Thai junta faces graft scandal 

Thailand’s ruling junta is facing growing anger over the deputy prime minister’s array of luxury watches after it again postponed a promised general election.  General...

Animal ‘smuggler’ held in Thailand 

Thailand’s police have arrested an alleged animal-smuggling boss who they say ran an international network that trafficked elephant ivory, rhino horn and wildlife, threatening...

China begins to weave rail web 

Construction of the Thai-Lao-Chinese railway has started in Nakhon Ratchasima in northeastern Thailand with the enticing prospect of high-speed trains linking China with Singapore,...

EU to resume Thai ties

The EU says it will resume political contacts "at all levels" with Thailand, more than three years after suspending them after the May 2014...

Ex-Asean chief dies, 68

A former Thai foreign minister and secretary general of Asean, Surin Pitsuwan (pictured), has died from heart failure aged 68, after warning of a...

Thai bank profits slump

The combined net profit for the four biggest Thai banks dropped 14 per cent year on year during the third quarter, in the second...

Thai share rises end

Thailand’s share index on Thursday recorded its biggest single-day fall since mid-November, while stocks in the Philippines reversed losses by the end of the...

Thais mark Bhumibol anniversary 

Thailand has marked a year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (pictured in 1964) with formal ceremonies and acts of personal devotion ahead...

Yingluck sentenced in absentia 

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has fled the country, has been found guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced to five years in...

Ex-Thai PM cleared of 2010 killings 

Thailand's Supreme Court has dismissed criminal charges against a military-allied former prime minister and his deputy for their role in the heavy-handed crushing of...

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