Thai party disbanded for princess PM nomination

The political party in Thailand that nominated the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister in this month’s general election has been disbanded....

Thailand’s junta deepens cyber-censorship

Thailand’s military-controlled parliament has unanimously passed a new Cybersecurity Act to give the junta deeper control over the internet. The act allows the National...

Thaksin supporters brace for Thai court ruling

Thai political parties bankrolled by the wealthy Shinawatra clan staged major rallies this weekend ahead of a court ruling on Thursday that could exclude...

4 jailed over Suu Kyi’s aide murder in Myanmar

A Burmese court has sentenced two men to death for involvement in the murder of Muslim lawyer, Ko Ni, who was an adviser to...

Thai princess withdraws PM bid

Thailand’s junta has been given a boost in its attempts to win power democratically after a princess' bid to become prime minister was outlawed...

Thai king condemns sister’s PM bid

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn says his elder sister's attempt to run for prime minister in the March general election is "inappropriate" and unconstitutional. The...

Bangkok smog forces school closures

Thailand's Ministry of Education has ordered all state schools in Greater Bangkok today (Thursday) and tomorrow to close amid concerns over air pollution. Exhaust from...

Thailand to give Saudi teen refuge

Thailand says it will protect Saudi fugitive Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, who said she fled from her family during a visit to Kuwait to avoid...

Thailand set for another election delay

Thailand’s Election Commission has demanded answers from the military-controlled government about another delay to the much-promised general election. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said...

Musk defends cave hero ‘pedo’ tweets 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is asking a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against him from the British dive hero that he repeatedly labelled a...

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Malaysia recovers 1MDB cash from Singapore and fugitive banker 

Singapore says it is returning US$40 million to Malaysia seized in connection with the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal that helped topple the corruption-laden...

Vietnam calls on China to remove oil drillship

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