Asia Pacific

Bomb blast at Bangkok hospital injures 24

Incident at hospital frequented by retired army officers took place on third anniversary of Thailand's military coup.

Bomb blast at Bangkok hospital injures 24

Asia Pacific

How life has changed in Thailand since 2014 military coup

May 22 marks three years since the then-Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army Prayuth Chan-ocha staged a military coup against Yingluck Shinawat’s government and took power.

Human Rights

Facebook still available in Thailand despite ban threat

Regulator says it expects website to comply with court orders for removal of content deemed to threaten security.

Facebook still available in Thailand despite ban threat

Asia

Facebook blocks scores of pages in Thailand

Facebook blocks 178 pages deemed unlawful by the Thai criminal court, including some allegedly insulting the monarchy.

Facebook blocks scores of pages in Thailand

Thailand

Car bomb wounds at least 40 in southern Thailand

Thailand police say more than 40 people were injured in two explosions at a Pattani province shopping centre.

Double bombing hits Thailand’s violence-plagued south

Asia

Thailand revokes passport of fugitive Red Bull heir

Travel document is cancelled for Vorayuth Yoovidhya, who fled before arrest warrant was issued for killing policeman.

Thailand revokes passport of fugitive Red Bull heir

Asia

Thai lawyer faces 150 years in jail for royal insult

Prominent human rights lawyer is charged with 10 counts of royal defamation for Facebook posts.

Thai lawyer faces 150 years in jail for royal insult

Crime

Thai police obtain arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

Current whereabouts of Vorayuth Yoovidhya, accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident in 2012, remain unknown.

Thailand police get arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

Asia Pacific

Thailand's 'Deep South' sees string of bomb attacks

Thailand's southernmost provinces have seen a long-running separatist insurgency in the Muslim-dominated region.

Two killed in bomb blast in Thailand's restive south

Opinion

From love to fear: The rise of King Vajiralongkorn

Thailand's new king started his reign wresting more power from the junta and purging the royal court's old guard.

Claudio Sopranzetti

by Claudio Sopranzetti

Claudio Sopranzetti

Asia Pacific

Thailand: Karen refugees return home amid ceasefire deal

Around 70,000 mainly ethnic Karen refugees live in camps after fleeing civil war and persecution in Myanmar. The Thai government says it will ask them all to go back, but won’t force them. Many have already returned home.

Asia Pacific

Thai king endorses new constitution, 20th since 1932

Critics say the charter is undemocratic and will allow the military to keep its grip on power even after elections.

Asia Pacific

Thai king endorses military-backed constitution

Thailand's monarch has endorsed a new constitution in the first step back towards democracy after a 2014 military coup.

Thailand

Montagnards: Escaping Vietnam, stateless in Thailand

In the heart of Bangkok, a small community says it is escaping religious persecution by the Vietnamese authorities.

Montagnards: Escaping Vietnam, stateless in Thailand

Asia Pacific

Thailand activist faces jail after mocking PM's ballad

Campaigner took to Facebook to rate military leader's song on 'returning happiness' and could be jailed three years.

Thailand charges activist who mocked PM's song