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Indonesia's deadly prison blaze highlights region's overcrowded jails

A blaze broke out at Tangerang prison near Indonesia's capital city Jakarta last week while inmates were sleeping. In total,41 prisoners died and eight others were seriously injured. The facility...

Thailand: Dozens injured in violent protests

Student-led pro-democracy protesters in Thailand clashed with police, who sought to keep them from entering the parliament premises on Tuesday. At least 40 people were wounded, including five who wer...

Thailand protests reveal growing generational gap on political issues

Polarized politics are not new in Thailand. For years prior to a coup in May 2014, led by current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Bangkok was engulfed by rival protests between liberal-minded "...

Thai parliament meets to debate political protest tensions

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Parliament began a special session Monday that was called to address tensions as pro-democracy protests draw students and other demonstrators into the streets almost daily de...

Thai parliament opens special session as protests continue

Members of Thailand's Parliament met on Monday for a special session to address the pro-democracy protests which have drawn thousands onto the streets on an almost daily basis. The student-led de...

Disbanded Thai party says gov't colluded in 1MDB scandal

Bangkok (AP) — Thailand's disbanded opposition Future Forward Party attacked the government Sunday for allegedly colluding with Malaysia's former prime minister to cover up the 1MDB financial scandal,...

Thailand to consider legalizing homegrown marijuana

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Thai lawmakers have introduced an amendment to the Narcotics Act to allow Thais to grow a limited amount of cannabis for personal consumption as the country seeks to devel...

The Latest: Thai Parliament votes for coup leader as PM

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the vote in Thailand's Parliament for prime minister (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Official results say Thailand's Parliament has selec...

Thai Parliament convenes for vote likely to keep Prayuth PM

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Parliament convened Wednesday for a vote that is expected to keep Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister five years after he seized power in a military coup. P...

Thailand on its way back to democracy?

Thailand's ruling military junta declared at the start of October that it was planning to hold the nation's much awaited next parliamentary elections sometime between February and March 2019. ...

Thai king granted full ownership of family wealth

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been handed formal possession of the royal family's vast wealth by the official agency that managed the fortune for the past 80 years. King Vajiralongk...