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Thai, Saudi officials meet over case of young teenager fleeing family

Saudi officials say they have had nothing to do with the case of 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun and are not demanding her return, and that the controversy is strictly a family matter.

Thailand waives visa-on-arrival fees to boost tourism

Tourism receipts account for about 12 percent of Southeast Asia's second-largest economy, making it one of the most important drivers of its growth. The tourism ministry has forecast 37.5 million foreign tourists this year, up about 6 percent.


Bangkok: Jailed Thai ex-monk gets further 16 years for child rape, abduction

Wirapol's high-profile cases have highlighted a series of sex and money scandals that have rocked Thailand's Buddhist institution in recent years, resulting in calls for reforms of religious institutions.

Indian tourist killed, two injured in shootout in Thailand

The gang members fled as the police arrived at the scene, and none of them was apprehended. Police have yet to identify the type of rifles used, but spent shells from the AK47 assault rifle were found at the scene.

Thai police shut down journalists' discussion about Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar's army, which for decades has been accused of violating the human rights of various ethnic minorities, denies having committed organized rights abuses.

Thai king's yellow and blue volunteers boost his support, visibility

The "Volunteer Spirit" scheme, which officially began in 2017, has created a new army of civilians who have pledged allegiance to the king and are boosting the image of Vajiralongkorn ahead of his formal coronation at year-end.


UN refugee agency welcomes Thai move to give cave boys and coach citizenship

The 12 rescued boys returned to school this week after all but one of them spent nine days in a Buddhist monastery, a tradition for Thai males who experience adversity.

Pakistan also on hunt for Dawood aide’s custody, Thai court rules he is Indian

Both India and Pakistan have been contesting for Mudassar Hussain Sayed, alias Munna Jhingada's custody for the last 18 years, each claiming Jhingada is its national and should be extradited for him to be brought to justice.

Lessons from Tham Luang

A crisis can either unite people or expose faultlines. Rescue of stranded children in Thailand can teach India.

Thai cave boys ordained as Buddhist novices to honour dead rescuer

The group listened to Buddhist chanting before they were given saffron robes to wear during an emotionally-charged ceremony that was broadcast live on Facebook by local authorities.

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Thailand's rebel female Buddhist monks defy tradition, continue to fight for equality

In recent years, more Thai Buddhist women seeking to become full-fledged “bhikkunis”, or female monks, have been defying the tradition by pursuing the other option: getting ordained overseas, usually in Sri Lanka or India

Thailand's masked dance drama 'Khol' now on UNESCO cultural heritage list

Lakhon Khol was recently listed by UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency, as an intangible cultural heritage, along with neighbouring Thailand’s version of the dance, known as Khon


Thailand cave rescue over, all safe

Ending more than two weeks of the ordeal, all 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped deep inside a flooded Thai cave were rescued on Tuesday.

Operation to rescue 12 boys from Thailand cave nowhere close to ending

The 12 boys, all between the ages of 11-16, belong to different schools in Mae Sai district in northern Thailand. Their coach is a 25-year-old. They are part of a local soccer team called ‘Wild Boar’.

Thailand bids farewell to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej with elaborate royal procession-See photos

Bhumibol's death at age 88 on October 13, 2016, after a reign of seven decades, sparked a national outpouring of grief. Millions of Thais visited the throne hall at Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay respects.

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Japanese carmaker Nissan showcases future technology

Yokohama/Los Angles, Jan 21 (ANI): Japanese carmaker Nissan recently invited 59 journalists, bloggers and car club members from six countries in Asia and Oceania. As part of the Nissan 360 Asia and Oceania event, the guests visited the global headquarters of Nissan in Yokohama city. Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia joined together to experience what Nissan is all about. Starting from the Nismo Festival held at Fuji racetrack, where 35,000 Nissan race fans congregated at the foot of Mt Fuji. Nissan 360 event is aimed for the participants to get know and experience a wide perspective about the Nissan brand. The event's theme is "Discover Nissan" - Guests experienced firsthand new and future product and technology through the six-day-long program. Participants experienced Nissan heritage tours at the memorial cabinet in Japan's Zama city. The Nissan 360 event program has been designed to understand Nissan from all destinations - its past, present and future. Participants also received the state-of-the-art technology introduction in Nissan Advanced Technology Development Center. The test ride was the showcase of Nissan's latest and greatest vehicles for both road and track use as well as concept models that will soon hit the roads. The Nissan 360 event has received a very favorable reception from the participants. Nissan will to continue the event to communicate and promote to the motor fans.