As Bangkok prepares to host climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts warning it could be partially submerged in just over a decade.
Passengers on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow to Thailand were slammed into the ceiling after their aircraft hit a patch of severe turbulence injuring 27 people, some of them suffering fractured bones, witnesses and officials say.
One of the two men arrested over last month's deadly Bangkok bombing has admitted to a charge of possessing explosives, police said Monday, in the first confession over the unprecedented attack on Thailand.
Police probing Thailand’s deadliest bombing raided a second location and widened their search for more suspects on Sunday after a foreigner was arrested and stacks of fake passports and bomb-making materials found at a Bangkok apartment block.
Renewable energy for the Pacific Islands was bolstered this week with the signing of a new Trust Fund Agreement between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Republic of Kazakhstan, that included a voluntary contribution to ESCAP of US$ 200,000.
Over 200 ministers, senior officials and experts from Asia and the Pacific came together on Nov. 24 in Bangkok to launch the first-ever Ministerial Conference on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) in Asia and the Pacific.