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October 20, 2014 5:32 pm

Non-partisan individuals 'best for charter drafting body'

"If members of CDC [Constitution Drafting Committee] obviously side with political camps it could lead to further problems, especially public acceptance of the new charter," NRC member General..

October 20, 2014 5:13 pm

Cabinet members not keen to work on charter

Ministers are not allowed to also be members of the charter drafting committee, according to the provisional charter. The Cabinet is allowed to select five charter drafting committee..

October 20, 2014 4:58 pm

Bahrain PM promises to buy rice from Thailand

The Bahrain prime minister visited Prayut at the Government House at 2 pm. He said the rice purchase would be an immediate cooperation between the two countries, which would also use existing..

October 20, 2014 4:30 pm

Brussels becomes latest EU airport to screen for Ebola

Officials took the temperatures of some 200 Brussels Airlines passengers who had flown from Conakry via Freetown and had them fill out a World Health Organization questionnaire, airport spokeswoman..

October 20, 2014 3:33 pm

Criminal court rejects Suthep's lawsuit against Tarit

The court reasoned that there was no evidence that Tarit abused his authority to cause defamation to Suthep when he ordered the freezing of his assets. The court said Tarit was simply acting on..

October 20, 2014 3:07 pm

BIS chief economist warns of dangers of easy money

In an interview with the German daily Die Welt, the chief economist of the Basel-based BIS, Claudio Borio, warned of the dangers of easy money. "From a global perspective, the current monetary..

October 20, 2014 2:52 pm

Govt to increase scholarships for farmers' children:..

He said the government will continue the One Scholarship One District project but will try to increase the number of scholarships. "The number of farmers must be reduced and this trend is..

October 20, 2014 1:23 pm

Cambodians flock to see woman `possessed by spirit'

Chea Ith, 43, and her husband have collected donations from believers who heard she was possessed by the spirit of a local goddess and came to see her for themselves, the Cambodia Daily..

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October 20, 2014 1:16 pm

Search resumes for missing South Koreans after Thai boat..

The accident occurred on Sunday evening when the speedboat, carrying around 40 passengers -- including South Koreans, Chinese and a number of Western tourists -- struck a fishing boat in the..

October 20, 2014 1:14 pm

Second Japanese female cabinet minister resigns: PM Abe

Justice Minister Midori Matsushima handed in her notice just hours after Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi tendered her resignation, the prime minister told reporters. "(Economy Trade and Industry..

October 20, 2014 1:11 pm

Indonesia's Widodo takes office, reaches out to foes

The inauguration, which was attended by foreign dignitaries including US Secretary of State John Kerry and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, capped a remarkable rise for a softly-spoken..

October 20, 2014 9:54 am

Comet Siding Spring whizzes past Mars

The comet, known as Siding Spring (C/2013 A1), made its closest encounter with Mars on Sunday at 2:27 pm (1827 GMT), racing past the Red Planet at a breakneck 126,000 miles (203,000 kilometers) per..