GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

DETROIT — General Motors says it's pulling out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand as part of a strategy to exit markets that don't produce adequat...
2:29 17 February 2022

Cruise stranded by virus fears ends with roses in Cambodia

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia — Hundreds of cruise ship passengers long stranded at sea by virus fears cheered as they finally disembarked Friday and were w...
2:02 14 February 2022

Q&A: How virus is impacting Asia’s cruises and passengers

A new viral outbreak is wreaking havoc on cruises in Asia, where some passengers are stranded aboard ships and others can't leave China.
1:46 12 February 2022

Thai army chief: Gunman wasn’t treated fairly in land deal

BANGKOK — Thailand's army commander said Tuesday the soldier who killed 29 people in a shooting rampage had not been treated fairly in a land deal inv...
7:38 11 February 2022

Thai soldier’s deadly rampage reveals security lapses

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand — It's still unclear how a Thai soldier managed to steal heavy weapons from an army base which he then used to kill 29 peo...
16:34 10 February 2022

Thai city copes with sorrowful fallout from mass shooting

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand — Authorities in northeastern Thailand began releasing bodies to relatives Monday after security forces cornered and kille...
7:05 10 February 2022

Thailand mourns victims of country’s deadliest mass shooting

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand — As mourning began for the victims of Thailand's worst mass shooting, the country counted its losses: a mother shot dead ...
2:48 9 February 2022

The Latest: France warns against all travel to China

BEIJING — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local):
15:01 4 February 2022

Thai holiday over, Chinese visitors fly home to Wuhan

BANGKOK — The holiday was over for almost 80 Chinese visitors to Thailand.
13:01 31 January 2022

China virus outbreak rams global tourism, costing billions

Tourism from China was already weakening even before a new virus forced much of the country into a standstill.
10:51 27 January 2022

Virus prompts temperature checks, extra cleaning at airports

BEIJING — Many countries are checking the temperatures of arriving airline passengers and adopting precautionary quarantine procedures in response to ...
0:59 22 January 2022

Thai court acquits opposition party of sedition charge

BANGKOK — Thailand's Constitutional Court on Tuesday acquitted the country's third-biggest political party of seeking the overthrow of the constitutio...
7:13 21 January 2022

China-US trade deal a blip in seismic shifts of Asian trade

BANGKOK — The trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump and Beijing's lead trade envoy comes amid seismic shifts in supply chains and investmen...
11:54 16 January 2022

Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China

BANGKOK — A Chinese visitor to Thailand has been confirmed to be infected with a new strain of coronavirus that has been linked to a pneumonia outbrea...
16:22 13 January 2022

Indonesia, Thailand mark 15th anniversary of massive tsunami

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — Thousands of people knelt in prayer in Indonesia's Aceh province at ceremonies Thursday marking the 15th anniversary of the In...
10:44 26 December 2022

Supporters of embattled Thai opposition party hold big rally

BANGKOK — Several thousand supporters of a popular opposition party in Thailand that is under threat of dissolution rallied Saturday in the nation's c...
1:13 15 December 2021

Mekong River’s new aquamarine color may be sign of trouble

BANGKOK — The Mekong River has recently acquired an aquamarine color that may beguile tourists but also indicates a problem caused by upstream dams, e...
1:00 6 December 2021

Thai court fines Philip Morris $39.7 million for tax evasion

BANGKOK — A court in Thailand has found the local unit of tobacco giant Philip Morris guilty of evading taxes by under-declaring the value of cigarett...
9:39 29 November 2021

From air, pope greets leaders of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis managed an airborne diplomatic dance by sending telegrams of greetings to the leaders of China, Hong Kong and Ta...
4:50 23 November 2021

Pope urges Thais young and old to practice faith with joy

BANGKOK — Pope Francis ministered to Thailand’s tiny Catholic community Friday, urging Thais young and old to practice their faith with joy and with “...
12:22 22 November 2021

Pope in Thailand calls for action to protect women, children

BANGKOK — Pope Francis called Thursday for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and enslavement as he began a busy two days of ...
9:59 21 November 2021

Pope arrives in Thailand to encourage Catholic minority

BANGKOK — Pope Francis arrived in Bangkok on Wednesday to begin a tour of Thailand and Japan, beginning a mission to boost the morale of those countri...
6:43 20 November 2021

5 things to know about Pope Francis’ visit to Thailand

BANGKOK — Pope Francis arrives in Thailand on Wednesday for the first visit here by the head of the Roman Catholic Church since St. John Paul II in 19...
0:28 20 November 2021

Pope’s Asian agenda: Disarmament, martyrs, family reunion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has agendas both pastoral and personal for his trip to Asia, where he’ll appeal for global nuclear disarmament at the site...
14:05 17 November 2021

Bespoke silk robes await Pope Francis on Thailand visit

BANGKOK — Thailand's capital boasts garment makers ranging from bespoke tailors to sweatshops, but for a truly divine frock, you have to look a little...
5:13 12 November 2021

Cambodian rival stopped from going home to challenge Hun Sen

PARIS — Cambodia's most prominent opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, was stopped from boarding a flight in Paris on Thursday in his attempt to return home...
0:51 8 November 2021

Thailand set to hinder Cambodian opposition’s return plans

BANGKOK — Plans by self-exiled leaders of Cambodia's banned opposition party to return to their homeland hit a major roadblock Wednesday when Thailand...
11:28 6 November 2021

Suspected rebels kill 15 at southern Thailand security posts

YALA, Thailand — Gunmen in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand killed 15 village defense volunteers and wounded five security personnel in what is be...
9:20 6 November 2021

US woos Asia with plan to rival China’s ‘Belt and Road’

BANGKOK — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday the U.S. will invest and trade more in Asia as it rolls out an American plan to support "sustain...
11:31 5 November 2021

China-led Asian trade bloc pushes ahead as India drops out

NONTHABURI, Thailand — A 16-nation trade initiative backed by China is pushing ahead as India, facing fierce domestic opposition to its market-opening...
16:06 4 November 2021