Thai rescue workers picked through the ashes of hundreds of shelters for Myanmar refugees Saturday after a ferocious blaze swept through a camp in northern Thailand killing 35 people.
Thai authorities said Tuesday they would seek arrest warrants for three police officers allegedly involved in trafficking rhino horn through Bangkok's main airport.
Thailand's main opposition party won an election for the governor of Bangkok on Sunday, dealing a surprise blow to the ruling party of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra which had hoped to win the city and cement its supremacy.
Thailand's prime minister vowed to step up the kingdom's efforts to protect endangered elephants following pressure by conservationists to tackle the rampant smuggling of tusks through its territory.
Suspected insurgents detonated a motorcycle bomb in southern Thailand on Saturday, killing two military rangers and wounding 11 people, the second serious attack in as many days after one of the Muslim rebel groups operating in the area agreed to hold peace talks.
A deadly shooting and two bombings have marred Thailand's insurgency-plagued south one day after the government signed a breakthrough agreement with Muslim insurgents to hold talks to ease violence in the region.
Thailand's government signed a breakthrough deal with Muslim insurgents for the first time ever Thursday, agreeing to hold talks to ease nearly a decade of violence in the country's southern provinces that has killed more than 5,000 people.
Thailand is to start peace talks with Muslim rebel groups operating in the south, a senior security official said on Wednesday, signaling a possible breakthrough in a conflict that by many estimates has claimed the lives of well over 5,000 people.
Police say suspected insurgents detonated two bombs that wounded 10 people and staged a series of minor attacks in nearly 30 spots in Thailand's violence-plagued south.
The March 3 vote will be a litmus test on whether fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will come home or end up in permanent exile.