Gambia apologises to Thailand for sex tourism slur

2018-03-07 08:30

The Gambia has apologised to Thailand after its foreign minister said the Asian country was a haven for sex tourists, sparking a strongly worded protest from Bangkok.

Thai officials smell clue with faeces find in tycoon poaching case

2018-02-18 19:32

Thai officials will test human faeces found at a campsite in a wildlife sanctuary to try to prove their case against a tycoon accused of poaching a leopard.

Zim family leaves Bangkok after living at airport for 3 months - reports

2018-01-23 14:08

A Zimbabwean family, who had been living at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport for the past three months, has finally left Thailand, reports say.

Three civilians killed in Thailand market bomb - police

2018-01-22 06:31

A motorcycle bomb has killed three civilians and wounded 19 others at a market in Thailand's insurgency-hit south, a policeman has said.

Blind Thai woman jailed for sharing 'royal insult' on Facebook

2018-01-04 19:49

A blind woman was jailed for 18 months by a Thai court for sharing a Facebook post deemed defamatory to the royal family, her lawyer says.

'Blade runner' legs give maimed Thai dog new lease on life

2017-12-14 05:39

Just over a year after he was maimed for gnawing on someone's shoes, Cola is romping across a beach on new sleek paws: curved "blade runner" prosthetics modelled on those used by Paralympian sprinters.

Release asylum seekers detained in raids, rights group urges

2017-11-06 12:09

Thai authorities should release 35 Pakistani and Somali asylum seekers arrested in recent raids, a rights group says, slamming arrests that swept up more than a dozen children.

Thailand grieves in elaborate final goodbye to King Bhumibol

2017-10-27 05:16

Thais say farewell to their king and father figure on Bangkok's streets and at viewing areas around the nation, capping a year of mourning with funeral ceremonies steeped in centuries of tradition

To fight wildlife crime, follow the money

2017-09-17 17:39

With wildlife crime escalating, nations are going beyond raids to "follow the money" in an effort to track down the kingpins financing smuggling rings.

Floods in Thailand's northeast kill 23

2017-08-02 15:19

Heavy rains have brought some of the worst floods for years to Thailand's rural northeast where 23 people have died over the past month.


Thailand arrests 10 Russians after 'sexual training' course

2018-02-28 06:12

Thai police have arrested 10 Russians who allegedly organised sexual training courses for their compatriots in the seaside resort city of Pattaya.

Penis whitening fad worries surgeons

2018-02-03 11:37

Plastic surgeons raised red flags this week about a penis whitening fad in skin colour-fixated Thailand, dismissing the procedure as a phallic "fashion" with uncertain benefits and many risks.

Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18

2018-01-22 10:15

Three people have been killed and 18 injured by a bombing in a market in southern Thailand.

Thailand just got the most tourists ever as boom continues

2018-01-16 09:50

Thailand has received a record number of foreign tourists for a single month as a boom in arrivals continues.

Zimbabwe family stuck in Bangkok airport for two months

2017-12-28 14:38

A Zimbabwean family has been marooned at Bangkok's main airport for two months, Thai immigration police says, an ordeal over the holiday season that has drawn widespread sympathy among Thais.

Celebrity elephant kills owner in Thailand

2017-11-28 22:51

An elephant that has starred in feature films and commercials crushed its owner to death in Thailand, zoo officials say, setting off fresh debate over the kingdom's animal tourism industry.

Relics picked from late Thai king's ashes

2017-10-27 17:07

Thailand's new king has picked bits of bone and ash from his father's remains to be enshrined as royal relics, after the cremation of the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej capped an extravagant funeral that brought the nation to a standstill.

Funeral for Thai king a 5-day marathon

2017-10-25 08:32

Thais are known for their highly emotional adulation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, but his five-day funeral will be an intensely sombre event governed by strict protocols for how people conduct themselves.

Thai ex-PM Yingluck pulls vanishing act on crunch court date

2017-08-25 12:13

Thailand's ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra missed a court appearance in a negligence trial on Friday that could have seen her jailed, prompting the Supreme Court to issue an arrest warrant amid snowballing speculation that she has fled the coun

2 Thai ex-PMs acquitted of abusing power in quelling protest

2017-08-02 10:06

Two former Thai prime ministers were cleared of abusing their power in a case arising from the quelling of an anti-government protest in 2008

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