Asia Pacific

Rap Against Dictatorship: Thai music video riles government

Young people in Thailand are using music as the medium to send a strong political message to the military government.

Sport

Leicester City confirms owner Vichai died in helicopter crash

English football club says owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people killed in crash next to its stadium.

Asia Pacific

Police general to lead Thailand's main opposition party

Pheu Thai senior members pick 86-year-old leader Viroj Pao-in to lead party ahead of polls expected in February 2019.

Police general to lead Thailand's main opposition party

Thailand

Is it the end of cheap Pad Thai in Bangkok?

City officials want to prioritise pedestrians and complain about hygiene but traders want to protect famed tourist spot.

Thai street food sellers battle Bangkok's clearance campaign

Thailand

Jailed Thai ex-monk gets further 16 years for raping teen girl

Wirapol Sukphol has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for abducting and raping a 13-year-old girl.

Jailed Thai ex-monk gets further 16 years for raping teen girl

Asia Pacific

Thailand to ban electronic waste imports after China move

Ban expected to be implemented within six months after Beijing’s ban on plastic waste imports made waves worldwide.

Asia Pacific

Thailand military govt partially lifts ban on political activity

Since the coup that removed Thailand's largest party from office, political gatherings of five people or more have been outlawed.

Thailand

Thai cave diver sues Elon Musk over 'pedo' remark

Tesla CEO sued for defamation after calling British diver who helped rescue a Thai football team a pedophile on Twitter.

Thai cave diver sues Tesla's Elon Musk for defamation

Asia Pacific

Leaders of new Thai party charged over Facebook speech

Future Forward party founder Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and two top members face hefty fines and jail if convicted.

Leaders of new Thai party charged over Facebook speech

Human Rights Watch

Thailand's slave fishermen: What's needed to solve the crisis?

The government favours technological solutions, but workers say collective action is essential to stopping abuse.

Thailand's slave fishermen: What's needed to solve the crisis?

Thailand

Thai laws set May 2019 deadline for new elections

Long-awaited elections set for May next year at the latest, years after military coup toppled the elected government.

Thai laws set May 2019 deadline for new elections

Asia Pacific

Thailand government reconsiders pesticide use

Thailand’s government is reconsidering the use of three toxic weed killers, one of which, paraquat, is already banned in more than 30 countries.

Asia Pacific

Thailand's 'Indiana Jones divers' livelihoods in danger

Government plans to relocate a community threatens to destroy the business of a Thai treasure-hunting family.

101 East

Thailand's Miracle Cave Rescue

The extraordinary inside story of the rescue of a young Thai football team from Tham Luang cave in Thailand.

Asia Pacific

Rescued Thai cave boys to be ordained into monkhood

Some members of Thai youth football team who were trapped in flooded cave for more than two weeks are becoming novices in Buddhist ceremony to show gratitude for rescue mission.