Udomchai Thammasarorat says he is open to talks with all stakeholders on unofficial or one-to-one basis.
Canada confirms it has granted asylum to refugee Rahaf al-Qunun, who grabbed world attention during an airport standoff.
But a critic of strongman PM Hun Sen say such a move is conceivable given his ties to her family.
The attackers wore military-style uniforms, authorities say.
Ministry has stopped activities to ready the country for its first election under the junta.
A European “yellow card” warning against Thailand had been in place since April 2015.
Young woman who says she is fleeing an abusive family is protected by Thai law, immigration chief says.
“My family will kill me,” says Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18.
But hardcore BRN rebel leaders were no-shows at two recent meetings in Malaysia, facilitator concedes.
Celebration should not affect plans to hold election on Feb. 24, prime minister says.
Suspected insurgents also traded shots with security forces in another district in Narathiwat, official says.
But his dealings with a BRN faction are “not a negotiation,” Abdul Noor Rahim says.
Explosion damages the Golden Mermaid, an unofficial symbol of Songkhla province and a tourist attraction.
Wu Yuhua and her husband, Yang Chong, are close to getting asylum elsewhere, lawyer says.
“This election doesn’t mean a return to democracy, but a return to the same old power structure,” one observer says.
Premchai Karnasuta and three others are accused of killing a black panther at a wildlife reserve.
Department of Justice: Five people convicted of various charges after six-week trial.
The regulation raising the age to wed from 15 to 17 is to take effect Friday.
Prime minister announced the change to prepare for national election in February.
Hakeem AlAraibi’s lawyer says Bangkok prosecutors are reviewing his extradition papers.
Prime Minister invited 100 political groups to discuss preparing for a vote in February.
Right groups express fears for Hakeem AlAraibi, who claims he was tortured in 2012.
Udomchai Thammasarorat says he wants to deal with “all dissident groups and MARA Patani.”
Thai defense minister sends out appeal during Bangkok visit by Malaysian counterpart.
A recent episode of the American drama caused a stir in junta-ruled Thailand.
Proposals include safety gear for boxers under 16, and a ban on boxers 12 and younger competing professionally.
Twelve officers were wounded at a checkpoint in Yala province, officials said.
Groups work to send dissident Yang Chong and his wife to a new country.
Official election results will be announced no later than April 24, Wissanu Krea-ngam says.
More than 200 dead people remain unidentified on three islands, advocates say.