Friday Feb 21
Traveller's Guide: The Golden Triangle
The compact region where Thailand, Laos and Burma meet offers a heady mix of cultures and landscapes, says Aoife O'Riordain Lush jungle, mist-shrouded mountains, hill-tribe villages and tranquil views of rice paddies mark the Golden Triangle, the point in northern Thailand that converges with Laos and Burma where the Ruak and mighty Mekong rivers ... (more)
Chinese fugitive caught after 16 years
A Chinese man who has an outstanding arrest warrant in China issued 16 years ago for conspiracy to commit murder was arrested in front of his restaurant on Silom Road on Thursday, the Immigration Bureau said.
Concern over Mekong water levels
AN UNUSUAL and rapid fluctuation in water levels of the Mekong River during the past three months has raised deep concern among local people over its impact on agricultural activities, fisheries and transport along the river.
Drought arrives at several provinces in North, Northeast
In the northernmost province of Chiang Rai, drought, combined with the closure of sluice gates in China's Yunnan province for maintenance, has caused the water level in Mekong River at Chiang Saen district to decrease so dramatically that sand dunes can be seen.