Anti-government protests filled the streets around Government House in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday. Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The Thai prime minister announced Monday she will dissolve parliament and call for an election due to continued protests…
From Thailand, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on one social entrepreneur's efforts to combat hardships and instill a new way of thinking in the rural regions of the relatively prosperous country.
Thailand Grapples With Deadly Tensions Between Muslims, Buddhists…
Bangkok Becomes 'Sandbag City' as Residents Brace for Floods…
By Larisa Epatko
Many of Bangkok's nearly 10 million residents are hunkering down behind sandbags or seeking other temporary shelter as their homes get swallowed up by rising flood waters from the north.
Flood waters have destroyed thousands of homes in Bangkok and surrounding communities in Thailand, and forced more than 100,000 people into temporary shelters.
In other news Monday, about 200 insurgents were reportedly killed or captured in a NATO-Afghan operation targeted at the Pakistan-based Haqqani network in Eastern Afghanistan. Also, rising floodwaters in Thailand forced hundreds of people to flee one of Bangkok's main…
Mother Nature, Changing Infrastructure Fuel Worst Floods in Half-Century…
Heavy monsoon rains have swamped a third of Thailand since summer, causing at least $3 billion in damages, according to the Thai government. In this raw video footage from APTN, residents sandbag their homes and escape flooded areas by clinging…
Our partners at GlobalPost explore the increasingly dangerous separatist movement in southern Thailand and how people are responding in a series of reports posted this week on its website.
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