Thailand

Thailand's first MERS case to leave hospital

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BANGKOK - An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East Respiratory Sydnrome (MERS) has made a full recovery and will be discharged from hospital on Friday, Thailand's health minister said.

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Thai fishermen strike over new rules imposed after EU's warning 01 Jul 2015

BANGKOK - Fishermen in Thailand have gone on strike over new government regulations that took effect on Wednesday after the country was told by the European Union to clamp down on illegal fishing.

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U.N., EU urge Thailand to free student protesters, junta leader unmoved 30 Jun 2015

BANGKOK - The United Nations and European Union on Tuesday urged Thailand to release 14 students arrested for holding peaceful demonstrations against the country's military government, but the leader of the junta remained unmoved.

Thailand launches Muslim-friendly tourist app 29 Jun 2015

BANGKOK - Thailand on Monday launched a smartphone app to attract Muslim visitors, something that could help further boost an industry which has been steadily recovering since a 2014 coup.

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Thailand's first MERS case declared free of deadly virus 29 Jun 2015

BANGKOK - An Omani man who became Thailand's first case of Middle East Respiratory Sydnrome (MERS) has been declared free of the deadly virus, Thailand's health ministry said on Monday.

Thai police arrest 14 students in anti-junta protest 26 Jun 2015

BANGKOK - Police in Thailand on Friday arrested 14 students who had been protesting against the ruling junta, in defiance of a ban on public gatherings.

Thailand halts launch of rights report alleging Vietnam abuses 26 Jun 2015

BANGKOK - Thai police forced a rights group to cancel the launch of a report alleging Vietnam's persecution of an ethnic minority on Friday, saying it could harm relations between the Southeast Asian neighbours.

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Thailand to teach journalists how to ask inoffensive questions 25 Jun 2015

BANGKOK - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Thursday he was not afraid of the press, days before the government is to hold a meeting to teach journalists how to ask questions that won't offend him.

Thailand expects record tourist arrivals this year thanks to China 23 Jun 2015

BANGKOK - Thailand expects a record 29.5 million tourists this year, up 19 percent from 2014, with almost a quarter of the visitors coming from China following a surge in bookings, the country's tourism council said on Tuesday.

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Thailand says wraps up trafficking probe, rights groups sceptical 23 Jun 2015

BANGKOK - Thai police said on Tuesday they had "shown sincerity" and wrapped up the country's biggest investigation into human trafficking, as rights groups questioned whether they had even scratched the surface.