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Marcos: Manila considering deals with Russia

24. September 2022

The Philippines is talking to Russia about buying fuel and other key commodities because the country’s national interest overrides potential concerns over the war in Ukraine, says President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Les mer >>>

Chadchart: Bangkok reconsidering mask rules

24. September 2022

Mask requirements in Bangkok may be reconsidered following the government’s decision to revoke the emergency decree on Covid-19, according to city governor Chadchart Sittipunt. Les mer >>>

Laos makes huge drug haul

24. September 2022

Police in Laos have made their third-biggest single seizure of illegal drugs by netting 33 million methamphetamine pills, a United Nations official said on Saturday. Les mer >>>

Pheu Thai and Democrats: New EC rules vague

24. September 2022

Politicians are scratching their heads about what they can and can’t do in the run-up to the next election, with a senior opposition figure calling the new rules announced by the Election Commission (EC) vague and confusing. Les mer >>>

6.2 Sumatra quake felt in southern Thailand

24. September 2022

People living in tall buildings in three southern provinces — Songkhla, Phangna and Phuket — felt tremors from an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale centred off the northwestern tip of Sumatra in Indonesia early Saturday. Les mer >>>

China's digital nomads make their move

24. September 2022

DALI, Yunnan: After a hard day’s work, programmer Richard Hao powers down his laptop in a cafe overlooking Dali’s picturesque lake and drinks in the view. Like a growing number of digital nomads in China, he’s turned his back on big-city living and moved to the tourist hub in Yunnan province, famed for its snowcapped mountains, ancient temples and pagodas. Les mer >>>

Chiang Mai Zoo refutes charges of neglect

24. September 2022

CHIANG MAI: Chiang Mai Zoo has addressed accusations of neglect following posts to Twitter depicting animals and grounds at the zoo in what appeared to be a derelict state. Les mer >>>