Yingluck sentenced in absentia 

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who has fled the country, has been found guilty of criminal negligence and sentenced to five years in...

Ex-Thai PM cleared of 2010 killings 

Thailand's Supreme Court has dismissed criminal charges against a military-allied former prime minister and his deputy for their role in the heavy-handed crushing of...

Yingluck flees to Dubai: reports 

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra (pictured), who was facing up to 10 years behind bars if convicted on charges of negligence, has reportedly...

Thai GDP exceeds forecasts 

The Thai economy expanded at its fastest rate in four years during the second quarter of 2017, exceeding forecasts. The growth was partly fuelled...

Police hail Shan drug bust 

Myanmar's police say they have seized 20 million methamphetamine pills along with other drugs and arrested four suspects in the border town of Tachileik...

Clown king nears crisis point 

A close aide of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn was this month named head of the agency which manages the monarchy's vast holdings after legal...

Activists demand Rohingya protection

Sixty-two people were jailed by a Bangkok court this week in the largest human trafficking trial in Thai history. Ex-army general Manas Kongpan was...

Tables turn on Myanmar 

Migrant workers from Myanmar are currently fleeing a fresh crackdown by the Thai military authorities on foreigners without the correct papers.  Amid the broken families,...

Junta delays migrant crackdown 

Thailand's junta has used a special executive order to delay implementation of a labour law after thousands of migrant workers fled the country fearing...

Drug bonfires point to crisis 

Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand have burned street drugs worth more than US$1 billion to mark the UN day against drugs and trafficking. Thailand's justice minister...

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