25 Oct 2013 : KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced plans on Friday to impose a 6% goods and services tax by 2015 to increase revenue and stem rising government debt.
25 Oct 2013 : RIYADH - A group of Saudi Arabian women plan a protest on Saturday to defy the world's only ban on female drivers.
25 Oct 2013 : PHNOM PENH - About 20,000 Cambodian opposition supporters turned out Friday in a new show of strength as they wrapped up three days of protests against Prime Minister Hun Sen's disputed election win.
25 Oct 2013 : Four alleged pirates believed to be members of a gang that boarded a boat off Pattani, killed the crew and got away with about 120 million baht in cash have been arrested, police said on Friday.
25 Oct 2013 : Thai stocks slid 0.8% on Friday in line with weak sentiment in Asia and in response to a reduction in domestic economic growth forecasts.
25 Oct 2013 : The Bank of Thailand has slashed its gross domestic product (GDP) growth projection for 2013 to only 3.7%, from a previous forecast of 4.2%, Paibul Kittisrikangwan, assistant governor for monetary policy, said on Friday.
25 Oct 2013 : Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will deliver a television address to the nation soon after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) rules on the Thai-Cambodian Preah Vihear temple dispute on Nov 11, PM's secretary-general Suranand Vejjajiva said on Friday.
25 Oct 2013 : The value of exports for September contracted 7.09% to US$19.3 billion, while imports were down 5.23% to $18.83 billion, resulting in a trade surplus of $473.2 million, permanent secretary for commerce Srirat Ratthapana said on Friday.
25 Oct 2013 : A dating website aimed at people already in a relationship is not welcome in Singapore, a government minister said on Friday.
25 Oct 2013 : STOCKHOLM - Electrolux AB (ELUXB), the world's second-biggest home appliances maker, said it will eliminate 2,000 jobs after reporting third-quarter earnings below analysts' estimates, and plans to close a factory in Australia and move production to Thailand.