Dozens of people have been killed in a month of violent clashes between Rohingya Muslims and Burmese Buddhists. Thousands more have fled their homes, seeking refuge in nearby towns and neighboring countries.
There's been a surge of drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle. Thai police say Burma's political reforms may be indirectly resulting in increased trafficking in the border areas of Burma, Thailand and Laos.
Burma, officially known as Myanmar, is in the throes of political reforms. Protesters have been released from prison and notions once unbelievable are now common. And that's meant a growing movement to teach citizens English.
A suspected Iranian bomber has his legs blown off in one of three explosions, while attempting to attack police, in the Thai capital, Bangkok. Israel says the blasts are linked to Monday's attacks in India and Georgia against Israeli targets.
Southern Thailand is riven with clashes between ethnic Malay Muslims and Thai Buddhists. The conflict takes place on a local level but the Muslim imam and the Buddhist abbot in one town are childhood friends.