Thailand’s Trafficking in Persons status upgraded, local labour activist hailed ‘hero’

In this year’s 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), compiled and recently published by the US State Department, Thailand has been upgraded to Tier 2, from Tier 2 “watch list”…

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) meets with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha at the Government House in Bangkok on July 10, 2022. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds / POOL / AFP)

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets Thailand’s PM in Bangkok

US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, met with Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, and Foreign Affairs Minister, Don Pramudwinai, on Sunday, as part of his Southeast Asia tour. Prime Minister…

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(L-R) US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

Top US officials to meet Zelensky on first wartime visit to Kyiv

The United States’ top diplomat and defence chief were Sunday set to make their first wartime visits to Kyiv since Russia invaded Ukraine two months ago, with fierce battles raging in the…

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken OLIVIER DOULIERY / POOL / AFP

See you in Washington very soon – US Secretary of State

More than 6 weeks of advance, meticulous planning by the US, which saw an advance team of over 80 people descend on Bangkok, following the visit of US Assistant Secretary…

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This handout photo taken and released on December 15, 2021 by Malaysia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs shows Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah (R) welcoming US Secretary of State Antony Blinken upon his arrival at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Putrajaya. (AFP PHOTO / Malaysia Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

US Secretary of State cancels visit to Thailand over COVID-19 concerns

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken has cut his Southeast Asian tour short and cancelled appointments in Thailand tomorrow (Thursday), over COVID-19 concerns following a confirmed COVID-19 infection in…

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Thailand’s Foreign Minister to visit Washington, UN next week

Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai is to visit Washington and will attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and ASEAN related meetings in New York next week, according to an…

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Photos by MANDEL NGAN and Anthony WALLACE / AFP

Biden, Xi talk to avoid US-China ‘conflict:’ White House

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden talked with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time in seven months Thursday, urging they ensure that “competition” between the two powers…

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Mekong River, Photo: AFP

Exclusive: US proposes summit with lower Mekong riparian countries

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has proposed a series of bilateral meetings, including a summit later this year, between the US and lower Mekong countries as part of efforts…

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken introduces President Joe Biden for remarks to State Department staff, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Blinken presses China on Xinjiang, Hong Kong in call with Beijing’s top diplomat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told top Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi in a phone call on Friday the United States will stand up for human rights…

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