Social Issues

Thai immigration police: Saudi woman seeking Australia asylum to be admitted to Thailand for evaluation by UN officials

Jan 7, 2019

Thai immigration police: Saudi woman seeking Australia asylum to be admitted to Thailand for evaluation by UN officials

Saudi woman runaway held in Thailand while fleeing family

Jan 6, 2019

Saudi woman uses social media to draw attention to her plight to flee her family as Thai authorities hold her en route to Australia

Japanese lawmaker under fire for LGBT comment

Jan 5, 2019

A Japanese legislator is drawing criticism for his comment that "a nation would collapse" if everyone became LGBT

Insurgents suspected in fourth day of south Thailand attacks

Dec 29, 2018

Violence presumed to have been carried out by Muslim separatists has hit southern Thailand for the fourth day in a row, with three paramilitary soldiers wounded and a female civilian shot dead Saturday.

Hui poet fears for his people as China 'Sinicizes' religion

Dec 28, 2018

A Muslim poet fears for his people as China clamps down on minorities and religion

Wife of Chinese human rights lawyer protests his treatment

Dec 28, 2018

The wife of a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who went on trial earlier this week has been blocked from submitting a petition protesting her husband's treatment

Small bombs hit popular southern Thai beach, damaging statue

Dec 27, 2018

Police in Thailand are investigating two small bombs, one of which damaged an iconic statue on a popular beach in the country's south

Prominent Chinese rights lawyer tried in closed proceedings

Dec 26, 2018

The trial of a prominent human rights lawyer has begun in northern China on Wednesday with about two dozen plainclothes police stationed outside a courthouse and at least one supporter taken away

Asian markets slip on fears of US slowdown

Dec 26, 2018

Asian markets are mostly lower after President Donald Trump said that there was "nothing new" in efforts to end the partial government shutdown over a U.S.-Mexico border wall

Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana and kratom

Dec 26, 2018

Thailand will soon allow the licensed medical use of marijuana and a local plant, kratom, traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller

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