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December 27, 2014 8:20 pm

Hundreds protest against China-backed mine in Myanmar

It was the largest protest since the fatal shooting of a woman demonstrating against the Letpadaung mine in the northwestern town of Monywa -- a Chinese backed venture dogged by complaints of land..

December 27, 2014 8:09 pm

Indonesia arrests six for attempting to join IS militants

Those arrested at Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta airport at dawn included a couple and their 10-year-old child, with police saying they were attempting to travel on fake passports. The alleged..

December 27, 2014 8:03 pm

Yangon votes for first time in 60 years

The election is being closely watched as a test of the country’s democratic credentials ahead of a landmark nationwide poll slated for November next year, despite strict curbs on who could vote..

December 27, 2014 7:55 pm

Japan approves $29 bn stimulus package

The 3.5-trillion-yen package is designed to help the provincial economy, small businesses and the household sector, as well as to increase public spending to rebuild areas hit by natural..

December 27, 2014 7:50 pm

Snow flurries blanket Britain

More than 100,000 homes in Britain were left with power shortages as snow affected electricity cables, with some 3,000 customers in eastern central England still affected early Saturday. The..

December 26, 2014 9:49 pm

China to help Thailand develop thermal and reusable energy..

Speaking during his weekly TV program aired Friday night, Prayut said Thailand would in turn export excessive ethanol to China. Details of the projects would be further discussed by the joint..

December 26, 2014 9:44 pm

Govt plans to in ink space cooperation contract with China:..

He said Thailand would seek help from China for developing its remote sensing technology and developing GPS system for fishing boats. The Nation

December 26, 2014 9:39 pm

Prayut urges Thais to extend moral support to people..

Prayut said the government did not ignore the plight of these people but it was rushing against time to mitigate the disasters. The Nation

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December 26, 2014 9:31 pm

Prayut urges New Year revelers to be careful while..

During his weekly TV programme aired Friday night, Prayut said the drivers should not drink and passengers should not get onboard the vehicles if the drivers have drunk. "You don't have to rush..

December 26, 2014 4:54 pm

Hat Yai steps up security during New Year holidays

He said troops, police and civilian officials will set up 100 checkpoints around the town and 400 volunteers will be deployed to guard the town during the period. The Nation

December 26, 2014 4:34 pm

Koh Tao murders trial begins in Thailand

Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo, both 21, were arrested in October and confessed to the crimes, but later withdrew their statements saying they were tortured. They were in Koh Samui’s provincial court..

December 26, 2014 4:22 pm

India helps early disaster warning system

The contribution to the Trust Fund is part of a series of steps taken by India to support regional early warning systems. India is a Regional Service Provider for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning..