Some 15 million people worldwide are denied basic rights because they lack legal nationality. Thailand, which has one of the world's largest stateless populations, is trying to tackle the problem.
The economic superpowers are vying to construct megaprojects across the continent. Countries like Indonesia have much to gain.
Authorities arrested a man on the Thai-Cambodian border who is accused of being a main plotter and organizer of the Aug. 17 terror attack on a Hindu shrine in Bangkok.
Raids at two apartments in Bangkok led police to issue warrants for two more suspects in the bombing at a Hindu shrine that killed 20 people two weeks ago.
Thailand's police chief did not offer details about who else might be involved in the deadly attack, though they asserted that Thai citizens were involved. At least 20 people died in Monday's bombing at a shrine.
Monday's bombing killed at least 20 people and was the worst such incident in Bangkok in years. Authorities have not ruled out terrorism.
Thousands of Rohingya Muslims are fleeing by sea from Myanmar, abetted by human smugglers whose crews later abandon ships mid-crossing. The surge in sea crossings has led to finger pointing among neighboring countries.
Underlying political gridlock is concern over who will replace King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest reigning monarch.
For many Thais, the military coup last week was a familiar scene. Although Thailand has had 12 successful coups, this one is a sharper turn, with a stronger ideological element.