18 Dec 2013 : Thailand has become a donor to the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), which aims to relieve poverty across the globe.
18 Dec 2013 : Srisuwan Janya, secretary-general of the Thai Constitution Protection Association, on Wednesday filed a petition with the Election Commission seeking an investigation into whether the allocation of a budget from the central fund to pay a bonus for government officials as proposed by the Finance Ministry is constitutional.
18 Dec 2013 : Former commerce minister Mingkwan Saengsuwan announced his resignation as a member of the Pheu Thai Party on Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : WASHINGTON - The US Treasury Department designated a lieutenant colonel and three companies in Myanmar on Tuesday as subject to economic sanction measures in connection with their continued involvement in arms trading with North Korea, the department said.
18 Dec 2013 : Singaporean authorities have charged 28 foreign workers and will deport another 53 believed to have been involved in the island's worst rioting in decades, reports said on Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : SYDNEY - A tourist in Australia had to be rescued by police after plunging off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone, officials said on Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : Economic growth could be curtailed in 2014 if the government pushes ahead with a general election on Feb 2 amid continuing political conflict, former finance minister Thanong Bhidaya warned on Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : Former Democrat MP for Bangkok Watchara Phetthong was sentenced to two months in prison, suspended for two years, and a fine of 20,000 baht in a defamation case filed by Jatuporn Prompan, a United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship leader.
18 Dec 2013 : The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went up 12.16 points, or 0.91%, to close at 1,349.34 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was 15.84 billion baht, with 2.63 billion shares traded.
18 Dec 2013 : The military supports the calling of a general election and is ready to deploy troops to help oversee it if asked, Supreme Commander Thanasak Patimaprakorn said on Wednesday.