Trump absent, ASEAN charts path for trade bloc led by China

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Leaders from fast-growing Southeast Asian economies, China, Japan and other regional powers are meeting in Bangkok for an annual summit that President Donald Trump is skipp...

ASEAN wants to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent by 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York Monday (September 23), leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) promised to reduce energy con...

Asian shares sink, tracking Friday's retreat on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares tumbled in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat, while Thailand's market saw a moderate loss following a general election that appeared likely to...

Asian shares sink, tracking Friday's retreat on Wall Street

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were sharply lower in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat. Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index tumbled 3.2 percent to 20,930.27, wh...

Thailand awaits outcome of long-delayed election

Voter turnout was high on Sunday in Thailand's first general election since the military coup of 2014. The vote pits a royalist junta headed by former general Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha aga...

Thailand election: Long queues for day of early voting

Hundreds of thousands of Thais queued to vote early on Sunday in parliamentary elections not scheduled for another week. "It feels good to use our democratic right," said 29-year-old Adulwi...

Hakeem al-Araibi: Thai court orders refugee footballer's release

A criminal court in Thailand ordered the release of detained Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi on Monday after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition. Prosecutors submitted a court requ...

FIFA asks Thai premier to release Bahraini soccer player

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has written to the Thai prime minister calling for the release of a Bahraini refugee soccer player who is in detention while embroiled in an extradition case. Aust...

Thailand: Suspected Muslim rebels storm temple, kill monks

Thailand's military leader and prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha on Saturday vowed to "punish" those responsible for storming a Buddhist temple near Malaysia's border, killing two mon...

Thailand lifts ban on political activities ahead of vote

Thailand's military junta on Tuesday lifted a ban on political campaigning ahead of elections planned to take place on February 24 next year. "Political parties should be able to campaign to...

Taiwan’s Morris Chang meets APEC leaders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After his meeting with United States Vice President Mike Pence, Taiwan envoy Morris Chang (張忠謀) also met several other leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (AP...

Bangkok: Foreigners blamed for quieting a temple bell

Every morning at 4 a.m., a monk at Bangkok's 300-year-old Wat Sai temple rings a massive bell to announce the start of the day. The bell rings for some 20 minutes, and for many religious Thais in ...

Thai soccer team rescued from cave speaks to media for first time

The 12 young members of a Thai football team who were rescued after spending more than two weeks in a flooded Thailand cave complex spoke to the press about their ordeal for the first time on Wednesda...