Reporter's Notebook

Will Thailand build a 100km canal?

First envisioned in 1677, proposals for a Thai canal linking the Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea are back on the agenda.

Cambodia

Cambodian shoe-thrower risks deportation from Thailand

Sam Sokha, who faces prosecution in Cambodia for throwing a shoe at Prime Minister Hun Sen's image, arrested in Bangkok.

Sam Sokha at 'risk of imminent deportation' in Thailand

Thailand

Forced labour blights Thailand's fishing industry: HRW

Rights abuses still rampant in profitable sector despite government pledge to implement reforms, Human Rights Watch says.

Thailand

Three killed in southern Thailand market bombing

Attack in Yala was the first in months in the southern province, where Malay Muslims are fighting for autonomy.

Thailand: Three killed in Yala market bombing

Thailand

Bangkok's Somali refugees despair: I wish I never came

From the detention of child refugees to a lack of protection for refugees, conditions in the Thai capital are bleak.

Bangkok's Somali refugees persecuted and living in fear

Asia Pacific

Asian leaders discuss Mekong River's future

There are worries about the environmental impact of hydroelectric dams, especially those in China.

Asia Pacific

Thailand's stateless: Generations without citizenship

In 2017, Thailand's government promised to grant nationality to 80,000 stateless people, but hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, are still waiting.

Politics

Thailand announces 2018 general election, many doubtful

2018 is shaping up to be a landmark year for Thailand. A new king will be crowned and the military government is planning to hold elections - signalling a return to democracy after a coup three years ago.

Thailand

Rescuing boys from Thailand's northern sex trade

NGO Urban Light in Chiang Mai has reached 5,000 teenagers caught up in prostitution rackets in Thailand's second city.

Rescuing boys from Thailand's northern sex trade

Thailand

Floods wreak havoc across Southern Thailand

Nine provinces in Southern Thailand are flooded after torrential monsoon rains. The flooding has also affected parts of northern Malaysia and more wet weather is forecast in the coming days.

Reporter's Notebook

Thailand floods: Villagers frustrated over government inaction

With yet another flood hitting southern Thailand, villagers point to decades of inaction by consecutive governments.

Thailand floods: Villagers frustrated over government inaction

Opinion

The 'alternative facts' of a coup

Why are military rulers so keen to deny what they have really done?

Claudio Sopranzetti

by Claudio Sopranzetti

Claudio Sopranzetti

Arts & Culture

Why is Google celebrating Pad Thai?

As Google celebrates this traditional Thai dish today, we show how it is prepared and explore its origins.

What is Pad Thai?