Thailand is set to place a woman with little political experience in charge in a transition of power that could soothe six years of political turmoil.
A history professor in Thailand says Thailand is about to press criminal charges for calling for an end to the monarchy. He's the latest public figure to be accused of violating Thailand's strict lèse-majesté laws.
Voter dissatisfaction is high over rising inequality and the high cost of living. For the first time, opposition candidates contested virtually every seat in parliament.
Sunday's by-election in Thailand offer a window on the continuing divide, and hints at the enduring strength of the red shirt opposition.
Thailand’s government accuses the red-shirt opposition of trying to topple revered King Bhumibol. Critics argue it’s using the monarchy – and strict laws against defaming it – as an excuse to crack down.
In a blow to Thailand's former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, the Supreme Court seized $1.4 billion of his fortune. His allies have vowed ongoing street protests.
In the past week, Thai authorities have arrested three people on charges of disseminating false data. The arrests have sparked complaints of a witch hunt.
But questions over a US role in any economic grouping and rivalry between China and Japan may thwart a rapid rollout of either plan.
Last weekend 6,000 protestors demonstrated on the third anniversary of the military coup. US concern about democracy is reflected in USAID's return to boost the nation's once-vibrant civil society.
The US secretary of State's presence is meant to send a signal that Southeast Asia matters – and that the US is watching Chinese influence in the region.