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  • Thailand welcomes China's Li as U.S. ties cool over coup

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be the most high-profile foreign leader to visit Thailand on Friday since a May coup, signaling, Thailand says, its return to normal and a boost for trade in a region where the United States and China vie for influence. Li...
  • Fight against malaria unites old foes in Myanmar

    By Astrid Zweynert TA GAY LAUNG, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the middle of a bustling village hall in Myanmar's Kayin state, a government health worker pricks the finger of a child to extract a tiny drop of blood for a malaria test. A...
  • Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in Thailand

    Myanmar investigators said on Thursday they believe two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand are innocent, but witnesses who might be able to prove their innocence will not testify as they fear the Thai police. Hannah...
  • Thai army chief calls on all to protect monarchy

    Thailand's army chief warned on Wednesday people not to break a strict law protecting the monarchy as the defense minister vowed to prosecute violators of the law who live abroad. Thailand's strict lese-majeste law makes it a crime to defame, insult or...
  • Thai junta-backed council recommends PM directly elected

    A council appointed by Thailand's ruling military junta voted Wednesday to recommend stripping parliament of the power to appoint a prime minister and cabinet, triggering accusations that the move is aimed at curtailing democracy. The National Reform...
  • Drug-resistant malaria: the world's next big health crisis?

    By Astrid Zweynert MIN SAW, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ka Lar Nar caught malaria for the sixth time when he was working away from home on his small farm in the jungle of south-eastern Myanmar but this time it was a lot harder to get rid of...
  • Thai central bank seen holding key rate again on Wednesday

    Thailand's central bank is expected to again leave its main interest rate steady on Wednesday, the last review of the year. Thirteen of 19 economists polled by Reuters expect the Bank of Thailand's monetary policy committee to leave the one-day...
  • Thai King continues to recover in hospital, palace says

    Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, continues to recover in hospital following surgery to remove his gallbladder and treatment for an intestinal infection, the palace said in a statement on Monday. The health of the...
  • Sensitive topics off agenda as China's Li goes overseas

    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang heads to Serbia, Thailand and Kazakhstan next week, but three of the most touchy topics he could encounter are off the agenda, including the fate of Muslims from western China who have fled to Southeast Asia. Li's trip, from...
  • Did torture really help U.S. find al Qaeda chief Hambali?

    Hailed as a major success in the U.S. "war on terror," the capture of Indonesian cleric Hambali if often touted by the U.S. intelligence community as evidence that harsh interrogation produces results. But the U.S. Senate report on CIA interrogation...
  • Thailand denies hosting any secret CIA prisoner center

    Thailand has never allowed the United States to detain or torture terrorism suspects on its soil, a senior Thai official said on Thursday, contradicting reports that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ran a secret prison in the country. A U.S....