Thailand’s junta bribes traffic cops to stop taking bribes
Amid rampant corruption, police can score $300 just for turning down payoffs.
This map shows all the countries where voting is mandatory
It might seem weird to citizens of the United States — where only 58 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the 2012 presidential election — but it's the way things are in 21 nations around the world.
Retailers and consumers can chart a course away from slavery at sea
Commentary: The dark side of cheap shrimp is human slavery on fishing boats in international waters.
Meet Asia’s newest strongman: Thailand’s General Prayuth
Songwriter. Public servant. Litter picker-upper. Democracy slayer?
Thai parliament appoints junta leader as the country's new prime minister
Although General Prayuth Chan-ocha's appointment paves the way for an interim government to be set up in the coming weeks, power will remain firmly in the junta's hands.
Thai junta's pledge to send back 100,000 Myanmar refugees sparks concern
The refugees fear economic and logistical difficulties in returning as well as sporadic fighting in parts of north and northeast Myanmar.
This heart-wrenching new ad from Thailand will leave you crying in a puddle of your own tears
Who says these emotionally manipulative ads only sell life insurance?
Those 'rescued' Thai elephants tourists ride are actually trafficked
A new investigation blames tourism for the decline of the Asian elephant.
A chain of Thai restaurants is storming the West. But it's no McPadThai
Does bad Thai food depress you? There’s an upscale Mango Tree coming to a city near you.
This abandoned shopping mall in Bangkok has been turned into an urban aquarium
Headed to Bangkok this summer? This will be your coolest stop. If you can find it, that is.
This Singapore mall has real live maids for sale
They are on display and marketed as 'sweet-natured and compliant.'
In Cambodia, toxic air threatens timeless ruins
It’s Angkor Wat versus ancient tour buses.
The Thai junta is targeting Myanmar migrants
Despite the army’s denials, workers speak of harassment and arbitrary raids.
Asia embraces blackface-style ads. Get ready to cringe
Asian TV is enduring a disconcerting fad — for a laugh or to sell soap.
Thai junta sets up panels to crack down on critical news reports
The military has shut hundreds of 'inappropriate websites,' radio stations and television channels since the coup.
4 absurdly harmless acts now criminalized by Thailand’s military rulers
In junta-run Bangkok, even sandwiches can be interpreted as threats to the state.
Opponents of Thai junta launch a democracy campaign
The military staged a bloodless coup in May, after months of protests had undermined the government of Yingluck Shinawatra.
Cambodian workers accuse Thai junta of arrest and abuse
In a mass exodus, Cambodians choose homelessness and hunger over another panic-filled day in Thailand.
Watch 100,000 ducks stampede through this village in Thailand
That's one quacked up commute.
Trash fish: It’s gross, tainted by slavery and possibly in your dog food
Shrimp, fish pills and pet food all use an ingredient notorious for forced labor abuses.
Thai military's PR efforts now include free movie tickets and World Cup screenings
Guess free food and dancing soldiers weren't enough.
Listen to this soothing ballad written by the leader of Thailand's coup
General Prayut Chan-O-Cha wrote the song to reassure the people of Thailand that all the military wants to do is restore happiness.
Fed up with Facebook dissent, Thai generals are developing junta-friendly social media
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5 really weird, and enormous, food heists
From maple syrup to caviar, these are some of the weirdest large-scale thefts of food around the world.
Thai junta claims it has support from China and Vietnam
The United States scrapped joint military programs with Thailand days after the May 22 coup.
Bangkok’s anti-coup flash mobs have adopted the 'Hunger Games' salute
They materialize suddenly, raising a three-finger salute toward the sky. Then they vanish as quickly as they appear, melting into crowds to evade police.
Thailand's military junta chief rules out elections for at least a year
The International Federation for Human Rights said there had been a 'swift and serious deterioration of the human rights situation' in Thailand since the coup, citing the detentions.
Brace for it: Thailand could be run by a military junta for years
But the generals now in charge hardly seem to be enjoying themselves.
How Thailand moved from anti-government protests to a coup in 6 months
A timeline of the key events.
Thai army tackles economic woes, stifles dissent
'We are very firm on our strategy when it comes to anti-coup protesters,' said deputy army spokesman Winthai Suvaree.
Thailand is now ruled by a military junta. Here are 4 things to expect.
Prayuth Chan-ohca's coup is a provocative move with the potential to create even more disorder in Thailand.