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U Dhammaloka dressed in the traditional attire of a Burmese monk in 1902. Photograph: The Buddhist Society

The first Irish people to set foot in what is now Argentina were two cabin boys from Galway, William and John,  who were brothers but their surna(...)

The Custom House next to the River LIffey in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

Dublin has been ranked the worst city in the world to find a place to live for expats in a new study published on Tuesday. Ireland’s capital was in l(...)

Bhisasha ‘Paddy’ Chayangpath: ‘Asian women are fetishised so much.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

After growing up on the 15th floor of an apartment block in downtown Bangkok, Bhisasha Chayangpath, who goes by the nickname Paddy, wanted “a breath o(...)

Siobhan and her sister Lorna.

In the autumn of 1989, my sister and I were on our way back from New Zealand after visiting family, and we had a few days holiday in Bangkok. My first(...)

Emirates carried 29.6 million passengers in the six months to the end of September.

Emirates has grown its passenger numbers between Dublin and Dubai by more than 9 per cent so far this year, with customers using the hub to fly on to (...)

King Maha Vajiralongkorn taking part in the Royal Land Procession on the day following his coronation as King Rama X of Thailand in May 2019. Photograph: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

The denunciations have swirled through Thailand’s gilded palaces with the rhetorical extravagance of a Shakespearean history. The official consort to (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping speaking during the opening of the China International Import Expo. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

China’s renminbi broke through a key benchmark on Tuesday after the Financial Times revealed that Washington and Beijing were discussing removing tari(...)

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn sits on the thrown with his official consort Sineenatra Wongvajirabhakdi at the royal palace. Sineenatra has been stripped of her titles and military ranks. Photograph: Thailand Royal Office via AP

When Thailand’s newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn named one of his bodyguards as Noble Royal Consort on his birthday in July, no one had held the(...)

A fishing boat worker rests while his boat is in port in Thailand. File photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty

While forced labour exists throughout the world, nowhere is the problem more rampant than in the South China Sea, and especially in the Thai fishing f(...)

 A handout photo made available on Saturday by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) shows two elephants that are expected to survive after falling into Haew Narok Waterfall in Khao Yai National Park in Thailand. Photograph: EPA

A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging water in Thailand’s national park, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two animals out of a dee(...)

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