Thai police look into Turkish connection in Bangkok blast


BANGKOK - Thai police said on Thursday they were looking at arrivals of Turkish nationals in the days before a Bangkok bomb attack that killed 20 people, but authorities in Turkey said they had received no request for assistance with the investigation. | Video


Bomb takes toll on Thai tourism; government predicts swift rebound 26 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Thailand's worst-ever bombing has caused a 17 percent fall in tourist arrivals, putting pressure on revenues vital to the military government's moves to resuscitate a struggling economy.


Thailand wins guarded praise for destroying ivory stockpile 26 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Wildlife officials in Thailand destroyed more than two tonnes of confiscated ivory worth around $3 million on Wednesday in what one rights group called a milestone in the fight against the illegal trade.


Thai police struggle to track suspect; 'new bomb' false alarm 24 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Thai police said on Monday the trail had gone cold in the hunt for a bomber a week after 20 people were killed in the country's worst bomb attack, and they were unsure if the main suspect was still in Thailand.


Thai police bemoan lack of equipment nearly a week after blast 23 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Nearly a week after a bomb in Thailand killed 20 people, authorities appear no closer to identifying suspects or a motive, with police saying on Sunday a lack of modern equipment was hampering their investigation.

Malaysia finds mass graves of 24 suspected human trafficking victims 23 Aug 2015

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of more than 20 people believed to be human trafficking victims near the border with Thailand, police said on Sunday.


Thailand increases reward for bombing suspect 21 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Thai authorities have tripled to $85,000 a reward for information leading to the arrest of the main suspect in the country's worst ever bombing.


Bangkok blast tests Thailand's next police chief 21 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - The investigation into a deadly bombing in Bangkok's tourist heartland is led by a U.S.-trained officer with close ties to Thailand's powerful military, who oversaw a high-profile tourist murder case in which the conduct of Thai police was questioned.

Concerns new Thai constitution will stifle democracy 21 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - Politicians in Thailand expressed concern on Friday about a military-backed draft constitution they say is undemocratic and could be divisive by giving too much power to a military appointed "super board" to oversee governments.


Two Thai bomb 'suspects' deny link, international terrorism 'unlikely' 20 Aug 2015

BANGKOK - A bomb attack in Bangkok in which 20 people were killed was likely planned weeks in advance by a group of 10 people, Thai authorities said on Thursday. | Video