Thai princess withdraws PM bid

Thailand’s junta has been given a boost in its attempts to win power democratically after a princess' bid to become prime minister was outlawed...

Thai king condemns sister’s PM bid

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn says his elder sister's attempt to run for prime minister in the March general election is "inappropriate" and unconstitutional. The...

Bangkok smog forces school closures

Thailand's Ministry of Education has ordered all state schools in Greater Bangkok today (Thursday) and tomorrow to close amid concerns over air pollution. Exhaust from...

Thailand to give Saudi teen refuge

Thailand says it will protect Saudi fugitive Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who said she fled from her family during a visit to Kuwait to avoid...

Thailand set for another election delay

Thailand’s Election Commission has demanded answers from the military-controlled government about another delay to the much-promised general election. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said...

Musk defends cave hero ‘pedo’ tweets 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against him from the British dive hero that he repeatedly labelled a...

Thailand approves medical marijuana 

Thailand's military-controlled parliament has approved the use of medical cannabis, while recreational consumption remains subject to jail terms.  Kratom, a Thai plant traditionally used as...

Thai junta promises February election

After several delays, Thailand says it will hold a general election early next year, as it was confirmed the military’s ban on political activity...

Race to legalise medical marijuana

As the world wakes up to the health benefits and commercial potential of legalised cannabis, Thailand, Malaysia and South Korea are racing to become...

Thailand hopes to finalise RCEP in 2019

When Thailand takes the rotating Asean leadership next year it is expected to push the bloc to finalise the negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive...

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Indonesia's president, Joko Widodo, has officially won re-election as president although his rival Prabowo Subianto alleged widespread cheating. Fears about unrest and demonstrations in response...

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