Month: February 2020

Asia

Greece pushes back migrants after Turkish border ‘onslaught’

Greek police fired teargas to push back hundreds of stone-throwing migrants trying to cross over the border from Turkey on Saturday, as a crisis over Syria shifted onto the European Union’s doorstep, Reuters reports. Greece, which has tense relations with Turkey at the best of times, accused Ankara of sending the migrants to the border […]Read More

Asia

US to Withdraw Troops from Afghanistan in 14 Months If

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The United States and NATO would withdraw all troops in Afghanistan within 14 months if the Taliban upheld its commitments, according to a joint statement released by the US and Afghan governments on Saturday. “The Coalition will complete the withdrawal of their remaining forces from Afghanistan within 14 months following the announcement […]Read More

News

Coronavirus: Passengers from Sapporo asked to report to health officials

Thailand’s Disease Control Department has stepped up efforts to locate some of the passengers who travelled on flight XJ621, from Japan’s Sapporo to Bangkok, on February 20th, because 2 of their fellow passengers are now confirmed infected with the COVID-19 virus. It is important that the passengers make contact as soon as possible, so they […]Read More

South

Rayong Court of Appeals upholds death sentence for former Pattaya

The following is sourced from a report given to The Pattaya News by the Region 2 Thai Police: On February 26th, 2020, the Region 2 Provincial Court of Appeals in Rayong Province in Thailand upheld the conviction and death sentence handed down in November 2018 from the lower court for Western Australian Mr. Luke Joshua […]Read More

Phuket

Outrage as tourist leaves his mark on Nai Thon rocks

PHUKET: A tourist has been lambasted for graffiting a section of rocks at Nai Thon beach which went viral over social media yesterday (Feb 27) and alerted police to the crime. The person believed to be the culprit, a Russian national, was identified via Facebook and Instagram posts that showcased photo evidence of identical handiwork […]Read More

News

Thai Tour Guide Confirmed as New Coronavirus Case

BANGKOK, Feb 28 (TNA) – The Public Health Ministry reported one new Covid-19 case, raising the total cases in the country to 41. The new confirmed patient is a Thai tour guide, who has recently returned from South Korea. The man is now receiving the treatment at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Disease Institute. Officials are tracing […]Read More

News

Five opposition MPs vote for General Prawit after censure debate

Three Seri Ruam Thai MPs and two from the opposition Pheu Thai party have broken ranks to vote for Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, giving him more approval votes than Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the four other ministers. Government chief whip Wirat Rattanaseth told the media, after the vote this morning, that all six […]Read More