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

Asia & Pacific 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

Asia & Pacific 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

Asia & Pacific 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

Asia & Pacific 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

Asia & Pacific 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

Asia & Pacific 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 ...

Update: Thai king is officially crowned Rama X

Asia & Pacific 05/04/19, 00:27

The Latest on the coronation of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn (all times local):12:25 p.m.Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned in a coronation ceremony taking place more than two years after he assumed the throne.In this image made from the video, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn sits on the throne as ...

Coronation this weekend will boost Thai king’s regal power

Asia & Pacific 05/03/19, 19:50

After a more than a decade of political strife, including a military coup and a contentious election less than two months ago, the people of Thailand are witnessing this weekend the coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in a centuries-old royal tradition that last happened seven decades ago.The coronation represents a ...

Thailand prepares for coronation

Asia & Pacific 05/03/19, 07:50

Thailand is gearing up for three days of elaborate ceremonies, beginning Saturday, when 66-year old King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be officially crowned. The coronation is estimated to cost at least

Photos: The path to coronation for Thailand’s king

Asia & Pacific 05/03/19, 02:19

Three days of elaborate, centuries-old rituals beginning Saturday will formally endow Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn with regal legitimacy. He succeeded to the throne after the death of his revered father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, in October 2016. The 66-year-old Vajiralongkorn faces a challenge in the long-standing comparisons to his hardworking, deeply respected father. ...

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