This satellite image shows an overview of the Jabalia refugee camp on October 31, 2023. //AFP

Dead horses, scraps, leaves: Gaza’s hungry get desperate

Palestinian Territories – At the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza, Abu Gibril was so desperate for food to feed his family that he slaughtered two of his horses. “We had…

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Israeli flags are placed around pictures of hostages in Gaza, at the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC, on Feb 26,//AFP

US airman dead after self-immolating outside Israeli embassy

Washington, United States – A US airman has died after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington at the weekend in protest over the war in Gaza, the…

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Palestinian radio presenter Maysam Barghouti, 36, sits at Radio Ajyal, a station based in the ocupied West Bank city of Ramalah that features personal messages from families of prisoners held in Israeli jail on February 9//AFP

‘Dad, come back’: Palestinians send radio messages to loved ones in Israeli jails

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories – Palestinians with relatives in Israeli prisons have been deprived of visiting rights during the Israel-Hamas war, opting instead to send messages to loved ones on a radio…

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This picture taken from Rafah shows smoke billowing over Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip during Israeli bombardment on February 20, 2024, amid continuing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.//AFP

UN Security Council vote on Gaza faces threat of US veto

United Nations, United States – The UN Security Council will vote on a new draft resolution Tuesday calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, despite the threat of a third US…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting at the Defence Ministry in Tel Aviv, Israel, January 7, 2024. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/Pool/File Photo

Netanyahu rejects Hamas conditions for Israeli hostage deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected conditions presented by Hamas to end the war and release hostages that would include Israel’s complete withdrawal and leaving Hamas in power…

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File photo : Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of the state of Qatar,//AP

Parnpree to meet Qatar PM, seeking release of remaining Hamas Thai hostages

Thai Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara will seek a meeting with the prime minister of Qatar, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss the fate…

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A campaign organized by Israeli Embassy in Thailand held on January 12.//Photo : Israel in Thailand FB

Thai FM “invites” Israel’s ambassador to Thailand following her campaign last week

The Foreign Ministry invites the Israeli Ambassador to Thailand to a meeting to express its dissatisfaction with her embassy’s campaign last week for the release of those, including Thai nationals,…

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File photo : New Year’s Eve fireworks light up the sky over the Harbour Bridge during the fireworks display in Sydney on January 1, 2023.//AFP

World prepares to ring in 2024

Sydney, Australia  – Jubilant crowds will bid farewell to the hottest year on record Sunday, closing a turbulent 12 months marked by clever chatbots, climate crises and wrenching wars in Gaza and…

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Pope Francis gives sweets to children during the private audience for Christmas Greetings from Vatican Employees in Paul VI hall at the Vatican, on December 21.//AFP

Pope kicks off Christmas celebrations in shadow of war

Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories – Pope Francis has kicked off global Christmas celebrations with a call for peace, as Israel’s war on Hamas and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine cast a shadow over…

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2023’s top stories: Rescuing Thais from war zones a tough early test for new government

Rescuing Thai nationals stuck in war zones in two different parts of the world became a huge challenge for the new government. First there was the horrific outbreak of hostilities…

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Relatives and friends, including the father Avi (2nd-R), mourn as they gather for the funeral of Alon Shamriz, mistakenly killed by Israeli forces in Gaza earlier in the week after being held by Hamas since the October 7 attack, in kibbutz Shefayim near Tel Aviv on December 17.//AFP

Israel intentionally starving civilians in Gaza: HRW

Jerusalem, Undefined – The group Human Rights Watch on Monday accused the Israeli government of intentionally starving civilians in Gaza as part of its offensive in the besieged Palestinian territory.  “The Israeli government is…

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A general view shows a screen of votes during a United Nations General Assembly meeting to vote on a non-binding resolution demanding “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire” in Gaza at UN headquarters in New York on December 12.//AFP

Facing pressure, Security Council to vote on new Gaza ceasefire call

United Nations, United States –  The United Nations Security Council will vote Monday on a new resolution calling for an “urgent and sustainable cessation of hostilities” in Gaza, as Washington exhibits growing…

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Friends and relatives of Israeli hostages held in Gaza since the October 7 attack lift placards during a demonstration in Tel Aviv on December 16,//AFP

