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Airport officials in Thailand say they followed proper security measures and gave no special treatment to Bangkok's former police chief who was arrested earlier this week in Tokyo with a loaded gun in his luggage.

Thailand should be ready for a re-audit by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on safety standards by September or October, Indonesian Deputy Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has said.

Thailand has failed to meet a deadline for addressing safety concerns about its oversight of its airlines and has been added to a list of nations whose aviation authorities fall short of international standards, the U.N. body regulating world air traffic said Friday.

Thailand on Thursday said a 75-year-old man from Oman was confirmed to have MERS in Southeast Asia's first case of the virus since an outbreak in South Korea that has killed 23 people.

The makers of a Thai reality television show have held an apologetic mountaintop prayer ritual after viewers accused them of angering sacred spirits during their last episode.

The Thai government Friday welcomed the U.S.' decision to hold its annual Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand next year, saying it is a "positive sign" that reflects the countries' long and close relationship.

Thai police said Wednesday they plan to arrest a senior palace official who is linked to the Crown Prince's ex-wife, under a controversial royal defamation law.

Thailand is eager to show its newfound toughness on human trafficking, taking reporters on patrols and tours of former camps, cooperating with neighboring countries and the U.S., and arresting dozens of officials -- including a high-ranking officer in the military that now controls the country.
Thailand scrambles to boost image over human trafficking


Thailand's military rulers Thursday banned a panel discussion exploring rights abuses alleged to have taken place during the junta's one-year rule.

A high-ranking Thai army officer wanted on human trafficking charges surrendered to police Wednesday, the first military figure in the junta-ruled kingdom to be arrested over the grim trade.
Thailand army officer wanted over migrant trafficking hands himself in


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

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.

Thailand's ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra insisted on her innocence Tuesday at the start of a trial that could see her jailed for a decade, part of what observers say is a vendetta against her family.
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Ousted Thai PM proclaims innocence as trial begins


Thailand's government agreed Tuesday to hold a public referendum on the newly drafted constitution, the prime minister and junta leader said, indicating that the decision could delay a general election.
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