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SOS Children’s Village Chiang Rai

  The city of Chiang Rai is the capital of Chiang Rai province in Northern Thailand. The province, which borders Myanmar (Burma) and Laos, is...

Thailands High-Speed Rail Plan Revised

  Thailand's new government unveiled a revised plan for the country's high-speed train network on Tuesday, prioritising domestic rail expansion over an ambitious regional connectivity...

Thai Soldiers Return from Thai-Darfur Task Force 980

  Gen Daopong Rattanasuwan, army chief-of-staff, presided over a ceremony to welcome back the first batch of 201 soldiers from Thai-Darfur Task Force 980 from...

UN Envoy Ezeilo Speaks on Human Trafficing In Asia

  Thailand must do more to combat widespread human trafficking for sexual and labour exploitation, including addressing “deeply-rooted” corruption, a UN envoy said on Friday. “The...

US President Looks to Visit Thailand in November

  US President Barack Obama is expected to pay an official visit to Thailand in November during his trip to Bali to attend the East...

King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament

  After a three-year stint in Chiang Rai, Thailand's King's Cup Elephant Polo tournament is celebrating its 10th anniversary by returning to where it all...

US$10,000 Paid to Murder Environmentalist Thongnak Sawekjinda

  SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand - In a country where the going rate for a contract killing is around Thai baht 15,000 (US$500), the price paid...

Prime Minister Considering Flood Relief if the Crisis Spread

  The government will consider approving more flood relief if the crisis spreads, said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra yesterday on a visit to flooded areas...

Decision Looms for Laos Proposed Xayaburi Dam

    A field visit to the site of the proposed Xayaburi Dam has revealed that construction on the dam's access road and work-camp is rapidly...

USS George Washington Hosts Vietnam Officials

  The USS George Washington aircraft carrier on August 13 arrived in international waters bordering Vietnam’s waters to the north during its visit to several...

Thai Authorities have Rescued more than a Thousand Dogs

  Thai authorities have rescued more than a thousand dogs, which were found stuffed into tiny cages and being smuggled out of the country to...

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Reviews Burma

  WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of more than a dozen powerful women senators has urged US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to call on...

Danish History in Northern Thailand

  Hans was born in Vindegade 54, Sct. Knuds Parish, Odense, on April 3, 1878. Vindegade is a part of one of the very old...

Time Magazine’s Hero of Asia

  Lek Chailert, Time Magazine's "Hero of Asia," and the Mother Teresa of abused and injured elephants, is one of the greatest human beings on...

US Credit Down Grade Bad News for US Expats

  External risks are mounting and they could pave the way for a dollar-liquidity crunch similar to that experienced a few years ago, an economist...

Thailand Gets Knighthawks

  The two helicopters delivered to the Thai navy today will give those forces the same combat search and rescue to troop transport capabilities as...

Chiang Rai Expats Club Raises Bt17,000 for Local Causes

  The Chiang Rai Expats Club held a charity auction and dinner which raised 17,000nBaht for local good causes. The event was staged at the newly...

Why was family planning successful in Thailand?

  Interestingly, Meechai Viravaidya, the family planning and anti-HIV-AIDS activist who received the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1994, answers the same question with the same...

Thaksin Shinawatra No longer banned from entering Germany

    "The entry ban was imposed earlier because German authorities received biased information from the Thai government," he said. Noppadon claimed that Germany had lifted the...

Floods in Northern Thailand Hit Burmese Refugee Camps

  MAE HONG SON, Northern Thailand—Flooding in Mae Hong Son Province of northern Thailand hit Burmese refugees camps, destroying more than 400 houses, as well...
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