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Legal bid begins to dissolve Thailand's upstart anti-army party

Bangkok - Thailand's election authority on Wednesday launched a bid to knock-out the country's main anti-army opposition over alleged illegal loans by the party's leader, a billionaire who has harangued the military-backed government since seizing the political ...

Dead deer found in Thailand with 7kg of plastic in stomach

Bangkok - A wild deer was found dead after swallowing 7 kilograms (15 pounds) of plastic bags and other trash in Thailand, an official said Tuesday, raising the alarm on waste littering the country's waters and forests.

Pope cautions Thai youth against tech pitfalls

Bangkok - Pope Francis warned against the potential pitfalls of technology and the competition for young people's "attention" on Friday, dedicating the final full day of his Bangkok trip to engaging the next generation of Catholics.

Pope to address Thai youth on final full day of Bangkok visit

Bangkok - Pope Francis will meet Friday with teachers and students in Thailand's "small but vibrant" Catholic community on his final full day of a whirlwind Bangkok trip, closing the visit with a mass for the youth.

'Peace prayer': Muslim choir from restive Thai south to sing for pope

Bangkok - Gripped by nervous excitement, young Muslim singers from Thailand's conflict-plagued south gather for choir practice ahead of a performance of a lifetime -- for Pope Francis himself, who is in Bangkok as part of his whirlwind Asia tour.

Pope urges respect for prostitutes at crowded Bangkok mass

Bangkok - Pope Francis led an impassioned mass for tens of thousands of emotional worshippers at a packed Bangkok stadium Thursday, urging respect for prostitutes and trafficking victims in a part of the world where sex work is rampant.

Pope Francis kicks off Asia tour with Buddhist temple visit

Bangkok - Pope Francis will visit one of Thailand's famed gilded temples Thursday to meet the supreme Buddhist patriarch, on the first full day of his Asian tour aimed at promoting religious harmony.

Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status

Bangkok - The billionaire frontman of Thailand's anti-military bloc was stripped of his MP status on Wednesday over a media shareholding case, a court ruling that could lead to him being banned from politics and jailed for up to 10 years.

Thai court strips opposition frontman of MP status: judge

Bangkok - The billionaire frontman of Thailand's anti-military bloc was stripped of his MP status on Wednesday over a media shareholding case, a court ruling that could lead to him being banned from politics and jailed for up to 10 years.

'Heart' of Catholicism in Thailand fired up for Pope Francis

Ayutthaya - Setting foot in a powerful Buddhist kingdom more than three centuries ago, fearless European missionaries built a church on the banks of a river -- the birthplace of a Catholic community in Thailand which eagerly awaits the arrival of Pope Francis on W...

Persecuted Catholics 'honoured' to glimpse Pope Francis in Thailand

Bangkok - Clutching her entrance badge to see the Pope, Vietnamese Catholic refugee Ko Sa says attending the pontiff's mass this week is a great honour -- a rare bright spot in her "miserable" life in limbo as an asylum seeker in Bangkok.

A cousin, tribal groups, Buddhists gather for the pope in Thailand

Bangkok - Pope's Francis's missionary cousin, tribal minority people from remote mountain villages and Buddhist children will be among the tens of thousands of people who descend on the Thai capital to catch a glimpse of the pontiff this week.

US, S. Korea postpone joint drills in 'act of goodwill'

Bangkok - The US and South Korea will postpone joint air drills in an "act of goodwill" towards the nuclear-armed North, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday, after months of deadlocked diplomacy with Pyongyang.

French tourist killed taking selfie at Thai waterfall

Bangkok - A French tourist has died after falling from a waterfall while trying to take a selfie in Thailand, police said Friday.

Arrest warrant issued for official in case of murdered Thai activist

Bangkok - Thailand has issued an arrest warrant for a park official implicated in the disappearance of an activist more than five years ago, a rare reversal months after the discovery of the victim's charred remains shed new light on the case.

Seven suspects arrested for rebel attacks in Thailand's south

Bangkok - Seven suspected rebels have been arrested in Thailand's violence-wracked south, authorities said Saturday, as a manhunt sweeps through remote villages for gunmen who killed 15 in an ambush considered the deadliest attack in the yearslong insurgency.

15 killed in suspected rebel attacks in Thailand's south

Yala - At least fifteen people were gunned down in an ambush by suspected Muslim militants in Thailand's violence-wracked south, an army spokesman said on Wednesday, one of the bloodiest days in the 15-year insurgency.

World's biggest trade deal nears finish despite India holdout

Bangkok - The world's biggest trade deal is likely to move forward without India for the time being, diplomats and officials said Monday, as negotiators pushed to finalise the sprawling Asian pact backed by China.

India will not join RCEP trade deal in blow to sprawling Asian pact

Bangkok - India said Monday it would not join a sprawling Asian trade pact, dealing a blow to the China-backed deal at the end of a Bangkok summit held against a backdrop of global growth fears.

Moon, Abe hold 'friendly' talks on ASEAN sidelines

Bangkok - South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday held their first talks for more than a year on the sidelines of a regional summit in Thailand, Moon's office said, with the neighbours' relationship in dire straits.
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