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.

Miss Universe Thailand quits after barrage of criticism on social media

Outspoken ... Weluree Ditsayabut, 22, announces she is relinquishing her title as Miss Universe Thailand during a news conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Bangkok.

Bangkok: Miss Universe Thailand has resigned less than a month into her reign after being harshly criticised on social media over her political comments and looks.

Thailand junta lifts nationwide curfew

An elephant kicks a ball during an event to celebrate the opening of the World Cup at a popular tourist destination in Bangkok

Anusak Konglang Thailand's military government have lifted the night-time curfew imposed after their military coup three weeks ago, to the relief of World Cup fans and the struggling tourism industry.

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.

Thailand: The man behind the coup that's not a coup

Thai Army chief General Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Lindsay Murdoch A testy army general with close ties to the royal palace is hosting meetings of rival factions that could decide Thailand’s future.

How the military seized control in Thailand

Not so democratic: The Democracy Monument after the coup in Bangkok.

Lindsay Murdoch The signal for the coup stunned political leaders from rival groups who were sitting in a curtained room in Bangkok’s Army Club.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

Australian on paedophile charges dies in Thailand

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

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 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'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...

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.