Netanyahu vows to keep up military pressure on Hamas despite hostage deaths

Jerusalem, Undefined – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Saturday to keep up the military pressure on Hamas, despite anguished appeals from relatives of hostages held in Gaza for a return…

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A Palestinian child plays on a damaged street following a during a three-day incursion by the Israeli army on the Jenin camp in the occupied West Bank bank city of Jenin on December 14.//AFP

Israel presses Gaza offensive in war it says will last ‘months’

Palestinian Territories –  Israel pressed its offensive in the Gaza Strip on Friday after telling key backer the United States that the war to crush Hamas will last “more than several…

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A picture taken from southern Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip shows smoke rising during an Israeli strike on the Palestinian territory on December 10, 2023, amid ongoing battles with the Palestinian Hamas group. (Photo by GIL COHEN-MAGEN / AFP)

Israel bombs south Gaza after Hamas hostage threat

Israel bombed southern Gaza’s main city on Monday after Hamas warned no Israeli hostages would leave the territory alive unless its demands for prisoner releases were met. Hamas triggered the…

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Israeli Yaniv Hegyi, a survivor from Kibbutz Beeri, the worst-hit community in the Hamas attacks of October 7 on southern Israel, sits at Kibbutz Ein Gedi near the Dead Sea on November 29.//AFP

Survivor seeks to retell Hamas attack with WhatsApps

Ein Gedi, Israel – Message after message, the brief WhatsApps tell a poignant and chilling story of encroaching terror with people making increasingly desperate pleas for help, some of them with only…

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File photo : PM Srettha Thavisin//Photo : PM’s FB

Further hostage releases must wait for next ceasefire : PM

The next release of Thai nationals from Hamas custody may have to wait for the next ceasefire in Gaza, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said on Tuesday. “There is no more…

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Smoke billows in Rafah following an Israeli air raid on the southern Gaza Strip as fighting resumed //AFP

Concerns mount over Thai hostages as fighting resumes

Thai Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara expressed concerns today that the resumption of fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza may impact the release of more Thai hostages. Israel’s airstrikes on…

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Forensic police work at the scene of a stabbing in Paris on December 2,//AFP

Attacker stabs German tourist to death in Paris

Paris, France – A person known to the French authorities as a radical Islamist with mental health troubles stabbed a German tourist to death and wounded two people in central Paris on Saturday…

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Seventeen former Hamas Thai hostages arrive safely in Bangkok

Seventeen of the 32 Thai nationals taken hostage by Hamas during their attack on Israel on October 7, and who were released this week, arrived in Bangkok this afternoon. They…

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Photo shows some Thai nationals who were released by Hamas recently.,

17 Thais released by Hamas to land at Suvarnabhumi this afternoon

The first group of 17 Thai hostages, released from Gaza by Hamas in last few days, are due back in Thailand this afternoon. The group will not, however, include the…

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Foreign Ministry Parnpree Bahiddha-nukara talks to Thai nationals who were released in Tel Aviv, Israel.

PM thanks all for release of four more Thai hostages

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin posted an X message today, expressing his thanks to all parties concerned for their help in securing the release on Wednesday night of four more Thai…

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Two more Thais freed

Two more Thai nationals have been released by Hamas, raising the number of Thai hostages freed from captivity to 19. The two – Pattanayuth Tonsokree and Owas Suriyasri – have…

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The third group of Thais released by Hamas is welcomed by those released earlier. //FB

Thai FM to accompany released Hamas hostages back to Thailand

Thai Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara has left for Israel to accompany 17 Thai nationals, recently freed by Hamas, back to Thailand, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on Tuesday. Parnpree…

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Three more Thai hostages released by Hamas

Hamas have released three more Thais, bringing to 17 the number of Thai nationals freed since they were taken hostage during the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, according…

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Second group of Thai hostages in Gaza released

The Thai Foreign Ministry has released the names of the second group of Thai nationals freed from captivity by Hamas. They are all male, namely Nattaporn Onkaew, Komkrit Chombua, Anucha…

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Iran says it helped broker release of Thais held in Gaza

Tehran, Iran  – Iran said Saturday it helped broker the surprise release of Thai nationals who had been held by Palestinian militants in war-ravaged Gaza since their shock attack on Israel…

