Tag Archives: Thailand

  • Elephants in Thailand ‘broken’ for lucrative animal tourism

    Separated from their mothers, jabbed with metal hooks, and sometimes deprived of food -- many Thai elephants are tamed by force before being sold to lucrative tourism sites increasingly advertised as 'sanctuaries' to travellers. ...

  • Muslim insurgent group says it met with Thai government

    The main group fighting an insurgency in Thailand’s largely Muslim south said it had held its first meeting with officials from the new Thai government. ...

  • Thailand set for coronation of King Rama X, first in 69 years

    Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned this weekend in a pageantry-laden ceremony flecked by Hindu and Buddhist ritual, as Rama X furthers his primacy. ...

  • Thai junta party takes shock lead in first general election

    Thailand's ruling junta took an unexpected lead in the country's first election since a 2014 coup with more than 90 percent of ballots counted, election authorities said late Sunday. ...

  • One Tibetan’s greener grass in Bangkok

    For Tibetan restaurateur Yangkyi la the grass is greener in Bangkok in the East, while many other Tibetans rather go West to US, Canada, or Europe, where they hope to find a better future. ...

  • Thousands stranded in Thailand after Pakistan closes airspace

    Thousands of travellers were stranded in Bangkok on Thursday when Thai Airways cancelled all flights over Pakistan after Islamabad closed its airspace in response to soaring tensions ...

  • Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada

    An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as Thai officials confirmed. ...

  • Saudi woman who feared family would kill her given UN protection

    The Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum after landing at Bangkok airport has been placed "under the care" of the United Nations refugee agency, a Thai official said late Monday. ...

  • Thai cave boys speak of ‘miracle’ rescue as they leave hospital

    Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly Wednesday of their incredible ordeal. ...

  • On a journey of self-discovery: Norbu Dhondup in Southeast Asia

    Taking time off from his regular life in Toronto, Norbu Dhondup headed to southeast Asia on a spiritual journey. ...