Bahrain

Thailand frees Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi

Refugee footballer departs Thailand for Australia after Bahrain drops extradition request.

Thailand

Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate

Elections Commission bars Princess Ubolratana from running for prime minister in the March 24 vote.

Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate

Asia Pacific

Thai election commission to rule on PM candidacy of princess

Electoral Commission also to consider complaint seeking to ban party that nominated Princess Ubolratana for the post.

Thai election commission to rule on PM candidacy of princess

Thailand

Thailand election: Many hope vote ends military rule

As Thailand begins another episode of its turbulent political story, many hope a new government will reverse a military crackdown on free speech.

Thailand

Thai political party suspends princess' campaign

Thai Raksa Chart party said it will obey a command by the country's king, who called the princess' run 'inappropriate'.

Thai Raksa Chart party suspends Princess Ubolratana's campaign

Thailand

Thai king: 'inappropriate' for princess to run for PM

For first time in country's history, a royal family member becomes directly involved in politics and runs for office.

Princess Ubolratana to contest Thailand elections as PM candidate

Asia Pacific

Princess Ubolratana: The MIT graduate who could be Thailand PM

First child of the late King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit is a gold medalist in SEA Games and an HIV-awareness advocate.

Princess Ubolratana: The MIT graduate who could be Thailand PM

Business & Economy

Fed up with flight delays in Asia? Blame the airports

Growth in the number of airports in Southeast Asia has failed to keep up with a surge in demand by passengers.

Fed up with flight delays in Asia? Blame the airports

Asia Pacific

Australia scraps game in Thailand over Hakeem al-Araibi detention

Supporters call for release of refugee footballer, who is held in a Bangkok jail and fighting extradition to Bahrain.

Australia scraps game in Thailand over Hakeem al-Araibi detention

Inside Story

Will Thailand deport a refugee footballer to Bahrain?

Hakeem al-Araibi's case sparked an international campaign involving governments, activists and the football world.

Thailand

'Don't send me to Bahrain!': Hakeem al-Araibi fights extradition

Former Bahrain national team player denies allegations as he appears in Bangkok court to oppose extradition request.

'Don't send me to Bahrain!': Hakeem al-Araibi fights extradition

Thailand

Water cannons, drones fail to budge Bangkok smog

Thailand's capital has been blanketed in toxic smog for weeks and authorities are struggling to find a solution.

Opinion

It's time we listened to the plight of Thai dissidents abroad

The gruesome deaths of two anti-royalist Thai activists should be a wake up call for the international community.

Claudio Sopranzetti

by Claudio Sopranzetti

Claudio Sopranzetti

Myanmar

Peace park shelters Karen hopes to preserve way of life

Salween Peace Park combines self-determination with environmental protection, but central government has yet to sign up.

Karen minority urges 'respect' in Myanmar peace park initiative

Thailand

Thailand: Hundreds of schools closed as toxic smog chokes Bangkok

More than 400 Bangkok schools closed until Monday to protect children from hazardous air pollution.

Thailand: Hundreds of schools closed as toxic smog chokes Bangkok