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COVID-19 infections surge among prisoners in Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — Nearly 3,000 inmates at two prisons in Thailand’s capital have tested positive for COVID-19, the Corrections Department said Wednesday, as the country battles a new wave of the coronavi...

Thailand urged not to repatriate reporters who fled Myanmar

BANGKOK (AP) — Rights organizations and reporters' groups urged Thai authorities on Tuesday not to repatriate three journalists who fled to Thailand from military-run Myanmar, saying they would face a...

Indian virus variant found in Thai travelers from Pakistan

BANGKOK (AP) — Health authorities in Thailand said Monday they have confirmed the country’s first cases of the Indian variant of the coronavirus, in a Thai woman and her 4-year-old son who have been i...

New coronavirus cases set record in Thailand's capital

BANGKOK (AP) — Health authorities in Thailand expressed concern as they announced Friday that the country’s capital has confirmed a record 869 new coronavirus cases as it battles a resurgence of the p...

5 Thai activists indicted over alleged attempt to harm queen

BANGKOK (AP) — Prosecutors in Thailand indicted five pro-democracy activists on Wednesday on changes of attempting to harm the queen during a street demonstration last October in which some protesters...

Thai protesters hold peaceful rally criticizing the monarchy

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai pro-democracy protesters who last year broke a long-standing taboo by publicly criticizing the country’s monarchy returned to the streets Wednesday to defiantly repeat their calls ...

Thai prisons seek space after influx of political prisoners

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is considering an expansion of prison space as it arrests more political prisoners, the justice minister said Wednesday. Somsak Thepsuthin said Bangkok Remand...

Thailand charges more activists with sedition, royal insults

BANGKOK (AP) — Prosecutors in Thailand charged 18 pro-democracy activists with sedition on Monday, while lodging additional charges of insulting the monarchy against three of them. T...

Pro-democracy protest in Thailand passes without violence

BANGKOK (AP) — Demonstrators from Thailand’s student-led pro-democracy movement held a peaceful protest Saturday outside Bangkok’s Criminal Court to bring public attention to the plight of several of ...

Thailand probes Facebook's removal of army-linked accounts

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has assigned the Royal Thai Army to investigate after Facebook Inc. removed 185 accounts and groups allegedly engaged in an informati...

Thai users of Clubhouse app warned about political content

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government warned users of the recently introduced Clubhouse voice chat app on Wednesday that they must be careful not to misuse it or face possible legal consequences. ...

Thailand's pro-democracy protesters clash with police

BANGKOK (AP) — Followers of Thailand’s recently revived student-led pro-democracy movement clashed with police Saturday night as they held a protest seeking the release of four comrades jailed pending...

Prosecutors in Thailand file charges against protest leaders

BANGKOK (AP) — Prosecutors in Thailand on Tuesday charged four prominent pro-democracy activists with sedition and defaming the monarchy for their protest activities. The case is th...

89 foreigners arrested at Thai bar flouting COVID-19 rules

BANGKOK (AP) — Police raided a party at a bar on a popular resort island in southern Thailand and arrested 89 foreigners for violating coronavirus regulations, officials said Wednesday. ...

Thai court acquits 80-year-old writer of defaming monarchy

BANGKOK (AP) — An 80-year-old writer accused of defaming Thailand's monarchy in 2015 because of comments he made at a public seminar about the constitution was acquitted Tuesday by the Criminal Court....