How to behave as a monarch? Ask Bhutan's Thunder Dragon kings

The street protests in Thailand and the unprecedented public criticism of King Maha Vajiralongkorn focus attention on an institution whose days, along with old-style feudalism, are fading, if not gone altogether. Democratisation of education and information is now so much a

Hand signals only: How Thais are marshalling mass protests

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Hands point above head = need umbrella; Hands held over head = need helmet; Hands crossed over chest = enough supplies here.Slideshow ( 5 images )Thai protesters are learning a whole new language, developed within days to

Testing royal taboos: inside Thailand's new youth protests

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Over two days of video calls earlier this month, about a dozen students from Thailand’s Kasetsart and Mahanakorn universities debated whether to break a taboo that could land them in jail: openly challenging the country’s powerful monarchy,

Thailand reports nine new coronavirus cases, no more deaths

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported on Wednesday nine new coronavirus infections but no deaths, taking to 2,947 cases and 54 deaths its tally since the outbreak began in January. It was the third day that new infections stayed in the

Thailand extends foreigners' visas as coronavirus cases slow

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s cabinet approved a second automatic visa extension for foreigners for three more months on Tuesday, in a bid to prevent long queues at immigration centres and stem the spread of the coronavirus. Foreigners whose visas had

Thailand records 19 new coronavirus cases, one new death

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand recorded 19 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a senior health official said, the lowest daily tally in more than a month. A 50-year-old taxi driver accounted for the latest death, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for