Thai-Malay border wall discussed

The defence ministers of Malaysia and Thailand in Bangkok have addressed border controls, dual citizenship and counter-terror cooperation, with a short wall proposed for...

Elephants beaten at Thai polo event 

Organisers of an exclusive elephant polo tournament in Thailand claim they are "saddened" by video that appears to show pachyderms being beaten with sharp...

Thai sex trade in spotlight

It took an unguarded remark from a Gambian minister to send Thailand into a bout of soul-searching this week about its reputation as a...

Thailand hails fishing crackdown

Thailand says it is using optical scanners to monitor who is working on fishing boats in an attempt to end slave labour and human...

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...

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