Thai PM to visit Saudi Arabia for first time in decades

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-cha will this week make the first visit by a Thai leader to Saudi Arabia in more than 30 years following decades of diplomatic tension sparked by a jewel theft from a Saudi palace. Thai-born janitor

Thailand releases three Iranians in swap for Australian scholar

BANGKOK: Thailand confirmed it had returned three Iranians jailed over a 2012 bomb plot in Bangkok, in an apparent swap after Tehran freed an Australian lecturer imprisoned for alleged spying. Thailand’s corrections department said two of the men – Masoud

Thailand to reopen shopping malls as COVID-19 situation improves

BANGKOK: The Thailand government has reportedly planned to ease the lockdown in the country from tomorrow as the COVID-19 infection rates stay low. Dr. Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said, “Shopping malls and restaurants

Thai soldier kills at least 20 in shooting spree

BANGKOK: A soldier has killed 20 people and injured dozens more in a gun rampage in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima. Jakraphanth Thomma, a junior officer, killed his commanding officer before stealing weapons from a military camp. The suspect

Pakistani delegation led by Azhar set to meet FATF’s APG

Bangkok: Pakistan delegation led by Minister for Economic Affairs Division Hammad Azhar will hold talks with the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Asia Pacific Group (APG) in Bangkok on Monday. The delegation will seek a final evaluation of Pakistani anti-money