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File Photo : Kanyarat Suriyasri, the wife of Thai worker Owat Suriyasri who is being held hostage by Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza.//AF{

Thai relatives overjoyed, but Kanyarat still waits for her loved one

Kittiya Thuengsaeng thought her 28-year-old boyfriend was among the almost 40 Thais killed in Hamas’s deadly assault on Israel last month. But on Friday night Thai officials shocked her with…

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Photo shows some Thai nationals who were released by Hamas recently.,

Ten Thai hostages released by Hamas being treated at a hospital in Tel Aviv

The first 10 Thai hostages were released by Hamas yesterday and they are now being taken care of at the Shamir Medical Centre in Tel Aviv, the Thai Foreign Ministry…

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Israeli security forces stand next to ambulances on stand by outside the helipad of Tel Aviv’s Schneider medical centre on November 24, amid preparations for the release of Israeli hostages held by Hamas in Gaza in exchange for Palestinian prisoners later in the day.//AFP

Twelve Thais freed, names to be revealed soon : Srettha

Twelve Thai nationals who were held hostage by Hamas have been freed, said Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on Friday night. The Thai Foreign Ministry has confirmed the news, and Thai…

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A woman checks medical scattered outside the Indonesian Hospital at the edge of the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, after Israeli troops reportedly raided the medical facility, on November 24,//AFP

Thailand welcomes ceasefire in Gaza and release of hostages

Thailand welcomes the ceasefire in Gaza and the release of hostages held by Hamas, according to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement issued today. It said that…

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A relative hugs a Thai overseas worker who was evacuated from Israel after Hamas’s October 7 attacks, as he and others arrived at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Samut Prakarn Province, Thailand, on October 12.//AP

Hamas set to release 23 Thai hostages in side deal brokered by Iran – source

Nearly two dozen Thai nationals believed held by Hamas in Gaza may be released on the sidelines of a hostage swap deal taking place between Israel and the terror group,…

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This picture taken from southern Israel near the border with the Gaza Strip shows smoke billowing following an Israeli strike on the Palestinian territory on November 21.//AFP

Hamas says Gaza truce deal ‘close’, raising hopes for hostages

Palestinian Territories – Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said Tuesday a truce agreement with Israel was in sight, raising hopes that dozens of people taken hostage in the October 7 attacks could be…

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This screen grab taken from a security camera footage and released by the Israeli army on November 19, shows what the army reports as Hamas fighters leading hostages into Al-Shifa hospital on November 7.//AFP

Israeli army unveils footage it says shows hostages at Gaza hospital

Jerusalem – Israel’s military released security camera footage Sunday it said showed hostages being brought into Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on October 7 after being kidnapped during Hamas’s attacks on southern Israel. Al-Shifa hospital has become a…

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Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza, as seen from southern Israel, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas, November 18.//Reuters

US, Israel and Hamas reach tentative deal to pause conflict and free dozens of hostages

Israel, the United States and Hamas have reached a tentative agreement to free dozens of women and children held hostage in Gaza in exchange for a five-day pause in fighting,…

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This picture taken from a position near Sderot along the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip early on November 14, 2023, shows flares dropped by Israeli forces above the Palestinian territory amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement. //AFP

DNA samples sent to Israel to aid in identification process

The Thai Labour Ministry has sent the DNA samples of 35 Thai nationals, who have been listed as missing, to Israel to assist in the identification of remains. Thai Foreign…

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File photo : Remains of Thai nationals klled in Israel arrived home.

Five more Thai nationals confirmed to have died in Israel

The remains of five more Thai nationals in Israel have been identified, bringing the death toll since the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7 to 39, according to the…

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Irene Shavit//AFP

‘He died so I could live’: Israeli couple torn apart in Hamas attack

Bitzaron, Israel –  When young Israeli Irene Shavit spoke to her mother after her first date with Netta Epstein, she said she was “already in love” but feared it could “end badly”. Shavit,…

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Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara (L) met with the Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Hassen Shoukry (R) in Cairo.

Thai Hostages held by Hamas and other militants : Thai FM

Thai Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara said today that the 23 Thai hostages taken in Israel are being held by Hamas and other militant groups. As such, negotiations must be held…

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More charter flights to evacuate Thais from Israel

Additional charter flights have been arranged for today and tomorrow to evacuate Thais from Israel. The embassy in Tel Aviv is urging Thais to report to the evacuation centre, at…

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File photo : Areepen Utasint and his negotiation team members in Iran late last month.

