Bhumibol Adulyadej

Southeast Asia’s strongmen are looking forward to elections in 2018

Voters in Cambodia, Thailand, and Malaysia are all expected to go to the polls this year. But against a backdrop of increasingly authoritarianism in the region, one thing is likely to unite the upcoming elections: the political opposition has already been beaten.<p>Leaders looking to further …


Thailand says drone users must register or face jail, fines

BANGKOK: Drone users who fail to register their devices in Thailand by Tuesday (Jan 9) could face up to five years in jail or a US$3,000 fine, …


Blind Thai woman jailed for sharing 'royal insult' on Facebook

A blind woman has been jailed for 18 months by a Thai court on Thursday for sharing a Facebook post deemed defamatory to the royal family, her lawyer …


Blind woman jailed in Thailand for insulting monarchy on Facebook

Thailand has some of the world's strictest laws against criticising the monarchy.<p>A blind woman in Thailand was sentenced to jail time on Thursday …


Howard Dean is Very Wrong To Tell Democrats over 50 to "Get the Hell Out of the Way"

- Advertisement -<p>Bernie Makes Moves Hinting At 2020 Run Read More At: /2017/11/27/bernie-sanders-202 0-elections-258160 Support …

Liberal View

Daily briefing: 2017 in review

The big events<p>Donald Trump, the 45th US president, put the world on notice with his inauguration speech, perhaps the most xenophobic in US history. …


Post-war Thailand and the onset of the Cold War in Southeast Asia

This year marks the 70th anniversary of a military coup that occurred during the first year of the reign of Bhumibol Adulyadej, the late king of …

British History

Fighting for Redemption

PATTAYA, Thailand — It was a peaceful moment for Chalermpol Sawadsuk, who has had very few peaceful moments during his life of violence and crime. His girlfriend, Saranya Meesuk, leaned on his tattooed chest after his long day of training in Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, and Chalermpol turned …

Muay Thai

Michael I, last king of Romania and a Cold War exile, dies at 96

Romania’s former King Michael I, a onetime boy monarch who later engineered the ouster of pro-Nazi strongman Gen. Ion Antonescu during World War II, only to be forced at gunpoint to abdicate by a communist-led postwar government, died Dec. 5 at his home in Aubonne, Switzerland. He was 96.<p>The cause …

Ali Abdullah Saleh

Who Will Be the Next Queen? Elizabeth II Now Oldest World Leader After Mugabe Resignation

When 93-year-old Robert Mugabe stepped down Tuesday from his 37-year reign as president of Zimbabwe, he also forfeited his position as the world’s …

Royal Family

Why Thailand Takes Pride in the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago last month, the first Thai volunteer soldiers, a regiment-size unit called the Queen’s Cobras, were sent off to Bien Hoa in South Vietnam to fight alongside the Americans as part of the so-called Free World Forces. Eventually some 40,000 Thai soldiers and sailors would serve. While …


Thai governors transferred over botched funeral ceremonies for late king

Two provincial governors accused of mishandling funeral flower-laying ceremonies for the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej have been transferred to …


Late Thai king's crematorium scheduled to open from Nov. 2 to 30

A student examines a sculpture while visiting the royal crematorium of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Sanam Luang square in Bangkok, …

News (China)

Marriage longevity in Britain is nearly back to 1970s levels

ON NOVEMBER 20th Queen Elizabeth II, the British monarch, celebrates her 70th wedding anniversary to Prince Philip. The queen is no stranger to …


Thailand enshrines ashes of King Bhumibol Adulyadej

<b>The final stage of the funeral ceremony for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej has taken place in Bangkok.</b><p>The king's ashes were enshrined in two royal temples and Thailand's Grand Palace, where he had lain in state since he died aged 88 last October.<p>On Thursday, hundreds of thousands of people …


Thailand monarch's five day funeral ends as King Bhumibol's relics and ashes enshrined

The relics and ashes of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej were enshrined in the royal palace and two temples on Sunday, ending an elaborate five-day …


Ashes of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej enshrined

The final stage of the funeral ceremony for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej has taken place in Bangkok.<p>His ashes were enshrined in two royal temples and Thailand's Grand Palace.


Late Thai king's remains returned to palace after night of tears

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The ashes and bones of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej were returned to the palace on Friday as part of an elaborate, five-day cremation ceremony that drew hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners to Bangkok’s historic old quarter.<p>King Bhumibol was the world’s …


Relics picked from late Thai King's ashes

Thailand’s new king picked bits of bone and ash from his father’s remains on Friday to be enshrined as royal relics, after the cremation of the late …


Thousands line Bangkok streets for funeral of Thai king who ruled for 70 years

Mourners were in tears as they paid tribute to King Bhumibol Adulyadej who died in October last year.<p>Thousands of mourners dressed in black have …


Thailand held an insanely lavish, $90 million funeral for its king — here's what it looked like

Bhumibol Adulyadej, the king of Thailand, died more than a year ago — but the most dramatic element of his send-off is just beginning.<p>Adulyadej, the longest-reigning monarch in recent history, has been lying in state in his home country for the past 12 months, and is finally ready for his official …


The Latest: King participates in ceremony for father's ashes

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej (all times local):<p>8:50 a.m.<p>Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn is participating in a religious ceremony to collect the ashes and relics of his father to be moved to special locations for further Buddhist rites.<p>King …

World News

World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …


King Bhumibol Adulyadej funeral: Thailand grieves in elaborate final goodbye

BANGKOK (AP) — With solemn faces and outright tears, black-clad Thais said farewell to their king and longtime father figure Thursday on Bangkok’s …


In pictures: Lavish funeral ceremony for Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX

Thailand is staging a lavish and elaborate ceremony for the funeral and cremation of the revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, also known as Rama IX.<p>Three …


The week in 27 photos

Take a look at 27 photos of the week from October 20 through October 26.

World News

Lavish funeral held for beloved Thai king

Thousands of tearful citizens in Thailand were clad in black as they lined the streets and viewing areas for their king's funeral rituals.<p>The beloved …

Royal Family

Farewell to the King, Bangkok: travel photo of the week

Thai artists rehearse the Khon dance – a traditional Thai drama – in preparation for performing it at the cremation ceremony of their late king, Bhumibol Adulyadej


Thailand's elaborate goodbye to King Bhumibol: A golden-spired crematorium and tens of thousands of mourners

BANGKOK — With solemn faces and outright tears, black-clad Thais said farewell to their king and longtime father figure Thursday on Bangkok’s streets …

Canadian News

Thailand prepares for King Bhumibol Adulyadej's funeral: Thousands bid goodbye to 'father of the nation'