MOST RECENT
10:57

Indonesian farmers stage protests against palm oil export ban

JAKARTA: Hundreds of Indonesian smallholder farmers on Tuesday staged a protest in the capital Jakarta and in other parts of the world's fourth most populous country, demanding the government end a palm oil export ban that has slashed their income.

10:57
Indonesian farmers stage protests against palm oil export ban
10:45

North Korean military ramps up Covid response as outbreak grows

SEOUL: North Korean military medics ramped up the distribution of medicines to fight a growing coronavirus outbreak, state media said on Tuesday, with the number of reported cases of "fever" nearing 1.5 million.

10:45 1
North Korean military ramps up Covid response as outbreak grows
10:31

Japan to admit some vaccinated Thais on package tours

Japan will allow small groups of tourists on package tours in to the country this month on an experimental basis, welcoming foreign travellers who have been shut out of the country during most of the coronavirus pandemic.

10:31 1
Japan to admit some vaccinated Thais on package tours
10:14

Q1 GDP growth tops forecast but Ukraine war hits 2022 outlook

Thailand's economy grew faster than expected in the first quarter supported by a pickup in agriculture and an easing of Covid-19 curbs, but higher inflation remained a drag on a fragile recovery.

10:14 2
Q1 GDP growth tops forecast but Ukraine war hits 2022 outlook
10:11

Flooding in Korat

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Floodwater inundated many areas of Muang and Chok Chai districts, including the province's largest pottery village in tambon Dan Kwian, following heavy rain on Monday.

10:11 2
Flooding in Korat
09:45

Indonesians celebrate Vesak at world's largest Buddhist temple

MAGELANG, Indonesia: Hundreds of lanterns were released into the sky by Indonesian Buddhists celebrating Vesak day at the temple of Borobudur for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country.

09:45
Indonesians celebrate Vesak at world's largest Buddhist temple
09:45

Art collection sells for $922 million

NEW YORK: The famed Macklowe collection, subject of a bitter divorce battle between a New York property developer and his ex-wife, became the most expensive art collection ever sold at auction Monday.

09:45
Art collection sells for $922 million
08:45

McDonald's to exit Russia, sell business in country

NEW YORK: American fast-food giant McDonald's said Monday it will exit Russia in the wake of the Ukraine invasion, ending a more than three-decade run begun in the hopeful period near the end of the Cold War.

08:45 9
McDonald's to exit Russia, sell business in country
08:45

Questions swirl over Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour

ST ALBANS, UK Golf is in turmoil as it braces for the launch of a new Saudi-backed breakaway tour but figurehead Greg Norman is confident it will be a success despite a host of unresolved issues.

08:45 1
Questions swirl over Saudi-backed breakaway golf tour
07:51

Daily Covid cases, deaths plummet, govt says Tuesday

Tuesday Covid bulletin: New cases fall for the fifth day to 3,893 - the lowest since Jan 4th, before the Omicron wave began; deaths drop from 54 to 38, the fewest since early March.

07:51
Covid cases, deaths plummet
07:45

US shaken by racist mass shooting, weekend of gun violence

NEW YORK - The racist mass shooting at a supermarket in New York state dominated a bloody weekend of gun violence across the United States, a scourge that has increased since the pandemic began.

07:45 9
US shaken by racist mass shooting, weekend of gun violence
07:45

Nicklaus turned down '$100m offer from Saudi-backed tour

TULSA: Golfing icon Jack Nicklaus said he turned down an offer worth more than $100 million to act as one of the faces of the new Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf International Series, US reports said Monday.

07:45 5
Nicklaus turned down '$100m offer from Saudi-backed tour
07:45

Newcastle blow up Arsenal's Champions League dream

NEWCASTLE: Mikel Arteta castigated his Arsenal side for throwing away a season's work in a limp 2-0 defeat at Newcastle that looks set to see the Gunners miss out on Champions League football for a sixth successive season.

07:45 4
Newcastle blow up Arsenal's Champions League dream
07:45

Twitter defends anti-bot efforts, Musk replies with poo emoji

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter's chief on Monday defended the messaging platform's battle against "bots" that aspiring buyer Elon Musk says vex the platform, only to have the billionaire respond with a poo emoji.

07:45
Twitter defends anti-bot efforts, Musk replies with poo emoji
06:04

OR targets green shoppers with EV chargers

PTT Oil and Retail Business (OR) plans to strengthen its electric vehicle (EV) operations by installing more charging outlets at department stores to serve diners and shoppers.

06:04 3
OR targets green shoppers with EV chargers
06:00

No place for Chanathip in Asian Cup qualifiers squad

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) on Monday announced its 30-man provisional squad for next month's Asian Cup qualifying round in Uzbekistan.

06:00
No place for Chanathip in Asian Cup qualifiers squad
05:55

TAT eager to increase domestic tourism market in H1

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) plans to spur 80 million domestic trips in the first half this year as the downward trend in new Covid infections helps rebuild local travel sentiment.

05:55 12
TAT eager to increase domestic tourism market in H1
05:48

Succour for the homeless

With Bangkok's governor election just around the corner, most candidates have highlighted several issues in their campaigns. Yet one topic remains mostly unaddressed -- the homeless.

05:48 10
Succour for the homeless
05:44

Warehouses thrive as e-commerce booms

With an improving pandemic outlook, the logistics and warehouse sector is continuing to grow, mainly attributed to robust e-commerce business and rising demand from the electronics and automotive industries following the country's reopening.

05:44 1
Warehouses thrive as e-commerce booms
05:33

State preps perks for new economic corridors

The government is set to offer the highest level of incentives for investors in the bio-, circular and green (BCG) economy, innovation and high technology, R&D that increases the value of products, and human resources development to supply four new regional economic corridors.

05:33 1