Thailand (/ˈtaɪlænd/TY-land or /ˈtaɪlənd/TY-lənd;Thai:ประเทศไทย, rtgs:Prathet Thai), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (Thai:ราชอาณาจักรไทย, rtgs:Ratcha-anachak Thai; IPA:[râːt.tɕʰá.ʔāː.nāː.tɕàk tʰāj]), formerly known as Siam (Thai:สยาม; rtgs:Sayam), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Its maritime boundaries include Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.
The 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup was the 7th FIFA Futsal World Cup, an international futsal tournament that took place from 1–18 November 2012 in Thailand. An extra four teams (increase to 24 from 20 at the 2008 event in Brazil) were competing at this World Cup.
Brazil defended their title, winning it for the fifth time, by defeating Spain in a rematch of the 2008 final 3–2 after extra time.
The host nation, Thailand, qualified automatically.
The matches were originally due to take place across four venues. Due to construction delays and failure to meet the security requirement, early matches scheduled at the Bangkok Futsal Arena were moved to the Hua Mark Indoor Stadium. After the final inspection on 5 November, FIFA announced that the Bangkok Futsal Arena had not sufficiently met the criteria. The two quarter-final matches would be played at Nimibutr Stadium, while Hua Mark Indoor Stadium would host the semifinals and the final.
Thailand has failed in its attempt to overturn its suspension from weightlifting and to challenge the principle of member federations being held responsible for the actions of its athletes and coaches ...CAS upheld a decision by an independent panel that Thailand had "brought weightlifting into disrepute" through a doping scandal.
Derek Green said ... Advertisement. `"We will be out there to maintain peace and order,” he said ... Michael M. Lee ... TinhornFlats owner Baret Lepejian, who lives in Thailand while his children operate the restaurant, told The Times that he supports his son’s actions and vowed not to pay the roughly $50,000 in fines that have been levied against the business.
HI is currently implementing projects in more than 60 countries worldwide, including Thailand. 1.2 About Humanity & Inclusion in Thailand. HI started working in Thailand in 1982 and first focused its actions on the delivery of mobility and assistive products to Cambodian and Burmese landmine victims, most of who needed lower limb prostheses.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has confirmed its first local cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in the U.K., raising the likelihood that it is facing a new wave of the pandemic, a senior doctor said Wednesday ...The new virus threat comes at a particularly vulnerable time for Thailand.
As her government backed the Tatmadaw’s actions and imposed restrictions on aid and Internet access in conflict-affected areas, the Bamar public largely remained loyal to her and silent to the plight of minorities ... On the southeastern border with Thailand, fighting between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Tatmadaw has exploded.
“Thailand continues to demonstrate strong commitment to addressing statelessness through the adoption of key legislative measures,” said Mr ... Thailand has demonstrated strong commitment to and been a regional leader in taking action to prevent and reduce statelessness and protect the rights of stateless persons.
“It’s a cycle that seems to be unending and there doesn’t seem to be any willingness from Thailand or the rest of the international community to try to take firm kind of action to end this cycle.” ....
Thousands flee into Thailand following Myanmar air strikes ... Thailand’s prime minister denied that his country’s security forces had forced villagers back to Myanmar who had fled from military airstrikes over the weekend, saying they returned home on their own accord ... We asked those who crossed to Thailand if they have any problem in their area.