Tag Archives: Thailand

Don't shy away from condoms, Thailand says ahead of Valentine's Day

By Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand launched a campaign on Thursday urging citizens to obtain used to carrying condoms, as it battles a reluctance to use protection in the…

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Thai junta pressures Facebook, Line to censor online posts

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand's military government will try to persuade media companies Facebook & Line to comply with court orders to remove content it considers harmful to peace & order,…

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Thailand reports 2nd MERS case in a man from Oman

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has reported its second confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, detected in a 71-year-old man from Oman who arrived in Bangkok on Friday….

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Omani man tests positive for MERS in Thailand

Bangkok (AFP) – Thai health officials are trying to trace dozens of people who may have come into contact with an elderly Omani man who tested positive for Middle East…

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Deadly bacteria more prevalent than previously thought: study

Bangkok (AFP) – An often deadly & difficult to treat bacterial disease is much more prevalent than previously thought & kills tens of thousands of people worldwide each year, researchers…

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Asian golfers shone in 2015, but tour outlook uncertain

Hong Kong (AFP) – While the stars of Asian golf shone brightly in 2015, the Asian Tour heads into an uncertain new year with players unhappy with a proposed European…

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Activists call for witness protection as major Thai human trafficking trial begins

By Alisa Tang BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thai authorities must step up witness protection for a major human trafficking trial with the accused including an army general & one…

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Foreigners drawn to Myanmar's bone-crunching kickboxing

Yangon (AFP) – A roar erupted at the Yangon ring as the home champion ploughed a right hook into his American opponent's face, crumpling him to the canvas in the…

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Myanmar migrants found guilty of killing British backpackers

KOH SAMUI, Thailand (AP) — A Thai court on Thursday sentenced two Myanmar migrants to death for the murder of two British backpackers on a resort island last year, in…

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Thai government says it's not ignoring shrimp sheds slavery

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government said Monday it is not ignoring the slavery & forced labor in its lucrative shrimp industry that was highlighted in an Associated Press investigation published…

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