59

Almost $100m redirected for urgent construction of wells to supply drinking and washing water after lengthy shortage.

Thailand's ailing king treated for lung infection, fever

2016-01-11 10:33

Thailand's royal palace has released a vaguely worded health report on the country's 88-year-old king, the world's longest reigning monarch who has been ailing for years, describing what appears to be a new bout of lung infection and occasional fever with rapid breathing.

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Tourists among 27 killed in Thai, Mexico road accidents

2015-12-20 13:34

At least 27 people, including tourists, have been killed in two road accidents in Thailand and Mexico in the last 24 hours.

Thai junta chief vows air safety overhaul after US downgrade

2015-12-02 10:52

Thailand's junta chief has vowed to fix the kingdom's airline industry after the US downgraded the country's air safety rating, an embarrassing blow to the tourist-reliant nation.

Thailand indicts 2 for deadly Bangkok bombing

2015-11-24 10:05

A military court in Thailand has indicted two men police say carried out a deadly August bombing at a Bangkok shrine that left 20 people dead and more than 120 injured.

Deadly bomb blast hits Thailand's restive south

2015-11-13 10:13

A bomb blast at a village checkpoint in Thailand's restive south has killed 4 people and wounded 4 others, the latest deadly attack to strike the region.


Thai fishing industry crackdown intensified

2016-02-01 17:32

Thailand, faced with possible trade sanctions over abuses in its seafood industry, says it has accelerated its fight against human trafficking and unregulated fishing.

Metal on Thai beach likely to be rocket, not plane part

2016-01-25 15:33

A Japanese rocket maker says that a large piece of metal that washed up on a beach in Thailand is likely part of a rocket launched by Japan, not a missing Malaysian plane.

Thai man jailed for 6 years over Facebook royal 'slur'

2016-01-20 16:00

A Thai man was sentenced to six years in jail for two Facebook posts about the king that were deemed in breach of the country's draconian royal defamation law.

Bangkok airport apologises for snake found on luggage cart

2016-01-11 13:41

Bangkok's main international airport issues an apology after a snake was found on a luggage cart in the terminal and startled passengers in the arrival hall.

WATCH: Woman gets bitten during Thai snake show

2016-01-11 08:03

A tourist who was bitten during a snake show in southern Thailand will receive compensation, organisers say.

Thai king's favourite dog dies, days after 'insult' arrest

2015-12-29 09:49

The favourite dog of Thailand's ailing monarch has died, days after a man was arrested under the kingdom's strict royal defamation laws for allegedly making a satirical online remark about the beloved canine.

South-East Asian countries warned over possible new migrant crisis

2015-12-05 07:33

A migrant crisis which affected several countries in South-East Asia earlier this year could resurface as soon as the weather improves.

Thailand leaves New York Times front page article blank

2015-12-01 16:51

A front-page article in the International New York Times about the problems facing Thailand has been left blank by the newspaper's local printers.

Ethiopian UN diplomat, maid settle abuse cases in Thailand

2015-11-18 13:14

An Ethiopian maid who accused a senior UN diplomat in Thailand of treating her like a slave has dropped legal cases against him after reaching an out-of-court financial settlement.

Thailand sending home smuggled orangutans

2015-11-12 21:55

Fourteen orangutans that were smuggled out of Indonesia and believed to have been put to work at tourist attractions in Thailand, have been sent home.

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