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05:33

Govt mulls ending Thai Pass

The Ministry of Public Health has given a loose time frame for when it will decide upon dropping the Thailand Pass for foreigners, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul says.

05:33
'It's possible'
05:22

New party asserts anti-Prayut stance

The newly established Sang Anakhot Thai (Building Thailand's Future) Party is standing firm that it will not join any government led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, according to deputy party leader Suranand Vejjajiva.

05:22
New party asserts anti-Prayut stance
04:55

Rabble-rouser Suthep calls for a 'truly independent' governor

Former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban on Friday insisted that the next Bangkok governor should be independent and free from any political affiliations.

04:55
Rabble-rouser Suthep calls for a 'truly independent' governor
04:22

Booze ban slapped on city, Pattaya for polls

Liquor sales will be banned from 6pm on Saturday until 6pm on Sunday in Bangkok and Pattaya due to the Bangkok gubernatorial and Pattaya mayor elections.

04:22
Booze ban in two cities
04:11

Nation asks US to cut it from trade watch list

Thailand has asked the United States to remove the country from its trade watch list this year, a request made during bilateral talks on the sidelines of this year's Apec Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) meeting in Bangkok.

04:11
20 May 2022

Biden touts closer Asian ties on Korea visit

SEOUL: President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea Friday, his first Asia trip as US leader, aiming to cement ties with regional security allies despite growing fears of a North Korean nuclear test.

20 May 2022
Biden touts closer Asian ties on Korea visit
20 May 2022

Flash flood alert issued until Monday

Weather forecasters are warning of sudden floods and runoff from heavy rain that is expected to continue in most parts of the country over the next three days.

20 May 2022
Flash flood alert issued until Monday
20 May 2022

Samui hails Phnom Penh direct flights

SURAT THANI: Direct flights linking Koh Samui with Phnom Penh have raised hopes of more visits by beach lovers and culture enthusiasts to the resort island in this southern province.

20 May 2022 1
Samui hails Phnom Penh direct flights
20 May 2022

Ratchanok advances to Thailand Open semi-final

Home favourites Ratchanok Intanon and the mixed doubles duo Sapsiree Taerattanachai and Dechapol Puavaranukroh recorded straight-sets victories on Friday to book a place in the semi-finals of the Thailand Open badminton tournament.

20 May 2022
Ratchanok advances to Thailand Open semi-final
20 May 2022

End of quarantine for unvaccinated foreign arrivals

An end to compulsory quarantine for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated arrivals from June 1 and Thai returnees will no longer need Thailand Pass, but foreign returnees still do.

20 May 2022 6
No quarantine
20 May 2022

Jealous husband arrested, wife killed in front of young daughter

A man wanted for shooting dead his wife in front of their young daughter in Trang last July has been arrested at a hospital in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

20 May 2022
Jealous husband arrested, wife killed in front of  young daughter
20 May 2022

Bangkokians urged to vote on Sunday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) organised a campaign urging eligible voters to cast their ballots in the Bangkok governor election on Sunday.

20 May 2022
Bangkokians urged to vote on Sunday
20 May 2022

Pubs, massage parlours to reopen, masks mandatory

More easing of Covid-19 controls announced including pubs and massage parlours being allowed to reopen in 31 provinces from June 1, with masks mandatory.

20 May 2022 21
Another step
20 May 2022

Japan to double limit on foreign arrivals from next month

Japan will next month double its limit on foreign arrivals to 20,000 a day, the top government spokesperson said on Friday.

20 May 2022
Japan to double limit on foreign arrivals from next month
20 May 2022

6,463 new Covid cases, 41 more deaths

The situation is improving with fewer new cases than expected, but the planned date for declaring Covid-19 an endemic disease remains July 1, a senior health spokesman said on Friday.

20 May 2022
Covid figures steady
20 May 2022

More illegal migrants en route to Malaysia caught in Songkhla

SONGKHLA: Twenty more Myanmar illegal migrants heading for promised jobs in Malaysia were arrested on a dirt track near the Malaysian border in Sadao district in the early hours of Friday.

20 May 2022 1
More illegal migrants en route to Malaysia caught in Songkhla
20 May 2022

No quarantine for Covid high-risk people

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday lifted the five-day quarantine requirement for people in close contact with Covid-19 cases.

20 May 2022 8
No quarantine for Covid high-risk people
20 May 2022

Ukraine slams Russian campaign in Donbas 'hell', US readies $40bn in aid

KYIV: The renewed Russian offensive in Ukraine's Donbas has turned the eastern region into "hell", President Volodymyr Zelensky said, as the United States approved a gargantuan US$40-billion aid package for the country.

20 May 2022 18
Ukraine slams Russian campaign in Donbas 'hell', US readies $40bn in aid
20 May 2022

Jealous husband arrested for stabbing wife on train

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A man was arrested after he stabbed his wife with a knife in a fit of jealousy in full view of shocked passengers aboard a Surin-bound train on Thursday evening.

20 May 2022 10
Jealous husband arrested for stabbing wife on train
20 May 2022

Foreign minister tests positive for Covid

Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai has tested positive for Covid-19, putting Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and other officials at Government House at risk.

20 May 2022 1
Foreign minister tests positive for Covid