Gulf Times - Thailand
'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

Thailand's Chiang Mai battles worst pollution in the world

Thailand's Chiang Mai battles worst pollution in the world

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday visited the northern city of Chiang Mai, which is currently battling the worst air pollution in the world.

Thai demonstrators protest alleged cheating in election

Thai demonstrators protest alleged cheating in election

Thai demonstrators on Sunday protested against alleged cheating in the junta-ruled kingdom's first election since a 2014 coup, a week after the controversial poll sowed confusion over the ballot results.

Stranded baby elephants rescued by Thai rangers

Stranded baby elephants rescued by Thai rangers

Six baby elephants separated from their parents and trapped in a muddy pit for days have been rescued by park rangers in rural Thailand, officials said Saturday.

Thailand's opposition parties form alliance, demand junta step aside

Thailand's opposition parties form alliance, demand junta step aside

Thailand's opposition "democratic front" of seven parties on Wednesday said it had won a majority in the lower house of parliament after a messy election, and had the right to try to form a government after five years of military rule.

Rivals voice suspicions as Thailand's pro-army party leads election race

Rivals voice suspicions as Thailand's pro-army party leads election race

Two major political parties raised doubts on Monday about the results of Thailand's general election after a party linked to the military took a surprise lead in the popular vote that suggested the country's junta chief will remain in power.

Thai tycoon convicted, bailed in black leopard poaching case

Thai tycoon convicted, bailed in black leopard poaching case

A Thai tycoon accused of poaching a black leopard was sentenced to 16 months in jail on other charges Tuesday but allowed to go free pending an appeal, in a case that has caused an outcry in a country ...

Thailand's early voting kicks off with crowds, long lines

Thailand's early voting kicks off with crowds, long lines

Hundreds of thousands of voters crowded into schools, parking lots and temples across Thailand on Sunday, eager to cast an early ballot a week before the country's first election in eight years.