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'The threat now is fake news' - Thai army chief describes 'hybrid war'

09 Aug 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's army is fighting a "hybrid war" waged by enemies who are using "fake news" to turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy, the army chief said in a rare interview on Friday.

Bangkok bombings may be linked to politics - police

08 Aug 2019

BANGKOK A series of bombings in the Thai capital Bangkok last week may be linked to politics, police said on Thursday as authorities hunted for more than a dozen suspects in connection with the attacks.

Bombs hit Bangkok during major security meeting

02 Aug 2019

BANGKOK Six small bomb blasts wounded at least four people in Bangkok on Friday, as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting with top diplomats from the United States, China and other world powers. | Video

Thai farmers asked to delay rice planting as drought bites

22 Jul 2019

BANGKOK The Thai government has asked farmers to delay planting rice because of drought and the pumping of water from reservoirs for irrigation threatens household supplies, an agriculture ministry official said on Monday.

Thai king endorses new cabinet weeks after disputed election

10 Jul 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn endorsed a new civilian cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday, 108 days after a disputed election and following heated wrangling between parties in the one-time coup leader's coalition.

Thai rice exports hit by strong baht, unlikely to meet 2019 goal

10 Jul 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's rice exports fell by 12% in the first half of 2019 hurt by a strong baht, and will likely fall short of this year's target of 9.5 million tonnes, an exporter group said on Wednesday.

Thai junta leader orders end to army rule but keeps tough powers

09 Jul 2019

BANGKOK Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday ordered an end to military rule before his new civilian government is sworn in, but kept the power to let security forces carry out searches and arrests unchallenged.

Timeline: Thai cave rescue that transfixed the world for 17 days

24 Jun 2019

BANGKOK On June 23, 2018, a group of 12 boys and their soccer coach went to explore the Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand's Chiang Rai province, not knowing that rising flood water after heavy rain would soon trap them.

Timeline: Thai cave rescue that transfixed the world for 17 days

24 Jun 2019

BANGKOK On June 23, 2018, a group of 12 boys and their soccer coach went to explore the Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand's Chiang Rai province, not knowing that rising flood water after heavy rain would soon trap them.

ASEAN must not turn a blind eye to plight of Rohingya, groups say

19 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Human rights groups on Wednesday called on Southeast Asian leaders to rethink their approach to the Rohingya refugee crisis ahead of a regional summit in Bangkok this week.

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