Vientiane Rescue, a humanitarian group formed by volunteers to save lives in the Lao capital, is among the six recipients of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award, regarded as Asia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
BURI RAM — A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Wednesday on charges of stealing money from children’s piggy banks in a child development centre in Khu Muang district and spending it on alcohol for himself and his friends.
Public prosecutors have asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court's acquittal of ex-police inspector-general Somkid Boonthanom and four other officers accused of kidnapping and killing a Saudi businessman 26 years ago.
MANILA - The Philippines said Wednesday it had "vigorously" lobbied Southeast Asian nations to take a united stance critical of Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea, but insisted a diluted statement remained a victory.
A new Thai-created mobile software application for motorcycle taxi and parcel delivery services has been launched in Bangkok under agreement with a motorcycle taxi association to eradicate legal problems that had affected taxi-hailing apps like Grab and Uber.
Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Wednesday on a larger-than-expected economic stimulus package from Japan, and ahead of the outcome of the US Federal Reserve policy meeting later in the day.