Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a country at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces. At 513,120 km2 (198,120 sq mi) and over 68 million people, Thailand is the world's 50th largest country by total area and the 21st-most-populous country. The capital and largest city is Bangkok, a special administrative area. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest. Although nominally a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, the most recent coup in 2014 established a de facto military dictatorship.
Thailand's king made an unexpected call for "security" and "happiness" on the eve of the first election since a 2014 army coup, but made no mention of a poll critics say has been engineered to keep the.. Reuters - Published
An international observer group said it would face limitations in judging to what extent Thailand's general election on Sunday is free and fair, partly because it was granted accreditation too late to.. Reuters - Published
According to Huffpost.com, Thailand has its first transgender candidate running for Prime Minister. Pauline Ngarmpring, who began her new life as a transgender woman after transitioning at the age of..
A Thai court on Thursday ordered the dissolution of an opposition party for nominating the king's sister as its candidate for prime minister in a March 24 election, the first since the military seized..
Kratom is a plant which grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua Guinea. The herbal supplement has gained national attention as some have reported using the the drug to treat pain and..
Reuters reports Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said..
Thailand's election panel has disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister, putting an end to a stunning, short-lived candidacy by echoing King Maha Vajiralongkorn's words that..
According to a report by Reuters, on Friday, Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi sent shockwaves through military-ruled Thailand’s politics by becoming the prime ministerial candidate..
In the rice-growing heartland of Thailand's northeast, Kamol Suanpanya, 80, meets in the off season with fellow farmers at a community center, where they discuss Sunday's election, the first after.. Reuters - Published
BANGKOK (AP) — More than 70 parties are contesting Sunday’s general election in Thailand, the first since a military coup nearly five years ago. Up for grabs are 500 seats in the House of.. WorldNews - Published
Thailand has seen two coups, dueling street demonstrations and political instability over most of the past two decades, much of it centered around the divisive figure of Thaksin Shinawatra. Reuters - Published
Thailand goes to the polls on Sunday under a new system that critics say the military government has devised to prevent the most popular political party, which has won every election since 2001, from.. Reuters - Published
Nearly five years after Thailand's 2014 military coup, the populist movement that the army has overthrown twice in a decade is contesting an election on Sunday that its leaders say is rigged against.. Reuters - Published
Tue, 2019-03-19 05:40 KANCHANABURI, Thailand: A Thai tycoon accused of poaching a black leopard was sentenced to 16 months in jail on other charges Tuesday but allowed to go free pending an appeal, in.. WorldNews - Published
Katie Price freaks out after being hacked on Facebook (Picture: Getty Images) Katie Price might have been swanning around the beaches in Thailand earlier this month. But it seems she has come back home.. WorldNews - Published
Thailand's oldest political party is heading into an election on Sunday with leader Abhisit Vejjajiva facing tough choices in the first polls since the military seized power in a 2014 coup. Reuters - Published
Three firebrand radio hosts have been reported missing in Laos since the coup, according to Human Rights Watch. Late last year the corpses of two aides of radio host Surachai Danwattananusorn washed.. Firstpost - Published
In Thailand's election "war room", authorities scroll through thousands of social media posts, looking for violations of laws restricting political parties' campaigning on social media that activists.. Reuters - Published
BANGKOK: Hundreds of thousands of voters crowded into schools, parking lots and temples across Thailand on Sunday, eager to cast an early ballot a week before the country’s first election in eight.. WorldNews - Published
Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reportedly approved the country’s first portal for initial coin offerings (ICOs). The main purposes of these portals are to screen tokens,.. WorldNews - Published