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  • Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights

    Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged significant concerns about the country's aviation safety, officials said Friday. The ICAO's designation of Thailand...
  • Thai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry

    Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets. Speaking in...
  • Agency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands

    An estimated 4,000 foreign fishermen are stranded on a number of remote islands in eastern Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved, an aid group said. Many of the migrant workers were abandoned by...
  • US 'troubled' by Thai leader's threat to execute journalists

    The U.S. says it hopes that Thailand's leader, who took power in a military coup last year, wasn't serious when he made a threat to execute journalists. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha (prah-YOOT chahn oh-CHAH) made the apparently sarcastic comment to...
  • US: Thailand must end slavery in its fishing fleets

    The U.S. government and major business leaders are renewing their call on the Thai government to crack down on slavery in its fishing fleets, and to punish people who force migrant workers to catch seafood that can end up in the United States. The...
  • I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case

    I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case
    Fighting extradition to a foreign country where he fears he could be tortured and executed without a fair trial, a South Florida man told a federal judge Wednesday that he is innocent and very scared. Federal prosecutors say Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, is...
  • Thai man jailed for 18 months for insulting monarch

    A Thai military court Friday sentenced a 67-year-old man to 18 months in prison for writing insults against the country's monarch on the wall of a shopping mall restroom, a lawyer said. The military court in Bangkok found Opas Charnsooksai guilty of lese...
  • Image of Asia: Before a Khon theater performance in Bangkok

    In this photo by Sakchai Lalit, student actresses put on makeup to prepare for a performance of Thailand's traditional "Khon" theater in Bangkok. Students at the Bunditpatanasilpa Institute are trained in traditional forms of drama, music and other arts...
  • Thai junta denies torturing grenade attack suspects

    Thailand's junta on Thursday denied accusations of torturing suspects in a bombing investigation, as human rights groups stepped up their criticism of the military regime. Lawyers for four suspects in a March 7 grenade attack outside Bangkok Criminal...
  • Thai court says ex-premier to stand trial over rice program

    Thailand's Supreme Court announced Thursday that former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will stand trial for her role in overseeing a rice subsidy program spearheaded by her ousted government that lost billions of dollars, a move likely to deepen the...
  • Thailand arrests Malaysian, Thai men after seizing ivory

    Thai authorities on Thursday arrested two men they said were behind a transnational ivory trade network after seizing more than 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of African ivory in the biggest bust in recent years. Thailand is one of the top destinations for...