Sri Lanka's ousted president Rajapaksa arrives in Thailand
Thai authorities say the former military officer, who is the first Sri Lankan head of state to quit mid-term, has no intention of seeking political asylum and will only stay temporarily.
Sri Lanka's ousted president to seek temporary stay in Thailand
Thai authorities say Rajapaksa has no intention of seeking political asylum and will only stay temporarily.
Sri Lanka's ousted president seeks entry to Thailand after weeks in Singapore
A Thai foreign ministry spokesman says Rajapaksa holds a diplomatic passport that allows him entry into the country for 90 days.
Sri Lanka's ousted president expected to fly to Thailand, sources say
Rajapaksa flew to Singapore, via the Maldives, following unprecedented unrest triggered by Sri Lanka's economic crisis and days after thousands of protesters stormed the president's residence and office.
Thai poll shows majority want PM to leave office this month
Thailand's opposition plans to petition the constitutional court to decide whether Prayuth Chan-ocha's time as prime minister in the junta counts towards his tenure as premier, which is limited to eight years.
Joint venture: Cannabis cafes open new front in Thai tourism revival
Several such outlets have sprung up across the capital since Thailand decriminalised the plant in June, a few weeks before it dropped Covid-linked controls on foreign visitors.
Thai businesses cash in on cannabis, from milk tea to toothpaste
Dropping cannabis from Thailand's narcotics list has led to an explosion of recreational use.
Thailand admits to using phone spyware, cites national security
Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn says that he is aware of authorities using spyware in 'limited' cases but does not specify which agency used such software, which programme was used or which individuals targeted.
Thailand on verge of using voluntary chemical castration for sex offenders
Of 16,413 convicted sex offenders released from Thai prisons between 2013 and 2020, there were 4,848 who re-offended, according to corrections department figures.
Mucky business: Thai prisoners clean Bangkok sewers after pandemic delay
Pre-pandemic, convicts could volunteer to clear the sewers of Thailand's capital – which sits only 1.5 metres above sea level and is perennially beset by flooding – earning time off their sentences.
Thailand relaxes mask rule to bolster pandemic-hit tourism
Face masks had been compulsory in public since mid-2021, when the country saw a wave of cases driven by the spread of the Delta variant.
As Thailand green-lights cannabis, patients welcome cheaper supplies
Thailand has become the first Asian country to legalise the growing and private consumption of marijuana, a move authorities say will boost agriculture by giving farmers a valuable new cash crop.