Tag Archives: Thailand

  • Saudi teen who fled family leaves Thailand for asylum in Canada

    An 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled her family saying she feared for her life has been granted asylum in Canada, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said on Friday, as Thai officials confirmed. ...

  • Saudi woman who feared family would kill her given UN protection

    The Saudi woman who made a desperate plea for asylum after landing at Bangkok airport has been placed "under the care" of the United Nations refugee agency, a Thai official said late Monday. ...

  • Thai cave boys speak of ‘miracle’ rescue as they leave hospital

    Twelve Thai boys and their football coach who were rescued by divers after being trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks spoke publicly Wednesday of their incredible ordeal. ...

  • On a journey of self-discovery: Norbu Dhondup in Southeast Asia

    Taking time off from his regular life in Toronto, Norbu Dhondup headed to southeast Asia on a spiritual journey. ...

  • Thais bid final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

    A solemn but colour-splashed procession through Bangkok's historic heart as Thailand bade farewell to King Bhumibol Adulyadej whose death left the nation without its chief unifying figure. ...

  • Fugitive former Thai PM Yingluck gets five years’ jail in absentia

    Thailand’s Supreme Court convicted and sentenced former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison on Wednesday for mismanaging a rice subsidy scheme. ...

  • Vajiralongkorn becomes Thailand’s new king

    Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn became the king of Thailand late Thursday, opening a new chapter for the powerful monarchy in a country still mourning the death of his father. ...

  • Thailand’s King Bhumibol, world’s longest-serving monarch, dies

    Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has died at the age of 88, the palace announced Thursday, leaving a divided nation bereft of a rare figure of unity. ...

  • Thai king’s health ‘unstable’ as crowd holds vigil

    The health of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is "still unstable", the palace said late Wednesday, with the 88-year-old on a ventilator and battling a new infection as crowds gathered. ...

  • Eight places around the world for Buddhist pilgrimage

    Here are eight places since this is a significant number in Buddhism, in view of the eight-fold path; Buddha's birthday celebrated on the eighth day, and more. ...