Parents of former Thai princess confess to insulting monarchy

27 February 2015, 12:38 am

BANGKOK, Thailand – The elderly parents of a former Thai princess were taken into police custody Friday, February 27, after confessing to defaming the kingdom's royal family, an institution protected by one of the world's toughest lese majeste laws. The pair are the latest close relatives ... Read More »

Thailand Bill to Restrict Protests Sails Through First Reading

26 February 2015, 10:09 am

Bangkok: Thailand's parliament voted overwhelmingly today in favour of a bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother dissent after ...... Read More »

Thai junta chief may testify to agency probing 2010 crackdown

26 February 2015, 4:19 am

BANGKOK - Thailand's junta chief Thursday said he is willing to provide testimony about his involvement in a deadly 2010 military crackdown on anti-government protesters in Bangkok that left more than 90 dead. Prayuth Chan-O-Cha, a former army chief who seized power last May, is often described ... Read More »

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26 February 2015, 1:26 am

A woman offers prayers to a spirit house in a slum area in downtown Bangkok.... Read More »

Thailand Parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of Bill to restrict political protests

26 February 2015, 1:25 am

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday in favour of a Bill that restricts political demonstrations, something critics fear will be used to smother ...... Read More »

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26 February 2015, 12:30 am

In this Jan 12, 2015, photo, an asylum-seeker sits on her bed in a one-room apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.— AP A Christian asylum-seeker from Pakistanwalks by a cross drawn on a wall at an apartment building on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.... Read More »

Stuck in limbo, Bangkok's hidden urban refugees scrape by

25 February 2015, 11:09 pm

BANGKOK (AP) — They were a middle-class family in Pakistan, living in a comfortable three-bedroom apartment with a modern kitchen and a PlayStation for the three kids. A death threat signed by a Muslim extremist group — with three bullets attached — compelled the Christian family to leave it a... Read More »

Courtyard Bangkok Celebrates gCircuit SONGKRAN 9 With a Special Offer

25 February 2015, 2:15 pm

Courtyard Bangkok is welcoming guests with an exclusive promotion that coincides with one of the world's largest annual gay circuit events, SONGKRAN 2015. The world-class gCircuit festival returns to Thailand's ...... Read More »

Thailand's drive against illegal ivory trade

24 February 2015, 7:38 pm

Bangkok, Thailand, 23rd February 2015 —Ivory traffickers be warned: the Thai authorities have a powerful forensic tool in the country’s drive to detect ivory of illegal origin entering its markets and ensure domestic traders are complying with new laws.... Read More »

Thai anti-graft body says misrule by former premier may have led to civilian deaths in 2010

24 February 2015, 10:27 am

BANGKOK – Thailand's state anti-corruption body has ruled that a former prime minister may have abused his power in overseeing a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010, a ...... Read More »