Saudi Arabia downgraded its diplomatic relations with Thailand in 1990 after the murder of four Saudi diplomats, the murder of a Saudi businessman, and the theft of jewellery from the Saudi royal family. The latter is known as the Blue Diamond affair – see post here for more details. In
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says he hopes he won’t have to send Russian troops into Ukraine.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — International rights groups say parts of a bill proposed by the Nepal government should be rejected because it could provide amnesty to people who committed serious human rights violations during the country’s Maoist insurgency. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists said
Two Phuketwan journalists were charged today with defaming the Thai Navy, and face seven years in prison and a $3,000 fine if convicted. A Thai Navy captain brought charges against Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian after they republished a paragraph from a Reuters story accusing Thai officials of being involved in a human trafficking operation that exploits Rohingya refugees from Burma.
PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities have charged two journalists with defaming Thailand’s navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Burma. The Australian editor of the Phuketwan website Alan Morison and his Thai colleague Chutima Sidasathian appeared at a court Thursday on the southern island of Phuket to hear charges of defamation and violation of the computer crime act.
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Sat, Apr 19, 2014 1:33PM UTC
Ferry captain arrested in South Korea ferry disaster
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 1:14PM UTC
7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:57PM UTC
Boat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescued
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 6:55PM UTC
Vice principal saved from Korea ferry found hanged
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30 dead, hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry tragedy
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 3:40PM UTC