BANGKOK (AP) — Nearly five years after a coup, Thailand was voting Sunday in a long-delayed election that sets a military-backed party against the populist political force the generals...
The Latest: Ousted Thai party confident of election win
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on Thailand's general election (all times local):
The leader of the Pheu Thai political party that was ousted as Thailand's government in a 2014...
Thailand’s new government could be unstable, short-lived
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak, unstable government whether it's a civilian or military-backed party that cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new...
Nacho Elvira edges closer to Maybank Championship title
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Nacho Elvira took a big step towards clinching a first European Tour title after he fired a 6-under-par 66 for a two-shot advantage over David Lipsky after the third...
HONG KONG (AP) — Thailand's exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra won't know until Sunday whether people in his homeland are still fans of his politics, but he was happy as he hosted a...
Thai parties hold final campaign rallies before election
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's main political parties held their final major rallies ahead of Sunday's general election, urging their supporters on and highlighting policies they hope will bring them...
A look at those jockeying to be Thailand’s next leader
BANGKOK (AP) — More than 70 parties are contesting Sunday's general election in Thailand, the first since a military coup nearly five years ago.
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand heads to the polls Sunday to vote in the country's first general election since the military toppled an elected government in a coup nearly five years ago.
NANNING, China (AP) — Fabio Cannavaro's first game as coach of China ended in a 1-0 loss to Thailand in the opening match of the four-nation China Cup on Thursday.
Fraser and Elvira share Maybank Championship lead
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former champion Marcus Fraser and Nacho Elvira turned in 7-under-par 65s for the joint lead of the Maybank Championship after the opening round on Thursday.
BANGKOK (AP) — Prayuth Chan-ocha became prime minister in a very Thai way: He led a military coup.
Now after five years of running Thailand with absolute power, he's seeking to hold on to...
BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of Thailand's oldest political party said if he becomes prime minister after Sunday's elections, he will make forceful but careful efforts to undo undemocratic provisions...
PHOENIX (AP) — David Whelan has tried to teach Nelly Korda that she doesn't need to be perfect to win on the LPGA Tour.
"My coach constantly tells me that," Korda said at the Founders Cup....
BANGKOK (AP) — Pocketbook issues may not sway the outcome of Sunday's election in Thailand, given the bigger debate among voters over whether they support or oppose the military junta that has...
Asian markets trend lower, tracking Wall St losses
BANGKOK (AP) — Markets in Asia are mostly lower after a lackluster day of trading on Wall Street.
Mixed signals on the progress of China-U.S. trade talks also revived caution in Chinese...
Pro-Thaksin candidates adopt his name in Thai election
PHIMAI, Thailand (AP) — It's election season in Thailand and a campaign truck is rolling at the crack of dawn through the streets of the northeastern town of Phimai, blaring the slogan "Vote...
THA MUANG, Thailand (AP) — Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa.
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Thai parties woo young voters, but one may hit the mark
BANGKOK (AP) — You could call it the 7 million-voter question: Will young people like the ones who turned out on a recent Saturday night to listen to politically hip rappers also make it to the...
NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand (AP) — Thailand's military-installed prime minister crooned a love song and boasted of his government's achievements Wednesday during an official visit to his home...
SYDNEY (AP) — A former Bahraini soccer player and refugee became an Australian citizen Wednesday, four weeks after detention in Thailand on an extradition request from his home country raised...
UN says methamphetamine output booming in Southeast Asia
BANGKOK (AP) — Production of methamphetamine is skyrocketing in Southeast Asia, with prices dropping and usage expanding, the U.N.'s anti-drug agency said Monday.
Asian shares mixed as China-US trade talks drag on
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday as investors awaited further developments in trade talks between the U.S. and China.
Major benchmarks were mostly higher, with the Shanghai...
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Thursday ordered the dissolution of a major political party ahead of this month's general election because it nominated a member of the royal family to be its...
Thai political party slammed with ‘fake news’ charge
BANGKOK (AP) — The deputy leader of an up-and-coming political party contesting Thailand's general election has become the latest target of online content laws after unwittingly sharing a false...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The remains of three air crew members who were lost during a resupply mission over Laos during the Vietnam War have been identified, more than 47 years after they were...
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than 30 Muslim Rohingya women and children were found stranded along a beach in Malaysia's northernmost state, and are believed to have been dropped off by human...
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Thai lawmakers approve controversial cybersecurity act
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's legislature passed a cybersecurity bill on Thursday that would allow authorities access to people's personal information without a court order.
Closure of Pakistan air space snarls flights across Asia
BANGKOK (AP) — A temporary closure of air space over Pakistan snarled air traffic Thursday, especially between Asia and Europe, though some airlines adjusted by rerouting their flights.
Yang holds off Lee to win third LPGA Thailand title
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Amy Yang won the LPGA Thailand for the third time after holding off Minjee Lee by one stroke on Sunday.
Yang, from South Korea, carded a final-round 65 and a...
