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Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack


BANGKOK Thailand reassured the international community on Tuesday that it would increase security at sensitive locations a day after a bomb exploded at a hospital in the capital, Bangkok, wounding 24 people.


Bangkok hospital bomb wounds 24, junta blames its opponents 22 May 2017

BANGKOK A bomb at a hospital in the Thai capital wounded 24 people on Monday, the third anniversary of a 2014 military coup, the government said, with the army chief blaming groups opposed to the junta.


Thailand extends web controls from composers of illicit content to viewers 22 May 2017

BANGKOK Thai authorities are targeting not only those who post or share material considered insulting to the monarchy, but even those who look at it, police said on Monday, in an escalation in how Thailand deals with critics of the royal family.


Three years after coup, junta is deeply embedded in Thai life 21 May 2017

BANGKOK On Friday evenings in Thailand, sandwiched between the evening news and a popular soap opera, is a prime-time programme that has been running for three years, or ever since the military took power in a May 22, 2014 coup.


Student leader a rare voice of dissent in military-ruled Thailand 17 May 2017

BANGKOK In a country where dissenting voices have largely been quashed by the military junta, 20-year-old Thai student leader Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal is emerging as one of few figures to speak out.


Thailand has no immediate plan to suspend Facebook, regulator says 16 May 2017

BANGKOK Thailand has no immediate plan to block access to Facebook, the telecoms regulator said on Tuesday, as it expects the social media giant to comply with court orders for the removal of content deemed to threaten national security.


Cash and chemicals - for Laos, Chinese banana boom a blessing and curse 12 May 2017

BOKEO, Laos Kongkaew Vonusak smiles when he recalls the arrival of Chinese investors in his tranquil village in northern Laos in 2014. With them came easy money, he said. | Video


Thailand's new king watches as sacred oxen predict good harvest 12 May 2017

BANGKOK Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn attended an annual ploughing ceremony on Friday where sacred oxen predicted a bountiful harvest, auguring well for the world's second largest rice exporter's hopes of selling more this year.

Thai authorities hunt 10 over bomb that injured 60 - military 11 May 2017

BANGKOK Thai authorities are hunting for at least 10 suspected Muslim insurgents over a car-bomb this week that wounded 60 people, including children, outside a supermarket in the troubled far south of the predominantly Buddhist country.


Despite crackdown, people-smuggling across Thai-Myanmar border has risen 11 May 2017

MAE SOT, Thailand People smuggling across the border from Myanmar to Thailand is on the rise despite a crackdown by authorities in both countries that has made it more expensive and dangerous, Thai immigration police say.