Jordan crown prince weds in lavish ceremony
AMMAN - Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah married Saudi architect Rajwa Al Saif on Thursday in a wedding attended by royals from across the globe.
HSBC Thailand prepares strategy for expansion
HSBC Thailand aims to raise fresh funds and secure an additional licence in preparation for local business expansion in line with the country's economic growth.
BMA probes public works 'extortion'
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is looking into a claim that a public works official extorted 300,000 baht from a contractor, a source said.
Sentiment hits 3-year high amid economic recovery
The Digital Industry Sentiment Index rose above the threshold of 50 in the first quarter for the first time in 12 months, reaching a three-year high, according to a survey by the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa).
MFP speaker pick named mid-month
The Move Forward Party (MFP) is expected to finalise its candidate for the House Speaker post in the middle of this month, said party secretary-general Chaithawat Tulathon.
BTSC says it's ready to invest in 'missing link'
The Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BTSC) is ready to invest in a 2.6-kilometre missing link to connect its Yellow Line monorail to the Green Line of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) at Ratchayothin and Lat Phrao stations.
Extension granted to migrant workforce
Concern over a domestic labour shortage has eased after the cabinet on Tuesday approved an extension to employment contracts that allow more than 200,000 migrant workers to keep their jobs.
GPO touts new drug to help quit smoking
The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has unveiled a locally developed cytisine -- an alkaloid that occurs naturally in certain plants -- that can help people quit smoking, reduce treatment costs and potentially save over 12 million baht in imported drugs.
Big parties reject idea of forming national coalition
The United Thai Nation, Pheu Thai and Move Forward parties have all shrugged off a suggestion by a senator that all parties consider forming a national coalition in the event the country faces a new political crisis.
SMALL FIRMS EYE BOOZE LIFT
Small breweries and local distilleries are hopeful of a bright future if the Move Forward Party forms a coalition government and pushes changes to liberalise the alcohol industry as promised.
EC urged to speed up probe into MFP leader
A group of political activists calling themselves Love Democracy on Thursday petitioned the Election Commission (EC) to speed up the probe into Move Forward Party (MFP) leader Pita Limjaroenrat's alleged ineligibility to run in the election.
MFP urged to end graft in logistics
Lorry operators called on the Move Forward Party (MFP) to stamp out bribery in the transport sector on Thursday, saying the practice has been around for about two decades.
Defence body eyes reform
The Defence Council has declared its own plan to reconfigure the armed forces in response to the Move Forward Party (MFP) pressing for military reform.
Biden trips, tumbles on Air Force stage
COLORADO SPRINGS (UNITED STATES) - President Joe Biden took a face-first tumble on Thursday after tripping over an obstacle on stage at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, but he appeared unhurt.
Germany's Altmaier wins French Open epic as Andreeva strikes blow for teens
PARIS - Germany's Daniel Altmaier won the fifth longest French Open match on Thursday as 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva made the last 32, providing a tantalising glimpse into the sport's future.
Losses mount at Airport Rail Link
The Airport Rail Link (ARL) service has been losing 70 million baht a month as it is carrying fewer commuters than the pre-pandemic levels of 2019, according to State Railway of Thailand (SRT).
More help for at-risk marine species
Researchers are looking into the potential returns from certifying Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in Trat, Trang and Pattani provinces as a means to make money to help endangered marine species.
Public urged to get free flu jabs
The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is urging Thais to register for a flu vaccine, especially if they are eligible to get one free under a new government initiative that will run until the end of August.
BMA seeks to improve school meals
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) could adopt a central kitchen system used to supply meals to schools in Japan, to improve the quality of school lunches in Thailand.
Bills cut with Thai artificial tooth roots
Thai researchers have developed an artificial tooth root, improving public access to dental implant services by bringing down the price of implants tenfold when compared to imported ones of a similar quality, the government says.