Amy Yang, Minjee Lee share 3rd-round lead in Thailand
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Two-time champion Amy Yang of South Korea and Australian Minjee Lee shared the lead on 15-under 201 after the third round of the LPGA Thailand on Saturday.
Shin birdies last hole to lead LPGA Thailand after 2 rounds
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — South Korean golfer Jenny Shin snatched the lead at the LPGA Thailand with a birdie on the last hole of the second round at Siam Country Club Pattaya on...
Eun-Hee Ji leads LPGA Thailand by 2 after opening 63
CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea led the LPGA Thailand by two shots after opening with a 9-under-par 63 on Thursday.
Ji won her fifth U.S. LPGA Tour title in her previous...
Reynolds names appeals court judge McDonald to Supreme Court
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Court of Appeals judge has been named by Gov. Kim Reynolds as the newest justice on the Iowa Supreme Court.
Judge Christopher McDonald said Wednesday he will...
Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court ruled Wednesday that a Russian man who allegedly was part of a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts can be extradited to the United States to...
Australia police say they didn’t know Bahraini was a refugee
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Federal Police did not know a Bahraini soccer player was a refugee who feared persecution in his homeland when the agency alerted Bahrain and Thailand that he was on a flight bound for Bangkok, Australian officials said Monday.
Thai party challenging army rule holds first Bangkok rally
BANGKOK (AP) — The political party seen as the main challenger to military-dominated government in Thailand held its first rally in the capital on Friday, as campaigning heats up for the first election since a 2014 military coup.
Several thousand Pheu Thai party supporters gathered outside Bangkok's city hall, waving signs of support as they listened to hours of speeches seeking to fire up the faithful for the March 24 polls.
Eating scorpions, worms in Thai/US military drill
Refugee footballer thanks Australian leader for freedom
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain shook hands Thursday with Australia's prime minister, whom he credits with securing his freedom.
Three days after he was released from a cramped Bangkok cell, Hakeem al-Araibi was welcomed into Prime Minister Scott Morrison's ornate office in Parliament House.
The Latest: Thai court says it will look at party ban issue
BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the political fallout from a Thai political party's failed attempt to nominate a member of the royal family as its candidate for prime minister (all times local):
Thailand's Constitutional Court has confirmed receiving a recommendation from the Election Commission to dissolve the Thai Raksa Chart party, one of 45 contesting a March 24 general election.
Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player thanked Australians on his return home Tuesday hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted and three months after he was detained in Thailand.
Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs and singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" were waiting at Melbourne Airport when Hakeem al-Araibi arrived on a commercial flight direct from Bangkok.
Thailand and US launch annual Cobra Gold military exercise
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand and the United States on Tuesday hosted the opening ceremony for the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the biggest activity of its type in the Asia-Pacific region with 29 nations taking part as participants or observers.
Seven nations in addition to Thailand and the United States are active participants: Singapore, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and South Korea. About 4,500 U.S. personnel, on land and sea, are taking part.
Worawi not looking at soccer return after ban revoked by CAS
BANGKOK (AP) — Former FIFA executive Worawi Makudi is focusing on Thailand's general election next month rather than a return to football after he overturned a ban from football for unproven forgery.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday revoked a 3 1/2-year ban imposed by FIFA for alleged wrongdoing during a Football Association of Thailand election.
Thai polls regulator heeds king, blocks princess’ candidacy
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Election Commission on Monday disqualified the sister of the country's king from becoming a candidate for prime minister in next month's general election, saying all royals have to be above politics and the monarchy must remain politically neutral.
The commission's decision came after her brother issued an order describing Princess Ubolratana Mahidol's political bid as inappropriate and unconstitutional.
Bahrain refugee soccer player freed by Thailand, heads home
BANGKOK (AP) — A refugee soccer player was freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia early Tuesday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that has drawn worldwide attention.
Thailand puzzles over political surprises from royals
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai political party swore loyalty to the king after its stunning decision to nominate the monarch's sister as its candidate for prime minister backfired when the king called the move inappropriate and unconstitutional.
Column: A sad, shocking week that tested football’s heart
PARIS (AP) — It was a week of sad and shocking images for football.
From the murky depths of the cold sea that separates France and England came a chilling photograph, shot remotely, of the crumpled plane that crashed Jan. 21 as it was flying Emiliano Sala to a new career in the English Premier League, killing the Argentine forward and pilot David Ibbotson.
Thai princess’ political bid sunk by her brother, the king
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's chaotic politics took two astonishing turns Friday when the sister of the king made a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have him shut down her effort as "inappropriate" because it violated tradition and the constitution, which keep the monarchy from getting involved in politics.
Royals’ roles in politics vary, but few join electoral fray
BANGKOK (AP) — An order by Thailand's king that quashed a bid by his older sister to run for prime minister illustrates the sensitivity of royal involvement in politics in many nations. Most but not all modern monarchies steer clear of direct involvement in electoral politics or governing. Here is a look at the status of royals and government across the globe: