Journos charged with defaming Thailand navy

2014-04-17 12:55

Thai authorities have charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in a news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.

Thailand braces for a recession

2014-04-14 10:47

Thailand's economy, known for its dynamism, is ailing, heading towards a recession and held hostage by another crippling bout of turmoil in a power struggle.

SA woman arrested for drugs in Thailand

2014-04-06 15:26

A South African woman has been arrested for the possession of drugs in Thailand, the department of international relations says.

WWII bomb blast in Thailand kills six

2014-04-02 10:52

At least six people died and 18 others have been injured after a suspected World War II bomb exploded at a scrap metal warehouse in Bangkok as workers tried to cut it open, officials say.

Thai court dismisses Saudi killing case

2014-03-31 09:29

A Thai court has dismissed a case against five people accused of slaying a Saudi businessman whose disappearance 24 years ago has marred relations between the two countries ever since.

30 people killed in Thailand bus crash

2014-03-25 08:03

A double-decker bus carrying municipal workers on a field trip in western Thailand has plunged off a steep road and into a ravine, killing at least 30 people and injuring 22 others, officials say.

Missing jet: Thai radar saw 'unknown aircraft'

2014-03-19 09:40

Thai radar picked up an “unknown aircraft” minutes after flight MH370 last transmitted its location but officials failed to report the findings earlier as the plane was not considered a threat, the air force says.

Thailand to end state of emergency

2014-03-18 14:32

Thailand will lift a nearly two-month-old state of emergency in Bangkok and surrounding areas following an easing of political protests in the capital, a senior official says.

6 drug suspects killed in Thailand

2014-03-08 16:01

Six suspected drug dealers have beenshot dead during a shoot-out with Thai security forces who seized illegal amphetamines at the scene.

Thai PM faces negligence charges

2014-02-27 13:47

Thailand’s anti-corruption agency has weighed charges of negligence against PM Yingluck Shinawatra, as the leader of protests aimed at forcing her from power suggested a television debate.

Bangkok protest violence spreads

2014-02-25 15:01

Violence has spread to another anti-government protest site in Thailand's capital following weekend explosions that left five people dead, including four children, security officials say.

11 dead, 18 injured in Thai building collapse

2014-02-25 12:05

At least 11 workers died and 18 others have been injured after a large concrete beam collapsed at a construction site just outside Bangkok, police say.

Third child dies in Thai protest violence

2014-02-24 12:11

A six-year-old girl has become the third child to die in recent days in Thailand's political unrest, as the army chief warns that the country could collapse if violence continues.

Unpaid Thai farmers call off airport tractor protest

2014-02-24 09:04

Thai farmers, angry at not being paid under a rice subsidy scheme, called off a protest tractor drive to Bangkok's main airport after an assurance they would get their money, some welcome news for Prime Minister Yingluck

Thai protesters vow to storm PM's HQ

2014-02-19 07:32

Defiant Thai opposition protesters have threatened to storm Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's crisis headquarters, stepping up their campaign a day after dramatic street clashes.

Thai Gvt Savings Bank calls back loan

2014-02-18 11:54

Thailand's Government Savings Bank says it is calling back a loan made to a state farm bank that had prompted a high volume of withdrawals by depositors.

Clouds gather over Thai economy

2014-02-18 08:38

Even if Thailand's politics calm down, its economy will remain handicapped by weak private investment and rising household debt, according to experts.

Thai opposition loses bid to annul polls

2014-02-12 13:23

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has rejected a request by the country’s main opposition party to annul a controversial election disrupted by anti-government protests.

Life's a beach: Protests drive tourists from Thai capital

2014-02-04 11:07

Thailand's anti-government protests, now in their third month, have taken a heavy toll on tourism in the bustling capital Bangkok, but sparked an upturn in arrivals at beach and mountain resorts.

Limbo looms for Thailand after protest-hit polls

2014-02-03 09:02

Thailand's protest-plagued elections herald a political stalemate that risks unleashing deepening turmoil and potential judicial intervention in the polarised kingdom, experts say.

Shots, blasts as protest rivals clash in Bangkok

2014-02-01 16:00

Violence has erupted in Bangkok on the eve of tense Thai elections, with explosions and heavy gunfire breaking out in clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters.

Thailand to deploy 10 000 police for election

2014-01-29 10:40

Thailand's government will deploy 10 000 police in the capital for the weekend election, which protesters have promised to disrupt as part of their attempt to topple the prime minister.

Thai govt wants Feb election to go ahead

2014-01-28 11:28

Thailand's government wants a controversial general election to go ahead this weekend, a deputy prime minister says, despite threats by opposition protesters to disrupt the polls.

Thailand awaits court ruling on election

2014-01-24 11:35

Thailand's embattled government faces a key court ruling on whether it can go ahead with a fiercely disputed election despite threats by opposition protesters to block the vote.

