Wednesday, 6th December 2023


2 Nov
Thai officials held direct talks with Hamas in Iran last week over the fate of 22 of the kingdom's nationals taken hostage by the Palestinian militant group in its attack on Israel, the head of the Thai delegation said.
31 Oct
Thailand will offer visa-free entry to tourists from India and Taiwan, the prime minister announced Tuesday, as the government seeks to rebuild the key tourism sector after it was battered by the pandemic.
5 Oct
Thai police on Thursday arrested two men accused of selling a gun to a 14-year-old suspected of carrying out a shooting attack at a Bangkok mall that left two people dead.
28 Sep
Thai anti-narcotics police seized over $8 million worth of drugs in one of the largest single hauls in the kingdom's history, officers said Thursday.
13 Sep
Chinese tourists will enjoy visa-free entry to Thailand from the end of September under a temporary scheme announced by the kingdom's newly formed cabinet Wednesday. Thailand's vital tourism sector accounts for almost 20 percent of its GDP but has struggled in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and changing traveller habits. In particular, Chinse tourists…
1 Sep
Thailand's jailed former premier Thaksin Shinawatra had his prison sentence cut from eight years to one by the king on Friday, just days after he returned from a decade and a half in exile.
29 Aug
A series of bomb attacks in Thailand's insurgency-hit far south killed two people and wounded four others, a senior local official told AFP on Tuesday.
23 Aug
Thailand's new prime minister vowed to bring four years of change to the kingdom as he took office Wednesday at the head of a controversial coalition including pro-military parties linked to former coup-makers. The appointment of former property mogul Srettha Thavisin -- of the Pheu Thai party long associated with billionaire ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra --…
23 Aug
Even by Thailand's topsy-turvy standards, the past two days have been a political whirlwind. The dramatic homecoming of billionaire ex-leader Thaksin Shinawatra after 15 years in exile almost overshadowed the election of a new prime minister, whose coalition has papered over historic rivalries while simultaneously angering many of his supporters. It has made many ask:…
22 Aug
Former Thai leader Thaksin Shinawatra returned to the kingdom Tuesday after 15 years in exile and was immediately jailed, just hours before his party's candidate was elected prime minister. The Supreme Court ordered the 74-year-old billionaire to serve eight years on old graft charges, though it is not clear how much time he will serve…
16 Aug
Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday refused to hear a case on election winner Pita Limjaroenrat's thwarted bid to become prime minister, clearing the way for a new leadership vote in parliament.
25 Jul
Thailand's parliament on Tuesday postponed a vote to choose a new prime minister, prolonging the kingdom's political deadlock more than two months after an election won by opposition parties. Reformist candidate Pita Limjaroenrat, whose party won the election, failed to get enough votes in a first parliamentary sitting to select a prime minister on July…


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The Ogun State Police Command has arrested two suspects, Akeem Usman and Ifadowo Niyi, for the alleged ritual murder of Quadri Salami, an 18-year-old 100-level student at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).
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House of the Dragon Season 2 is set to hit our screens next summer, and in preparation for that, the thriller has already shattered HBO MAX’s viewing records.
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‪Tarryn Reid and Clairise Hefke (TxC), the trailblazing musical ensemble known for infusing soulful beats with high-octane energy, has released their latest sensation, "Turn Off the Lights."
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In a candid interview with Time magazine, Taylor Swift has opened up about the devastating impact of the infamous phone call with Kanye West, which leaked online in 2016. The call, which was illegally recorded and edited, sparked a public firestorm and had a profound effect on Swift's mental health and career. Back then, Kim…
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Azerbaijan said Wednesday it wants reassurances from the United States on bilateral ties for Washington to continue mediating normalisation talks with arch-foe Armenia. The Caucasus neighbours have been locked in a decades-long conflict the over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which Azerbaijan reclaimed after a lightning offensive against Armenian separatists in September. Both countries have said a…
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Israeli authorities have approved the construction of more than 1,700 new homes, a non-governmental organisation said Wednesday, a move constituting the expansion of settlements in occupied east Jerusalem.
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, 6 December 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/-Safaricom M-PESA Mobile Financial Services PLC and Chapa Financial Technologies Share Company have entered into a partnership agreement to provide M-PESA services for entrepreneurs, businesses, and government services on Chapa’s payment aggregator platform.   The partnership aims to boost the ease of transactions for both merchants and M-PESA customers…
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LUSAKA, Zambia, 6 December 2023 /African Media Agency (AMA)/-From November 1-3, fintech stakeholders from around Africa and the globe converged in Lusaka, Zambia, for the 10th edition of the Africa Fintech Summit. Historically, AFTS has been the go-to platform for fintech startups, banks, corporations, telcos, government agencies, venture capital firms, and other industry players to…
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Tensions rose between Venezuela and Guyana on Tuesday as Caracas proposed a bill to create a Venezuelan province in a disputed oil-rich region and ordered the state oil company to issue licenses for extracting crude there. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro proposed at a government meeting that a bill be sent to the National Assembly for…
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A miner has been pulled out alive from under a mudslide five days after being trapped underground with many others when torrential rains hit Zambia's main copperbelt region, authorities said on Wednesday.