Asia Pacific

Opposition leader and elite's 'worst nightmare' faces Thai court

Panel of judges will decide on Wednesday whether opposition leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit broke election laws.

Opposition leader and elite's 'worst nightmare' faces Thai court

Pope Francis

'Bonds of friendship': Pope Francis heads to Thailand and Japan

Pope to visit two largely Buddhist nations to strengthen ties and reiterate call for elimination of nuclear weapons.

'Bonds of friendship': Pope Francis heads to Thailand and Japan

United Nations

Mekong countries and the UN join forces to fight drug scourge

Ministers on Friday agreed to regularly share intelligence and carry out more coordinated anti-trafficking operations.

Mekong countries and the UN join forces to fight drug scourge

Thailand

Thailand seizes 176kg of crystal meth in Japan-bound treadmills

Drugs stashed in exercise equipment led authorities to a warehouse with more ready-to-be smuggled narcotics.

Thailand seizes 176kg of crystal meth in Japan-bound treadmills

Thailand

Two Michelin stars go to Thai restaurants in Thailand in a first

It is the first time restaurants in Thailand serving Thai cuisine have been given the recognition.

Two Michelin stars go to Thai restaurants in Thailand in a first

Asia Pacific

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrives in Malaysia

Exiled opposition figure lands in Kuala Lumpur in a bid to return home to lead movement against Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrives in Malaysia

Thailand

Seven suspects arrested over deadly attack in Thailand's south

Manhunt under way over security checkpoint assault in Yala province that killed 15 people, including defence volunteers.

Seven suspects arrested over deadly attack in Thailand's south

Asia Pacific

'No alternative': Rainsy determined to return to Cambodia

Exiled opposition leader insists he will return as planned, from Paris through Thailand, despite increasing obstacles.

'No alternative': Rainsy determined to return to Cambodia

Asia Pacific

Over a dozen killed in attack in Thailand's Yala province

Attack by unknown assailants on checkpoint in Muslim-majority province kills 15, wounds five more.

Over a dozen killed in attack in Thailand's Yala province

Malaysia

Malaysia detains two Cambodian dissidents headed for Thailand

The two detainees are members of the Cambodian National Rescue Party outlawed by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government.

Malaysia detains two Cambodian dissidents headed for Thailand

AJ IMPACT

Asian countries agree on trade deal terms

Fifteen nations conclude talks on Chinese-backed economic partnership during ASEAN summit in Bangkok.

AJ Impact

Could EU tariff threat on Cambodia lead to exploitation of women?

Many women could lose their jobs and turn to other industries, where they may be sexually exploited, warns a new report.

Could EU tariff threat on Cambodia lead to exploitation of women?

ASEAN

US envoy decries Chinese 'intimidation' in South China Sea

Trump's national security adviser accuses Beijing of blocking ASEAN's access to $2.5 trillion of oil and gas reserve.

US envoy decries Chinese 'intimidation' in South China Sea

Asia Pacific

ASEAN summit: Mega trade deal delayed

Why plans to finalise what could be the world's largest trade bloc at the ASEAN summit have hit the buffers.

Asia Pacific

UN chief 'deeply concerned' over Rohingya crisis

Guterres addresses ASEAN summit, where leaders try to salvage progress towards what could be world's biggest trade bloc.

UN chief 'deeply concerned' over Rohingya crisis