Tag: Thailand

4 Killed, Dozens Injured in Thai Attacks on Tourist Areas [VIDEO]

A series of coordinated bombings targeting foreign tourists Friday killed at least four people in Thailand, and injured dozens of others in some of the country’s most popular beach towns and resort areas. Two blasts went off in the seaside city of Hua Hin late Thursday, leaving one woman dead and more than 20 wounded,…

Thai Police: Man In Yellow Shirt Is Bangkok Bomber [VIDEO]

Thai police said Tuesday investigators believe a man seen in security video wearing a yellow T-shirt and carrying a backpack set off the explosion at a central Bangkok shrine that killed 20 people and injured more than 100. “The yellow shirt guy is not just the suspect. He is the bomber,” Police Lt. Gen. Prawut…

Explosion kills at least 27 in Bangkok [VIDEO]

A bomb on a motorcycle exploded just outside a Hindu shrine in the center of the Thai capital yesterday, killing at least 27 people in an attack the government said was aimed at destroying the economy and the tourism industry. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast. Thai forces are fighting a…

U.S. Man Tried to Ship Thai Body Parts

Police in Bangkok questioned a 31-year-old American tourist after DHL alerted them to a trio of packages bound for the U.S. that contained a variety of preserved human parts, including an infant’s head, three babies’ feet, and a tiny heart. The American told police he found the items at a Bangkok night market, Police Col.…

Thailand’s military seizes power in coup

Thailand’s military has staged a coup d’etat, with the country’s army chief saying that the military is taking control of government in the the southeast Asian nation. Photo: Screencrab of Thai military chiefs making a TV address (BBC News)

Thailand Army Declares Martial Law [VIDEO]

The army in Thailand has announced the imposition of martial law amid political crisis “to keep law and order”. The army has also granted itself wide-ranging powers to enforce its decision. The military said it had taken the action to preserve peace and order. The move comes after a long-running political crisis, and escalating tensions…

Thailand Prime Minister Won’t Resign

Thailand’s prime minister refused to resign Monday after eight days of protests, but said she is open to talks to find a peaceful resolution. Yingluck Shinawatra said police would not use force against protesters, but the national security chief later reported they were using rubber bullets against the crowd outside Yingluck’s office in Bangkok. Four…

Two Men Arrested After Instagram Pic Shows Rihanna Snuggled With Protected Wildlife

Pop star Rihanna spent a weekend at the beach in Thailand, leaving behind a trail of racy tweets and an incriminating Instagram photograph showing her cuddling an endangered primate. That didn’t go down well with authorities, who arrested two people for allegedly peddling protected species. On a break from her Diamonds World Tour, Rihanna visited…