May 26, 2016

Former Shimizu boss Ghotbi says future 'bright' for Thai soccer

Former Shimizu S-Pulse and Iran manager Afshin Ghotbi, named new coach of Buriram United on Tuesday, believes Thai soccer is on the rise and gaining on Asia’s two premier leagues, the J. League and K-League. “Both K-League and J. League have a longer history ...

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after snake attacks him in toilet

May 26, 2016

Thai man bloodied but unbowed after snake attacks him in toilet

A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet. Attaporn Boonmakchuay was smiling as television stations interviewed ...

May 21, 2016

Thai king is treated for 'water on the brain'

Thailand’s 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej has received treatment for “water on the brain,” the Royal Household Bureau said on Friday. The world’s longest-reigning monarch has been treated for various ailments during a yearlong hospitalization in the capital. He was last seen in public on ...

May 14, 2016

China, Thailand set to hold joint military exercises

China and Thailand will hold joint exercises beginning this month, China’s Ministry of Defence said Friday, in another sign of improving relations since the Thai military seized power in 2014. Thailand’s military has sought to counterbalance traditionally close ties with the United States by ...

Honda opens new plant in Thailand

May 13, 2016

Honda opens new plant in Thailand

Honda Motor Co.’s Thai unit on Thursday officially opened a new assembly and engine plant around 120 km northeast of Bangkok. Construction of the plant at the Rojana Industrial Park began in 2013, with the automaker investing 17.15 billion baht (around $485 million). It ...