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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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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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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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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Two Thai hunger striking activists held on remand granted bail

Two monarchy reform activists, being held on remand and who have been on a hunger strike since June 2nd, were granted conditional release on bail by the Bangkok South Criminal…

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Thai protest leader Benja Apan released on conditional bail

Jailed student activist Benja Apan was granted bail today (Friday), provided that she does not participate in political activism against the monarchy and wears an ankle monitor. The activist will…

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Jana district protesters granted conditional release

Police have released 36 Jana District protesters without bail, but on the condition that they must refrain from holding a similar protest again. Rattanamanee Polkla, a human rights lawyer, said…

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Protest leader Rung Panusaya freed from prison after courts granted bail

After 17 days behind bars, Thai anti-establishment protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul was released from the Central Women’s Correctional Institute at about 8pm tonight (Wednesday) into to the embrace of…

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U.S. journalist Danny Fenster works out of his van that he made into a home/office in Detroit in 2018. (Fenster Family photo via AP, File)

Ex-US diplomat says Myanmar frees jailed American journalist

(AP) — Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson says American journalist Danny Fenster has been released from prison in Myanmar. Richardson said in a statement Monday that Fenster…

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250 academics urge Thai court to release four detained Ratsadon leaders

Over 250 academics from 31 institutions are demanding that the courts release four Ratsadon leaders, currently detained at Bangkok remand prison on lèse majesté and other charges, following the September…

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Thailand’s PM says he will not quit or release detained protesters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has rejected calls, from anti-government protesters, for him to resign immediately and to release all protesters currently being held in detention.   “What did I do…

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DSI insists Billy was never released following his arrest

Department of Special Investigation (CSI) chief Pol Col Paisit Wongmuang said today (Tuesday) that Karen community rights activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen was never released after his arrest, as claimed by…

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Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

Adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be subject to death by stoning from next week, authorities said, under a strict Sharia law that has been on hold for four years amid…

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