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Voters go to the polls on March 24, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand Votes in First Post-Coup Election

Turnout was expected to be high for this first election since 2011   Thai voters have taken part in the country’s first general election since the 2014 coup. Thailand has been buffeted by political instability for years, largely a battle between supporters of the…

24th March 2019
Hakeem al-Araibi being escorted to a courtroom in Bangkok (file photo 4 February)

Hakeem Al-Araibi – Thailand Frees Refugee Footballer

A football player and refugee whose detention in Thailand sparked an outcry has been freed from jail after Bahrain withdrew its extradition request. Hakeem al-Araibi, who is a Bahraini citizen, fled to Australia in 2014 and was granted political asylum. He was detained in…

11th February 2019
Princess Ubolratana - 2010 photo

Thailand Party Accepts King’s Opposition To Princess Ubolratana PM Bid

The party that nominated a Thai princess to run for prime minister has said it will comply with the king’s wishes after he opposed the move. Thai Raksa Chart is allied to divisive ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. On Friday, King Vajiralongkorn denounced his sister…

9th February 2019

Leicester City Players in Thailand For Owner’s Funeral [Photos]

Leicester City players are in Thailand for the funeral of the club’s owner, who was killed in a helicopter crash. Jamie Vardy and club captain Wes Morgan are among the players who attended a prayer ceremony at a Bangkok temple for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s funeral.…

5th November 2018

Thai Cave Rescue: Four More Boys Rescued By Thai Navy Divers

Divers have rescued four more boys from a vast cave system in northern Thailand on the second day of a complex operation. The Thai Navy Seals leading the rescue operation have confirmed that eight boys in total have been extracted. Four boys and their…

9th July 2018

Six Members of Thai Soccer Team Rescued From The Cave [Photos]

Six members of the Thai soccer team trapped inside a flooded cave have now been brought out after divers executed a carefully constructed rescue mission. According to the Thai Public Broadcast Service, the six other players and their coach who are still trapped in…

9th July 2018

Photos: Nigerians arrested in Thailand for producing cocaine

Two Nigerian men identified as Joseph Uyamadu, 43, and Emanuel Umiano, 33 were on Monday September 7th arrested by Thailand security officials for allegedly producing cocaine at their rented house in a rubber plantation in Ban Khai district of Rayong province. Arrested along with…

10th September 2015