A decade on, tourist survivors revisit tsunami-hit Thai beaches

Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, foreign tourists who survived the crushing waves still return to the Thai beaches where thousands lost loved ones, seeking recovery and solace.

Myanmar migrants face July trial for Brit deaths in Thailand

Two Myanmar migrant workers accused of murdering a pair of British holidaymakers at a Thai diving resort will be held in custody until their full trial begins in July next year, their lawyer said Friday.

Indonesia set to begin tsunami memorials

Thousands of people were due on Thursday at a memorial in Indonesia's Aceh province, the epicentre of the Indian Ocean tsunami, as the world prepared to mark a decade since a disaster that took 220,00 lives and laid waste to coastal areas in 14 countries.

Proposal to directly elect PM in Thailand vetoed

A proposal to introduce direct elections for the prime minister and cabinet in Thailand was rejected by country's Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC), saying the system would cause problems and carries "risks".

Thailand vetoes plan to directly elect PM

 Thailand`s Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) has rejected a plan to directly elect the Prime Minister and cabinet, saying the idea carries risks.

Google updates stats of govt requests to take down data showed decline in second half of 2013
Google updates stats of govt requests to take down data showed decline in second half of 2013

Google has updated its bi-annual statistics in which different governments requested the company to take down data showing a decline in the demands in the second half of 2013.

Thai polls in February 2016 at earliest: Deputy PM tells US

 general election to return Thailand to democracy after a military coup in May will be held in February 2016 at the earliest, a deputy prime minister said on Tuesday, later than the military had initially indicated.

Myanmar migrants haunted by memory of tsunami missing in Thailand

A decade after towering waves wrenched her newborn baby from her arms, Mi Htay remains haunted by memories of the children she lost in the tsunami whose bodies, like hundreds of other Myanmar migrants in Thailand, were never identified.

Thailand faces worst drug situation in Asean

 Thailand faces the worst drug situation among all Asean nations and efforts to rehabilitate addicts have failed, Justice Minister Paiboon Khumchaya has said.

''Thailand now a drugs hub''

Thai Justice Minister Paiboon Khumchaya has said that the country has the worst drug situation among all ASEAN members.

Thai junta vows to `hunt` fugitive lese majeste suspects

The Thai junta on Wednesday said it will "hunt" fugitives wanted under the kingdom`s strict royal defamation law, vowing to press foreign governments to hand over suspects seeking sanctuary abroad.

Uber curbs 'God View' access as privacy concerns mount

Online taxi service Uber Technologies Inc has limited employee access to its "God View," a real-time taxi monitoring tool, amid increasing privacy concerns.

Myanmar president to attend Bangkok summit

 Myanmar President U Thein Sein will attend the 5th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit in the Thai capital of Bangkok, it was announced Tuesday.

Anirban Lahiri misses title but clinches spot for British Open
Anirban Lahiri misses title but clinches spot for British Open

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri missed out on the title and the Asian Tour Order of Merit trophy, but earned a spot in the prestigious British Open after ending tied sixth with a card of one-over 73 in the final round of the USD one million Thailand Championship.

Thai flight forced to return by unruly Chinese passengers

A low-cost flight carrying passengers from Thailand to China was forced to return to Bangkok after a Chinese passenger threw hot water at a cabin attendant, the airline said Saturday.

Wife of Thailand's Crown Prince 'relinquishes' royal status

The wife of Thailand`s Crown Prince has relinquished her royal title, the kingdom`s palace said Saturday, the first official confirmation of her fall from grace after a string of her relatives were arrested in a police corruption scandal.

Thai flight turns midway after Chinese passenger scalds crew

An AirAsia flight from Thailand to China returned midway to Bangkok after an angry Chinese female passenger assaulted a flight attendant by splashing hot water at her and threatening to blow up the plane, the airline said on Friday.

Thai minister meets Israeli ambassador after Hitler gaffe in official film

 A senior Thai cabinet minister met Israel`s ambassador to Thailand on Thursday after the diplomat said he was "saddened" by a government propaganda film that includes an image of a Thai school child painting a portrait of Adolf Hitler.

Indian gem trader dies after falling from 8th fl in Thailand

A 56-year-old Indian gem trader in Thailand today mysteriously fell to death from the eighth floor of a 15-storey building in downtown Bangkok.

Americans in Afghanistan, Pakistan Thailand warned

The US embassies in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Thailand are warning of the potential for anti-American protests and violence after the release of a Senate report outlining harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA on terror suspects.