More Thailand Articles

  • Edible insects a boon to Thailand's farmers

    THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs. At...

  • Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

    BANGKOK (AP) — Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more. Police raided a Bangkok condominium earlier this month...

  • Thai army ruler named prime minister

    BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule and bolster the military's grip on power. Thailand's legislature voted...

  • Thai army ruler nominated as next prime minister

    BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the...

  • Thailand's military ruler dons a suit and tie

    BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's military ruler appears in public, he usually is seen in full military regalia. On Monday, addressing the nation's junta-appointed legislature to propose the upcoming fiscal year's budget, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha showed up in markedly different attire — a...

  • Thailand building collapse kills 3, traps 7

    BANGKOK (AP) — A six-story building under construction on the outskirts of Thailand's capital collapsed Monday, killing three workers and trapping at least seven others underneath the rubble, police said. Emergency teams rescued seven people from the site and were trying to free the rest,...

  • Thai legislature meets after appointment by junta

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military-dominated interim legislature on Friday held its first meeting since it was appointed by the junta following a coup more than two months ago. The 197-member National Legislative Assembly will enact laws and nominate the interim prime minister, who will then...

  • Thailand pushes to ban commercial surrogacy

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand pushed to ban commercial surrogacy Thursday as a case involving nine surrogate babies allegedly with the same Japanese father emerged just days after a furor over the alleged abandonment of a surrogate-born baby with Down syndrome. The discovery of the nine babies being...

  • Thai surrogate mom would be happy to get twin back

    SRI RACHA, Thailand (AP) — A Thai surrogate mother raising a Down syndrome baby she claims was abandoned by his Australian biological parents said Tuesday she would be happy to have the boy's healthy twin returned to her, especially after learning the father is a convicted sex offender. The...

  • Image of Asia: Weaving silk in Thailand

    In this trio of photos, workers weave Thai silk and adjust batches of dried thread at a decades-old workshop that supplies silk material to upmarket stores in Bangkok. Thailand's share of world silk production is relatively modest at less than 1,000 tons a year compared with leader China, with...

  • Thai junta sets plan for fast rail links to China

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country's railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China as part of an eight-year plan to improve infrastructure, officials said Wednesday. The junta approved 741.46 billion baht...



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