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World Nov 29Thai pro-democracy protesters rally outside army base
Around 800 protesters gathered in the afternoon and in early evening marched to the base of the 11th Infantry Regiment, which is closely associated with the country’s royal palace. Their number grew to well over 1,000 as they settled in…
World Oct 27Thai students aim for ambitious political change
The protesters have three main demands: They want Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s resignation; changes to a constitution that was drafted under military rule; and, most controversially, reforms to the constitutional monarchy.
World Oct 21Thai protesters march in show of strength against government
Student-led protesters in Thailand have defiantly marched to the streets outside the prime minister’s office, repeating their demand that he step down even as he urged them to let Parliament deal with their calls for democratic reforms.
World Oct 15Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented protest
Thailand's government declared a strict new state of emergency for the capital on Thursday, a day after a student-led protest against the country's traditional establishment saw an extraordinary moment in which demonstrators heckled a royal motorcade.
World Sep 08Myanmar army deserters confirm atrocities against Rohingya
Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar's army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to "shoot all that you see and that you hear" in villages where minority Rohingya lived.
World Feb 09Soldier kills 26 in bloodiest mass shooting in Thailand
A soldier with a grudge gunned down 26 people and wounded 57 in Thailand's worst mass shooting before he was fatally shot inside a mall in the country's northeast on Sunday, officials said.
World Nov 04Most Southeast Asian leaders skip meetings with Trump’s proxy
The U.S. sent recently appointed national security adviser Robert O'Brien to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gathering in President Donald Trump's stead.
World Aug 22UN report: Myanmar military committed war crimes against Rohingya minority
The U.N. Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar said it found the country's soldiers "routinely and systematically" forced sexual acts against women, girls, boys, men and transgender people in "blatant violation of international human rights law."…
World May 07Myanmar frees Reuters journalists who reported on abuse of Rohingya
The imprisonment of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and drew the world's attention to curbs on freedom of the press.
World Jul 06Former Thai navy SEAL is first casualty of cave rescue effort
A former member of the Thai navy's elite SEAL unit who volunteered to help his old comrades in their risky mission to evacuate a dozen boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave has become the first casualty of…