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Bangkok: Capital of Thailand
Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand, and has a population of over eight million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over fourteen million people lived within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region at the 2010 census, making Bangkok the nation's primate city, significantly dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in importance.

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Cambodia opposition founder says he was blocked from boarding plane home from Paris

Cambodia's self-exiled opposition party founder Sam Rainsy, who has vowed to return to his home country to lead demonstrations against authoritarian rule, said he had been prevented on Thursday from..
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Thai PM says Cambodia's Sam Rainsy unlikely to be allowed in

Thailand is unlikely to allow entry to Cambodian opposition founder Sam Rainsy, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Wednesday, after the self-exiled dissident said he planned to return to Cambodia..
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Videos for Bangkok


Cambodia's Rainsy 'refused boarding' onto Paris-Bangkok flight [Video]Cambodia's Rainsy 'refused boarding' onto Paris-Bangkok flight

Opposition leader attempting to return to Cambodia from self-imposed exile to challenge Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Asian countries agree on trade deal terms [Video]Asian countries agree on trade deal terms

Fifteen nations conclude talks on Chinese-backed economic partnership during ASEAN summit in Bangkok.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

Bangkok shrine attack trial faces more delays [Video]Bangkok shrine attack trial faces more delays

Two suspects retract earlier confessions saying they were tortured and coerced, but now say they are innocent and want their day in court.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published

World's tourist hotspots await annual Chinese invasion [Video]World's tourist hotspots await annual Chinese invasion

Thailand is among the countries set to see a jump in visitors from China during the “Golden Week” holidays this week due to relaxation of visa rules, but Hong Kong could be set to lose out as..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Visiting Bangkok? Bring A Mask. [Video]Visiting Bangkok? Bring A Mask.

Bangkok residents were advised to stay inside and wear protective masks on Monday. Toxic smog reached dangerous levels, according to reports at Business Insider. The smog develops through humid air and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

 

India to continue talks on RCEP trade deal: Australian minister

India is going to continue talks on an Asia-wide trade deal that is being discussed at a summit of regional leaders in Bangkok and which Thailand has said will be signed next year, Australia's trade..
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Trade talks in balance at Southeast Asian leaders summit

Plans to finalize an Asia-wide trade deal at a summit in Bangkok this weekend were uncertain after new demands raised by India in the negotiations to create the world's largest trading bloc.
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Security tight in Thai capital ahead of Southeast Asia summit

Thailand mobilized more than 17,000 security officers on Friday ahead of a three-day summit of Southeast Asian and other international leaders in Bangkok, guarding against attacks after a dozen..
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U.S. set to disappoint Asia with downgraded delegation for Bangkok summits

The United States has downgraded its participation in back-to-back Asia-Pacific summits in Bangkok next week, a move bound to disappoint Asian partners worried by China's expanding influence.
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China denounces Thai politicians for show of support to Hong Kong activists

The Chinese embassy in Bangkok has condemned Thai politicians for showing support to Hong Kong activists amid mass anti-Beijing protests, saying that such move could harm the relationship between the..
Reuters - Published

'I don't recommend you do this': Thailand's stealthy snake wrangler

In the dead of night, Thai firefighter Pinyo Pukpinyo stealthily approaches a python coiled around the rafters of a home in Bangkok, and quickly grabs its head with his bare hands.
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Thai police seek three more suspects in Bangkok blasts

Thai authorities issued arrest warrants on Tuesday for three more suspects linked to bomb attacks as the capital hosted a diplomatic meeting last month, raising to seven the number of suspects still..
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Bangkok bombings may be linked to politics: police

A series of bombings in the Thai capital Bangkok last week may be linked to politics, police said on Thursday as authorities hunted for more than a dozen suspects in connection with the attacks.
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Unexploded firebomb discovered in Thai capital

