Category Archives: General

In Thai Election, New ‘War Room’ Polices Social Media

BANGKOK In Thailand’s election “war room,” authorities scroll through thousands of social media posts, looking for violations of laws restricting political parties’ campaigning on social media that activists say are among the most prohibitive in the world.The monitors are on… Read More “In Thai Election, New ‘War Room’ Polices Social Media”

In Thai Election, New ‘War Room’ Polices Social Media

BANGKOK In Thailand’s election “war room,” authorities scroll through thousands of social media posts, looking for violations of laws restricting political parties’ campaigning on social media that activists say are among the most prohibitive in the world.The monitors are on… Read More “In Thai Election, New ‘War Room’ Polices Social Media”

Cambodia Investigating Employment Status of Chinese Nationals Amid Complaints of Lost Jobs

Cambodia’s government is investigating the employment status of Chinese nationals operating businesses in Sihanoukville province, Interior Minister Sar Kheng said Monday, amid complaints by local residents who say they are losing work to the immigrants.Speaking at a ceremony to announce… Read More “Cambodia Investigating Employment Status of Chinese Nationals Amid Complaints of Lost Jobs”

Illegal Mining Endangers Lives, Environment in Indonesia

The collapse of an unlicensed gold mine in Indonesia this month is renewing attention on illegal mining in the country, which authorities say often overlooks safety, health and security requirements.Indonesian rescue teams managed to evacuate 34 victims of a collapsed… Read More “Illegal Mining Endangers Lives, Environment in Indonesia”

US Bucks Calls on Grounding Boeing Max 8 Jetliner

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is resisting growing domestic and international calls for it to ground a new American-made jetliner which has crashed twice in six months, killing nearly 350 people.The president is engaged in discussions about the… Read More “US Bucks Calls on Grounding Boeing Max 8 Jetliner”

US Belatedly Grounds Boeing Model Involved in Deadly Crashes

Belatedly following the lead of more than 30 other countries, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has ordered the immediate grounding of the entire Max series of Boeing jetliners.The action to halt all flights of the new planes in American airspace… Read More “US Belatedly Grounds Boeing Model Involved in Deadly Crashes”

Black Boxes Recovered from Crashed Ethiopian Jet

Ethiopian Airlines says searchers have recovered both flight recorders from the plane that crashed Sunday, killing all 157 people onboard. Ethiopia is observing a day of mourning for those who died when the Boeing 737 MAX-8 jet, headed for Kenya’s… Read More “Black Boxes Recovered from Crashed Ethiopian Jet”