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Pomp and pageantry as Thailand rehearses late King's funeral

Bangkok - Gilded chariots, horses and columns of military men in bright costumes swept through Bangkok's old quarter on Saturday in a final dress rehearsal for late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's funeral -- a meticulously-planned spectacle of devotion to a man known ...

Shallow graves in Thailand's drug warehouse

Amphoe Hankha - Stuck on a merry-go-round of drug taking, dealing and jail, Somphal Boonsanoon's journey through addiction ended in a shallow grave in Ayutthaya, Thailand's historic heart and Southeast Asia's meth warehouse.

One year after King's death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

Bangkok - Monks led sombre ceremonies across Thailand Friday to mark one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the grieving nation prepares to bid a final farewell to the beloved monarch in a spectacular cremation ceremony this month.

One year after King's death, Thais prepare for final goodbye

Bangkok - Monks led sombre ceremonies across Thailand Friday to mark one year since the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the grieving nation prepares to bid a final farewell to the beloved monarch in a spectacular cremation ceremony this month.

Thai junta chief vows elections in November 2018

Bangkok - Thailand's junta chief said Tuesday the country would hold elections in November 2018, more than four years after the military seized power and imposed a blanket ban on politics.

Thai junta chief vows elections in November 2018

Bangkok - Thailand will hold elections in November 2018, junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha said Tuesday, a date that will fall more than four years after he seized power in a coup.

Thais urged to tone down the fun in run-up to king's cremation

Bangkok - Bangkok's streets have turned monochrome again as the military government urges the public to wear black-and-white and mute celebrations in the weeks leading up to the cremation of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

More than $500 million in bank shares transferred on Thai king's behalf

Bangkok - The financial arm of Thailand's ultra-rich monarchy has transferred bank shares worth more than $500 million on behalf of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

'I'm not going to jail': MPs flee Cambodia crackdown

Bangkok - Two late-night text messages in an hour, one from sources in the military, the other from the cops, warned Cambodian opposition politician Mu Sochua her arrest was at hand.

Historians jog buried memories of Thai massacre

Nakhon Pathom - Tears flow freely as Chumpol Thummai stands in front of the rusty gate where his brother was lynched by royalists 41 years ago, an act that set off a chain of events that ended in a student massacre.

Thailand held Big Bang exhibition on digital transformation

Bangkok Metropolis - Thailand just recently staged "Digital Thailand Big Bang 2017" as part of what is termed Digital Transformation Thailand. It is part of a broader plan to reform the Thai economy and society called Thailand 4.0

Myanmar's conflict-hit Rakhine a magnet for Chinese cash

Bangkok - Battered by global outrage over an army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar has found comfort in an old friend –- China, an Asian superpower whose unflinching support is tied to the billions it has lavished on ports, gas and oil in violence-hit Ra...

Thai junta chief says fugitive ex-PM Yingluck in Dubai

Bangkok - Thailand's junta leader on Thursday said fugitive ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra is in Dubai, a day after she was handed a five-year jail term in absentia for negligence.

Thailand's Yingluck Shinawatra: from first female PM to fugitive

Bangkok - Thailand's first female premier Yingluck Shinawatra followed her brother to the apex of the kingdom's political scene and will now depart it in a similar fashion: condemned to self-exile after a court handed her a five-year sentence in absentia.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years for negligence

Bangkok - Thailand's top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for criminal negligence, a verdict that likely ends the political career of a popular leader who fled the junta-run kingdom last month.

Ousted Thai PM Yingluck sentenced in absentia to 5 years

Bangkok - Thailand's top court on Wednesday sentenced ousted premier Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for criminal negligence.

Thai junta says police helped Yingluck escape

Bangkok - Thailand's deputy junta leader has accused three police officers of helping sneak ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra out of the country last month, a vanishing act that stunned the kingdom.

High stakes in Myanmar as Suu Kyi to address Rohingya crisis

Bangkok - As Rakhine state burns and Rohingya flee, Aung San Suu Kyi is preparing to address Myanmar on the crisis for the first time -- a high wire act seeking to soothe global outrage without baiting an army that is again showing its teeth.

Rohingya villages erased by Myanmar army 'scorched-earth' purge: Amnesty

Bangkok - Amnesty International on Friday released fresh satellite images of burnt villages in Rakhine state, alleging Myanmar's security forces have led "systematic" clearances of Rohingya Muslim settlements over the last three weeks.

Myanmar's refugee crisis: main players

Bangkok - Violence coursing through western Myanmar has sparked an exodus of hundreds of thousands of stateless Muslim Rohingya, generating international alarm at the blistering animosity fuelling a cycle of bloodshed in the region.
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