Intense efforts continue to secure the release of Thai hostages in Gaza

All those involved in Thailand and in the Middle East are working tirelessly to help free Thais held hostage by Hamas in Gaza and the latest information is quite optimistic,…

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A picture shows rockets fired from the Gaza City (R) being intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defence missile system (L) on October 10, 2023. Israel said it recaptured Gaza border areas from Hamas as the war’s death toll passed 3,000 on October 10, the fourth day of gruelling fighting since the Islamists launched a surprise attack.//AFP

No more charter evacuation flights for Thais in Israel after today : govt spokesman

The Thai government will not charter any more flights to bring Thais back from Israel after the last chartered evacuation flight today, unless there are enough passengers to fill an…

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Thai hostages may be among first groups to be freed – Thai FM

Qatar and Iran have promised to help secure the release of 22 Thai hostages being held by Hamas, with the possibility that they will be the first foreign hostages to…

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Lerpong Syed

Thai hostages in Gaza currently safe and well – Thai negotiator

Lerpong Syed, one of negotiators working for the release of Thais being held hostage by Hamas in Gaza, confirmed today that they are safe and healthy. Speaking to Suthichai Yoon…

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Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara

Panpree leaves for Qatar and Egypt seeking help for release of Thai hostages

Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara leaves Thailand today for a three-day visit to Qatar and Egypt, to seek help from the two governments in getting 22 Thais, held captive by Hamas,…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference in the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv on October 28, 2023 amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. Abir SULTAN / POOL / AFP

Israel PM rejects Gaza ceasefire as ‘surrender to Hamas’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday a ceasefire in Israel’s war against Hamas “will not happen”, as the UN warned not enough aid was coming in to meet “unprecedented humanitarian…

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Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan holds a paper with a QR code as he speaks to an emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas at U.N. headquarters in New York City, U.S., October 26,.//REUTERS

Thailand objects to displaying of graphic images from Hamas attack on Israel

Thailand’s Foreign Ministry has voiced disapproval over Israel’s publication of video showing the brutal killing of a victim, asserted to be a Thai national, at a UN General Assembly meeting….

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Thai Foreign Ministry calls for immediate release of all Hamas hostages

The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement today (Sunday) condemning the indiscriminate murder of innocent people, including Thais, by parties in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and voicing disagreement with…

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71 Thai vocational students due to arrive from Israel on Monday

All the remaining 71 Thai vocational students, undergoing training in agriculture under a bilateral Thai-Israeli cooperation program, are to be flown back to Thailand on Monday. Siripong Angkasakulkiat, vice minister…

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A picture taken from Israel’s southern city of Ashkelon shows rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on October 28, 2023, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas. //AFP

PM reiterates his plea for Thais in Israel to return home as war escalates

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has, again, pleaded with Thai workers still in Israel to return to Thailand as soon as possible, warning them that the war between Israeli forces and…

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In this picture taken on October 13, Kanyarat Suriyasri, the wife of Thai worker Owat Suriyasri who is being held hostage by Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza, shows a picture of him and their two children during an interview with AFP in Kantharlak in Si Sa Ket province.

PM reiterates that 18, not 54 Thais being held by Hamas

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin refuted a report today (Friday), which claimed that 54 Thai nationals are among the 220 hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. “I have checked and…

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Second set of remains of Thais killed in Israel arrived in Bangkok Thursday

Seven bodies of Thai nationals killed in Israel arrived in Bangkok this morning (Thursday), on an El Al flight. They are the second set of victim remains to arrive, following…

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Thai workers in Israel arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Wednesday.

