The Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom activists hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Saudi Embassy to mark the anniversary of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Wednesday evening in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger.

Saudi Arabia jails eight over Khashoggi murder, fiancee decries trial

A Saudi Arabian court on Monday jailed eight people for between seven and 20 years for the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, state media reported, four months after…

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Thai man in state quarantine plunges to his death from hotel room in Pattaya

Pattaya police are investigating the apparent suicide of a Thai man in Pattaya, who was in state quarantine after returning from abroad. He reportedly plunged to his death from his…

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A woman waits at her departure gate at the almost empty terminal of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on August 1, 2020, as passenger numbers plummeted due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand records no new COVID-19 infections

No new COVID-19 infections have been reported in Thailand today by the CCSA, as the situation in the Philippines is now of the greatest concern among all ten ASEAN member…

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People walk in front of a child playing music on her electric keyboard in central Bangkok on July 24, 2020. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Thailand records 15 new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand today (Friday) shot up to 15, all of them Thais who have returned from abroad and are in state quarantine.   CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin…

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Six new COVID-19 cases in Thailand’s state quarantine recorded

Thailand today recorded six new COVID-19 cases, all returnees from abroad and in state quarantine. According to the CCSA report on Facebook, four new cases are students who arrived from…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 27, 2020 a vendor sells plastic face shield as protection against COVID-19 coronavirus at a stall in Bangkok. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)

Five new COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand

Thailand today recorded five new COVID-19 cases, among those in quarantine, after arriving from abroad, but no new fatalities.   CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that all five are…

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Thailand records six new COVID-19 cases among returnees from abroad

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections surged to six today. All are in state quarantine after their return from Saudi Arabia and India. CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Pannapha Yongtrakul told a news…

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Five students arriving from Saudi Arabia test positive for coronavirus

Five Thai students, returning from Saudi Arabia via Malaysia, have tested positive for COVID-19. They are among a group of 39 returning from Saudi Arabia, who arrived in Thailand via…

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A picture taken March 18, 2020 shows Riyadh’s closed Tiba Trade Centre in the Saudi capital after the desert kingdom’s authorities decided to close shopping centres, restaurants and public gardens as well as suspend work in the private sector as a precaution against COVID-19 coronavirus disease. – Saudi Arabia called today for a ‘virtual’ G20 summit over coronavirus. (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP)

Saudi imposes curfew to curb coronavirus spread, UAE suspends passengers flights

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia will impose a nationwide curfew starting on Monday after reporting a jump of almost a quarter in coronavirus cases, while the United Arab Emirates will…

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An aerial view shows an empty white-tiled area surrounding the Kaaba in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, on March 6, 2020. (Photo by Bandar ALDANDANI / AFP)

Saudi Arabia to suspend international flights over virus

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it would suspend international flights for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak. “The Kingdom’s government decided to suspend international flights for two weeks (Starting…

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(FILES) This file handout picture release by Saudi Royal Palace on December 14, 2016 shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R), Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (C) and deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arriving for the opening session of the Shura Council in Riyadh. (Photo by BANDAR AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP)

Saudi Arabia in royal purge over ‘coup plot’

Saudi authorities have detained three princes including King Salman’s brother and nephew for allegedly plotting a coup, three sources told AFP Saturday, signalling the de facto ruler’s tightening grip on power….

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Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said. The government is “suspending entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah…

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FILE – In this Oct. 2, 2019 file photo, a Turkish police officer walks past a picture of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi prior to a ceremony, near the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, marking the one-year anniversary of his death. A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October 2018 by a team of Saudi agents. Saudi Arabia’s state TV reported Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 that three others were sentenced to prison. All can appeal the verdicts. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)

Saudis sentence 5 people to death for Khashoggi’s killing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi, whose…

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The rose-coloured sandstone of Madain Saleh, a UNESCO World Heritage site, near Saudi Arabia’s northwestern town of al-Ula

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

Saudi Arabia said Friday it will offer tourist visas for the first time, opening up the ultra-conservative kingdom to holidaymakers as part of a push to diversify its economy away…

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Photo: (AFP) Four tankers anchored off Fujairah were hit by ‘sabotage attacks’

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen strikes Sanaa, casualties reported

SANAA (Reuters) – The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen carried out several air strikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Thursday after the Iranian-aligned movement claimed responsibility for drone attacks…

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