| Mar 27, 2015
| 6:53 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 7:49 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 4:51 PM
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...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 1:25 AM
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.
| Mar 25, 2015
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 8:55 AM
Thai wildlife protection officers say they found no mistreatment of more than 100 tigers housed at a Buddhist temple that is a popular tourist attraction, though charges have been pressed for keeping rare birds there.
About 50 officials from the...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:13 PM
A Palm Beach County man will stay in jail while he fights extradition to Thailand on criminal charges he kidnapped a wealthy U.S. businessman there and tried to collect a $2 million ransom, a federal judge ruled.
Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, of Palm Beach, is...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 11:15 AM
The United States and Thailand begin major military exercises Monday that are being overshadowed by growing tension between the longtime allies over the actions of Thailand’s army-run dictatorship.
The annual exercises are the first to take...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Shawn Abraham Shaw is an international fugitive who hid out in South Florida after kidnapping a wealthy buinessman in Thailand and negotiating a $2 million ransom — at least according to Thai authorities and U.S. government officials who want him...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:35 PM
Thailand's military-appointed legislature on Friday voted to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a government rice subsidy program that lost billions of dollars, a move that could further polarize a divided...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:45 PM
Pok Pok Phat Thai is the first Los Angeles outpost of Andy Ricker, the American-born chef who has built a small Thai food empire in Portland, Ore., and New York. It is a small counter built into the Chinatown mall storefront where the chicken pho dive...