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Saudi envoy insists teenager’s case is family affairs, does not affect Thai-Saudi ties

The Saudi envoy in Bangkok gave an assurance today that the case of a Saudi teenager seeking asylum in a third country from Thailand is a family affairs and will…

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Air quality in and around Bangkok worsens, posing health threats

What appeared to be like morning fog in and around Bangkok this morning was not actually fog but dust particles which pollution control experts said are worsening air quality in…

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Heavy rain causes widespread flooding in three southern provinces

Heavy rain that has battered the southern region for the past few days has caused flooding in Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Phatthalung provinces. In Nakhon Si Thammarat province,…

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Macron says nothing justifies violence as rioters run amok in central Paris

PARIS, BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that the wave of violence and vandalism in Paris on Saturday could not be justified as rioters ran…

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Demonstrators stand in front of a burning car during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs, on December 1, 2018 in Paris Speaking at the Paris police’s command centre, French Prime Minister said 36,000 people were protesting across France, including 5,500 in the capital for this 3rd nationwide day of blockade ands demos.

Protest clashes erupt in Paris as anti-Macron rallies return

Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to tear down barricades on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday as hundreds converged on the city for new demonstrations, with anger…

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Finance mulls 5 percent VAT refund for shoppers as Chinese New Year’s gift

The Finance Ministry plans to introduce 5 percent value-added tax (VAT) refund as a Chinese New Year’s gift to shoppers who spend up to 20,000 baht during February 1-15 festive…

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Future Forward Party suspends activities of youth wing accused of budget misspending 

A fissure has erupted in the newly-formed Future Forward party when its executive committee on Wednesday decided to suspend the activities of its Bangkok youth wing, known as the “New…

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Five armed men of a drug caravan shot dead by troops near Myanmar border

Army troops have shot dead five armed men allegedly guarding a drug caravan near the Thai-Myanmar border in Mae Sai district of the northern province of Chiang Rai and seized…

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Rama II Hospital faulted for mishandling patient suffering from acid attack

The Public Health Ministry has found grounds to charge Rama II Hospital for its poor handling of a victim attacked with acid who later died after being refused treatment there…

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Applications for patents for pot extracts to be cancelled: commerce minister

The controversy over foreign firms applying for patents for marijuana extracts is expected to come to an abrupt end with the Commerce Ministry planning to invoke Section 30 of the…

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3.1 million more poor people to receive welfare cards

An additional 3.1 million poor people who have passed the qualification screenings will be eligible to receive welfare cards under Thai Niyom Yangyuen scheme, one of Prayut government’s populist projects,…

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Judge orders White House to return CNN’s Jim Acosta’s press pass

CNN’s Jim Acosta has returned to his post at the White House following a court ruling that forced the Trump administration to reinstate his press pass, CNN reported. Now President…

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Highly respected monk V. Vajiramedhi to be honored by UNHCR

Widely-respected Buddhist monk the Venerable V. Vajiramedhi has been honored as the patron of UNHCR in the field of peace and compassion, the first Thai ever honored with the prestigious…

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Law amended to allow assets management firms to manage non-performing assets

Amendments to the Assets Management Companies Act which will enable AMCs to manage or to accept transfer of non-performing assets from non-bank operators have  passed the deliberation of the Council…

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Petchkasem highway in Bang Saphan district reopened to traffic

Petchkasem highway in Bang Saphan district of the southern province of Prachuab Khiri Khan which was closed to traffic due to flooding on Friday has been reopened to normal traffic…

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Petchakasem highway in Bang Saphan district temporarily closed

The south-bound Petchakasem highway has been closed to traffic after a stretch of the road in Bang Saphan district of Prachuab Khiri Khan was heavily flooded.  The Highways Department said…

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University rectors want NACC to review assets declaration ruling

State university rectors are demanding the National Anti-Corruption Commission to reconsider its ruling requiring university council chairmen and members to declare their assets and liabilities. The demand for a review…

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“Popcorn”gunman sentenced to 37 years in jail by Supreme Court

An alleged gunman who came to the rescue of protesters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) under attack by armed men at Lak Si intersection during the demonstration against…

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Chaturon explains why Pheu Thai core members are turning their back on the party

If anyone is wondering why several key veteran politicians are leaving the once powerful Pheu Thai Party to form new parties or to join some of the existing ones, one…

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20 school children injured in van accident in Lampang

About 20 school children were injured when a passenger van in which they were travelling to schools crashed into a roadside power pole apparently after one of the car tires…

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Crashed Indonesia jet had damaged airspeed indicator on last four flights

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said on Monday an airspeed indicator of a Boeing Co. 737 MAX plane that crashed last week killing all 189 people…

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US congressional midterm elections a referendum on President Trump?

