Thailand welcomes China's Li as US ties cool over coup


BANGKOK - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be the most high-profile foreign leader to visit Thailand on Friday since a May coup, signalling, Thailand says, its return to normal and a boost for trade in a region where the United States and China vie for influence.


Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in Thailand 7:50pm GMT

YANGON - Myanmar investigators said on Thursday they believe two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand are innocent, but witnesses who might be able to prove their innocence will not testify as they fear the Thai police. | Video

Thailand's Wind Energy appoints new CEO after graft scandal 16 Dec 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand's biggest developer of wind farms, Wind Energy Holdings (WEH), has appointed a new chief executive, the company said on Tuesday.


Sensitive topics off agenda as China's Li goes overseas 12 Dec 2014

BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang heads to Serbia, Thailand and Kazakhstan next week, but three of the most touchy topics he could encounter are off the agenda, including the fate of Muslims from western China who have fled to Southeast Asia.

Thai minister meets Israeli ambassador after Hitler gaffe in official film 11 Dec 2014

BANGKOK - A senior Thai cabinet minister met Israel's ambassador to Thailand on Thursday after the diplomat said he was "saddened" by a government propaganda film that includes an image of a Thai school child painting a portrait of Adolf Hitler.

Thailand denies hosting any secret CIA prisoner centre 11 Dec 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand has never allowed the United States to detain or torture terrorism suspects on its soil, a senior Thai official said on Thursday, contradicting reports that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ran a secret prison in the country.


Myanmar suspects in British tourist murders plead for Suu Kyi's help 11 Dec 2014

BANGKOK - Two Myanmar men charged with murdering two British tourists in Thailand have written to Nobel Peace laureate Aung Sang Suu Kyi pleading for help, protesting their innocence and claiming to have been "scapegoated" by Thai police.

Uber ordered to cease operations in Thailand, under scrutiny in Vietnam 09 Dec 2014

BANGKOK - Thailand has ordered U.S. online taxi booking company Uber to cease operations, on the same day taxi apps were banned in the Indian capital New Delhi where an Uber driver is under arrest for suspected rape.

Thai rubber farmers defy martial law with protest over low prices 09 Dec 2014

BANGKOK - A small group of around 50 rubber farmers gathered in Thailand's southern province of Surat Thani on Tuesday to demand more support from the military-led government for rubber prices, in defiance of martial law.


Myanmar men plead not guilty to murder of British tourists 08 Dec 2014

BANGKOK - Two Myanmar workers have pleaded not guilty to charges including murder over the killing of two British tourists in Thailand, their lawyer said on Monday, in a case that has hit tourism and attracted widespread criticism. | Video