Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Thais Braced for Vote, Marking 'Return to Democracy'

BANGKOK - Thailands military chief, Prayut Chan-o-cha, is applying all resources to ensure his prime minister position remains unchallenged Sunday, ...

Thais Head to Polls for First Vote Since 2014 Military Coup

Thailand is preparing for a Sunday vote in its first general election since a 2014 military coup. Nearly 52 million ...

Authorities Shut Down Three Chinese-Owned Clinics in Laos

Authorities have ordered the closure of three Chinese clinics this month in the northern Laotian province of Luang Namtha after ...

In Thai Election, New 'War Room' Polices Social Media

BANGKOK - In Thailand's election 'war room,' authorities scroll through thousands of social media posts, looking for violations of laws ...

UN Special Rapporteur to Visit Laos to Examine Poverty, Rights Issues

Laos has made impressive progress in reducing poverty, but still has a long way to go, as one quarter of ...

Bahrain continues targeting of athletes in weeks before Formula One

This statement was originally published on bahrainrights.org on 18 March 2019. The detention of Ali Marhoun and Mohammed Khalil reveals ...

Thailand: Structural Flaws Subvert Election

(New York) - Thailand's military government has failed to create conditions for a free and fair national election on March ...

CGD: Welfare cards can be used to pay for BTS fares

Bangkok The Comptroller Generals Department (CGD) has disclosed that holders of welfare cards, both the Mangmoom (Spider) and EMV (Europay, ...

Nong Plalai offers pet vaccinations

Nong Plalai provided rabies vaccinations for pets to prevent the spread of the disease across the subdistrict. Public-health workers hosted ...

PM and Aung San Suu Kyi open 2nd ThaiMyanmar Friendship Bridge

Bangkok Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, together Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi presided Tuesday over the opening ceremony ...

PM follows up on Red Line commuter rail project

Bangkok Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha followed up on the construction of the Red Line commuter rail project at Bang Sue ...

Compensation approved for out-of-business fishing boats

Songkhla The cabinet has approved compensation payments for out-of-business fishing vessels. Songkhla Fishermen Association president Suradech Nilubon revealed the payouts ...

Rumors over termination of cancer treatment medicine dismissed

Bangkok The government has denied allegations that coverage for cancer treatment medicine from civil servants healthcare benefits had been terminated. ...

UTCC forecasts 3.8% economic growth this year

Bangkok The University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has forecast the Thai economy will grow by at least ...

Laguna Phuket Marathon sets the pace as leading destination marathon in Southeast Asia

Laguna Phuket Marathon sets the pace as leading destination marathon in Southeast Asia The Phuket News PHUKET: Phuket is preparing ...

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U.S. secretary of state telephones Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

JERUSALEM, Israel - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has taken time out on his current tour of the Midle ...

Heavy fighting continues in Yemen despite truce

With the UN announcing a  new plan  to shore up the December 2018  Stockholm Agreement between Yemen’s warring parties, the ...

Pompeo renews call for end to isolation of Qatar

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait  - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has renewed a call for Gulf countries to settle their ...

Devastation in south-west Africa growing by the hour

The full scale of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai in south-west Africa is becoming clearer, the UN said ...

Four road deaths in Ireland on bank holiday weekend

DUBLIN, Ireland - Over the 3-day holiday weekend, 16-18 March 2019, four people died in road traffic collisions in Ireland. ...

Stopping the spread of hatred on social media

The deadly  attack on two mosques in Christchurch , New Zealand, in which 50 people were killed and many others ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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