Thailand launches COVID-19 strip test
Thailand launches a COVID-19 strip test, aiming to circumvent the standard test with a fast-track alternative which can provide results within 10-15 minutes. The test's main goal is to help expand the capacity of virus testing options within Thailand.
Families claim their dead as Thais mourn 29 killed in mass shooting
Grieving relatives of 29 people murdered by a rogue soldier in Thailand held Buddhist prayer ceremonies Monday, as questions multiply over how and why the unprecedented shooting spree happened. Holding portraits of their relatives and dabbing away tears, families of the victims arrived at a city morgue in Nakhon Ratchasima, better known as Korat, to carry home coffins bearing their dead.
Pope Francis reaches out to Catholics in Thailand and Japan
Pope Francis is traveling to Thailand and Japan, once again visiting countries with small Christian minorities. The head of the Catholic Church's visits to Nagasaki and Hiroshima will be especially closely watched.
Interpol busts international pedophilia ring
Nine people have been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US in connection with an online pedophilia network. Fifty children were rescued in the international operation.
Thai activists accused of defaming king 'disappear'
Rights groups have called on Thailand to explain the disappearance of three activists accused of insulting the monarchy. Separately, a man jailed under the country's lese-majeste laws has been freed in a royal pardon.
Thailand vote result delayed until Friday
Still no clear result from Thailand’s general election over the weekend. Both major parties are claiming the right to form a government and now election authorities are facing calls to resign for repeatedly delaying the results and failing to account for mounting voting irregularities.
US and Asian nations launch 'Cobra Gold' military exercises
Ten days of military exercises with the US and Asian nations have started in Thailand. They come as US President Donald Trump asked South Korea to pay $500 million more for keeping US troops in South Korea.
Thousands evacuated as Storm Pabuk strikes Thailand beaches
The storm has made landfall on Thailand's south coast, unleashing gusting winds and surging waves and causing one death. Officials, fearing it could be the worst storm in decades, evacuated thousands ahead of time.