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13 Feb
Thaksin Shinawatra is serving a one-year jail term following his return home after 15 years in self-exile. He had requested a royal pardon last August and his old party is now back in power.
9 Dec
Thailand's tourism bureau estimates nearly 1.5 million fewer visitors from China in 2023 than had originally been expected at the beginning of the year. Changing travel trends and economic problems in China are to blame.
25 Nov
The project involves the construction of a rail and road system connecting Thailand's eastern and western coasts. It is designed to provide an alternate trade route between the Indian and Pacific oceans.
22 Oct
Thai PM Srettha Thavisin met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Beijing this past week. The motives behind the warm encounter appear to be economical. But at what cost to Thailand's reputation?
14 Oct
Thailand is planning to tighten its firearm laws after two people were killed during a mass shooting in a Bangkok shopping mall.
4 Oct
Thailand's new prime minister has indicated the government will more strictly regulate cannabis sales, and the country's dispensaries are concerned about the future.
20 Sep
Despite winning the general election, reformist politician Pita Limjaroenrat quit as the Move Forward Party leader last week after being blocked by parliament from becoming Thailand's next prime minister.
18 Sep
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin expressed his opposition to the drug shortly after taking office. Cannabis was decriminalized only last year.
3 Sep 2023
Voters in Bangkok told DW about what they expect for Thailand's political future after the progressive election winner was blocked from forming a government.
31 Aug 2023
Thaksin Shinawatra is serving an 8-year jail term following his return home after 15 years in self-exile. The country's newly-appointed prime minister, Srettha Thavisin, represents the party Thaksin once founded.
27 Aug 2023
Property mogul-turned-politician Srettha Thavisin will lead a coalition government of former archrivals, while the winner of the election will remain in opposition.
25 Aug 2023
Thaksin Shinawatra, an ethnic Chinese billionaire, has been a dominant figure in Thai politics for over two decades. Thailand has been sharply divided between those who love him and those who loathe him.

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