Wanted Thai general turns himself in on human trafficking charges

A three-star Thai general accused of involvement in human trafficking turned himself in to authorities on Tuesday, the most high profile among scores of suspects wanted as part of a police crackdown on the illicit trade. 

Migrant crisis: Senior Thai army officer wanted in trafficking probe

An arrest warrant has been issued for a high-ranking army officer over human trafficking, Thai police said today, making him the first military figure in Thailand to be implicated in the grim trade in migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Obama calls on Myanmar to end `discrimination` against Rohingya

President Barack Obama has urged Myanmar to end discrimination against its ethnic Rohingya minority if it wants to succeed in its democratic transition from decades of junta rule.

Senior Thai army officer wanted in migrant trafficking probe

An arrest warrant has been issued for a high-ranking army officer over human trafficking, Thai police said Tuesday, making him the first military figure in Thailand to be implicated in the grim trade in migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Thai King admitted to hospital for check ups: Palace

Thailand`s King was admitted to hospital on Sunday for a health check up and will stay overnight, the palace said.

Bombs in southern Thailand kill one police officer, wound seven

Roadside bombs in southern Thailand killed one police officer and wounded seven members of the security forces in a region scarred by a long-running Muslim separatist insurgency, police said on Sunday.

Thailand Brit murder suspects `still waiting` on evidence review

Lawyers for two Myanmar nationals accused of murdering a pair of British holidaymakers in Thailand said Sunday they have "deep concerns" that they will be unable to independently review forensic evidence before the trial starts.

Gunmen shoot dead two soldiers in south of Thailand: Police

Unidentified gunmen shot dead two soldiers in an ambush in Thailand`s southern province of Pattani on Saturday, police said.

Human trafficking: Thai boat owner detained in Myanmar

 A Thai boat owner who attempted to traffic over 200 Bangladeshis on his vessel over the past week was detained in Myanmar`s Yangon, a media report said on Saturday.

Myanmar arrests Thai migrant boat owner: State media

 A Thai national who allegedly owned a boat that was recently discovered by the Myanmar navy crammed with more than 200 migrants has been arrested, state media said today.

Illegal migration in Indian Ocean at alarming level: Thailand

Thailand on Friday expressed concern at the problem of illegal migration in the Indian Ocean reaching an "alarming level".

Thailand says 300 "boat people" landed in recent weeks

Around 300 "boat people" have landed on Thailand`s shores in recent weeks, Sek Wannamethee, director-general of the information department at Thailand`s Foreign Ministry, said on Friday.

Thailand says agrees to US flights to search for boat people

Bangkok has agreed to allow the US military to operate flights out of Thailand to search for migrants stuck on boats, a Thai official said today.

Thailand has 600 new "boat people" in holding areas - deputy pm

Thailand has 600 new "boat people" in temporary holding areas, the country`s Deputy Prime Minister General Tanasak Patimapragorn said on Friday.

Thailand OKs US flights to locate migrant boats: Deputy PM

Thailand will allow the United States to fly surveillance planes from its territory to identify boats carrying migrants adrift in Southeast Asian seas, the country`s deputy prime minister said on Friday.

Thailand hosts talks on Southeast Asia migrant crisis

Delegates from 17 nations gathered in Thailand Friday for talks on Southeast Asia`s migrant crisis which has seen thousands of desperate people flee on boats across the Bay of Bengal aiming for Malaysia and Indonesia.

Thailand to host talks on regional migrant crisis

Representatives from 17 nations will gather in Thailand Friday for talks on Southeast Asia`s migrant crisis which has seen thousands of desperate people flee on boats across the Bay of Bengal aiming for Malaysia and Indonesia.

Malaysia removes bodies from jungle on eve of people-smuggling talks

The Malaysian Police on Thursday removed the remains of nine people from jungle camps near the Thai border where an estimated 139 bodies are believed to have been buried in a still unfolding people-smuggling crisis in Southeast Asia.

Thai protest leaders handed prison terms - and freed on bail

Six prominent Thai anti-government protest leaders were sentenced to two years in jail on Thursday for storming the prime minister`s office during a 2008 rally - and then released on bail to allow for appeals.

Thailand may hold new elections in September 2016: PM

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Wednesday the next General Elections in the country will likely take place in September 2016, if the draft charter is approved via referendum.