Mar 22, 2013 05:13 EDT
Australian police said Friday they had smashed a crime syndicate operating across Asia, leading to 27 arrests and the seizure of drugs and assets worth millions of dollars.
Mar 21, 2013 21:55 EDT
China boss Jose Antonio Camacho will hope a sprinkling of stardust from the visiting David Beckham will rub off on his team as he fights for his job in Friday's crunch Asian Cup qualifier with Iraq.
Mar 21, 2013 12:08 EDT
Thailand plans to distribute about 1.7 million tablet computers to students and teachers this year in the world's largest handout of the devices for education, officials said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 09:31 EDT
Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat staked out an early lead as world number three Luke Donald struggled to settle in Thursday on a rain-interrupted first day's play at the Maybank Malaysian Open.
Mar 21, 2013 07:23 EDT
Asian markets were mixed Thursday as Chinese data showing manufacturing activity in the world's number two economy picked up in March, while Tokyo was lifted by renewed weakness in the yen.
Mar 20, 2013 15:47 EDT
Coming off LPGA victories at Singapore and Phoenix, American Stacy Lewis plays her first event as the World No. 1 of women's golf starting Thursday at the $1.7 million Kia Classic.
Mar 20, 2013 07:35 EDT
Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday after Cypriot lawmakers comprehensively rejected a plan to tax savings as part of a crucial bailout deal.
Mar 20, 2013 00:40 EDT
World No. 3 Luke Donald and past Major winners Padraig Harrington and Charl Schwartzel will look to fine-tune their games for the coming Masters during this week's Maybank Malaysian Open.
Mar 19, 2013 12:31 EDT
A group of poachers last week massacred 89 elephants in one night near the town of Ganba in southern Chad, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in a statement Tuesday.
Mar 19, 2013 12:17 EDT
Danish tourist Judith Jensen has a long list of don'ts to help her feel safe during her holiday in India.
Mar 19, 2013 10:45 EDT
Thailand's cabinet on Tuesday approved a plan to spend $68 billion on a high-speed railway and other transportation mega projects to drive the nation's economic development.
Mar 18, 2013 18:13 EDT
US stocks fell for a second straight day Monday as the Cyprus banking crisis sent jitters through markets.
Mar 18, 2013 07:34 EDT
Asian markets tumbled on Monday and the euro sank as eurozone fears returned on news that Cyprus was planning to tax bank depositors as part of a controversial bailout.
Mar 18, 2013 06:48 EDT
China's 14-year-old prodigy Guan Tianlang has set his sights sky-high by aiming to become the first player to claim golf's legendary 'grand slam': winning all four majors in the same year.
Mar 17, 2013 23:30 EDT
Fourteen-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang told AFP he's not worried about missing the cut at Augusta next month when he becomes the youngest player ever to compete at the US Masters.
Mar 17, 2013 11:32 EDT
A conservation victory restricting global trade in more shark species will take a fresh bite at Hong Kong's market in fins, which has already been hit hard by persistent attacks from anti-fin campaigners.
Mar 17, 2013 08:32 EDT
Thomas Aiken of South Africa led from start to finish on the final day to win the $2.3 million Avantha Masters by three shots in India on Sunday.
Mar 17, 2013 07:59 EDT
Prayad Marksaeng became only the third Thai to win his country's national championship with a two-stroke victory in the $1 million Thailand Open at the Thana City Golf and Sports Club on Sunday.
Mar 17, 2013 03:41 EDT
Bentleys and McLarens could become a more common sight alongside three-wheeled pedicabs and Japanese cars on Jakarta's roads, with European auto giants making a push into the Indonesian market.
Mar 17, 2013 03:08 EDT
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on new graduates of Japan's National Defence Academy on Sunday to guard the country against "provocations" as tensions simmer with China over the sovereignty of an island chain.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Kingdom of Thailand
Ratcha Anachak Thai
|Anthem: Phleng Chat Thai|
Royal anthem: Phleng Sansoen Phra Barami
(and largest city)
|Government||Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy|
|-||Prime Minister||Abhisit Vejjajiva|
|-||Sukhothai Kingdom||1238 - 1448|
|-||Ayutthaya Kingdom||1351 - 1767|
|-||Thonburi Kingdom||1768 - 1782|
|-||Rattanakosin Kingdom||6 April 1782|
|-||Constitutional Monarchy||24 June 1932|
|-||Later Constitution||24 August 2007|
|-||Total||513,115 km2 (50th)|
198,115 sq mi
|-||Water (%)||0.4 (2,230 km2)|
|-||2009 estimate||63,389,730 (21st)|
|GDP (PPP)||2008 estimate|
|-||Total||$547.060 billion (24th)|
|-||Per capita||$8,239 (86th)|
|GDP (nominal)||2008 estimate|
|-||Total||$273.313 billion (33rd)|
|-||Per capita||$4,116 (92nd)|
|HDI (2007)||▲0.783 (medium) (87th)|
|Currency||Baht (฿) (|
|Drives on the||left|
|1||^ Thai name: Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or Krung Thep. The full name is Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Phiman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.|
|2||^ According to the Department of Provincial Administration's official register, not taking into account unregistered citizens and immigrants.|