May 21, 2016

Thai king is treated for 'water on the brain'

Thailand’s 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej has received treatment for “water on the brain,” the Royal Household Bureau said on Friday. The world’s longest-reigning monarch has been treated for various ailments during a yearlong hospitalization in the capital. He was last seen in public on ...

May 14, 2016

China, Thailand set to hold joint military exercises

China and Thailand will hold joint exercises beginning this month, China’s Ministry of Defence said Friday, in another sign of improving relations since the Thai military seized power in 2014. Thailand’s military has sought to counterbalance traditionally close ties with the United States by ...

Honda opens new plant in Thailand

May 13, 2016

Honda opens new plant in Thailand

Honda Motor Co.’s Thai unit on Thursday officially opened a new assembly and engine plant around 120 km northeast of Bangkok. Construction of the plant at the Rojana Industrial Park began in 2013, with the automaker investing 17.15 billion baht (around $485 million). It ...

May 12, 2016

New tech fueling global boom in child sex tourism: study

Technology is transforming the global sex trade and making it easier than ever for travelers to prey on children, a landmark study on pedophiles warned Thursday. The U.N.-backed report shines a light on the rampant spread of child sex tourism, a scourge that touches ...

Developers zero-in on Bangkok's historic Chinatown

| May 4, 2016

Developers zero-in on Bangkok's historic Chinatown

For nearly a century, Thanuan has watched history sweep through the bustling maze of alleyways that make up Bangkok’s Chinatown, one of the city’s few districts yet to be devoured by malls and high-rise condos. But change is coming — and fast. A new ...