Bodies of seven more Thais killed in Israel to return home on Thursday

The seven sets of remains are scheduled to arrive at 10.35am at Suvarnabhumi International Airport tomorrow (Thursday), following eight others which were returned last week. The Thai government has put…

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Thais in Israel should come home – PM

The prime minister has urged Thais working in Israel to prioritise their safety by immediately returning to Thailand. “Thais should come home first, to think about their next step. They…

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Mr. Narongsak Putthapornmongkol, the President of the Thai-Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Chinese business community confident of BRI benefits

Chinese President Xi Jinping has used a recent international forum in Beijing to reaffirm his commitment to advancing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), but questions persist as to whether…

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Israel-Hamas war will have greater impacts than war in Ukraine – Thai scholar

The effects of an escalating war between Israel and Hamas will be much more serious and extensive than the ongoing war in Ukraine, due to potential involvement of western and…

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Government urged to boost domestic tourism as war in middle-east hits arrivals

The government is being advised to roll out stimulus packages to boost domestic tourism, to encourage more Thais to travel within the country, to offset the potential drop off in…

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Motorists advised to avoid Sukhumvit Soi 18 and Soi 20 on Tuesday

Motorists are advised to avoid Sukhumvit Soi 18 and Soi 20 this afternoon (Tuesday), from 4pm to 9pm, due to an event to express solidarity with the people of Israel….

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The violence must stop and the hostages must be released

The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas will cause human suffering beyond imagination, given the longstanding conflict of the past seven decades. While the humanitarian convoys have been allowed to…

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Villagers grieve over deaths in Israel of two from their community

Ban Kok Soong in Nong Song Hong district of Khon Kaen province is one of numerous northeastern villages whose residents have travelled abroad to work and have sent home substantial…

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Repatriation of Thais from Israel to be accelerated from Monday

Thailand has decided to speed up the repatriation of its citizens in Israel to 800 per day, by increasing the number of flights to three a day from Monday, according…

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Israel says two Americans held hostage by Hamas, a mother and daughter, have been released

Hamas on Friday freed an American woman and her teenage daughter who had been held hostage in Gaza, Israel said, the first such release from among the roughly 200 people…

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An arial view shows destoyed buildings in al-Zahra city south of Gaza City on October 20, 2023 following Israeli bombardment overnight amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas.//AFP

‘Majority’ of hostages in Gaza are alive: Israel army

Jerusalem – Most of the 200 or so people kidnapped in Israel by Hamas militants and taken to the Gaza Strip are still alive, the Israeli military said on Friday….

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Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh.

PM Srettha calls for innovative ASEAN-GCC partnership

Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin today called for innovative partnership between ASEAN and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for a sustainable future. Addressing the ASEAN-GCC summit in Riyadh, Srettha reaffirmed…

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A combo photo shows Apichart (L) and Pongthep (R) Kusaram who were killed in Israel.//Facebook

The pain of loss hits a father as he lost two sons in Israel

Lampieu Kusaram, who lost both of his sons when Hamas attacked Israel earlier this month, said that no amount of compensation can ease his sense of loss. The body of…

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This handout picture shows coffins of Thai workers killed in the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas during a ceremony attended by Thailand’s ambassador to Israel Pannabha Chandraramya (C) and officials on the tarmac of Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on October 19.//AFP

Foreigners killed, abducted or missing after Hamas attack

Scores of foreigners were killed, wounded or taken hostage after Hamas attacked Israel on October 7. The worst attack in Israel’s 75-year history killed more than 1,400 people, mostly civilians,…

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Remains of Thais who died in Hamas attack returned to families

The remains of eight of the Thai nationals killed in the Hamas attack on Israel arrived at Suvarnabhumi international airport this morning (Friday). After a brief religious ceremony, they were…

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Thai Foreign Ministry spokesperson Kanchana Patarachoke

Thai aircraft will fly to Dubai on Sunday to pick up evacuees from Israel

Starting Sunday, Thai evacuees will be flown from Israel to Dubai for transit to chartered planes, which will bring them back to Thailand. Meanwhile, the remains of eight Thai nationals…

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Thai tragedy in Israel a wake-up call to tackle stark inequality in society

The high number of Thai migrants who were killed in the brutal attack on Israel by Hamas militants also happens to be a reflection of the stark inequality in Thai…

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A Thai student returning from Israel hugs a family member during a meeting at Rajanagarindra University in Thailand’s southern province of Narathiwat on October 18, 2023, after being evacuated from Israel amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian group Hamas.//AFP

Israeli embassy issues statement of condolence over deaths of Thais in Gaza conflict

The Israeli Embassy in Bangkok has issued a statement, expressing sadness over the deaths of Thai nationals in, what it described as, the terror attacks. It reads: “Sadly, Thailand is…

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US President Joe Biden (L) listens on, as Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during their meeting in Tel Aviv last year.//AFP

