Gulf Times - Thailand
Anti-government protesters in Thailand demand general election

Anti-government protesters in Thailand demand general election

Anti-government protesters began marching in Bangkok on Tuesday from a university in the Thai capital to Government House to demand that the military government hold a general election by November.

Thais rally against officials building homes on sacred mountain

Thais rally against officials building homes on sacred mountain

Around 1,000 people rallied in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on Sunday to protest the construction of homes for officials on forested land flanking a revered mountain ...

Thailand launches currency featuring new king's image

Thailand launches currency featuring new king's image

Thailand began circulating bank notes and coins featuring the image of new King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday, officials said.

Flight escorted safely back to Singapore after bomb threat

Flight escorted safely back to Singapore after bomb threat

The passenger suspected of making the threat and two travel companions were assisting police investigations, police said. All passengers and crew on Scoot Flight TR632 disembarked safely.

Boat carrying Rohingya refugees arrives in Malaysia

Boat carrying Rohingya refugees arrives in Malaysia

A boat carrying dozens of Rohingya from Myanmar arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday and the members of the stateless Muslim minority will be allowed to enter the country, authorities said.

18 killed in Thai double decker bus crash

18 killed in Thai double decker bus crash

At least 18 people were killed and dozens wounded when a bus travelling in northeastern Thailand veered off the road and smashed into a tree, authorities said Thursday.

Maverick Thai tycoon woos youth with new political party

Maverick Thai tycoon woos youth with new political party

Dubbed "Future Forward", the party was born out of a late night conversation three months ago between Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and a young law professor Piyabutr Saengkanokkul.

Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election

Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election

Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, former leader Yingluck, were in Singapore on Tuesday, in a rare sighting of them since Yingluck fled Thailand last year.

Japanese man wins custody of 13 children born to surrogates

Japanese man wins custody of 13 children born to surrogates

Mitsutoki Shigeta, 28, became the centre of a "baby factory" scandal in 2014 after Thai police said DNA samples linked him to nine infants found under the care of 24-hour nannies in a plush Bangkok apartment.

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 ...