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Shariah Court in Indonesia Sentences Gay Couple to Caning

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia — A Shariah court in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further undermining the country's moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy.

ISIS’ Malay-Language Media Unlikely to Win Hearts, Minds in Deep South, Experts Say

BANGKOK — Even if it’s true the Islamic State is distributing newspapers in Thailand’s restive southern provinces, the group is unlikely to gain sway in the region, experts on the Deep South said Wednesday.

Rohingya Voices Silenced on Occasion of Suu Kyi Visit

BANGKOK — Facing persecution and worse at home in Myanmar where even their name has become anathema, members of the Rohingya diaspora in Thailand found themselves denied a voice today.

High Hopes and Deep Doubts Await Suu Kyi in Thailand

BANGKOK — When Aung San Suu Kyi begins her three-day tour of Thailand today, Sein Htay will be among the hundreds of thousands of her countrymen here to hold great expectations.

Remnants of Ancient Underground City Discovered Beneath Angkor Wat

LONDON — An Australian archaeologist says he and colleagues have found evidence of previously undiscovered medieval urban and agricultural networks surrounding the ancient city of Angkor Wat.

Thai-Cambodian Flame War Erupts Over Traditional Dance. Both Are Wrong.

In a drama of epic proportions, Thailand and Cambodia are feuding once again after simultaneously claiming ownership of the traditional elaborate masked dance known as Khon in Thailand and Khol in Cambodia.

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