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Thai king endorses new cabinet weeks after disputed election

Jul 10 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn endorsed a new civilian cabinet of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday, 108 days after a disputed election and following heated wrangling between parties in the one-time coup leader's coalition.

Thai rice exports hit by strong baht, unlikely to meet 2019 goal

Jul 10 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's rice exports fell by 12% in the first half of 2019 hurt by a strong baht, and will likely fall short of this year's target of 9.5 million tonnes, an exporter group said on Wednesday.

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

Jul 09 2019

BANGKOK 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.

Timeline: Thai cave rescue that transfixed the world for 17 days

Jun 24 2019

BANGKOK On June 23, 2018, a group of 12 boys and their soccer coach went to explore the Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand's Chiang Rai province, not knowing that rising flood water after heavy rain would soon trap them.

Timeline: Thai cave rescue that transfixed the world for 17 days

Jun 24 2019

BANGKOK On June 23, 2018, a group of 12 boys and their soccer coach went to explore the Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand's Chiang Rai province, not knowing that rising flood water after heavy rain would soon trap them.

ASEAN must not turn a blind eye to plight of Rohingya, groups say

Jun 19 2019

BANGKOK Human rights groups on Wednesday called on Southeast Asian leaders to rethink their approach to the Rohingya refugee crisis ahead of a regional summit in Bangkok this week.

Stranded Rohingyas linked to human trafficking: Thai police

Jun 13 2019

BANGKOK Thai police said on Thursday there is enough evidence to press human trafficking charges against the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya Muslims that was shipwrecked this week on a southern Thai island.

Thailand manager apologizes to fans after historic loss to U.S.

Jun 12 2019

BANGKOK The general manager of Thailand's women national soccer team apologized to fans on Wednesday after the record 13-0 defeat by world champions the United States in the World Cup in France.

Thailand charges crew of stranded Rohingya boat

Jun 12 2019

BANGKOK Thai authorities have charged the captain and crew of a boat carrying 65 Rohingya Muslims with assisting illegal immigration after the group was found stranded on a southern Thai island, police said on Wednesday.

Thai coup leader completes transition to elected PM, cabinet unclear

Jun 11 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's king formally endorsed former army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha as an elected prime minister on Tuesday, five years after he seized power in a military coup, though the makeup of his coalition government's cabinet is unclear.

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