Latest: Biden backs Israel account of Gaza hospital strike, denounces Hamas

US President Joe Biden on a solidarity visit to Israel Wednesday backed the ally’s account that Palestinian militants caused a devastating hospital strike in Gaza, adding Hamas had brought “only suffering.” “I was…

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Right pix shows Wipawadi Vannachai at her mother’s funeral

Thai heroine in Israel misses mother’s passing to save Thais

The late mother of Wipawadi Vannachai, who has been praised for her heroic rescues of Thais trapped in the war zone in Israel, was suffering with terminal cancer but insisted…

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File photo : Barrages of rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip at dawn as militants from the blockaded Palestinian enclave infiltrated Israel, with at least one person killed, the army and medics said.//AFP

Thai air force plane leaves Wednesday to pick up 145 Thais in Israel

A Royal Air Force (RTAF) Airbus 340-500 has left Bangkok today for Tel Aviv in Israel, to evacuate 145 Thai nationals. They are due back at Don Mueang airport tomorrow…

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Thai heroine emerges from carnage in Israel

A 40-year-old Thai woman has been praised for her heroic rescues of Thais trapped in the war zone in Israel. Wipawadi Vannachai, known to her friends as “Jam”, and another…

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Mourners carry the flag-draped casket of Lebanese Reuters video journalist Issam Abdallah, killed on October 13 by Israeli shelling at Alma al-Shaab border village with Israel while covering cross border shelling, during his funeral in the village of El-Khiam on October 14.//AFP

Reuters demands ‘swift’ Israeli probe into journalist’s death

London, United Kingdom – Reuters has called on Israel to conduct a quick and comprehensive investigation into cross-border fire that killed one of its journalists and wounded other reporters in Lebanon last…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office says he will meet billionaire businessman Elon Musk during a trip to the United States. Netanyahu’s office declined to discuss the agenda for the meeting on Monday, Sept. 18, 2023. But it comes at a time that Musk is facing accusations of tolerating antisemitic messages on his social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg, Pool, File)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iran and Hezbollah not to ‘test us’ in the north

Netanyahu gave a speech in the Israeli Knesset on Monday in which he said the world needed to unit to defeat Hamas. He said “this war is also your war,”…

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PM says no positive signs yet of release of Thai hostages held by Hamas

Talks between Thailand’s allies in the Middle East and Hamas over the release of Thai hostages are still under way, but there are no positive signs yet of whether or…

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Another 130 Thais return from Israel on Monday

A fourth group of 130 Thais arrived from Israel at Bangkok’s Don Mueang airport this morning (Monday) on a Royal Thai Force Airbus 340-500. The 127 men, two women and…

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Thai economists worry about effect of Israeli-Hamas conflict on oil price

Thai economists have expressed concern that an escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will impact global oil prices and may push crude oil up to US$95 per barrel, which will further…

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Four more Thais believed to have been killed in Israel, 17 held hostage

Four more Thais are believed to have been killed in the Hamas attacks in Israel last week, bringing the death toll to 28, with 17 still being held hostage and…

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Palestinians flee to the southern Gaza Strip after the Israeli army issued an evacuation warning to a population of over 1 million in northern Gaza and Gaza City to seek refuge in the south ahead of a possible Israeli ground invasion, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Gaza’s desperate civilians flee or huddle in hopes of safety, as warnings of Israeli offensive mount

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Desperate Palestinians scrambled for escape from northern Gaza on Saturday or huddled by the thousands at a hospital in the target zone in hopes…

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Palestinians flee their houses heading toward the southern part of Gaza Strip after Israel’s call for more than 1 million civilians in northern Gaza to move south within 24 hours, amid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza City October 13, 2023. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Thai death toll in Israel increases to 24, over 7,000 want to be flown home

The Thai death toll in the Hamas attacks on Israel has risen to 24, while the numbers of injured and detained remain at 16 each. More than 7,000 Thais have…

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People gather as Palestinians take part in a protest following Israeli strikes on Gaza, in Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, October 13, 2023. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta

Israel readies next stage of operations, says many Palestinians moving south

The Israeli military said on Saturday it had seen a “significant movement” south of Palestinian civilians, a day after ordering Gaza City residents to flee, as Israel‘s prime minister promised further retaliation for Hamas’…

