Tokyo Haneda International Airport

Covid-19 Surge Pops Asia’s ‘Travel Bubbles’

Air-travel corridors have largely been a letdown as nations constantly change rules and close borders to contain outbreaks.
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ADB Cuts Thailand GDP Forecast by 1/3; Downgrades Asian Growth

The Asian Development Bank said Asia’s economic growth this year will be slightly lower than previously projected, citing the resurgence of Covid-19 infections. The ADB...
Residents of Cambodia's Kompong Khleang commute by boat. Vaccinating those in rural areas will be a challenge for the government. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Cambodia to Begin Mass Covid-19 Vaccinations, Aided by Australia, China, India

Cambodia is gearing up for mass inoculations against the Covid-19 virus, with China providing the first million doses while India has been asked to...
Artist rendering of the new Phnom Penh international airport.

China Cements Grip on New Phnom Penh Airport as State-Owned Firm...

A Chinese state-owned company will build the runway and airfield for Cambodia’s new international airport in Phnom Penh, whose entire US$1.5 billion price tag...
Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto leaves Bangkok via private jet Wednesday after testing positive for the coronavirus before meeting Thai officials.

Hungarian Envoy’s Positive Covid-19 Test Shocks Thailand, Cambodia

Prayut Spared, but Hun Sen in Isolation After Mystery Positive Coronavirus Test
A man pushes a stroller on a street in Ho Chi Minh City. Many men have given up their jobs to look after their children so that their spouses can pursue careers. (Photo: UCA News)

Vietnam’s Men Suffering Inferiority Complexes as Women Assume Breadwinner Roles

Society tells men they should be the man of the house, but, increasingly, it's women wearing the pants
U.S. President Donald Trump poses with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of their 2018 US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore.

4 More Years of Trump Would Be Disaster for SE Asia

A win by President Donald Trump in Tuesday’s U.S. elections would be usher in discontent and change that could be irreversible, regional foreign-affairs experts...
Seatrain Thai Ferry from Japan Capsizes off Taiwan Kahshiung

Hopes Fade for 5 Thai Sailors Lost in Friday Ferry Sinking...

The Foreign Affairs Ministry and Thailand Trade and Economic Office in Taipei are helping Thais involved in the capsizing of a newly bought passenger...
A map showing various bridges and other transport projects on the Thai-Laotian border.

6th Thailand-Laos Friendship Bridge Planned

Thailand and Laos are discussing the idea of building a sixth Friendship Bridge over the Mekong River to connect the two countries. Speaking Friday in...
Garry Mulroy says he was the victim of an extortion racket in Cambodia

Aussie Escapes Cambodia, Claiming Police, NGOs Framed Him as Pedophile

Teacher blew whistle on shady NGO spending. Then came police extortion, jail for indecent assault of 6 boys
Inside China Secret, the unmarked hostess bar in Kowloon where the Thai hostess was infected.

Thai Bargirls at Center of Hong Kong Coronavirus Outbreak

4 Thais test positve this month following infected student's visit to China Secret hostess bar in Kowloon
Health workers in Myanmar Covid-19 Coronavirus

‘Wolf at the Door’ as Myanmar’s Coronavirus Epidemic Reaches Thai Border

Disease control director predicts Thailand Covid-19 cases to soar 68% to 6,000
The Mekong River in Chiang Khan district, Thailand. (Image: Engdao Wichitpunya / Alamy)

Thailand Under Pressure to Thwart Laos, China’s Sanakham Dam Project

Opponents say a refusal to buy power from the dam could stymie its progress saving the Mekong’s ecosystem
Six Burmese nationals were caught Sept. 8 trying to sneak into Thailand.

Thailand’s Closed Borders Fueling Crisis in Neighboring Countries

Thailand’s closed borders are not only causing misery for Thais dependent upon tourism, they’re fueling a crisis in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, as well. After...
The Sadao border crossing with Malaysia.

Sadao Border Crossing Closed Until Sept. 25

Thais in Malaysia hoping to return home will have to find another route after the Sadao border crossing was closed for two weeks. The closure,...
Low water in the Mekong River stretches through Thailand and into Vietnam.

Time Running Out for Mighty Mekong

The scarcity of water in the river is causing an ecological disaster in Southeast Asia — and China is the culprit
YouGov Survey Chart on Testing in ASEAN-2

Thais Most-Likely to Have Been Tested for Covid-19 in SE Asia...

6,000+ interviews also find Thais going out more than anyone except Vietnamese.
AI and robotics are among the many technologies that are being used by the Smart Airport Team to improve the passenger experience at Incheon Airport.

S. Korean Tests Positive for Covid-19 After Leaving Thailand

Yet more evidence the coronavirus still in lurking in Bangkok
The Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydroelectric project where a dam failed in Laos in 2018.

Laos Slides Closer to Puppet State as China Grab Control of...

Analysis: UCA News' Luke Hunt says years of reckless spending and a Chinese debt trap have left Thailand's neighbor on thin ice
Michael Sebastian (center) has been indicted in the US on three counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in foreign places and three counts of sex trafficking involving children

American Indicted in U.S. For Laos Child-Sex Trafficking

English teacher accused of using educational charity in Luang Prabang as a front to sexually abuse children
Mekong River Commission – Joint Project on Flood and Drought Management

Facebook to Send Flood, Drought Alerts to Lower Mekong Communities

Residents and local governments along the Lower Mekong can now get flood alerts and drought-monitoring information through Facebook under a new partnership with the...
Seven-Eleven convenience store chain to make Laos debut in 2022

Thailand’s 7-Eleven Empire to Expand to Laos

Franchiser CP All set to start steamrolling country's 65,000 mom-and-pop corner stores in 2022.
Thai army patrols the Myanmar border in the north to catch illegal migrants after hundreds of Covid-19 cases were reported in August.

Actions Speaking Louder Than Words About Reopening Thailand’s Borders

As tourism officials blather on about long-stay visitors, army locking down borders tighter than ever amid Burmese outbreak.
A military patrol searches for illegal migrants on the border with Cambodia.

Thailand Battens Down Myanmar Border As Coronavirus Surges in Rakhine

Health officials in areas bordering Myanmar have been ordered to watch out for illegal migrants as the coronavirus spreads in the neighboring country. Dr. Sophon...
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