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Exclusive: U.S. to upgrade Thailand in annual human trafficking report - sources


WASHINGTON/BANGKOK The United States has decided to remove Thailand from its list of worst human trafficking offenders, officials said, a move that could help smooth relations with Bangkok’s military-run government.

Thailand jails seven activists over referendum campaign 24 Jun 2016

BANGKOK A Thai court jailed seven activists on Friday for campaigning against a military-backed draft constitution which will be put to a referendum in August.


Suu Kyi visit to Thailand spotlights Myanmar migrant plight 23 Jun 2016

MAHACHAI, Thailand Hundreds of migrants from Myanmar on Thursday gave Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi a thunderous welcome on her first visit to neighbouring Thailand since her National League for Democracy swept to election victory in November.


Thai junta leader, opposition call on U.N. as tension rises 20 Jun 2016

BANGKOK Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha and opposition supporters of ousted populist premier Thaksin Shinawatra both reached out to the United Nations on Monday as tension rises ahead of an August referendum on a new constitution.


Thailand's king continues treatment for 'water on the brain' - palace 19 Jun 2016

BANGKOK Thailand's 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest reigning monarch, has shown signs of improvement following treatment for "water on the brain", the Royal Household Bureau said in a statement on Sunday.


Meditating devotees shield scandal-hit abbot from Thai police 16 Jun 2016

BANGKOK Hundreds of meditating supporters of an influential Buddhist abbot in Thailand blocked investigators on Thursday aiming to arrest him on corruption charges in his temple north of Bangkok. | Video


Thai military cadets drilled for role on constitution referendum day 15 Jun 2016

BANGKOK Preparations by Thailand's junta for a referendum in August over a new constitution that critics fear will entrench the military's influence were stepped up on Wednesday as military cadets were shown what do at polling stations on the day.


Former Thai PM Yingluck wows fans but remains divisive figure 15 Jun 2016

PHRAE/BANGKOK, Thailand When former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrived in this sleepy corner of northern Thailand and flashed her familiar smile, waiting supporters gasped and spoke of a political revival.

Fifteen underage sex workers freed in Bangkok brothel raid 10 Jun 2016

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police charged five Thai men running a brothel in Bangkok with human trafficking after raiding a massage parlour and arresting 121 sex workers, including 15 who were under the age of 18.


Thailand's animal tourism under scrutiny after Tiger Temple raid 09 Jun 2016

BANGKOK From selfies with tigers to elephant rides and orangutan boxing, Thailand offers tourists an array of attractions that animal rights activists say are cruel and should be shut down.