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January 9, 2019 12:00 AM Australia to ‘consider’ Saudi woman’s asylum plea

BANGKOK: Australia said Tuesday it will "carefully consider" the asylum claim of an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse from her family and is now in the care of the UN in Bangkok, after she fended off deportation in a gripping, live-tweeted ordeal. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrived at the Thai capital’s main airport on a flight from Kuwait 55

January 7, 2019 12:00 AM Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport ‘fears death’

BANGKOK: A Saudi woman held at Bangkok airport said she would be killed if she was repatriated by Thai immigration officials, who confirmed the 18-year-old was denied entry to the country on Sunday. Rahaf Mohammed M Alqunun told AFP she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials when she arrived in Suvarnabhumi airport and her travel document was forcibly 52

December 25, 2018 12:00 AM PIA launches new routes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Monday launched new flight route to Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A spokesperson for the national flag carrier said the PIA’s new flight operations have started, adding that there will be twice-weekly flights from Lahore to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. The Lahore-Kuala Lumpur flight has resumed 64

December 18, 2018 12:00 AM Miss Philippines wins 2018 Miss Universe crown

Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants. Catriona Gray, 24, finished first ahead of the South African and Venezuelan finalists in the glittering televised event hosted 35

December 2, 2018 12:52 PM PIA launches 2nd flight from Islamabad to Doha

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has launched a second flight from Islamabad to Doha, the national flag carrier said in a press release on Sunday. According to the statement, around 150 passengers flew to Doha via flight PK-287 at 1pm today. PIA said that the launch of the new Islamabad-Doha route was "warmly welcomed by the general public, especially 29

November 8, 2018 12:00 AM Thai golfers dominate first round in China

SHANGHAI: Thai golfers dominated the opening round of the $2.1 million Blue Bay LPGA in China on Wednesday, with the world-ranked 89 Thidapa Suwannapura leading the way. Thidapa shot a four-under-par 68 on the island of Hainan to take a one-shot lead from Thailand’s world number one Ariya Jutanugarn and Canada’s Alena Sharp.Six players were tied in fourth 39

November 4, 2018 12:00 AM Leicester pay emotional tribute to late Vichai

CARDIFF, United Kingdom: Leicester’s grief-stricken players paid an emotional tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha ahead of their Premier League clash at Cardiff on Saturday as the devastated club returned to action for the first time since their owner’s tragic death. Thai billionaire Vichai was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed outside 27

October 18, 2018 12:00 AM Thailand’s infamous ‘jet-set monk’ convicted of raping a minor

BANGKOK: Thailand’s infamous "jet-set monk" was convicted of raping an underage girl on Wednesday, a court official said, in a case that has rocked an already scandal-mired Buddhist clergy. Wiraphon Sukphon, 39, earned his evocative moniker after footage emerged of him wearing designer sunglasses with a Louis Vuitton bag on a private jet. He was extradited 13

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Four ministers from Thai’s army govt launch party ahead of polls

BANGKOK: Four ministers from Thailand´s military government launched a new political party on Saturday, amid speculation they will back Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to remain in power beyond a general election promised by May. May next year is the most recent deadline Prayuth´s junta has set for a vote its critics hope will return Thailand to civilian 25

September 30, 2018 12:00 AM Four ministers from Thailand’s mly govt launch new party

BANGKOK: Four ministers from Thailand’s military government launched a new political party on Saturday, amid speculation they will back Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to remain in power beyond a general election promised by May. May next year is the most recent deadline Prayuth’s junta has set for a vote its critics hope will return Thailand to civilian 24