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Prime Minister inspects Chiang Rai and Phrae provinces. To monitor progress in government policy implementation regarding community forests and state welfare

General Prayut Chan-ocha, Prime Minister, is scheduled to travel to Chiang Rai and Phrae provinces. On Saturday March 16, 2019 to follow measures to help low-income people through state welfare…

UNHCR says ethnic Chin refugees may require continued international protection as security situation worsens in Myanmar

In response to the worsening security situation in southern Chin State in Myanmar, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has affirmed that Chin refugees may still have ongoing international protection needs.…

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur evaluates the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in the context of the current progress in political, peace,…

Bodies of Climbers Spotted on Pakistan’s ‘Killer Mountain’

ISLAMABAD Searchers have spotted the bodies of two climbers from Britain and Italy in Pakistan days after the pair disappeared while trying to scale one of the world’s highest peaks,…

Flow Monitoring: In-/Outflows of Myanmar Nationals to and from Thailand (February 2019)

In February 2019, 154,058 movements (74,058 inflows and 80,000 outflows) of Myanmar nationals between Thailand and Myanmar were tracked by IOM Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) in the Mae Sot and…

Global Travel Industry Seen ‘Resilient’ Despite Slowing Growth

BERLIN The global travel industry is likely to expand by 4 percent in 2019 despite slowing economic growth in key areas such China and Europe, but a nodeal Brexit could…

Thailand passes internet security law decried as ‘cyber martial law’

BANGKOK, Thailand’s parliament on Thursday passed a controversial cybersecurity law that gives sweeping powers to state cyber agencies, despite concerns from businesses and activists over judicial oversight and potential abuse…

Woman, Child Killed In Train-Car Crash In Southern Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand, A woman and her daughter were killed, when their car was hit by a sprinter train, at an unguarded crossing in southern Thailand’s Surat Thani Province, on Saturday.The…