Saudi Arabia’s midfielder #10 Salem Al-Dawsari celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group C football match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 22, 2022. Khaled DESOUKI / AFP

When money measures athletes’ success

The name is Salem Al-Dawsari. If that does not ring a bell, he scored a World Cup goal that shocked the world the other day. Ones can be forgiven for…

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A Saudi football fan waves their country’s flag from the skylight window of a car in Riyadh amidst celebrations of Saudi Arabia’s win over Argentina in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, in the capital Riyadh on November 22, 2022. / AFP

Saudi king declares holiday after shock win over Argentina

Saudi King Salman has declared a national holiday after the football team’s stunning World Cup win on Tuesday over Argentina, state media reported.  The 86-year-old monarch “orders that Wednesday be…

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Cabinet approves visa exemption MoU for Thais and Saudis with diplomatic, official and special passports

The Thai cabinet approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today (Tuesday) with Saudi Arabia, under which citizens of the two countries who hold diplomatic, official or special passports can enter…

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Thai exports to Saudi Arabia increase by 15.9% in eight months

Thailand exported goods worth more than 43 billion baht to Saudi Arabia during the first eight months of this year, representing an increase of 15.9% year on year, according to…

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Walk-A-Tif: The ‘Thai-Saudi Bridge’ Exhibition

This year seems to be a golden year for Thailand and Saudi Arabia relations, after the 2 countries agreed to restore full diplomatic ties. But what are the elements that…

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Talks held between Thailand and Saudi Arabia to set cooperation framework

A high-level Thai delegation was in Saudi Arabia on July 25th and 26th to hold discussions between counterparts to form a framework of cooperation in investment and other areas, according…

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U.S. President Joe Biden walks to board a plane following an Arab summit, at King Abdulaziz International Airprot, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, July 16, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

Biden disputes Saudi account of Khashoggi murder discussion

July 17 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday differed with Saudi Arabia in their account of discussions at a bilateral summit about the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist…

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30-day visa exemption for Thailand approved for Saudi tourists

Saudi tourists will be able to visit Thailand and stay for up to 30 days without the need to apply for a visa before their departure, following the cabinet’s approval…

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Saudi Arabia to sell fertiliser to Thailand

Saudi Arabia has responded positively to Thailand’s request to buy fertiliser from the desert kingdom, to ease the shortage in the country, said Sanan Angubolkul, chairman of the Thai Chamber…

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Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai / Photo from Facebook Page Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand

Thai Foreign Minister to visit Saudi Arabia to cement bilateral cooperation

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has been assigned by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to visit Saudi Arabia to follow-up on cooperation in all areas between Thailand and Saudi Arabia. He said…

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Saudi prince in Thailand, eyes further cooperation in sports

Saudi Arabia is pleased with the improvement in Saudi-Thai relations and hopes to see them grow in many ways, including sports, according to Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz, Vice…

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Thailand ships chicken products to Saudi Arabia for the first time since 2004

Thailand shipped the first consignment of chicken products to Saudi Arabia in 18 years on Monday, as diplomatic relations between the two countries are gradually restored following three decades of…

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A photograph taken on March 2, 2022 shows the prices of petrol and diesel fuel at a petrol station off of the M3 motorway near Fleet, southwest of London. – Oil prices soared on March 2, 2022 above $113 per barrel and natural gas hit a record peak, as investors fretted over key producer Russia’s intensifying assault on Ukraine. European benchmark Brent North Sea oil struck $113.94 per barrel, the highest level since 2014, while New York-traded WTI hit a nine-year high of $112.51 as both posted day rises of almost 8 percent before dropping back slightly. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

British PM to meet Saudi, UAE leaders as war roils oil prices

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to lobby Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to pump more oil to calm turbulent markets as he meets the Gulf states’ leadership…

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A general view shows office buildings at al-Raidah Digital City of the Saudi capital Riaydh on February 28, 2022. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP)

Thai cabinet endorses draft agreements for nationals to work in Saudi Arabia

In yet another step in the normalisation of relations between Thailand and Saudi Arabia, today the Thai cabinet today (Tuesday) approved two draft agreements related to the recruitment of Thais…

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FILE / Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz / AFP

Saudi King gifts 50,060 copies of Quran to Thai Muslims ahead of Ramadan

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia recently sent 50,060 copies of the Holy Quran, in various sizes and languages, to Muslims in Thailand, as a gesture of…

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First Saudi flight to Thailand in 32 years gets a warm welcome

The first Saudi Arabian Airline direct flight to Thailand in 32 years arrived at Suvarnabhumi international airport yesterday evening (Monday) with 71 passengers on board, marking a milestone in the…

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Saudi Airlines to resume direct flights to Thailand on February 28

Saudi Arabian Airlines will resume direct flights to Thailand next Monday, as part of the move to restore full diplomatic ties which were frozen for three decades, Government Spokesman Thanakorn…

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Thai business delegation to visit Saudi Arabia on Feb 26th to explore trade expansion

Thai business delegation to visit Saudi Arabia on Feb 26th to explore trade expansion

A high-level Thai business delegation will visit Saudi Arabia on February 26th, the first in many years, to promote trade and business between the two countries. Sanan Angubolkul, president of…

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Experts play down expectations of rapid economic gains from Thai-Saudi diplomatic ties

The Thai government has claimed that the restoration of diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia after 30 years will bring great benefits to the economy.  Several sectors, such as tourism, labour,…

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Thai-Saudi ties herald a new era

After more than three decades of frozen Thai-Saudi ties, this week’s “historic” visit by Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to Saudi Arabia has had the effect of normalising one of…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Thailand, Saudi Arabia agree to restore full diplomatic ties

Thailand and Saudi Arabia have agreed to resume normal diplomatic ties and are ready to begin a new era of bilateral relations, thanks to the joint efforts of Thai and…

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Thailand extends list of countries and territories, the citizens of which can enter the Kingdom without quarantine

Thailand has extended the list of “low risk” countries and territories whose citizens will be allowed to enter the kingdom without quarantine from Tomorrow (Monday), according to an announcement issued…

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In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020 file photo, empty seats during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James’ Park stadium in Newcastle, England. English Premier League club Newcastle was taken over by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 after a protracted takeover. The takeover by the Saudi Public Investment Fund initially collapsed last year over concerns about how much control the kingdom’s leadership would have in the running of Newcastle amid concerns about Saudi human rights abuses and the pirating of sports rights. (Lindsey Parnaby/Pool via AP, File)

Premier League club Newcastle bought by Saudi sovereign fund

LONDON (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund completed a buyout of Premier League club Newcastle on Thursday, giving hope to fans dreaming of a first title in almost a…

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How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype

(Reuters) – He ran social media for Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country’s elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. And, according to…

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