Thailand's government overhauled its Cabinet halfway through its first term, in an apparent attempt to salvage its popularity waning because of financial losses over a rice subsidy and other projects.
A policeman has been charged with trafficking after a Rohingya woman was allegedly lured from a shelter in southern Thailand and subsequently raped by a man from the refugee Muslim minority, police told AFP Friday.
Hundreds of anti-government protesters — many wearing white masks — converged on Bangkok's shopping district, Thai police said Sunday, in a reminder of the kingdom's political divisions.
Thailand Thursday expressed impatience at continuing insurgent violence in its Muslim-majority south as delegates began a third round of peace talks in the Malaysian capital with the rebels.
Thailand said Wednesday that it had refused entry to Cambodia's opposition leader-in-exile because of concerns he would criticize Prime Minister Hun Sen's government ahead of national elections.
An Italian photographer killed while covering the Thai military's crackdown on anti-government protesters in Bangkok three years ago was shot by a high-velocity bullet like those issued to soldiers, a judge said Wednesday.
Thai police have seized 4.49 million methamphetamine pills found in an apartment in the largest meth bust ever in Bangkok.
Around 20,000 Red Shirt protesters rallied in Bangkok Sunday to mark the third anniversary of a bloody crackdown on anti-government protests which exposed Thailand's deep divisions, police said.
Any Thai who marks the anniversaries of the May 1992 “mobile phone mob” uprising and May 2010 red-shirt uprising with the same solemn sincerity should be commended. From a general observation, it's unlikely that there are many such people. The country's political divide has run deep and the two bloody events do not share many crucial things in common.
For more than a decade, a sprawling wildlife refuge south of Bangkok has been rehabilitating and caring for animals abandoned or abused by their owners. The sanctuary, run by a nonprofit organization, has won international acclaim for its work, and volunteers come from around the world to help care for the hundreds of animals there.