close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Thai police raid temple belonging to Buddhist sect

Thai police raided the head temple of a controversial Buddhist sect but failed to find and arrest the abbot, who faces criminal charges over accepting USD 40 million in embezzled money.

Thai authorities enter Buddhist temple to search for wanted monk - police

Thai authorities enter Buddhist temple to search for wanted monk - police

Thai security forces entered the country`s biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday to search for an influential monk wanted for money laundering, police said.

US and Thailand kick off `Cobra Gold` war games

The US and Thailand launched annual joint `Cobra Gold` military exercises Tuesday as Asia grapples with uncertainty over the direction of American foreign policy under President Donald Trump.

Thai charged in first royal slur case under new King

A prominent student activist was indicted today in the first royal defamation case brought under Thailand's new monarch, his lawyer said, after the UN urged the kingdom to scrap its lese majesty law.

Thai court to hear first royal insult case under new king

Thai court to hear first royal insult case under new king

It was the first new case brought during the rule of King Maha Vajiralongkorn under the lese-majeste law.

Thai junta chief says King has chosen new Buddhist leader

Thailand's new king has chosen who will be the country's top monk, the leader of the ruling junta said today, ending a lengthy power struggle over the venerated post.

Thailand blames PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha death threats on exiled anti-monarchists

Thailand's national security chief said today that a group of Laos-based Thais wanted for spreading anti-monarchy messages had made death threats against the prime minister and his deputy.

Thai junta gives go-ahead to buy Chinese submarine and tanks

Thailand`s military government has approved 13.5 billion baht ($380 million) to buy a submarine from China after putting the purchase on hold last year, Thai officials said on Wednesday.

Czech man in Thailand arrested for alleged sexual offense

Thai police say they have arrested a Czech man in Phuket who is believed to be infected with HIV and is wanted by Interpol for alleged sexual offenses against minors back home.

Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn asks for constitution to be amended

Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn has asked for certain amendments in the country's new constitution before it is passed, government officials said on Tuesday.

Floods sever overland routes to Thailand`s south

Overland routes to Thailand`s flood-hit south were severed on Tuesday after two bridges collapsed following days of torrential rain that has killed at least 25 people, including a five-year-old girl.

Thai floods cause 200-km traffic tailback; death toll up to 25

Thailand`s rainy season usually ends in late November but this year heavy rain has fallen well into what should be the dry season.
 

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn's office seeks changes to draft constitution

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn`s office has requested changes to a draft constitution regarding his royal powers, the prime minister said on Tuesday.

Sriti Jha and Kunal Karan Kapoor’s vacation to Thailand will give you ‘travel with friends’ goal

Sriti Jha and Kunal Karan Kapoor’s vacation to Thailand will give you ‘travel with friends’ goal

Sriti Jha ringed in the New Year in Thailand and made the most of her year-end getaway with close friends.

25 killed in road accident in Thailand

At least 25 people, including a three-year-old boy, were killed today in a horrific accident when two vehicles collided and caught fire on a highway in eastern Thailand, police said.

Thai police call off raid on scandal-hit Buddhist temple

Thailand`s attorney general said in November it would charge the temple`s abbot, Phra Dhammachayo, and four others with conspiracy to launder money and receive stolen goods.

India pulls out of regional conference in Pakistan: Report

India pulls out of regional conference in Pakistan: Report

India had earlier in November boycotted the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that was to be held in Islamabad.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej: 10 defining pictures of Thailand's 'God'

King Bhumibol Adulyadej: 10 defining pictures of Thailand's 'God'

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-serving monarch, died on 13th Oct at the age of 88. The king ruled the kingdom for seven decades. 

 

New Thai King to pardon 150,000 inmates in 'first show of mercy'

New Thai King to pardon 150,000 inmates in 'first show of mercy'

Thailand`s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn has announced that he will pardon or commute the sentences of nearly 150,000 prison inmates, which also included those jailed for insulting the Thai Royal family.

New Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn pardons prisoners in `first show of mercy`

New Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn pardons prisoners in `first show of mercy`

Like his father, Vajiralongkorn is shielded from criticism by a harsh royal defamation law that carries up to 15 years in jail per charge.