China’s Belt and Road Initiative hits another dead-end

China 01/20/22, 03:40

When the Laos section of the China-Liaoning railway opened last December, China initially wanted to promote the trans-Asian railway network and connect the railways to Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Through its Belt and Road Initiative, China launched the Trans–Asian Railway network to avoid disputes in the South China Sea and over-reliance ...

Thailand proposes military upgrade of F-35 fighter jets to deal with CCP

China 01/09/22, 03:44

Napadej Dhupatemiya, commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Air Force, said that Thailand's military is considering buying eight F-35 stealth fighters from the United States to strengthen the country's defense capabilities. The commander said that its air force needs a new fleet of fighters as the F-5 and F-16 have been in ...

Thailand: Apple warns its users that they could be victims of government spying

Tech 11/26/21, 21:29

Activists in Thailand calling for democratic reforms in the royalist government received a warning message from Apple that they may have been targeted by "state-sponsored" spying attacks. At least six activists and researchers critical of Thailand's government were surprised with a personalized alert on Wednesday, Nov. 24, from Apple Inc, confirming ...

Huge volumes of dirty medical supplies flow into United States

U.S. 10/25/21, 17:00

A months-long investigation found tens of millions of counterfeit and second-hand disposable gloves were shipped to the United States on Oct. 25. Authorities have launched criminal investigations into how contaminated supplies found their way into America. Investigators are examining allegations the supplies were washed and recycled. Some gloves allegedly had bloodstains while ...

Hundreds of Thai medics infected with COVID-19 despite Chinese vaccines

News 07/12/21, 02:43

More than 600 medical workers in Thailand were tested positive for the CCP Virus despite being fully vaccinated with China doses, confirmed on Sunday, July 11, by the country’s health ministry.  Between April and July, in the 677,348 medical staff who got fully vaccinated with the Sinovac doses, 618 of them ...

Bulgaria and Thailand join the list of countries suspending AstraZeneca vaccines

News 03/12/21, 17:20

Several countries have suspended the AstraZeneca vaccine because of severe adverse effects in a high percentage of patients. Denmark, Iceland, and Norway already announced the suspension of the vaccine on Thursday, March 11, and on Friday Bulgaria and Thailand joined an extensive list. Bulgaria on Friday suspended the use of AstraZeneca ...

Suspected rebels kill 15 at southern Thailand security posts

World 11/06/19, 04:20

Gunmen in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand killed 15 village defense volunteers and wounded five security personnel in what is believed to be the deadliest attack on government forces since the separatist rebellion began 15 years ago. Blood-stained clothing found at the scene suggested that some of the attackers on two checkpoints in ...

US to send security envoy, commerce secretary to ASEAN meet

World 10/30/19, 03:08

U.S. national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will represent President Donald Trump at two regional summits in Thailand this weekend, the White House announced, a move that would widely be viewed in the region as a snub. The decision to send O'Brien, who is a presidential ...

In fear for their lives, activist Thai band lives in exile

World 05/29/19, 05:11

They are members of a folk music group living communally in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos, but they are in fear for their lives.The musicians from the band Faiyen fled their homes in neighboring Thailand in 2014, afraid of arrest after a military coup overthrew their nation's elected government.Their ...

Asian shares edge higher following advance on Wall Street

Business 05/22/19, 00:53

Shares edged in Asia on Wednesday after a rebound in technology stocks helped power an overnight rally on Wall Street. Investors bought technology shares after the U.S. government opted to temporarily ease off on proposed restrictions on technology sales to Chinese companies. Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 0.1% to 21,299.02 and the ...

Thailand’s Jazz makes music with 68 at PGA Championship

Golf 05/17/19, 16:01

The Jazz man from Thailand made some music at the PGA Championship on Friday, and it was really good.So remember this name: Jazz Janewattananond. He is a 23-year-old playing in his first PGA Championship. He has shot rounds of 70 and 68 and his 2 under total has him on ...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk faces trial for ‘pedo’ insult of diver

Soccer 05/10/19, 18:10

Tesla CEO Elon Musk will have to go to trial to defend himself for mocking a British diver as a pedophile in a verbal sparring match that unfolded last summer after the underwater rescue of youth soccer players trapped in a Thailand cave.A federal court judge in Los Angeles set ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

World 05/10/19, 03:08

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw She Oo walk out of Myanmar prison after 511 days in detention on charges of illegally possessing official documents for a story they wrote about a massacre of Rohingya Muslims by government forces. In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, Kashmiri Muslims offer ...

Final count of 1st vote since coup leaves Thailand divided

World 05/08/19, 21:15

Thailand's Election Commission on Wednesday announced the final results of the March 24 general election — the first since a military coup in 2014 — that gave no party an absolute majority and likely will prompt legal challenges.The commission distributed 150 party list seats in the 500-member House of Representatives ...

Elephants kneel in ritual tribute to Thailand’s new king

World 05/07/19, 03:38

Eleven white-painted elephants, their tusks garlanded, gathered with their handlers before Bangkok's Grand Palace on Tuesday to pay respects to Thailand's newly crowned king.Hundreds of mahouts, or handlers, dressed in royal yellow sang the royal anthem and kneeled with their elephants before a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The ceremony ...

Newly crowned Thai king hopes for unity, prosperity

World 05/06/19, 07:58

Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn told thousands of cheering people gathered outside Bangkok's Grand Palace on Monday that he was grateful for their good wishes and believed they were a sign everyone would work together for the country's prosperity.Vajiralongkorn became king after the 2016 death of his father, King ...

Newly crowned Thai king begins 2nd day of coronation events

World 05/05/19, 00:35

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has launched the second day of coronation activities with a ceremony to grant new titles to members of the royal family.Vajiralongkorn on Saturday took part in an elaborate set of rituals, a mix of Buddhist and Hindu Brahmanic traditions, which established his status as a full-fledged ...

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