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Saudi woman seeking asylum can stay temporarily in Thailand

Jan 7, 2019

Authorities say a young Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse by her family and wants asylum can stay in Thailand while her case is evaluated by U.N. authorities

The Latest: Saudi woman leaves Bangkok airport hotel room

Jan 7, 2019

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family has left her Bangkok airport hotel room for temporary admission into Thailand

Saudi woman runaway held in Thailand while fleeing family

Jan 6, 2019

Saudi woman uses social media to draw attention to her plight to flee her family as Thai authorities hold her en route to Australia

Critique of Thai Miss Universe gown linked to royal insult

Dec 20, 2018

A Thai social media influencer who criticized a gown worn by her country's Miss Universe contestant could end up in court after another online personality filed a complaint with police charging that her thumbs-down fashion comment defamed the royal family

Facebook purges more Myanmar accounts for misrepresentation

Dec 19, 2018

Facebook has announced its third and biggest purge of military-linked accounts in Myanmar, where critics have charged the social network did too little to block inflammatory material that fueled hatred, particularly against the Muslim Rohingya minority

Thai prisons testing video visits over cellphones

Oct 2, 2018

Thailand's prisons have begun testing a video conferencing system that allows long-distance visits with inmates via a social media messaging application

Vietnam jails activist for anti-government posts on Facebook

Sep 25, 2018

A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 27 months in prison for Facebook posts that judges say insulted the ruling Communist Party and government

Fervent Thai fans of Korean actor overstep airport security

Sep 19, 2018

Extreme efforts by two Thai female fans to meet their South Korean idol have raised concerns about security procedures at Thailand's main airport

New Thai party leaders report to police over online charge

Sep 17, 2018

Leaders of a new Thai political party that strongly opposes military rule have turned themselves in to hear charges over a Facebook video broadcast that police allege violated the law

Wildlife group: Exotic pets trade activity rises on Facebook

Sep 10, 2018

A wildlife monitoring group says research it has conducted since 2016 has found a sharp increase in the number of people belonging to Facebook groups in Thailand where endangered animals are bought and sold

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