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Pakistani startup Tello Talk wins spot in Google’s Demo Day

The finalists will travel to Bangkok in July 

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June 3, 2019


Thousands stranded in Thailand after Pakistan closes airspace

Thai Airways says 5,000 passengers affected

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February 28, 2019


Man smuggles month-old leopard cub on plane to India

The cub was found in a plastic grocery basket hidden inside a bag

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February 2, 2019


Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport says she fears death if repatriated

She said she was stopped by officials and her travel documents were taken from her

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January 6, 2019


Miss Universe 2018: Philippines’ Catriona Gray takes home the crown

She is a former martial artist

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December 17, 2018


Despite stumbling blocks, Fakhre Alam becomes first Pakistani to fly the world solo

His 50,000km Mission Parwaaz was successful

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November 3, 2018


With rising sea levels, Bangkok struggles to stay afloat

As Bangkok prepares to host climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts warning it could be partially submerged in just over a decade. A preparatory meeting begins Tuesday in Thailand’s capital for the next UN climate conference, a crunch summit in Poland…

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September 2, 2018


Frenzied elephant kills owner in Thailand

BANGKOK: An elephant that has starred in feature films and commercials crushed its owner to death in Thailand, zoo officials said Tuesday, setting off fresh debate over the kingdom’s animal tourism industry. The accident took place Monday morning in the northern city of Chiang Mai, just after owner Somsak Riengngen unchained the five-tonne elephant Ekasit….

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November 28, 2017


Video: Unique goal in history of football game

You may not have witnessed such an incident in the history of football game around the world. Watch and be amazed.

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October 24, 2017


McDonald’s issues apology to customer who found cockroach legs in coffee

BANGKOK: McDonald’s Thailand issued an apology to a customer in Thailand who found cockroach legs in his coffee on Friday.  According to details, a customer thought his coffee cup was dirty when he found small brown particles in it. However, on closer inspection, he discovered to his horror that the particles were in fact cockroach…

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October 20, 2017


Malaria warning as resistant strain spreads to Vietnam

BANGKOK: A form of malaria that is resistant to standard treatment has spread to Vietnam for the first time, researchers warned Friday. The strain was originally detected in Cambodia in 2007, and experts are calling for action before it reaches other areas such as India or Africa. “It spread like a wildfire to Vietnam,” professor…

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September 23, 2017


PIA to operate Karachi-Bangkok direct flights

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will operate three weekly flights from Karachi to Bangkok. According to PIA statement, three weekly nonstop flights between Karachi and Bangkok will start from Sept 16. Passengers coming from other major cities including Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar will also be able to travel to Bangkok with convenient timings. For…

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August 26, 2017


Vacationing in Thailand: A thorough overview

Here’s to another year of vacationing in another county, this time it’s none other than Thailand.

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August 1, 2017


Thai schoolgirl learns to smile again after teacher assault

BANGKOK: There were moments when Naruedee Jotsanthia thought she’d never smile again. The Thai schoolgirl says she was left facially disfigured last year after a teacher threw a mug at her head. The attack, which went viral and sparked renewed debate about the country’s deeply hierarchical education system, locked one side of her face in…

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May 3, 2017


Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare

Bangkok, Thailand: Facebook sparked fear — and anger — among Thailand’s social media users after its Safety Check feature triggered a false bomb alert in Bangkok. The check-in feature allows users to signal to friends that they are safe after an event in their area such as a terror attack or natural disaster. But it…

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December 28, 2016


Who is Bhola – the Baldia factory fire suspect?

Watch this report on Baldia factory fire suspect Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, who was arrested from Bangkok.

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December 3, 2016


Abdul Rehman alias Bhola is PSP member: Report

KARACHI: Sources have revealed that Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, the key suspect of 2012 Karachi Baldia factory fire arrested in Bangkok, is a member of Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP). Samaa has obtained a membership farm of Abdul Rehman showing his association with the Karachi-based party led by former Karachi mayor Syed Mustafa Kamal. The form…

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December 3, 2016


Key suspect in Baldia factory fire arrested in Thailand

BANGKOK: A Pakistani man suspected of starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi four years ago that killed 255 people has been arrested in Bangkok, Thai police said Saturday. Abdul Rehman alias Bhola, 46, was detained at a hotel in the red light district Nana area of the capital on Friday evening, said Thailand’s Interpol…

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December 3, 2016


Ousted Thai PM sells rice as pressure cooks over farmers’ plight

BANGKOK: Ousted Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra doled out sacks of rice to hundreds of star-struck shoppers on Saturday, in her latest move to outshine junta efforts to support farmers hit by a price plunge.  Tumbling rice prices have spread anguish across Thailand’s rural heartlands and sent the junta scrambling to roll out rescue packages and…

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November 5, 2016


Bangkok gym offers safe space for transgender men looking to get fit

BANGKOK: For a transgender man, the road to transforming your body does not necessarily stop at hormones or surgery. Transfit, a gym in Bangkok owned and staffed only by transgender men, hopes to help the trans community achieve the workout plans they desire. The gym’s owner, 27-year-old Jyb, said he started the place in 2015…

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June 21, 2016


Underage sex workers rescued from Bangkok brothel raid

BANGKOK: A raid at a large Bangkok brothel notorious for its ‘soapy massages’ revealed underage sex workers and logbooks detailing big kickbacks to corrupt cops and officials, investigators said Wednesday. Thailand’s police force has a reputation for graft, but it is rare for authorities to reveal so clearly how the protection rackets work. More than 100…

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June 8, 2016