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  • Gunmen kill 25, including 12 Revolutionary Guards, in attack on Iran military parade

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice the “criminals” behind one...
  • PM Prayut confident Central Plains will be spared flooding

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is satisfied with the Agriculture Ministry’s plan to drain water into 13 water catchment areas in the Chao Phraya river basin with  Thung Bang Rakham in Phitsanulok being the first to receive water from the North to ease northern runoffs downstream through the Chao Phraya river,...
Victims of gold mining operations to form political party
Abhisit insists party leader who musters majority in election should be PM
China hits back by levying tariffs on US$60b of US goods
Vietnam’s president dies after viral illness
City Hall holds event to mark International Car Free Day

Profiles

Mahathir’s recipe for happy married life: Tolerance

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad, the oldest elected leader in the world, has spilled the beans on his secret...
At first of course, when we were young, we have differences, tensions and all that. But as you grow older you realise that you cannot change your partner very much and she cannot change me...
Mahathir Mohammad
Malaysia’s Prime Minister

Asean

Vietnam’s president dies after viral illness

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most...

Politics

Abhisit insists party leader who musters majority in election should be PM

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said he hopes senators would respect the wishes of the people and the decision of...

General

Victims of gold mining operations to form political party

Villagers who have been affected by gold mining operations in Wang Sapung district of the northeastern province of Loei have...

Business

City Hall holds event to mark International Car Free Day

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration marked the International Car Free Day this morning  with an event in front of Central World...

Highlights of the week

Democratic Transition in Myanmar ‘at standstill’: UN Rights Panel

GENEVA (Reuters)  — Myanmar’s democratic transition has ground to a standstill as authorities seek to silence critics while allowing hate speech,...
Not only is this report detrimental to social cohesion in Rakhine State, it also undermines the government’s efforts to bring peace, national reconciliation and development to the entire nation
Marzuki Darusman

Political Pulse

All eyes on Prayut, and just a bit on Democrats and Pheu Thai

The new laws on elections and structures of the House of Representatives and the Senate have set the ball rolling...
Defectors have been swelling the ranks of pro-military political parties, fueling speculation that Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-on-cha is bent on returning to power after the election. But he has yet to make up his...

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