Ethnic Karen from Myanmar take refuge in makeshift villages
A Worldfocus contributing blogger based in Bangkok describes her encounter with Karen refugees on the Thai-Myanmar border. In the wake of Myanmar army attacks on ethnic Karen rebels, thousands of Karen refugees have fled to Thailand and some half a million others are displaced within Myanmar.
Posted: August 13, 2009 13:24
Thailand’s Skytrain rides high; sets example for Asian transit
Thailand's Skytrain opened in 1999, in an effort to relieve the country's crowded roads and frequent traffic jams. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that despite continued economic and political troubles, Thailand has worked to improve infrastructure and its mass transit system sets an example for neighboring Asian countries.
Posted: May 11, 2009 11:28
Déjà vu as Thai protesters demand govt’s resignation
In a scene that might appear to be déjà vu in politically-unstable Thailand, thousands of protesters massed in Bangkok Wednesday demanding the government's resignation. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the reasons for the current protests.
Posted: April 8, 2009 11:29
Thailand’s “Mr. Condom” battles AIDS
In Thailand, AIDS remains a leading cause of death despite significant successes against the disease.
Posted: December 18, 2008 11:43
Blogwatch / Video
Muslim insurgency simmers in southern Thailand
Beyond the recent turmoil in Bangkok, a violent Muslim insurgency has emerged in Thailand's south.
Posted: December 4, 2008 22:01
Violent Thai protests shut down airport
Patrick Winn of GlobalPost discusses the battle between supporters and opponents of Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat's pro-Western government.
Posted: November 25, 2008 17:54
Blogwatch / Audio
Thai protests intensify political divide
Police used tear gas against thousands of protesters who attempted to blockade the Thai parliament.
Posted: October 7, 2008 18:19