SONGKHON, Thailand (AP) — When Pope Francis makes his first trip to Thailand this week, he will be visiting a country that welcomed Roman Catholic missionaries more than five centuries ago and whose Buddhist population remains strikingly tolerant of other religious beliefs.
BANGKOK — Coalition politicians on Monday urged the opposition not to resort to any demonstration in response to a court verdict this week that would decide the fate of Future Forward Party chairman Thanathorn Juangrungruangkit.
BANGKOK — Conscription is still necessary for national security, a defense ministry spokesman said Friday in response to the opposition’s plan to submit a bill that would scrap mandatory military service.
A new law on cannabis legalization will address two issues many foreigners want to know: roles of foreigners in production of weed-based medicine, and how foreign patients may bring medical cannabis with them into Thailand for personal use.
BANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha granted himself an authority to impose curfew on certain areas of the restive southern border provinces as the head of a government counterinsurgency agency.
BANGKOK — Security officers on Thursday said they suspected a shadowy militant group called BRN as the party responsible for an attack that killed 15 people in Yala province.
The exhibition, called “Never Again,” is a must for political junkies.
BANGKOK (AP) — Plans by self-exiled leaders of Cambodia’s banned opposition party to return to their homeland hit a major roadblock Wednesday when Thailand’s prime minister said their top leader would not be allowed in to make his way through the country to the Cambodian border.
BANGKOK — A pro-establishment lawmaker on Wednesday urged the Parliament to abolish the current National Anthem and write a new one that extolls the monarchy.
BANGKOK — Thai authorities and labor rights group said an effort under way to bring back seven Thai fishing boat workers who had been trapped on an Indonesian island for over a decade.