Gulf Times - Thailand
Beloved baby dugong 'Mariam' dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

Beloved baby dugong 'Mariam' dies in Thailand with plastic in stomach

A sick baby dugong whose fight for recovery won hearts in Thailand and cast a spotlight on ocean conservation has died from an infection exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach

Weightlifting doping scandal snarls Thai Olympic medal machine

Weightlifting doping scandal snarls Thai Olympic medal machine

Thai weightlifter Sarat Sumpradit eats up to 10 egg whites for breakfast, works out four hours a day, and is banned from his smartphone at night as his training shifts into high gear for the world championships.

Thailand seeks more than 10 suspects for series of bombs in Bangkok

Thailand seeks more than 10 suspects for series of bombs in Bangkok

Thai security forces are hunting more than 10 suspects in connection with a series of bomb attacks in Bangkok last week, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday.

Four dead in rebel attack on Thai army base

Four dead in rebel attack on Thai army base

Four people were killed in a late-night attack by insurgents on a military outpost in Thailand's violence-wracked south, authorities said Wednesday

Dusit Doha Hotel brings 'authentic taste of Thailand' to Qatar

Dusit Doha Hotel brings 'authentic taste of Thailand' to Qatar

Doha’s high-society was out in force for the opening of Benjarong Doha Restaurant at Dusit Doha Hotel, the new "luxury oasis" in the city’s West Bay area

Thai coup leader's new cabinet sworn in pledging loyalty to king

Thai coup leader's new cabinet sworn in pledging loyalty to king

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Tuesday swore in the cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a former army chief who seized power in a 2014 coup.

Thai junta leader orders end to army rule but keeps tough powers

Thai junta leader orders end to army rule but keeps tough powers

Thai junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha on Tuesday ordered an end to military rule before his new civilian government is sworn in, but kept the power to let security forces carry out searches and arrests unchallenged.

'Very pleased and delighted': Thai king wraps up three-day coronation events

'Very pleased and delighted': Thai king wraps up three-day coronation events

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn greeted thousands of his subjects from a balcony of his Grand Palace on Monday, the third and final day of coronation ceremonies.

'Long live the King!' Thai monarch carried in grand coronation procession

'Long live the King!' Thai monarch carried in grand coronation procession

Flanked by royal guards marching to a steady drumbeat, Thailand's newly-crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn was carried on a gilded palanquin through the streets of old Bangkok Sunday ...

'I shall reign in righteousness': Thailand crowns king in ornate ceremonies

'I shall reign in righteousness': Thailand crowns king in ornate ceremonies

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Saturday completed intricate Buddhist and Brahmin rituals to symbolically transform him into a living god as the Southeast Asian nation officially crowned its first monarch in nearly seven decades.

German tourist, 27, raped and killed on Thai island

German tourist, 27, raped and killed on Thai island

A 27-year-old German woman was raped and killed on an island in Thailand, police said Monday.

Thailand's rising political star charged with sedition

Thailand's rising political star charged with sedition

The leader of a new party that has challenged Thailand's military government was charged on Saturday with sedition