Tag Archives: Thailand

U.S. aviation body downgrades Thailand over safety issues

By Simon Webb & Manunphattr Dhanananphorn BANGKOK (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday downgraded Thailand's safety ratings after its civil aviation body failed to tackle flaws…

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Thai PM says 4G auction funds will be spent on infrastructure, farmers

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand's prime minister said on Thursday that $2.26 billion raised from a 4G mobile license auction would be used to fund infrastructure projects…

Thai poultry producers accused of labor abuses

BANGKOK (AP) — Poultry exported to Europe from factories in Thailand is sometimes prepared in conditions that violate labor rights, two Scandinavian groups promoting corporate responsibility charged Thursday. The claim…

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Nestle confirms labor abuse among its Thai seafood suppliers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises & forced to catch & process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestle…

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Thailand: 250 elephants set record for parade in Surin

A procession of 250 elephants in Thailand's north-eastern province of Surin entered the Asia Book of Records for the "largest elephant parade & food serving in Thailand & Asia", the…

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U.N. agency protests Thailand's deportation of Chinese refugees

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre & Pairat Temphairojana BANGKOK (Reuters) – A UN agency protested Thailand's deportation of two registered refugees to China on Wednesday, saying they should not have been…

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Delivering healthcare in Syria 'almost impossible': WHO

Providing healthcare across Syria has become nearly impossible, especially for the 1.7 million people living in areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS) group, the World Health Organization said Friday….

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Alarm over pollution in Delhi dampens Diwali fireworks boom

NEW DELHI (AP) — Air pollution levels have shot up across the Indian capital to severe-to-critical levels, a day after fireworks during the Hindu holiday of Diwali, leading to a…

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Thailand returns 14 smuggled orangutans to Indonesia

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat BANGKOK (Reuters) – Fourteen orangutans smuggled into Thailand illegally were sent back to Indonesia on Thursday, yet the operation was not without incident — one of the…

Trump's 'SNL' appearance wins viewers, not critics

NEW YORK (AP) — "Saturday Night Live" earned the expected ratings benefit of an episode hosted by Donald Trump but, given the protests & vicious panning the show received, NBC…