Thailand


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.

HIV-positive migrants denied care at Thai public hospitals

2015-02-09 15:20

Zaw, an illegal Burmese migrant dying of Aids-related illnesses, spent a weekend hunched over in waiting rooms at three Thai hospitals near Bangkok - each denying him care as he gasped for breath, his lungs full of fluid.

Bangkok on high alert after mall bombs

2015-02-02 11:41

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered security to be tightened in Bangkok after two small bombs rattled a luxury shopping mall, stoking tension in a city under martial law since a coup in May.

Thailand warns US to mind its own business

2015-01-28 15:50

Thailand has warned the US against meddling in its political affairs, saying many Thais had been hurt by the remarks of a visiting US envoy who took a swipe at the ruling military junta's practices.

Ex-Thai PM Shinawatra’s party won’t retaliate

2015-01-26 17:27

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party has vowed it would not retaliate a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck banned from politics

2015-01-23 09:38

Thai authorities have dealt a blow to ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra, banning her from politics for five years and proceeding with criminal charges for negligence that could put her in jail.

 

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.

Thai snail slime; the best in the world

2015-02-12 12:52

A research team at a Thai university have found that Thai snail slime is the best in the world when it comes to producing cosmetics.

Tiger Temple raided for suspected wildlife trafficking

2015-02-05 15:59

Thai officials have raided a Buddhist temple that is home to more than 100 tigers and are investigating suspected links to wildlife trafficking.

Blasts rattle Bangkok mall shoppers

2015-02-01 19:56

Thai police say two explosions at a transit hub near major down town shopping malls were caused by small improvised explosive devices, but no one was hurt and damage was minor.

UK tourist found dead had Valium, alcohol - Thai police

2015-01-27 14:01

A British backpacker who was found dead on a popular Thai tourist island had consumed a potentially fatal combination of alcohol and Valium, police say.

British tourist found dead on popular Thai island

2015-01-23 09:39

A British backpacker has been discovered dead on the popular Thai tourist island of Koh Tao, four months after a British couple were found murdered there.

Ousted Thai PM faces charges over rice scheme

2015-01-23 08:05

Thailand's Attorney General will indict former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence over a controversial rice subsidy scheme, the attorney general's office says.

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