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Photo by Facebook page Israel in Thailand

A call for solidarity in the face of recent events in Israel

Hamas is a radical Islamic terrorist organization, that has openly declared its intention to destroy Israel. They are heavily supported by the extremist Iranian regime which supplies them with weapons,…

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Thai Foreign Ministry aims to evacuate 400 Thais from Israel per day

The Thai Foreign Ministry has set a target to evacuate at least 400 Thais from Israel each day through all possible channels, according to Kanchana Patarachoke, director-general of the Information…

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Israeli envoy claims 99% of Thais in “red zone” evacuated to safety

Almost all the Thai people working in the so-called “red zone” in Israel have been evacuated to safety, said Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin today (Friday), quoting the Israeli ambassador to…

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An Israeli mobile artillery unit fired a shell from southern Israel towards the Gaza Strip, in a position a near the Israel Gaza border, Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Erik Marmor)

Blinken vows US support for Israel ahead of possible ground operation as strikes pound Gaza

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed American support to Israel on Thursday as its military pulverized the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with airstrikes and prepared for a possible ground invasion….

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Four commercial aircraft on standby for evacuations from Israel

Four commercial planes, two each from Nok Air and Air Asia, have been put on standby to fly to Israel to evacuate Thais back to Thailand, once permission is granted…

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Two Thai air force planes to evacuate Thai workers from Israel on Sunday

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) will send two planes to Israel this Sunday to fly 220 Thai evacuees back to Thailand, followed by a third flight next Wednesday to…

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Israeli army Merkava tanks are positioned near the border with Gaza in southern Israel on October 10, 2023. / AFP

14 Thais missing in Gaza found and rescued by Israeli forces

Fourteen Thais, who were earlier reported missing following the Hamas attacks in Gaza last Saturday, have been located and rescued by Israeli defence forces. According to The Times of Israel,…

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A fireball erupts during Israeli bombardment of Gaza City in October. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

18 Thais now believed to have been killed in Israel, 3,000 want evacuation

The number of Thai nationals who have died as a result of the Hamas attacks on Israel has increased to 18 and the number seeking to return to Thailand has…

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Government considers evacuation options for Thais in Israel

The Thai government is considering other options for the evacuation of Thais from Israel, in addition to flying them back in an Airbus-340 and five C-130 military transport planes of…

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Israel ambassador assures help for Thais in Israel

The Israeli ambassador to Thailand has assured Thailand that the Israeli government is doing everything it can to help Thai workers being detained by the Hamas militants as Israel continues…

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Palestinian Ambassador Walid Abu Ali pledges help for Thai workers being held by Hamas militants during interview with Thai PBS World.

Palestinian envoy pledges help for captured Thai workers

The Palestinian ambassador to Thailand has promised to help with efforts to secure the release of Thais being held by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The Thai Foreign Ministry…

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First group of 15 Thais to arrive in Bangkok from Israel on Thursday

The first group of 15 Thais will leave Israel on a commercial fight for Thailand this Wednesday and are scheduled to arrive in Bangkok the following day, Deputy Foreign Minister…

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Former Move Forward party leader told not to interfere with government in helping Thais in Israel

A former United Thai Nation (UTN) electoral candidate has asked former Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat to stop interfering with the government in the effort to help Thais in…

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Thailand more worried about global oil price rise than with oil shortage

The Thai Ministry of Energy is more concerned over the prospect of a spike in global oil prices than oil supply disruption due to Israeli-Hamas war, according to Energy Permanent…

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Woman claims husband dragged from camp and shot dead in Gaza

A Thai woman in That Phanom district of the north-eastern province of Nakhon Phanom has told the Thai media that her husband, Somkuan, who worked in a banana plantation in…

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Over a thousand Thais in Israel want to be flown back to Thailand

A total of 1,099 Thais working in Israel have expressed a wish to return to Thailand and the Royal Thai Air Force has arranged for an Airbus 340 and four…

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Palestinian militants ride an Israeli military vehicle that was seized by gunmen who infiltrated areas of southern Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip October 7. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

12 Thais may have been killed in Hamas attack in Israel

As many as 12 Thais may have been killed in the Hamas attack on Israel, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Jakkaphong Sangmanee in his post on X Sunday night. He…

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