General News

Myanmar treatment of Rohingya called apartheid in new report

Nov 21, 2017

Amnesty International says Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims amounts to "dehumanizing apartheid," raising questions about what those who've fled a violent military crackdown would face if they returned home

Former Malaysian PM: Current government 'must go'

Nov 16, 2017

The man who led Malaysia through the final two decades of the 20th century and has waded back into its politics in recent months says the country's current government is deeply problematic and "must go"

Bangkok firefighters on front line of city's snake scourge

Nov 15, 2017

Firefighters in Thailand's capital get several urgent distress calls a day that don't involve rushing into burning buildings but rather handling a far more common problem: snakes

Thailand grieves in elaborate final goodbye to King Bhumibol

Oct 26, 2017

Tearful Thais clad in black mourned on Bangkok's streets or at viewing areas around the nation as elaborate funeral ceremonies steeped in royal tradition were held for King Bhumibol

The Latest: Thai royals lead funeral procession for king

Oct 26, 2017

The Latest: Thai royals are leading an elaborate procession for King Bhumibol Adulayadej's funeral ceremonies

A royal ceremony to move the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his golden crematorium has begun

Oct 26, 2017

A royal ceremony to move the remains of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej to his golden crematorium has begun

Questions loom as Mattis visits SKorea: Can diplomacy work?

Oct 25, 2017

On his second visit to the Korean Peninsula since becoming Pentagon chief in January, Jim Mattis is arriving at a momentous juncture in a faltering effort to persuade North Korea to halt and dismantle its nuclear weapons program

Thailand begins solemn five day funeral for King Bhumibol Adulyadej after more than a year of mourning

Oct 25, 2017

Thailand begins solemn five day funeral for King Bhumibol Adulyadej after more than a year of mourning

Funeral for Thai king a 5-day marathon of intense solemnity

Oct 25, 2017

Thais are known for their highly emotional adulation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, but his five-day funeral will be an intensely somber event governed by strict protocols for how people conduct themselves

Thai army detains activist for royal cremation comment

Oct 24, 2017

Thailand's army has detained an activist who wrote on Facebook he would wear politically-charged red during King Bhumibol Adulyadej's cremation this week

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