Police in Thailand have summoned leaders of the months-long anti-government protests to face charges of insulting the monarchy and cordoned off parts of Bangkok, ahead of a planned demonstration to demand that the king give up control of the royal fortune. It will be the first time such charges have[…]
In a last-ditch attempt to remain with her children, a Cape Town mom has agreed to move with them after the court ruled that Thailand was their habitual place of residence. The woman, who cannot be named in order to protect the identity of her children, has been fighting in[…]
Thailand on Thursday rolled back a “severe emergency,” a decree that was introduced last week to end months of protests against the government and monarchy but served only to inflame anger and bring tens of thousands of people onto the streets. A government statement published in the official Royal Gazette[…]
Thai protesters raised three-finger salutes to the national anthem at public places across Bangkok on Tuesday as anti-government rallies continued and the government ordered an online TV channel to close over its coverage of the demonstrations. The authorities imposed emergency measures banning gatherings of more than four people last Thursday[…]
Openly challenging the rule of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn, thousands of protesters have marched in Bangkok for the second straight day to present demands that include a call for reforms to curb his powers. Protesters have grown bolder during two months of demonstrations calling for reform of the monarchy, as[…]
Thousands have joined an anti-government demonstration at a university in Thailand, the largest such protest by students, challenging the government and conservative establishment even as royalist rivals held their own rally. About 3,000 to 4,000 protesters chanted “Long live democracy” at Thammasat University on the outskirts of Bangkok on Monday[…]
Thai researchers plan to begin human trials of a potential vaccine for the new coronavirus in November and are preparing 10,000 doses, a senior official said on Sunday, aiming for a vaccine that could be ready for use by late next year. Following favourable results in trials on primates, the[…]
An Athlone couple stuck in Thailand due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic are appealing to South African authorities to assist citizens abroad. Saadiqa and Muhammad Akram Coghlan have been in Bangkok since March and are among several South Africans wanting to be repatriated back home. In anticipation of[…]
Thai police say attackers have fired into a security checkpoint in southern Thailand and killed at least 15 volunteer officers. Police Colonel Thaweesak Thongsongsi, a superintendent in a police station in Yala province, said an unknown number of assailants used heavy weapons in the attack late on Tuesday night that also wounded[…]
Friends, family and campaigners are celebrating Hakeem al-Araibi’s return home to the Australian city of Melbourne after Thailand freed the refugee footballer who had been held since November on an extradition request from Bahrain. After his flight touched down at Melbourne Airport on Tuesday afternoon, al-Araibi was met by hundreds[…]
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