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Thailand bans smoking, littering at popular tourist beaches

Thailand bans smoking, littering at popular tourist beaches

Thailand banned smoking and littering at 24 beachside locations that are popular with tourists over environmental concerns on Thursday, the ministry of natural resources and environment said.

Qatar Airways launches flights to Pattaya, new Thai destination

Qatar Airways launches flights to Pattaya, new Thai destination

The country’s national carrier now operates 64 weekly flights to Thailand. From March 25, the airline will increase its service to Bangkok to six daily flights.

Bomb at meat stall in market in Thailand's south kills 3, wounds 22

Bomb at meat stall in market in Thailand's south kills 3, wounds 22

A motorcycle bomb exploded in a market in Thailand's southern Yala province on Monday, killing three people and wounding 22, a spokesman for the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) said ...

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police arrest 'kingpin' in Asian wildlife trafficking

Thai police have arrested an alleged kingpin in Asia's illegal trade in endangered species, dealing a blow to family-run syndicate that smuggles elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger parts ...

Thai cops nab passport forger with Islamic State links

Thai cops nab passport forger with Islamic State links

Mohammad Iqbal, 52, was arrested on January 14 in a Bangkok suburb in possession of Singaporean and Indian fake passports.

Qatar Airways continues expansion in Asia, adds flight to Bangkok

Qatar Airways continues expansion in Asia, adds flight to Bangkok

The new service to Bangkok, which commences on March 25, is part of the award-winning airline’s continued expansion in Southeast Asia, following its launch of direct service to Thailand’s Chiang Mai late last year.

Thailand says drone users must register or face jail, fines

Thailand says drone users must register or face jail, fines

The regulations, which were announced in October but take effect this week, cover nearly all forms of drone use from commercial and recreational to scientific.

Thai foreign minister says fugitive Yingluck in London

Thai foreign minister says fugitive Yingluck in London

Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country to avoid being jailed over a rice subsidy scheme that lost billions of dollars, is in Britain, Thailand's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

New photo of former Thai PM confirms London exile

New photo of former Thai PM confirms London exile

Yingluck Shinawatra fled Thailand in August a month before being convicted of criminal negligence over a failed rice subsidy scheme.

Thai zoo under fire after poked tiger video goes viral

Thai zoo under fire after poked tiger video goes viral

A Thai zoo has sparked outrage after a video of staff repeatedly prodding a tiger to elicit roars for tourist photos went viral, renewing criticism of the kingdom's notorious animal tourism industry.

Lizard, turtle among more than 100 new species found in Mekong region

Lizard, turtle among more than 100 new species found in Mekong region

A Vietnamese 'crocodile lizard' and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year ...

13 Myanmar passengers killed in Thai van crash

13 Myanmar passengers killed in Thai van crash

Thirteen Burmese people were killed on Friday when their van collided with a truck in central Thailand and burst into flames, police said, the latest gruesome accident on the kingdom's notoriously dangerous roads.