Thailand


SA drug mule caught with cocaine in dreadlocks to be freed from Thai prison

2019-08-07 16:33

Convicted South African drug mule Nolubabalo "Babsie" Nobanda is heading back to South Africa, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation has confirmed.

Kauai to roll out stores in Europe and Asia

2019-07-30 12:01

Natural food franchise Kauai is set to follow in the footsteps of Nando’s, as it is set to expand its global footprint by rolling out franchises in Europe and Asia, according to a statement from Real Foods, the business’s owner.

SA drug mule finally home from Thailand after delays - report

2019-06-27 14:32

South African drug mule Thando Pendu is reportedly back in the country after she was detained at Thailand's International Detention Centre, where she was held after her release from Bangkok's Klong Prem Central Prison.

Greatest story ever sold: Media rush to tell Thai cave story

2019-06-21 05:42

The appetite for the dramatic story of the Thai cave rescue remains insatiable ahead of the one-year anniversary of the incredible mission to extract the 12 boys and their coach.

WATCH: Thai Muslim family keeps silk weaving heritage alive

2019-06-03 21:10

Over the click-clack of the teak loom, Niphon's family laments the lack of apprentice weavers at his Bangkok silk shop, as modernity lures young Muslims away from a trade their community has dominated for generations.

Thai activist jailed for insulting monarchy freed in royal pardon

2019-05-10 17:46

A Thai anti-junta activist who spent more than two years behind bars for insulting the country's monarchy by sharing an unflattering BBC article about the king walked free on a royal pardon.

Netflix announces deal for film about Thailand's cave boys

2019-04-30 16:53

Netflix has announced it will join with the production company for the movie Crazy Rich Asians to make a film about last July's dramatic rescue of 12 boys in northern Thailand who were trapped with their soccer coach in a flooded cave

WATCH: Hero man, who helped save Thai soccer team, trapped for 8 hours in small, nasty cave

2019-04-18 16:30

A British diver, who helped rescue the stranded Thai soccer team, himself needed to be saved after becoming trapped for about 8 hours in a cave in Tennessee.

Thai election officials say 66 winners risk disqualification

2019-04-05 17:44

Election officials in Thailand said that 66 winning candidates in last month's elections face possible disqualification because of complaints filed against them.

Thai demonstrators protest against alleged polls cheating

2019-03-31 20:00

As wait for the official result in Thailand's elections continues, scores of opposition supporters in the capital have protested against alleged cheating by the election commission in the country's first polls since a coup five years ago.

 

Two injured in small 'explosions' as Bangkok hosts summit - police

2019-08-02 11:57

Two people have been reported injured as at least two small explosions hit Bangkok, police have said, as the Thai capital hosts a regional summit attended by top diplomats.

Fewer tourists are going to Thailand because of its expensive currency

2019-07-22 21:09

Thailand’s tourism minister has blamed a surge in the baht for sapping tourist arrivals into Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, highlighting rising concern over the currency’s gains.

WATCH: A year after the Thailand cave rescue

2019-06-25 05:17

The 12 boys, their coach and rescuers attended ceremonies to mark one year since they went missing in Chang Rai.

Freed SA drug mule stuck in Thailand as Home Affairs drags its feet - reports

2019-06-06 09:29

The Department of Home Affairs has reportedly been accused of dragging its feet for two weeks, leaving a freed South African drug mule to languish at a Thailand detention centre.

Thai king endorses junta-appointed senators

2019-05-14 20:03

Scores of junta loyalists were endorsed as members of Thailand's 250-strong senate on Tuesday, packing the upper house with allies likely to vote for coup leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha's return as civilian premier after a highly disputed poll.

WATCH: Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn crowned

2019-05-04 11:50

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned with a golden-tiered headpiece, the highlight of an elaborate three-day coronation ceremony two years after he ascended the throne.

WATCH: Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high

2019-04-20 13:35

A Buddhist monk fishes out a vial of cannabis oil from his robe and puts a drop under his tongue - one of many people flocking to a weed festival in northeastern Thailand, where excitement is building over a medical marijuana boom.

WATCH: Dog rescued while swimming more than 220km off Thailand

2019-04-16 18:15

A dog found swimming more than 220km from shore by workers on an oil rig crew in the Gulf of Thailand has been returned safely to land.

Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

2019-04-03 07:38

The air hanging over Thailand's far north has become so polluted that it has drawn a visit by the prime minister to see in person what is being called a severe health crisis.

WATCH: Thousands stranded in Thailand after Pakistan closes airspace

2019-02-28 20:12

Thousands of travellers were stranded in Bangkok on Thursday when Thai Airways cancelled all flights over Pakistan after Islamabad closed its airspace in response to soaring tensions with India.

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