Irish fare: it could take decades for a country only now being recognised for the quality of its ingredients  to get a piece of the pie, especially when so many other nations – China, Italy, France and Thailand – have been well-established for so long.

Thai restaurants can be found all over the United States. Thai people? Not so much. According to figures obtained from the Royal Thai embassy in Washi(...)

The 12-member “Wild Boars” soccer team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave pose with a drawing picture of Samarn Kunan, a former Thai navy diver who died working to rescue them. Photograph: Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital and Ministry of Public Health/Reuters

It was the moment the world had been waiting for. Fresh out of hospital, the 12 members of the Wild Boars football team and their coach were happy and(...)

Adul Sam-on (right)    inside the Tham Luang cave. He can speak English, Chinese, Burmese, Thai and Wa. The latter is the language of the ethnic minority to which he belongs. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Empathy and compassion are some of the most powerful motivators. They were on display in abundance during the nerve-wracking rescue of the soccer team(...)

Thailand’s Grand Mosque is located in Pattani in the  south of the country, where thousands have been killed in a separatist insurgency that erupted in 2004. Photograph: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

Outside the Grand Mosque in Pattani, the largest in Thailand, white-veiled adolescents congregate, waiting for one of the motorised trishaws that ferr(...)

Hong Kong democracy campaigner Joshua Wong (centre) stands next to recently-elected lawmaker Nathan Law  as he holds up his expulsion order from Thai authorities  upon his arrival  in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images

Joshua Wong, the teenage Hong Kong student leader who helped organise the 79-day Occupy Central protests in 2014, was deported from Thailand on Wednes(...)

Room service: the A.L.O. by Savioke delivers fresh towels to a hotel guests’ room. Photograph:  Jason Henry/The New York Times

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items(...)

The Thai government has introduced insurance for visitors whose policies have a null-and-void provision due to the coup in May

INSURANCE FOR THAILAND The Thai government has introduced online travel insurance for visitors whose policies have a null-and-void provision d(...)

Women dance as anti-government protesters occupy the finance ministry for a third day in a bid to oust the government of Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday. Photograph: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

Thousands of demonstrators massed outside four Thai government ministries, a major state office complex and 24 provincial halls on Wednesday in a wide(...)

An armed police escort  for Muslim school children in the village of Tak Bai, location of one of the conflict’s worst massacres. Photograph: Tom Farrell

The banner at the junction in the village of Tak Bai is scripted in both Thai and Arabic. Above a gaggle of smiling schoolchildren, some clutching Tha(...)