Thailand


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.

Thai polls regulator heeds king, blocks princess' candidacy

2019-02-12 22:03

Thailand's state Election Commission has disqualified the sister of the country's king from becoming a candidate for prime minister in the March 24 general election.

Thailand puzzles over political surprises from royals

2019-02-09 15:58

Thai political party swears loyalty to the king after its stunning decision to nominate the monarch's sister as its candidate for prime minister backfired when the king called the move inappropriate and unconstitutional

Model claiming Trump secrets deported from Thailand

2019-01-18 05:31

A Belarusian model who claimed she had evidence of Russian efforts to help Donald Trump win office was deported from Thailand on Thursday after being convicted of participating in a "sex training course".

Thai police: Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman

2019-01-11 21:34

Police in Thailand say several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the UN refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family.

 

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.

Thai court accepts dissolution case over princess nomination

2019-02-15 07:05

A Thai court has agreed to take up the case of whether to dissolve a political party that nominated a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister in next month's general election

Refugee footballer held in Thailand spared extradition to Bahrain

2019-02-11 22:51

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi will not be sent back to Bahrain after Thailand dropped extradition proceedings against him at the Gulf state's request, a prosecutor said, ending a two-month detention ordeal that stirred global outcry.

WATCH: Thai princess makes unprecedented move into Thai politics with run for PM

2019-02-08 12:28

A Thai princess will run for prime minister in elections, in an unprecedented entry by a royal into frontline politics which pits her against the chief of the ruling junta, throwing into disarray his bid to stay in power. WATCH.

WATCH: Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok

2019-01-15 05:19

Polluted air shrouds Bangkok's business district as Thai authorities are set to deploy rain-making planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution.

Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

2019-01-11 11:10

Attackers dress as state security personnel shoot deal paramilitary volunteers at school in southern Pattani province.

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