Pope cautions Thai youth against tech pitfalls
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 lands in Thailand to kick off two-country Asian tour
Pope Francis arrived in Thailand on Wednesday greeted by cheering faithful, the first leg of an Asian tour that will sweep in Japan and carry a message of interreligious dialogue and nuclear disarmament.
Seven suspects arrested for rebel attacks in Thailand's south
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
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.
Radical Thai billionaire in court over alleged share holdings
The charismatic frontman of Thailand's anti-military parliamentary bloc appeared in court Friday accused of breaching election rules by holding media shares, a case which could see him barred from politics and jailed for up to 10 years.
Kayan Tribe: The Unique Long Neck People Of Thailand
As spherical as the earth is and seemingly small when looked at from another planet (if ever you have been on one), it has an abundance of tribes and traditions. Some of which may remain unknown or unheard of till the end of the human race. One of such tribes is the Kayan of Northern…
Thailand's Palace Website Crashes After Releasing Photos Of King's Consort
Thailand's palace website crashed on Monday (August 26) after it released unprecedented pictures of the king's consort in a fighter jet, wearing a crop top and dressed in combat fatigues with him and the royal poodle. The unusually candid pictures of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's consort, 34-year-old Major-General Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi, were released along with her official…
Man hired by Nigerian swallowed 68 cocaine packets, arrested in Thailand
A Kenyan man was stopped at Bangkok's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 60 packets of cocaine in his stomach, Thai authorities announced Wednesday. Authorities said Glenn Chibasellow Ooko, 43, had flown on Monday from Ethiopia to the Thai capital's Suvarnabhumi airport, where he was detained. An x-ray showed dozens of oblong items…
Four dead in rebel attack on Thai army base
Four people were killed in a late-night attack by Muslim insurgents on a military outpost in Thailand's violence-wracked south, authorities said Wednesday, as dramatic footage emerged showing security forces diving for cover from a hail of gunfire and a grenade blast.
Nigeria showcases actions to reduce emissions as Bonn climate summit ends
Nigeria and eight other developing countries have presented an update on their activities to curb greenhouse gas emissions before 2020. This was one of the major highlights of the 2019 United Nations Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB50), which ended at the weekend. The forum considered a large number of decisions for adoption at the UN…
Rising Thai political star hit with sedition charges
The telegenic leader of an anti-junta political party who rose to prominence in Thailand's election last month was charged with sedition Saturday, drawing hundreds of his supporters onto the streets urging him to "fight". Billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit heads the youth-oriented Future Forward Party which won more than six million votes in the March 24 poll,…