Thailand’s military government on Tuesday approved a one-time payout for low-income people in an effort to stimulate the country’s weak economy.
The 7.4 magnitude earthquake, felt in Tokyo, sends thousands of residents fleeing for higher ground as dawn breaks along the northeastern coast.
Queen Sirikit is being treated with antibiotics for a high fever and lung infection but is able to ‘breathe well and eat.’
Countries in the Greater Mekong region including Vietnam have failed to close their illegal wildlife markets says WWF.
Starting in 1988 with only four beds, the clinic now provides surgery, dentistry, vaccinations and HIV prevention to more than 75,000 patients a year.
The Irrawaddy speaks with Chulalongkorn University’s Kavi Chongkittavorn about the prospects for Asia during a Trump presidency.
About 40 percent of world’s 10 million stateless live in Southeast Asia, UNHCR says.
Rodrigo Duterte says ‘we have a military pact that would bind us’ yet hints at revoking agreement that gives US troops access to Philippine bases.
World Bank probe finds Tata Global Beverages failed to tackle exploitation of impoverished workers.
Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election will deepen Asian allies’ anxiety about Washington’s commitment to post-war security arrangements.
Critics of the dam say it will damage wild fisheries and a rice bowl delta that support 60 million people in the region.
Andy Hall, who works on the rights of migrant workers in Thailand, has been facing defamation lawsuits by companies he accused of labor violations.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets over one thousand Burmese expatriates, many of whom desire to return to their homeland but face passport difficulties.
Thailand’s junta has been preparing for the succession since taking power in a May 2014 coup, when the late king’s health was already in decline.
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn’s formal coronation, however, cannot take place until after the king’s cremation in a year’s time.