Southern bombs disturb mourning 

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. Source: Wikimedia Bomb-and-gun attacks in Thailand's unstable southern region have left at least three people dead, as the kingdom mourns the...

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...

China begins to weave rail web 

Construction of the Thai-Lao-Chinese railway has started in Nakhon Ratchasima in northeastern Thailand with the enticing prospect of high-speed trains linking China with Singapore,...

Same, same: but different

The 1977 Pulitzer Prize-winning picture by Neal Ulevich of the Associated Press. Source: Flickr Forty years after the October 6, 1976, massacre of students at...

Giant statues cast shadow over Thai military

The statues of Thai kings dwarf modern-day subjects. Source: ABC The Thai military has opened a second investigation into allegations of graft surrounding seven huge...

Japan unveils Mekong aid package

The bulk of vehicles on Thai roads are Japanese. Source: Wikimedia Japan wants to work with Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to improve infrastructure and...

Annual Thai road carnage looms 

As Thailand prepares for its new year holiday this month, almost 200 hospitals are asking for more blood to cope with the inevitable road...

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...

King health alert hits baht

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn during a recent public relations campaign. Source: Wikimedia     Thailand's stock exchange has plunged after the palace said ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej's health...

Arrests greet new Thai king

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun. Source: YouTube Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has become Thailand's new king after accepting an invitation from parliament to succeed...

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Indonesia has followed the Philippines and Malaysia and returned five sea containers of trash to the United States, saying it will not become a...

China admits sinking Philippine fishing boat 

China has confirmed that a Chinese trawler “bumped into” a Philippine fishing boat in the South China Sea but denied claims the incident was...

Meth trade extends its web 

Intrepid visitors to Yangon should not miss the military’s bizarre Drug Elimination Museum.  Its gory mannequins depict the dangers of drug abuse and the military’s...