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International

Matthew Tostevin

Warnings as Southeast Asia's biggest economies ease COVID-19 curbs

Sep 01 2021

BANGKOK/JAKARTA As Indonesia and Thailand start to ease COVID-19 curbs after seeing case numbers fall, health experts say cases of new infections could rise again with vaccination rates still low.

Southeast Asia's coronavirus surge prompts shutdowns and alarm

May 31 2021

A sharp rise in coronavirus cases from new variants in parts of Southeast Asia that had been less affected by the pandemic has prompted new restrictions, factory closures and attempts to rapidly scale up vaccination programmes across the region.

Thai police clash with protesters near king's palace

Mar 20 2021

BANGKOK Thai police used water cannon and charged toward protesters who had gathered near the King's Palace in Bangkok on Saturday to call for the release of protest leaders and demand reform of the monarchy.

Thai women gold panners are rare winners in COVID-hit economy

Dec 30 2020

SUHKHIRIN, Thailand As the yellowish mud swirls away in the waters of Thailand's Sai Buri river, Sunisa Srisuwanno lifts her wooden pan with a cluster of gleaming specks caught in the centre.

'Like water eroding rocks': Thai protesters prepare for long fight

Dec 24 2020

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat, Chayut Setboonsarng and Matthew Tostevin

Anti-Myanmar hate speech flares in Thailand over virus

Dec 24 2020

BANGKOK "Wherever you see Myanmar people, shoot them down," read one Thai comment on YouTube after a surge of coronavirus cases among workers from Myanmar.

Thailand holds provincial elections in test of democracy

Dec 19 2020

NONTHABURI, Thailand Thais voted nationwide on Sunday in provincial elections that mark the first test of democracy since a general election last year that drew accusations of manipulation and helped spawn months of youth protests.

Chinese dams under U.S. scrutiny in Mekong rivalry

Dec 14 2020

BANGKOK (Reuters) -A U.S.-funded project using satellites to track and publish water levels at Chinese dams on the Mekong river was announced on Monday, adding to the superpowers' rivalry in Southeast Asia.

Chinese dams under U.S. scrutiny in Mekong rivalry

Dec 13 2020

BANGKOK, Dec 14 A U.S.-funded project using satellites to track and publish water levels at Chinese dams on the Mekong river was launched on Monday, adding to the superpowers' rivalry in Southeast Asia.

Signs of dissent within Thai military as protests grow

Dec 02 2020

BANGKOK In July, as thousands of Thais demanded the resignation of the government in one of the largest street demonstrations since a 2014 military coup, Army Sergeant Ekkachai Wangkaphan sided with the protesters. 

World News

UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron coronavirus variant cases

LONDON/BERLIN/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa.