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Donald Trump to meet Thailand prime minister at White House on October 3

US President Donald Trump will meet with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha at the White House on Oct. 3, the White House said in a statement.

Sep 26, 2017, 11:01 AM IST

Thailand celebrates King Maha Vajiralongkorn's birthday

The government has instructed officials and members of the public to wear white clothes on Friday to celebrate King Vajiralongkorn`s birthday.

Jul 28, 2017, 08:52 AM IST

Thai junta leader says Donald Trump sees ties ''closer than ever''

The leader of Thailand`s military junta said on Tuesday US President Donald Trump assured him that ties would become "closer than ever", marking an abrupt change in stance from the one taken by Washington following a 2014 coup.

May 02, 2017, 18:41 PM IST

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.

Jan 10, 2017, 14:47 PM IST

Thai entertainment, TV soaps to resume 30 days after king's death: PM

King Bhumibol died on October 13 at the age of 88, after 70 years on the throne, plunging the country into grief.

Nov 01, 2016, 16:31 PM IST

Thailand wakes to uncertainty, grief without King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Military government leader Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday the country was in "immeasurable grief ... profound sorrow and bereavement".

Oct 14, 2016, 11:18 AM IST

Thais wear auspicious pink to help hospitalised king recover

King Bhumibol Adulyadej​, the world`s longest-reigning monarch, is widely revered in Thailand.

Oct 11, 2016, 11:06 AM IST

Thailand, seeking stability, approves military constitution

Thais handed the junta of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha a convincing win in the referendum on Sunday, with preliminary results showing over 61 percent voted in favour. 

Aug 08, 2016, 10:57 AM IST

Thai junta leader, opposition call on UN as tension rises

Under the proposed charter, a junta-appointed Senate with seats reserved for military commanders would check the powers of elected lawmakers for a five-year transitional period.

Jun 20, 2016, 15:56 PM IST

Thai PM says women in skimpy dress are like unwrapped candy

Thailand's blunt-speaking prime minister had some advice today for his country's young women: Don't dress too revealingly, or you will be shunned like a piece of toffee without its wrapper.

Apr 12, 2016, 22:50 PM IST

Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha vents fury at critics, threatens "attitude adjustment"

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha lashed out on Friday at critics of his military government and threatened to use an "attitude adjustment" detention programme on anyone who speaks out against the junta.

Sep 11, 2015, 13:46 PM IST

Thailand aims for upgrade from US trafficking blacklist next year: PM

Thailand is working flat out to combat human trafficking, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, adding he hoped Thailand would be lifted from a US list of worst human trafficking centres next year.

Jul 28, 2015, 13:59 PM IST

Thai PM Prayuth says may consider cabinet reshuffle

 Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he might consider a cabinet reshuffle after the current government reaches the end of its one-year working period, set in place by the junta after a coup, in September or earlier.

Jul 27, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

Thai PM says Vietnam a friend, not competitor

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Thursday brushed aside concern that Vietnam is eclipsing Thailand as a regional manufacturing base, saying Vietnam is a friend not a competitor.

Jul 23, 2015, 12:43 PM IST

Thai military court jails ten for insulting monarchy

A Thai military court on Tuesday sentenced ten people to up to five years in prison over audio and video recordings deemed insulting to the monarchy, the latest convictions in a series of cases brought since a coup more than a year ago.

Jul 14, 2015, 14:58 PM IST

Thai PM defends decision to send Uighurs back to China

 Thailand`s prime minister defended on Thursday a decision to forcibly return nearly 100 Uighur Muslim migrants to China despite rights groups` fears they could face ill-treatment, saying it was not Bangkok`s fault if they suffered any problems.

Jul 10, 2015, 00:14 AM IST

Thai year-old coup imposes superficial calm but little else

Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."

May 23, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

A year after Thai coup, stability trumps growth for business

When Thailand`s Army seized power in a bloodless coup, much of the business establishment quietly cheered them on. A year on, the captains of Thai industry remain firmly behind the junta, despite a lacklustre economy and a delayed return to democracy.

May 22, 2015, 09:07 AM IST

Thailand questions 117 migrants as it races to meet crackdown deadline

 Thai authorities on Saturday questioned more than 100 migrants discovered in the country`s south to determine whether they were victims of human trafficking, as Thailand races to meet a deadline to uncover people smuggling camps within its borders.

May 09, 2015, 10:40 AM IST

Thailand wants meeting with Myanmar, Malaysia over human trafficking crisis

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Friday called for a three-way meeting with neighbours Malaysia and Myanmar to try to resolve a regional human trafficking crisis following the discovery of a mass grave in the country`s far south.

May 08, 2015, 13:52 PM IST