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – For many Americans, Tuesday’s congressional midterm elections are a referendum on Republican President Donald Trump’s divisive persona, hard-line policies and pugnacious politics. But on the eve of…

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Dr Arthit denies he will visit Thaksin to apologize 

Rangsit University rector Dr Arthit Urairat on Monday dismissed as fake news a post in the social media purportedly from him, saying he felt guilty for having attacked former prime…

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Final public hearings planned for bill to legalize cohabitation of transgenders

Public hearings will be held in Bangkok and several other provinces on November 12-16 to gauge opinions from stakeholders about the partnership bill which will, for the first time in…

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Leicester City’s team captain Wes Morgan, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, striker Jamie Vardy, director of football Jon Rudkin with team members and officials arrive at Wat Thepsirin, Bangkok, on Sunday, the second day of the funeral ceremony for Leicester City’s Thai owner and duty-free mogul, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Leicester City players and officials attend funeral for Vichai

Leicester City players attended the funeral for club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who died in a helicopter crash a week ago, at Wat Thepsirin on Sunday, the second day of a…

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Former prime minister Najib and wife Rosmah will be in court today

In an unprecedented turn of events, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will both be in court today. The Star of…

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Suthep’s son acquitted of charge of forest encroachment on Samui Island

The son of former Democrat secretary-general Suthep Thuagsuban and three associates were acquitted by the Appeals Court which overturned the guilty verdict on land encroachment on Samui Island by the…

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Survivors line up at a service station to get gasoline in Palu, Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi on October 1, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area.

Chaos in Palu after quake as survivors deal with hunger, thirst

In the wake of mass destruction caused by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, survivors in Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi of Indonesia have been scrambling to salvage…

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Indonesia searches for survivors after quake, tsunami as death toll passes 400

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – More than 400 people were confirmed killed, many swept away as tsunami waves triggered by a massive earthquake crashed into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, and…

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Director and security chief of Don Mueang airport suspended over assault against Chinese tourist

Director of Don Mueang international airport and its the director for security were on Saturday suspended from active duty for 30 days pending an investigation into an incident at the…

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Residents carry a victim after an earthquake and a tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on Saturday.

Quake, tsunami kills at least 48 in Indonesia, hundreds missing

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Many bodies were found on Saturday along the shoreline of the Indonesian city of Palu on Sulawesi island which was hit by a major earthquake and tsunami,…

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Medical team members help patients outside a hospital after an earthquake and a tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on Friday.

Quake, tsunami kills at least 30 on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island

JAKARTA (Reuters) – At least 30 people were killed when a strong earthquake and tsunami hit the city of Palu on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Friday, a hospital official told…

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PM rejects cable car project for Phu Kradueng mountain resort

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has shelved a proposal for the construction of a cable car for Phu Kradueng mountain resort in the northeastern province of Loei. Government spokesman Lt-Gen Sansern…

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Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes Philippines

Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which forecasters have called the strongest typhoon this year, slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday with violent winds and torrential rains, as authorities warned millions in…

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Violent winds of approaching Hurricane Florence

The outer edge of Hurricane Florence began buffeting the Carolinas with wind and rain on Thursday as forecasters warned the monster storm would dump copious amounts of rain on the…

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9/11: The ghost that refuses to go away

This year’s anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America is marked by increasing confidence of so–called “conspiracy theorists”, who insist that the official story cannot be true, and growing…

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Trump ups ante on China, threatens duties on nearly all imports

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump warned on Friday he was ready to slap tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports into the United States, threatening duties…

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Mother asks CSD police to probe daughter’s death suspected to be an act of foul play

The mother of a woman who was found dead in her own car with her head covered with a plastic bag in the northeastern province of Amnart Charoen earlier this…

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Myanmar family seeks help from CSD to probe murder case

A family of Myanmar migrant workers today asked the Crime Suppression Division police to investigate the death of a Myanmar fisherman who was killed and his body, with the hands…

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Executives of Victoria Secret massage parlour given heavy jail terms

The Criminal Court on Monday handed down heavy jail terms on the executives and senior staff members as well as a driver of the popular Victoria Secret massage parlour in…

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Cambodian police want two murder suspects in exchange for “Sia Oun”

Cambodian police have asked for the return of two murder suspects in exchange for the delivery of Panya Yingdang, alias Sia Oun, wanted in Thailand allegedly for the killing of…

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Khao Chee Chan murder suspect arrested in Cambodia

Panya Yingdung, better known as “Sia Uan Bang La”, a suspect in the murder of his girlfriend and her companion on July 29 at the Khao Chee Chan mountain cliff…

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