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  • Thai PM apologizes for bikini comment after murder of British tourists

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha apologized on Thursday for criticizing tourists who wear bikinis in Thailand, comments that sparked an international outcry following the murder of two Britons there this week. The bodies...
  • Thai princess going for gold at Asian Games

    INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - The Thailand team for the 17th Asian Games includes a real-life princess with a down-to-earth approach to life and a heart set on winning gold. Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana, the granddaughter of King Bhumibol...
  • PM says Thailand not always safe for tourists after murder of Britons

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's prime minister said on Tuesday the country was not always as safe for foreign visitors as their homelands, after the murder of two British tourists dealt a blow to the southeast Asian nation's image. The tourist industry...
  • Thai king discharged after more than month in hospital

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, was discharged on Monday in what the palace said was a healthy condition after nearly five weeks of treatment at a Bangkok hospital for stomach inflammation....
  • Thai PM aims to broaden tax base, bring in inheritance tax

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Friday his military-backed government aimed to broaden the tax base in the new fiscal year beginning next month, bringing in an inheritance tax among other changes. In his first speech...
  • Thailand's military rulers accused of human rights abuses

    Thailand's military rulers accused of human rights abuses
    Thailand’s military rulers detained hundreds of people without charges, tortured some prisoners and systematically stifled dissent since seizing power in a May coup, a leading human rights watchdog reported Thursday. Amnesty International said...
  • Thai junta tells rights group to 'get its facts straight'

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's ruling junta urged Amnesty International to "get its facts straight" after the human rights group issued a scathing appraisal of 100 days under military rule.     The military had created a "climate of fear" since seizing...
  • Gunmen kill four in troubled Thai south

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed a government office in southern Thailand on Thursday, killing four people in an attack police blamed on Muslim separatists whose low-level insurgency has caused thousands of deaths in the past decade. Police said up...
  • New Thai PM uses holy water, feng shui to ward off occult

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - As he prepares to move in to Bangkok's Government House this week, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is going to great lengths to sweep away any occult challenge. Prayuth, 60, has left nothing to chance since leading a military...
  • Lingering in Laos: Mind and spirit in harmony

    I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination. For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...
  • With free visas, Thailand tells Chinese tourists 'please come back soon'

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - To make vacationing in a country still under martial law a little more attractive, Thailand's military junta is offering tourists from China free visas. Chinese are the biggest visitors to Thailand, accounting for 18 percent of total...