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In reversal, Cambodia's Hun Sen offers U.S. new 'bond of friendship'

27 Nov 2019

PHNOM PENH Cambodia's authoritarian leader Hun Sen has offered to renew friendship with the United States after receiving a letter from President Donald Trump, a turnaround in relations with the country he once accused of conspiring to overthrow him.

Pope departs Thailand for Japan, bringing anti-nuclear message

23 Nov 2019

BANGKOK Pope Francis left Thailand on Saturday after a three-day visit and headed to Japan, where he is to visit the ground zeros of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as part of his campaign against nuclear weapons.

In Thailand, Pope condemns exploitation of women, children for sex

22 Nov 2019

BANGKOK Pope Francis condemned on Thursday the exploitation of women and children for prostitution in Thailand, which is notorious for its sex tourism, saying the violence, abuse and enslavement they suffer are evils that must be uprooted.

U.S. concerned at Cambodia crackdown as neighbours' cooperation decried

08 Nov 2019

PHNOM PENH/BANGKOK The United States on Friday expressed concern over Cambodia's crackdown on opposition to authoritarian leader Hun Sen, which has seen dozens of activists arrested and opposition leaders abroad prevented from returning.

Thailand's ousted 'royal consort' had swift rise and fall

22 Oct 2019

BANGKOK When Thailand's newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn named one of his bodyguards as Noble Royal Consort on his birthday in July, no one had held the title for nearly a century, dating back to the days of absolute monarchy.

'The threat now is fake news' - Thai army chief describes 'hybrid war'

09 Aug 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's army is fighting a "hybrid war" waged by enemies who are using "fake news" to turn young Thais against the military and the monarchy, the army chief said in a rare interview on Friday.

'Unholy alliance'? SE Asian authorities accused of trading exiled activists

21 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Three Thai policemen approached Vietnamese refugee Nguyen Van Chung at his home in Bangkok in January and asked him whether he was in touch with another Vietnamese man, Truong Duy Nhat, who had fled to Thailand.

Thai anti-junta leader says 'no giving up' on forming next government

15 May 2019

BANGKOK An alliance of Thai anti-junta parties is not giving up on forming the country's next government and blocking the ruling junta from retaining power following a disputed March election, a leader of a key member party said on Wednesday.

Three Thais accused of insulting king have disappeared - rights groups

10 May 2019

BANGKOK Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, months after two exiled critics of the military and monarchy turned up dead.

Three Thais accused of insulting king have disappeared - rights groups

10 May 2019

BANGKOK, May 10 Three Thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy have disappeared after reportedly being arrested in Vietnam, rights groups said on Friday, months after two exiled critics of the military and monarchy turned up dead.

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