United States


More Thais die on new year roads despite new safety campaign


BANGKOK More than 400 people died in road accidents in Thailand over the traditional new year holiday, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday, higher than the year before despite a new road safety campaign.

German police crack down on suspected Thai prostitution ring

FRANKFURT German authorities searched 62 brothels, offices and homes in several federal states and arrested seven people on Wednesday in a crackdown on suspected human trafficking in connection with a Thai prostitution ring, prosecutors said.

World, Apr 18 2018

Venerating the past, traditional costume fever grips Thailand

BANGKOK Business is booming for Siri Seatea's traditional dress shop in Bangkok. | Video

World, Apr 12 2018

Water hazard: Thailand rolls out 'Seven Deadly Days' road safety campaign

BANGKOK The video opens with revelers throwing water by the side of a road as they celebrate Songkran, the festival that ushers in the traditional Thai new year. | Video

World, Apr 11 2018

In ageing Thailand, developers race to supply locals and elderly expats

BANGKOK At 79, Thai businessman Boon Vasin's latest $500 million venture is a bet on a market he knows well - looking after Thailand's rapidly growing population of old people.

World, Apr 10 2018

Thai police charge Frenchman with rape of British tourist

BANGKOK A French citizen has been charged with raping a British backpacker on a popular Thai holiday island, police said on Tuesday.

World, Apr 10 2018