Thailand reports 104 new coronavirus cases, three new deaths

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand reported 104 new coronavirus cases, bringing its total to 1,875 cases, a spokesman for the government’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration said on Thursday. There were three new deaths in the country, bringing the total fatalities to 15 deaths, spokesman Taweesin Wisanuyothin said. The three new deaths, all Thai men, included a 57-year old who had

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Thailand, Indonesia to share intelligence to combat insurgents

ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) – Thailand and Indonesia on Tuesday signed an intelligence sharing agreement that the Thai army chief said would help limit the movements of insurgents operating in the Muslim-majority southern region of Thailand. Buddhist-majority Thailand and Muslim-majority Indonesia will share information on “movements of extremists, rebels or perpetrator groups who have been undermining national security”, the official document

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Thailand: Hundreds of schools closed as toxic smog chokes Bangkok

More than 400 Bangkok schools closed until Monday to protect children from hazardous air pollution. Toxic smog forced hundreds of schools to close in Thailand’s capital as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread health fears and taken on a political edge just weeks before elections. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha directed Bangkok’s governor to order the

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Bahraini footballer's wife calls on Thailand to release him

In open letter to Thai PM, Hakeem al-Araibi’s wife says he will face torture and possible death if deported to Bahrain. The wife of a jailed Bahraini football player, who has refugee status in Australia, has pleaded with Thailand’s prime minister to not allow his extradition to his native country, as international pressure against his detention and extradition grows.  In an

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