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  • Pakistan, India NSAs hold talks in Bangkok

    ISLAMABAD: Pursuant to the recently-held meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Paris climate summit, the National Security Advisers of both countries, accompanied by the Foreign Secretaries, met in Bangkok today...

    Read editorial: India-Pakistan spectacleEarlier, security adviser level talks between India and Pakistan, scheduled for August 23 and 24, were canceled...

  • Pakistan to feature in Bangkok judo events

    ISLAMABAD: A six-member Pakistan squad will participate in the ninth Asian Cadet and 16th Junior Judo Championships slated to be held in Bangkok from Oct 8 to 12...

    The Pakistan squad comprises Mohammad Shoaib, Nadeem Akram, Qaiser Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Aqsa Hussain and Wajahat Sarwar...

  • Bangkok bomb suspect ‘confesses’ to possessing explosives

    BANGKOK: One of the two men arrested over last month’s deadly Bangkok bombing has admitted to a charge of possessing explosives, police said on Monday, in the first confession over the unprecedented attack on Thailand...

    A second man identified as Adem Karadag has already been charged over the crime after he was caught in a flat in a Bangkok suburb with bomb-making paraphernalia and dozens of fake Turkish passports...

  • Bangkok bomb plotter "flew to China", Malaysia lead goes nowhere

    BANGKOK: The suspected mastermind of last month's deadly bomb attack in Thailand left for China from Bangladesh 12 days ago, and efforts in Malaysia to track the man suspected of planting the explosives have been unsuccessful, Thai police said on Friday...

    No group has claimed responsibility for the August 17 attack at a Hindu shrine in Bangkok, which killed 20 people, including 14 foreign tourists, among them seven from Hong Kong and...

  • PIA plans direct flights to Bangkok from Karachi

    KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines will operate three weekly flights from the metropolis to Bangkok from Sept 16, PIA chairman Irfan Illahi said on Friday...

    The PIA chief said that passengers coming from other major cities would also be able to travel to Bangkok with convenient timings...

  • PIA’s three weekly Bangkok-Karachi flights

    KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines’ first flight to Bangkok left from Karachi on Saturday morning...

    The national flag carrier will use Airbus 320 for three weekly flights — Saturday, Monday and Thursday — from Jinnah International Airport Karachi to Bangkok...

  • Bangkok bans its street food

    BANGKOK: Authorities in Thailand’s capital are banishing its world-famous street-food vendors as part of a clean-up drive by the military government, outraging foodies and threatening the livelihoods of the road-side cooks...

    Bangkok is often voted the world’s best destination for street food in travel polls...

  • Police unsure they caught main suspect behind Bangkok bombing

    BANGKOK: Thai police on Friday said neither of the two men detained over the deadly Bangkok attack last month were believed to be the main bombing suspect — seen on CCTV wearing a yellow T-shirt and placing a rucksack under a bench at Erawan shrine moments before the blast...

    “Evidence has showed that Yusufu was probably not the yellow-shirt” suspect, national police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri told reporters at a press conference in...

  • Thai military court indicts Bangkok blast accused

    BANGKOK: A Thai military court Tuesday indicted two foreign men for the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine in August, an unprecedented attack that sent shockwaves through the junta-ruled nation...

    The pair appeared before Bangkok's military court Tuesday morning to hear the charges against them...

  • Sajjad, Asjad kick-start campaigns in Bangkok

    KARACHI: Silver medallist of the IBSF world amateur snooker championship at Bangalore last year, Mohammad Sajjad and compatriot Asjad Iqbal opened their accounts in the Sangsom 6-Reds pro-am world snooker championship which commenced in Bangkok on Monday...

  • 60 injured as boat engine explodes in Bangkok

    BANGKOK: More than 60 people were hospitalised on Saturday, mostly for burns, after the engine on a Bangkok commuter boat burst into flames and sent passengers leaping to a nearby pier, officials said...

    Bangkok’s police commissioner Sanit Mahathavorn said two passengers were seriously hurt by flying debris from the explosion, which rocked the wooden boat but largely left its hull intact...

  • Bomb explodes at Bangkok shrine, killing at least 18

    BANGKOK: A bomb exploded at a popular shrine in central Bangkok during evening rush hour on Monday, killing at least 18 people, injuring more than 100 and leaving body parts strewn across the streets of a neighborhood full of five-star hotels and upscale shopping malls, officials said...

    Bangkok has been relatively peaceful since a military coup ousted a civilian government in May last year after several months of sometimes violent...

  • Bangkok bomb blast: authorities wrestle with several theories

    BANGKOK: Authorities in Thailand have put forward several theories on the motive behind Monday’s deadly bomb blast at Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong tourist area in which 20 people were killed and more than 120 injured...

    In an attempt to get credible evidence, Thailand’s police chief, Gen Somyot Poompunmuang, has urged the public to help investigators find a key suspect in the deadly explosion, the worst in Bangkok in recent memory...

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