Thailand

Biggest clash in months kills 7 drug smugglers in northern Thailand

A clash between Thailand's border guards and armed drug smugglers in Chiang Mai's Mae Ai district killed seven on Thursday, all of whom were smugglers, Mae Ai authorities said.

Thai prime minister: "no exception" for BBC on royal insults

Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-ocha said in a press conference Wednesday there is no exception for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in regards to being prosecuted for lese-majesty after the...

Southern Thailand's floods kill 14, affect half a million

Floods in southern Thailand have killed 14 people and affected nearly 520,000 since December 1, a disaster official told dpa on Monday.

Thai anti-junta activist arrested for allegedly defaming new king

A prominent Thai student activist was arrested early Saturday for allegedly defaming the country's newly proclaimed king by sharing a biography written about him by BBC Thai on his Facebook page...

Thailand's crown prince becomes King Rama X

Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn was proclaimed King Rama X in a pre-recorded address broadcast on television late Thursday.

New law proposal could strengthen Thailand's national cyber security

Thai authorities may launch a national cyber security committee that will see the junta leader and the military making calls on issues considered harmful to the country's internet and digital...

Bus crash death toll rises to 18 in northern Thailand

The death toll in a northern Thailand bus crash has risen to 18, police told dpa late Tuesday.

Leaked video sparks uproar about violence in Thailand's military

A leaked video of a Thai military sergeant violently caning a recruit continued to cause uproar Sunday, shining a spotlight on training methods employed by Thailand's military.

Thai government to subsidise more rice as all lobby for farm support

The Thai government Monday unveiled two new rice subsidy programmes worth half a billion dollars, part of politicians' attempts to build support among farmers dismayed by a crisis of low rice...

Thai junta introduces new rice subsidy despite failure of last one

The Thai junta on Tuesday introduced a new rice subsidy programme similar to the scheme introduced by the government they overthrew.

Chats will not be monitored in Thailand, LINE app says

Private chats on the mobile phone application LINE will not be monitored, a company representative told dpa Monday, following the Thai government's request for the company to monitor and report...

Tourist activities in Thailand to go ahead amid mourning period

Thai authorities are offering free entry to certain museums, archaeological sites and historical parks across the country until the end of January 2017 to attract more visitors to the country,...

Thailand's new king to be named soon as funeral rites continue

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hinted Tuesday that there could be a swift succession to the Thai throne, beginning as early as 15 days from now, as royal funeral rites continue to be performed...

Coronation of next Thai king could be delayed by one year

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the coronation of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn could be delayed by one year, following his request for time to grieve for his late father King...

Regent named as Thailand enters second day of mourning

Former Thai prime minister and Head of Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda has assumed the role of regent for the country's vacant throne in accordance with the constitution, the Thai government...