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August 20, 2014 5:56 pm

Germany says ready to send arms to Iraqi Kurds

After other European countries said they would send weapons, "we are ready to do the same," he said at a joint press conference with Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen. AFP

August 20, 2014 5:40 pm

Co-pilot of budget airline passes out during flight

A co-pilot of a budget airline collapsed during flight after taking off from Hat Yai for about 20 minutes to Bangkok on Wednesday. The pilot of Lion Air flight SL 8537 then made an emergency..

August 20, 2014 4:54 pm

Synthetic drugs a major drag on development

The event was organised by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Global SMART Programme. Growing demand in East and Southeast Asia for methamphetamine is being met by large-scale production in..

August 20, 2014 4:46 pm

DNA shows Japanese fathered 15 surrogate babies: Thai police

But his motives remained a mystery two weeks after the discovery of nine babies in a Bangkok apartment triggered a human trafficking probe. The alleged father, who is reported by Japanese..

August 20, 2014 4:19 pm

Qatar financing IS jihadists: German minister

"A story like this always has a history," he said in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF. "Who is financing these troops? Hint: Qatar." Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel..

August 20, 2014 4:05 pm

Extreme poverty in Asia underestimated, bank says

Adjusting for these factors could derail Asia’s efforts to eradicate official extreme poverty by 2030, the Asian Development Bank said in an annual report on key economic indicators. "In..

August 20, 2014 3:54 pm

CK waiting to grab new jobs from state's Bt2.4-trn transport..

It reported a net profit of Bt677 million for the first six months of the year on revenue of Bt18.04 billion and now has a total backlog of Bt101 billion. Ch Karnchang also projects its revenue..

August 20, 2014 3:37 pm

Prayuth will not show up for NLA meeting Thursday

A source said Prayuth will join the anniversary celebration of the 21st Infantry Regiment in Lop Buri and return to carry out his works at the Army headquarters. The Nation

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August 20, 2014 2:33 pm

Australia says Bitcoin not taxable as currency

In guidance designed to help people finalise their tax returns, the Australian Tax Office said Bitcoins were a form of property, disappointing those hoping they would be seen as a currency...

August 20, 2014 2:28 pm

Japanese 111-year-old becomes oldest man

Sakari Momoi, a former high school principal who was born on February 5, 1903, received a certificate from Guinness World Records confirming the achievement. Dressed in a black suit, white..

August 20, 2014 2:17 pm

VN against Ebola

The decision follows an action plan issued yesterday by the Ministry of Health to prevent the Ebola virus infection from entering and spreading in Vietnam. The health ministry has asked the..

August 20, 2014 2:01 pm

Seven treated for ammonia inhalation after rice factory..

Police said the blast happened at the Sujira Pattana ice factory in Rayong's Muang district at 8:30 am. The seven people were rushed to the Rayong Hospital but released after receiving..