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Reports: South Korea develops cruise missile

By Sat, Jul 17, 2010 2:00PM UTC

South Korea has developed a long-range cruise missile capable of striking nuclear sites and military targets in North Korea, news reports said Saturday. The Hyunmu-3C missile has a range of 930 miles (1,500 kilometers), the Chosun Ilbo newspaper reported, citing the August edition of its sister magazine Monthly Chosun. The

Philippines: Japanese treasure hunter abducted

By Sat, Jul 17, 2010 1:55PM UTC

Gunmen abducted a Japanese man who claimed to be a medical doctor also engaged in treasure hunting on a remote southern Philippine island, but it was not known if al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf militants were involved, a regional military commander said Saturday. Lt. Gen. Benjamin Dolorfino, chief of the military’s Western

Isan poll on Thai government performance

By Sat, Jul 17, 2010 1:18PM UTC Isan poll on Thai government performance

By James Harriman, The E-Saan Center for Business and Economic Research (ECBER) has released results of its June Isan-based public opinion poll which covered the issue of government performance. The ECBER polled residents on whether they “support or don’t support ” the government’s performance on four issues: overall image, politics, economy,

Der Spiegel interviews foreign minister Kasit

By Fri, Jul 16, 2010 11:15PM UTC

UPDATE: See a comment by BP at the end By Saksith Saiyasombut During his diplomatic tour through Europe (previously mentioned here), foreign minister Kasit Piromya gave an interview to the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel. Some lines are familiar to observers of him like these: DER SPIEGEL: What is

The first Men in Black (finally) arrested, but what will this mean?

By Fri, Jul 16, 2010 7:42PM UTC

by Thorn Pitidol One of the big headlines in several Thai newspapers during the past few days has been that of “the arrest of MiB (Men in Black)”. The news mentions the arrest of Surachai Thewarat, a close aide to the late Seh Daeng, Maj Gen Khattiya Sawasdipol. Surachai was arrested at a

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