Bangkok under emergency as pro-govt leader shot

2014-01-22 09:48

A pro-government leader has been shot and wounded in Thailand's northeast, a stronghold of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as a state of emergency was instituted.


One dead in shooting at Thai protest site

2014-04-15 14:47

One person has been shot dead at the site of an anti-government rally in the Thai capital Bangkok in the latest in a string of violent attacks.

Thailand set to export 87m tons of rice

2014-04-10 13:11

Thailand will export about 8.7 million tons of rice this year, ranking it the second largest exporter after India, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says.

Thai Red Shirts mobilise to defend besieged PM

2014-04-04 08:53

With a flurry of punches and kicks, hundreds of Thai "Red Shirts" undergo self-defence drills as they mobilise to protect Thaksin Shinawatra's embattled government.

Thailand's 'red shirts' gear up for a fight

2014-03-31 12:35

The clock is ticking for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who faces impeachment within weeks, but her supporters are hatching plans to thwart any move to dismiss her.

Thai anti-graft body attacked ahead of PM defence

2014-03-28 13:11

Two grenades have been fired into Thailand's anti-corruption office, police say, the latest attack on an agency that has lodged a case against the embattled prime minister.

Thai ConCourt rules elections invalid

2014-03-21 10:13

Thailand's Constitutional Court has ruled general elections held in February invalid in a fresh blow to the embattled prime minister.

Female teacher shot and burned in Thailand

2014-03-14 09:31

Gunmen have shot dead a female teacher in insurgency-racked southern Thailand and set her body on fire.

US urges probe into Thailand attacks

2014-03-01 10:08

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Thailand to investigate “politically motivated” attacks denouncing the deaths of several children as “horrifying”.

Gunshots rattle Thai capital as PM flies out

2014-02-26 13:18

Gunmen have opened fire near several opposition protest sites in Bangkok, stoking tensions in the capital as Thailand's prime minister flew to her political stronghold in the north.

Divided Thailand faces warnings of civil war

2014-02-25 14:00

Thailand risks sliding into civil war after a wave of political violence in which 22 people have been killed, officials warn, as the unrest claimed the life of a fourth child.

Explosion, gunfire near Bangkok protest site

2014-02-25 09:00

An explosion and gunfire has rocked a sprawling anti-government protest site in the Thai capital after the protesters' leader warned of armed militants being brought to Bangkok.

3 dead in attack on Thai anti-govt protesters

2014-02-24 09:06

Two young siblings and a woman have been killed in an apparent grenade attack against anti-government protesters occupying an upscale shopping area of Thailand's capital.

Unpaid Thai farmers call off protest

2014-02-21 19:00

Thai farmers, angry at not being paid under a rice subsidy scheme, have called off a protest tractor drive to Bangkok's main airport.

Thailand's PM to face charges over rice scheme

2014-02-18 17:01

Amid continuing violence in Thailand, the country's anti-corruption body has announced it is filing charges against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra relating to a rice subsidy scheme.

Thai police clash with protesters, 2 dead

2014-02-18 11:00

Clashes between police and anti-government demonstrators in Bangkok have left two people dead and 57 others injured as riot police attempt to clear out protest camps.

Police try to reclaim protest sites in Thailand

2014-02-14 12:54

Thailand has deployed thousands of riot police in Bangkok to try to reclaim government headquarters and other areas long occupied by protesters.

Thai crisis threatens budget, rice scheme

2014-02-07 13:52

Thailand's inability to form a new government has left the country facing a slow-burn budget crisis, with a costly rice-buying scheme close to collapse.

3 young brothers shot dead in Thailand

2014-02-04 11:01

Three brothers including a three-year-old have been shot dead in Thailand's violence-plagued deep south and their pregnant mother injured, police say.

Polls open in tense Thai election

2014-02-02 08:15

Voting in Thailand's tense national election has started, with protesters forcing the closure of several polling stations in the capital amid fears of more bloodshed.

Thai ex-civil servant found very rich

2014-02-01 05:30

A Thai court has ordered assets seized from an ex-civil servant whose wealth was uncovered by burglars.

Tourist snubs as Thai rallies bite

2014-01-29 09:10

As protests grip Bangkok and bitter controversy hangs over upcoming elections, Thailand is facing battered investor confidence, lower growth and millions of dollars of lost tourist revenues.

Thai ruling party opposes election delay

2014-01-27 11:06

Thailand's ruling party has called for controversial elections to go ahead, despite widespread disruption to advance voting by opposition protesters who besieged polling stations.

Thai govt bans gatherings of more than 5 people

2014-01-23 19:32

Thailand's government has announced a ban on gatherings of more than five people as part of the state of emergency imposed on Bangkok for the next 60 days.

US urges restraint in Thailand

2014-01-22 07:38

The United States has urged all sides in Thailand to show restraint and refrain from violence as the US ally imposed emergency rule to tackle mass protests.

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