General News

Thai court postpones decision on academic's charges

Dec 7, 2017

Thai military court delays decision on whether to prosecute a prominent historian and social critic who suggested that a famed duel on elephant-back won by a Thai king rince 500 years ago may not actually have happened.

Thai court finds man guilty in military hospital bombing

Dec 6, 2017

A Thai court has sentenced a man to 27 years in prison for bombing a military hospital in what he said was an act of resistance to the country's ruling junta

Former ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan dead at age 68

Nov 30, 2017

Former Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan has died in Thailand at age 68

'Distorted news' deemed health issue in junta-run Thailand

Nov 29, 2017

Thailand's military government says it is fighting a new threat to public health: distorted news reports

Bare-bottomed Americans arrested over Thai temple photo

Nov 29, 2017

Two Americans who maintained a social media account called "Traveling Butts" have been arrested in Thailand after posting a photo of themselves at a famous Buddhist temple with their rear ends exposed

Myanmar adds additional charge against 2 foreign journalists

Nov 27, 2017

A court in Myanmar has filed an additional charge against two foreign journalists who already have been sentenced to jail for illegally flying a drone over parliament

Myanmar, Bangladesh sign agreement on Rohingya refugees

Nov 23, 2017

Myanmar and Bangladesh have signed an agreement covering the return of Rohingya Muslims who fled across their mutual border to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state

UN: Closing energy gap would help poorest countries develop

Nov 23, 2017

A United Nations report says the world's least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty

12 arrested in Thailand in soccer match-fixing investigation

Nov 22, 2017

Football Association of Thailand president Somyot Poompanmuang says five players and two match officials from the top-flight national league are among 12 people arrested for alleged match fixing

Thai police search for 20 suspected Uighurs who escaped

Nov 21, 2017

Thai police say they are stepping up security along the country's borders as they search for around 20 suspected ethnic Uighurs who escaped an immigration detention center

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