Thailand

Baby elephants captured, mistreated, to supply Thailand's tourism industry

Lindsay Murdoch Baby elephants are being illegally captured in horrific conditions to supply Thailand’s lucrative tourism industry, prompting calls for Thai authorities to tighten animal trafficking laws.

Lisa Marie Smith: It's up to Thailand to chase fugitive Australian

Lisa Marie Smith and her father Terry Smith leave Bangkok's criminal court on June 26, 1996.

Nick Miller Irish police are hoping that Thailand is too distracted by its internal woes to bother with a fugitive Australian alleged drug smuggler who has popped up 18 years later as a Dublin cafe proprietor.

US downgrades Thailand, Malaysia and Venezuela on human trafficking

David Brunnstrom Countries now in the same category as North Korea and Syria, among the world's worst centres of human trafficking.

Thailand launches a hotline for the public to report unruly monks

Thai monks in Bangkok after the May coup.

After a cascade of high-profile scandals, including monks taking drugs and drinking, Thai religious authorities launch a 24-hour hotline for the public to report unruly acts by Buddhist bad boys.

Australian tourists caught in Thailand coup

Thai army soldiers stand guard at the main entrance of the pro-government ''Red Shirts'' rally site after they shut it down and cleared protesters from the site.

Lindsay Murdoch Australian tourists in Thailand face days of possible chaos and disrupted travel plans following the country's bloodless coup on Thursday evening.

Thailand military coup: Images from the streets as the army takes control

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After a meeting of rival factions at the Army Club in Bangkok, the military seized control.

US rebukes Thailand's coup-makers, urges vote

Thai military declares martial law is 'not a coup' (Thumbnail)

Thailand's coup leaders are facing fresh international condemnation with US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel demanding immediate elections and the release of detainees held by a junta which says there...

Thailand coup: Junta disbands Senate, tightens grip across country

Thai army soldiers stand guard as anti-coup protesters rally nearby in Bangkok.

Lindsay Murdoch Thailand's military junta has dramatically tightened its grip across the country, disbanding the Senate and purging the bureaucracy of senior officials seen as allies of the deposed government.

Thailand: ‘Hunger Games’ salute catches on, junta threatens arrest

Fred Barbash The raised arm, three-finger salute — a symbol of rebellion in The Hunger Games — has caught on in Thailand as a silent gesture of protest against Thailand’s new military regime.

Protesters in Thailand invoke Hunger Games three-finger salute to voice dissent

Thai protesters adopt Hunger Games salute (Thumbnail)

Michael Koziol The three-finger salute was used to protest dictatorship in The Hunger Games. Now it's being used on the streets of Thailand.

Australian on paedophile charges dies in Thailand

A 94-year-old Australian man facing pedophile charges in Thailand has died while awaiting trial.

Soldiers arrest Thailand's ousted education minister Chaturon Chaisang

Thai soldiers.

Lindsay Murdoch Soldiers have dramatically arrested Thailand's ousted education minister in front of dozens of cameramen and journalists.

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits Thailand

A strong, shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake has rattled northern Thailand, shaking tall buildings in Bangkok hundreds of kilometres to the south.

Violent Thailand clashes feared in 'final all-out battle' with government

Supporters of former Thai prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, react to her removal from power.

Lindsay Murdoch Bitterly opposed Thai political groups are set to rally in Bangkok, stoking fears of violent clashes, as the crippled Pheu Thai government pushes ahead with plans for an election in July.

Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra faces impeachment as crisis deepens

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra receives roses from her supporters.

Lindsay Murdoch, South-East Asia Correspondent Deposed PM faces ban from politics for five years over costly rice subsidy as Australians are advised to avoid large public gatherings in Thailand.

Thailand's army chief warns of intervention if clashes escalate

Thai anti-government protesters stand in silence during a condolence ceremony Thursday for those who were killed in an attack on Wednesday night.

Lindsay Murdoch Thailand's army has warned it will use 'full force' to deal with any future violence in the most explicit threat of military intervention since anti-government protesters took the streets of the Thai...

Australian tourist among first foreigners to be arrested after Thailand's coup

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Lindsay Murdoch An Australian tourist is one of the first foreigners to be arrested under Thailand’s harsh military rule that could see some offenders prosecuted in military courts.

Facebook blocked in Thailand to prevent anti-army protests

Georgina Mitchell Social networking site Facebook was temporarily blocked in Thailand on Wednesday afternoon in an attempt by the country’s information technology ministry to stop anti-army protests being...

Thailand turmoil highlights unsettled region

Dangerous days: Thai soldiers guard police HQ in Bangkok on Tuesday, after martial law was announced.

Daniel Flitton Call it martial law, but the Thai military's action quacks like a coup.

Thailand's military declares martial law

Thailand Riot police stand guard.

Lindsay Murdoch Thailand's powerful military declared martial law in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday after anti-government protesters declared they were moving to replace the country's crippled government.