Thailand's new bill proposes death for airport closure

Anyone found guilty of causing closure or damage of an airport in Thailand could face the death penalty under new proposed law by the military junta.

US waives human trafficking sanctions on Thailand

President Barack Obama has decided not to impose sanctions against Malaysia and Thailand for failing to meet minimum standards in combating human trafficking.

Murdered British couple's friend held in Thailand

 DNA tests have failed to provide a match and police are still investigating to identify the killer of a British couple in Thailand, media reported Thursday.

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.

UK `raises concern` over bikini remarks by Thai junta chief

Britain Thursday raised concerns after Thailand`s junta leader suggested tourists in bikinis could be more vulnerable to attack, as DNA tests failed to yield a breakthrough in the hunt for the killers of two British holidaymakers.

Thailand conducts autopsies on slain Britons

Police in Thailand today said they have conducted autopsies on two British tourists whose bludgeoned bodies were found on a scenic resort island this week.

Thai police hunt `prime suspect` in murder of British pair

Thai police on Wednesday identified a man caught on security camera as the "prime suspect" in the murder of two British tourists on a resort island, as detectives raised hopes that a post-mortem examination would yield valuable clues.

Ebola scare: Dutchman cleared of deadly virus in Thailand

A Dutchman suspected to have contracted the Ebola disease has been cleared after blood tests showed negative for the deadly virus, confirmed the health ministry on Tuesday.

Thai police question three Myanmar men over murder of British pair

Thai police Tuesday questioned three Myanmar men over the murder of two British tourists on the southern resort island of Koh Tao, as their bodies were due to arrive in Bangkok for forensic tests.

Murder probe as bodies of two Britons found naked in Thai resort

The naked bodies of two British tourists were found beaten to death on a Thai beach Monday, police said, sparking a murder hunt on the popular resort island of Koh Tao.

British pair found murdered on Thai resort: Police

 The naked bodies of two British tourists were found on a Thai beach Monday, police said, sparking a murder probe on the popular resort island of Koh Tao.

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.

Explosions kill 4, wound 6 in southern Thailand

Police say two explosions have killed four people and wounded six others at a municipal office in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south.

Thai military should end repression, says Amnesty

Thailand`s military government has engaged in human rights violations since the May coup and it should now end its repression, Amnesty International on Thursday said in a report.

Pakistani man arrested in Thailand for smuggling heroin

A Pakistani man has been arrested for attempting to smuggle heroin into Thailand by swallowing 20 packets of the drug worth about 1.2 million baht to avoid detection.

Thailand may ban import of hookah pipes, shisha, e-cigarettes

 Thailand may stop the import of hookah pipes, shisha and e-cigarettes as they can be as harmful as cigarettes, officials said.

Martial law to be eased but when situation improves: Thai PM

Thailand's new Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha, who seized power in a military coup over three months ago, has said he wants to lift martial law in the country but the current situation does not permit it.

Two Pakistanis arrested for passport forgery in Thailand

Two Pakistanis and two Thai women have been arrested here for allegedly forging passports of over 40 countries for customers in and outside Thailand.

Thai PM vows reform council to include people from all walks of life

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday set out broad criteria for the selection of a 250-member council to draw up sweeping political reforms and approve a new constitution, saying people from all walks of life would be included.

Thailand picks team for talks with Muslim rebels

Thailand will assemble a peace negotiating team by the end of the week to revive talks with Muslim separatists whose insurgency in the south of the country has cost thousands of lives in the past decade, the military junta said on Wednesday.