Thai authorities recovered an unexploded firebomb at a market in central Bangkok on Wednesday in what they said was a device left over from coordinated attacks last week that wounded four people.
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Thailand seeks more than 10 suspects for series of bombs in Bangkok

Thai security forces are hunting more than 10 suspects in connection with a series of bomb attacks in Bangkok last week, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday.
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Bombs hit Bangkok during major security meeting

Six small bomb blasts wounded at least four people in Bangkok on Friday, as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting with top diplomats from the United States, China and other world..
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Thai police say total six bombs exploded in Bangkok

A total of six bombs exploded at three locations in Bangkok on Friday and one explosive device was recovered before it blew up, a senior police officer said.
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Thai PM condemns those behind blasts that destroy peace

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha on Friday condemned those behind at least three small bomb blasts that hit the capital Bangkok as it was hosting a South East Asian security meeting with world..
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Three small blasts hit Bangkok as city hosts major security meeting

Three small explosions, one possibly a homemade bomb, injured three people in Bangkok on Friday, as the Thai capital hosted a Southeast Asian security meeting with top diplomats from the United States,..
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Several small blasts heard in Thai capital, two hurt

Several small explosions were heard in Bangkok in at least three locations on Friday and police said that two street cleaners had been hurt by what appeared to be a homemade bomb.
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Several small explosions in Bangkok: local media

Several small explosions were heard in Bangkok in at least three locations on Friday and two street cleaners suffered minor injuries, Thai media reported.
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Two fake bombs found near Bangkok forum of world powers: police

Thai police said they found two fake bombs on Thursday near the venue of a regional security meeting in Bangkok of world powers and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)..
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Pompeo criticizes China after meeting top diplomat in Bangkok

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticized China's actions in Asia after meeting his Chinese counterpart for the first time this year amid political tension between the two countries.
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Pompeo says U.S. doesn't ask Southeast Asians to take sides

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Southeast Asian counterparts at a meeting in Bangkok on Thursday that the United States never asked Indo-Pacific nations to take sides.
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Pompeo hopes to help patch up Japan-South Korea ties

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would encourage Washington's two biggest Asian allies Japan and South Korea "to find a path forward" from their diplomatic row when he meets their foreign..
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Southeast Asian leaders emphasize economic strength in face of U.S.-China tensions

Southeast Asian leaders agreed on Sunday to work together on regional economy and security to strengthen their positions amid growing U.S.-China tensions, as they wrapped up this year's first summit in..
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Southeast Asian leaders meet, expected to discuss Rohingyas, South China Sea

Southeast Asian leaders met on Sunday for a second day of a summit in Bangkok, where they were expected to discuss pressing regional issues including the plight of Myanmar's fleeing Rohingyas and the..
Reuters - Published

Southeast Asian nations vow to combat plastic debris in oceans

Southeast Asian nations vowed on Saturday to fight against plastic pollution in the ocean, as their leaders adopted a joint declaration during a summit in Bangkok.
Reuters - Published

Southeast Asia making good progress on South China Sea conduct code: Thailand

Southeast Asian nations made good progress on a Code of Conduct negotiating draft for the disputed South China Sea and likely will finish a first reading by the end of this year, the Thai foreign..
Reuters - Published

Southeast Asian leaders open summit in Bangkok

Southeast Asian leaders opened a two-day summit in Bangkok on Saturday, though it was unclear what progress their 10-country group could make on disputes in the South China Sea and the plight of ethnic..
Reuters - Published

'Unholy alliance'? SE Asian authorities accused of trading exiled activists

Three Thai policemen approached Vietnamese refugee Nguyen Van Chung at his home in Bangkok in January and asked him whether he was in touch with another Vietnamese man, Truong Duy Nhat, who had fled to..
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ASEAN must not turn a blind eye to plight of Rohingya, groups say

Human rights groups on Wednesday called on Southeast Asian leaders to rethink their approach to the Rohingya refugee crisis ahead of a regional summit in Bangkok this week.
Reuters - Published

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