Anti-government protesters in Bangkok are blocking key roads and government buildings in the Thai capital, calling for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign. But others in rural areas have rallied in her support.
The Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant after ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra failed to appear for the verdict in the case regarding her rice subsidy scheme. Thai media reports the politician fled to the Middle East.
Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has told a court that the controversial rice subsidies helped boost the rural economy. She denies charges of failing to stem losses from the multibillion-dollar program.
Thailand's attractiveness as a tourist destination remains evergreen as millions of tourists continue to flock to the Southeast Asian nation, providing much needed momentum to its economy. But challenges remain.
As migrants try to avoid new penalties for being in Thailand illegally, reports suggest they're being fleeced at the border. Tens of thousands of foreign workers have fled the country in recent days.
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