Three troopers injured in insurgent attack in Tak Bai Wednesday night

Three army troopers were injured when their outpost, at a pier in Tak Bai district of the southern province of Narathiwat, came under explosive and automatic gunfire attack on Wednesday…

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Ranger dies, 2 seriously injured in insurgent attack on checkpoint in Thailand’s Narathiwat

A paramilitary ranger was killed and two more were seriously injured when heavily armed southern insurgents launched a surprise attack on their road checkpoint, in Ra-ngae district of Thailand’s southern…

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Tough protector of forests in Thailand’s Narathiwat transferred to Nakhon Sawan

Peerawat Waeda-oh, the chief of Namtok Seepo National Park in Thailand’s southern border province of Narathiwat, who has earned a reputation for being tough on illegal loggers, has been transferred…

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Sixth suspected insurgent killed in Narathiwat peat swamp

Thai security forces shot and killed a suspected insurgent in a peat swamp in Bareh Tai sub-district of Bacho district in Thailand’s southern border province of Narathiwat today. Using a…

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Travellers from three border provinces to Songkhla face tighter controls

Checkpoints have been set up on main roads linking Thailand’s Songkhla province with Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat for the random screening of people coming from the three southern border provinces,…

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Train services to southern destinations beyond Yala temporarily suspended

Local train services from Hat Yai town to destinations beyond the southern border province of Yala have been suspended from today (Monday) until further notice after a train was shot…

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One officer killed in clash with insurgents in Thailand’s Narathiwat province

An army officer was killed in a firefight with insurgents hiding in a forest peat swamp in the southern border province of Narathiwat on Saturday night, as government forces tightened…

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Thai security forces lay siege to a forest peat swamp to put pressure on hiding insurgents

About 100 troops, police and para-military rangers are blocking all potential exits from a peat swamp in a forest in Bajoh district of Thailand’s southernmost province of Narathiwat, to prevent…

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Three police officers killed, four injured in separate incidents in Narathiwat

Three police officers were killed in Thailand’s restive southernmost province of Narathiwat today (Tuesday) in two separate incidents. Two police officers were killed and four others injured when a pickup…

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Bomb explodes on Bangkok bound freight train in Narathiwat province

A special train, bound for Bangkok from Su-ngai Kolok district of the southernmost province of Narathiwat, was hit by a bomb blast today (Saturday). The device is believed to have…

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South African COVID-19 variant cases in Thailand’s South confirmed

The country’s first three COVID-19 cases of the South African variant, or B.1.351, have been found in the Tak Bai district of Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat, according to the…

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Bangkok Remand Prison.(Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Thailand’s overcrowded prison system a COVID-19 timebomb

Alarm is growing in Thailand after the Department of Corrections revealed that 2,835 COVID-19 cases had been found inside two major Bangkok prisons. Critics are questioning the Department of Corrections’…

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96 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand recorded 96 new COVID-19 cases today (Sunday), including 87 locally-acquired infections and 9 cases among those who arrived from abroad and are in state quarantine. Of the locally-acquired infections,…

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Thailand’s prisons on COVID-19 red alert

The Corrections Department has suspended visits to prisoners and detainees in all prisons, from Monday until May 5th, after over 100 prisoners and prison officials in Narathiwat and Surat Thani…

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The nature trail winds its way into the middle of the swampland at Sirindhorn Peat Swamp Forest Nature Research and Study Centre, Narathiwat province. (photo by Phoowadon Duangmee)

Swampland Secret

Visitors to Narathiwat are guaranteed to find serenity in the Sirindhorn Peat Swamp Forest Like the few ancient forests that remain around the world, Thailand’s last peat swamp forest abounds…

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Four sons of Nakhon Si Thammarat brace for Sunday’s by-election battle

Four political parties will battle for a single MP seat when the polls open in the Nakhon Si Thammarat Constituency 3 by-election on Sunday (March 7). The coalition Democrat and…

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Two rangers killed and one injured in an ambush in Thailand’s Narathiwat province

Two para-military rangers were killed and another seriously injured in an ambush by suspected insurgents on a jungle trail in Ra-ngae district of the southern border province of Narathiwat this…

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Three policemen injured by blast in Thailand’s Narathiwat province

Three traffic police officers were injured this evening (Tuesday), one of them seriously, in the roadside detonation of a device, believed to have been planted by southern insurgents, in the…

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Photo from Thai PBS ศูนย์ข่าวภาคใต้

4 monks killed in attack on Buddhist temple  in Narathiwat 

A group of armed men stormed a Buddhist temple in Su-ngai Padi district of the southernmost province of Narathiwat Friday night, killing the abbot and three other monks. The dead…

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Security stepped up in Naratiwat following multiple attacks Friday night

Security officials in 14 districts of the southernmost province of Narathiwat have been put on high alert after suspected militants attacked a tambon defence volunteer’s base in Ra-ngae district and…

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