Stories tagged: Thailand
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 3:54 p.m.
Visit to Thailand for sisters is poignant journey home
This is the story of a priest, an airman and a family in Spokane.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Analysis: Flight of ex-Thai prime minister boosts junta rule
As a prominent opponent of Thailand’s ruling junta, ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra would have been a thorn in the government’s side no matter how the country’s top court ruled …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Thai court to issue arrest warrant after ex-PM doesn’t show
Thailand’s Supreme Court said it will issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to show Friday for a contentious trial verdict in which she …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:10 p.m.
Group finds Asia’s performing elephants are treated harshly
An animal protection group wants tourists to know: That elephant you are thinking about riding during your vacation in Thailand is probably a miserable victim of abuse.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Thai police raid ‘click farm,’ find 347,200 SIM cards
Three Chinese men arrested in Thailand have acknowledged that they were operating a “click farm,” using hundreds of cellphones and several hundred thousand SIM cards to run up “likes” and …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Thai police seize 1.2 million methamphetamine tablets
Thai police said Monday they have seized more than 1 million methamphetamine tablets this month, as trade in the illicit drug shows little sign of abating.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
21 indicted in Thailand-to-US sex-trafficking ring
Hundreds of women were brought from Thailand to the U.S. and forced to be “modern day sex slaves,” according to an indictment that charges 21 people in what authorities called …
Tue., May 16, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Thailand backs off threat to block Facebook over content
Thailand backed off a threat to block Facebook on Tuesday, instead providing the social media site with court orders to remove content that the government deems illegal.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Thai husband kills baby, self on Facebook Live
Police in Thailand say a man upset with his wife hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Thailand tries out a special wing for transgender inmates
BANGKOK, Thailand – It has been a while since Ao recognized herself in the mirror. Her voice is still gentle and light, but her skin has become tougher; her muscles …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Women now rule banking in Thailand
As one of four presidents at Thailand’s biggest lender, Kasikornbank, Kattiya Indaravijaya often conducts interviews for senior positions. The job candidates are impressive. And almost always, they’re women.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Thai police charge man in hacking attacks on gov’t sites
Police in Thailand on Monday charged a suspect with participating in recent hacking attacks on government computers that were billed as a protest against a restrictive law governing internet use.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
Crown prince formally becomes Thailand’s new king
Thailand has a new king, with the country’s crown prince formally taking the throne to succeed his much-revered late father, who reigned for 70 years.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Thai king Bhumibol was bridge in close relations with US
WASHINGTON – Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died Thursday after a 70-year reign, was historically an important bridge in his nation’s close, but recently strained, relations with the United States. …
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 7:02 a.m.
Thailand’s king, world’s longest-reigning monarch, dies
BANGKOK – King Bhumibol Adulyadej, revered in Thailand as a demigod, a humble father figure and an anchor of stability through decades of upheaval at home and abroad, died on …
Wed., Oct. 12, 2016, 8:08 a.m.
Worries in Thailand grow over ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has led country since 1946
BANGKOK – Thais chanted prayers Wednesday as the country’s stock market and currency tumbled and the prime minister canceled an overseas trip amid concerns about long-ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s health. …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Bombings in Thailand target tourist cities, killing 4 people
Attackers struck a series of tourist resort towns across southern Thailand with homemade explosives and firebombs in some of the worst violence to hit the country since a military coup …
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016, 5:46 p.m.
Bombing in Thai seaside resort town kills 1, injures 20
Police were searching Friday for clues to who set off two small bombs in Thailand’s popular seaside resort town of Hua Hin, leaving at least one person dead and 20 …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 2:58 p.m.
Thai voters overwhelmingly approve junta-backed constitution
Thai voters on Sunday overwhelmingly approved a new junta-backed constitution that lays the foundation for a civilian government influenced by the military and controlled by appointed – rather than elected …
Thu., June 2, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
2 tiger skins, animal parts found in police stop of truck from Thai temple
Thai police stopped a truck Thursday carrying two tiger skins and other animal parts as it was leaving a Buddhist temple where monks have been accused of being involved in …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Thai leader says women in skimpy dress are like unwrapped candy
BANGKOK – Thailand’s blunt-speaking prime minister had some advice Tuesday for his country’s young women: Don’t dress too revealingly, or you will be shunned like a piece of toffee without …
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014, 8:14 p.m.
Sides blame each other for violence in Thailand protests
BANGKOK, Thailand – A handful of people sat in the road next to Lumpini Park Wednesday, watching a live video blaring loudly enough to be heard for blocks. A few …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2013
Fly-fishing films focus on adventure
Thirteen action-packed fly-fishing films featuring fish ranging from Idaho trout to whoppers in the European nation of Georgia are being packaged into a two-hour show coming to Spokane. The 2013 …
Thu., Jan. 26, 2012, 7:39 a.m.
New extinction risk to Thai elephants: eating them
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s revered national symbol, the elephant, may face a new threat of extinction: being poached not just for their tusks, but for their meat.
Thu., April 14, 2011
Wide-angle lens on the world
Some people are born wanderers. They travel through life, living a few years here, another couple of years there, pulling chapter after chapter of an incredible life story behind them …
Tue., April 14, 2009
Thai protesters call off rally
BANGKOK, Thailand – Leaders of demonstrations that plunged the Thai capital into chaos said today that they were calling off their protests after combat troops ringed their last stronghold. About …
Mon., April 13, 2009
Thailand protests turn violent
BANGKOK, Thailand – Thai soldiers sprayed automatic weapons fire into the air and threw tear gas to clear protesters blocking roads in the capital in the pre-dawn darkness today. Demonstrators …
Mon., Jan. 5, 2009
Thai club owner to be charged
BANGKOK, Thailand – The owner of a Thai nightclub where at least 62 revelers perished in a New Year’s Eve fire will face criminal charges over the blaze, which was …
Tue., Dec. 30, 2008
Activists block official events
Thailand’s government was forced to change the venue of its key policy speech today as thousands of demonstrators loyal to exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra surrounded Parliament, extending months …