Wu Aiying was one of only a handful of senior female officials in China.
Hundreds of thousands of black-clad mourners expected to camp for days near Bangkok’s Grand Palace.
Prime minister says vote will take place in November 2018 but opposition party remains skeptical.
Thailand's Supreme Court sentenced former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra in absentia to five years in prison for mismanaging a rice subsidy scheme.
UN Human rights experts say the state counselor should meet with self-identifying Rohingya Muslims who are subjected to ongoing military persecution.
Authorities use water cannons and electric rods to end a five-month protest by villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands.
Doctors treating some of those who have recently fled to Bangladesh see injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks.
Political activities in Thailand have been suspended since the 2014 coup, but Thai politicians are questioning if the junta is campaigning.
Barisan Revolusi Nasional says will negotiate with government to try to end decades of bloodshed only if they drop conditions.
Launch comes after biggest N. Korea nuclear test this month.
US President Donal Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are pushing for further steps towards North Korea denuclearization.
The Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh, pressuring the scarce resources of aid agencies and communities already helping in the area.
Myanmar faces mounting criticism over human rights violations.
Khaled Batarfi calls on Muslims in the region to target Myanmar authorities.
New Delhi says Rohingya Muslims who fled to India pose a security threat and should be deported.