Thailand to give tourists `safety` wristbands

 Thailand on Tuesday announced plans to give tourists wristbands carrying their personal details, as the kingdom falls under intense scrutiny over visitor safety following the murder of two British holidaymakers. 

Thai PM `sorry` for bikini remark after British murders

 Thai prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Thursday apologised for comments suggesting tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, just days after the murder of two British holidaymakers.

Thai coup leader warns against insulting the monarchy

Thai junta leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha today said his regime would use legal, psychological and technological measures to protect the monarchy against defamation in his first official policy speech as premier.

Thailand vows `leniency` in surrogacy cases

Thailand`s junta has pledged leniency in the cases of babies born to surrogate mothers, as it looks to toughen rules in the lucrative but largely unregulated industry following a series of scandals.

Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

"Is she dead yet?" Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators. 

Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha voted Prime Minister

Thailand`s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed Prime Minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.

Thai junta chief tipped to become PM

Thailand`s coup leader is expected to be picked as prime minister by the kingdom`s new army-dominated national assembly, junta sources said Wednesday, cementing the military`s hold on power in the politically turbulent nation.

Thai coup leader denies conspiracy with protesters

Thailand`s junta-leading Army Chief has dismissed allegations he plotted to seize power for years before May`s coup, issuing an apparent rebuke to the leader of the protests that crippled the former government.

Britain `concerned` by Thailand coup

Britain expressed concern on Thursday over the coup in Thailand and urged all sides to work together, but stopped short of condemning the seizure of power by the military.

Thai pro-Thaksin `red shirt` leader says will not end protest despite coup

The leader of Thailand`s pro-government "red shirts" said the political group would continue its rally on the outskirts of Bangkok despite the military seizing control of the government in a coup on Thursday and telling all protest groups to disperse.

Army chief says Thailand facing 3,000 militants

Suspected militants set off a series of car bombs on
Saturday that killed 14 people and wounded hundreds.