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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thais in Malaysia may only return home by air

Thai people living or working in Malaysia, who wish to return home, can now only do so by air, after all land border crossings between Thailand and Malaysia were closed…

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