Thai protesters defy emergency decree and plan to keep gathering

Asia Pacific Oct 16, 2020

Thai protesters defy emergency decree and plan to keep gathering

Anti-government protesters plan to defy a ban on gatherings in Thailand’s capital for a third day and hold rallies across the nation, escalating a three-month old movement in support of monarchy reform and greater democracy. Pro-democracy protesters will return to stage a demonstration in Bangkok ...

Thai police seek protesters who urged change to monarchy

Asia Pacific Aug 19, 2020

Thai police seek protesters who urged change to monarchy

Thai authorities have issued arrest warrants for six activists who took part in a demonstration at which students issued a 10-point call for reform of the monarchy last week, police said on Wednesday as students called more protests. The charges against the six were not ...

National Nov 20, 2019

Pope heads to Asia in search of Buddhist ties and nuclear arms ban

Pope Francis departed Rome on Tuesday for Thailand and Japan, majority Buddhist countries where the Jesuit pontiff is to plead for interreligious dialogue and nuclear disarmament. The pope's third trip to Asia, and his 32nd trip abroad, takes him to two countries with minority Catholic ...