Polo, branded the ’Sport of Kings’, is undergoing an unlikely renewal in Thailand, one of the world’s most unequal countries, as it goes to the polls on March 24 with the widening wealth gap in sharp focus.
The US and Thailand hold the annual joint ‘Cobra Gold’, the largest US-led military exercises in Asia involving gruelling drills in the Thai jungle, war games, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise. This year’s 11-day exercise is the 38th edition which sees 4500 U.S. personnel participate directly in the exercise.
Thailand and the US hosted the opening ceremony for the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the biggest activity of its type in the Asia-Pacific region with participants learning jungle survival skills. (Feb. 14)
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People carrying placards and posters gather at Federation Square in Melbourne to call on Thailand to release a refugee footballer who has been held for more than two months on an extradition request from Bahrain. Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini footballer who was granted refugee status and residency in Australia, was arrested in Thailand in late November while on vacation with his wife.