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  • OPINION

    Rush to Riyadh may harm workers

    News, Published on 31/01/2022

    » Last week, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha returned from Riyadh with big news for workers -- Saudi Arabia has high demand for labour, and eight million jobs are now up for grabs.

  • THAILAND

    Improved relations 'offer opportunities'

    News, Mongkol Bangprapa, Published on 27/01/2022

    » The government needs to make the most of improvements in diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia and cement the relationship between the two countries, a Middle East studies expert said yesterday.

  • WORLD

    Fear stalks city in Islamic State's Afghan heartland

    AFP, Published on 21/01/2022

    » JALALABAD (AFGHANISTAN) - The Taliban promised to bring peace, but fear reigns above all in the eastern city of Jalalabad, hit by Islamic State group attacks and reprisals, and with corpses appearing mysteriously in rivers.

  • WORLD

    US charges Canadian who narrated Islamic State videos

    AFP, Published on 03/10/2021

    » WASHINGTON - A Canadian jihadist who fought for the Islamic State group and narrated violent propaganda videos has been taken into custody by the United States and charged, the Justice Department said Saturday.

  • OPINION

    Syria's suffered enough: End the sanctions

    Oped, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 19/03/2021

    » The Syrian civil war is 10 years old this week, and it's time to stop it. At least half a million Syrians are dead, a quarter of the pre-war population are refugees abroad, and another quarter are refugees inside Syria. Thirty percent of the country's housing stock is destroyed or badly damaged -- and we have known who won the war for at least four years now.

  • OPINION

    Khashoggi and MBS's blunderers

    Oped, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 03/03/2021

    » If Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, were a burglar, he wouldn't be George Clooney in Ocean's Eleven. He'd be a cartoon burglar in a carnival mask and a top with black-and-white horizontal stripes, carrying a sack labelled "SWAG".

  • OPINION

    Pompeo's one landmine a day foreign policy

    News, Published on 17/01/2021

    » When defeated armies are retreating, they always lay mines behind them if they have time. The mines slow pursuit, they may inflict casualties on the victors, and they give the losers something purposeful to do amid panic and despair. That's what Mike Pompeo has been doing just before time is called on his ideologically driven term as United States Secretary of State.

  • OPINION

    Journos under threat as world marks Press Day

    News, Jeremy Walden-Schertz, Published on 04/05/2019

    » As the globe marked World Press Freedom Day yesterday, journalists were commemorating the one-year-anniversary of dual suicide bombings in Kabul which killed nine of their colleagues. Meanwhile, separate attacks in Khost and Kandahar at about the same time killed another two journalists as well as dozens of civilians. In addition to mourning, the media community also conveyed its enduring respect for these journalists who had risked their lives on a daily basis to report the news.

  • THAILAND

    Acquittals upheld over Saudi killing

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 23/03/2019

    » The Supreme Court has upheld the acquittal of five former Bangkok police officers who were accused of the abduction and murder of Saudi businessman Mohamed al-Ruwaili 29 years ago, citing a lack of evidence.

  • THAILAND

    Former Bangkok cops cleared of murder of Saudi businessman

    Online Reporters, Published on 22/03/2019

    » The Supreme Court has upheld the acquittal of five former Bangkok police officers of the abduction and murder of Saudi businessman Mohamed al-Ruwaili 29 years ago, citing lack of evidence.

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