BANGKOK, Aug 22 -- Diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Thailand remain after Abdalelah Alsheaiby, charge d’ affairs of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Bangkok, was asked to return to his country recently, said Sek Wanamethee, director-general of the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s Information Department.

BANGKOK, Aug 20 -- Some 165 Thai workers have opted to stay in war-torn Libya but other Thai nationals who have requested to leave the country should arrive in Thailand by the end of this month, according to the inspector-general of the Labour Ministry’s Employment Department.

BANGKOK, Aug 20 -- Thailand’s Industrial Sentiment Index (TISI) rose for the third consecutive month in July, according to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

BANGKOK, Aug 20 -- A Muslim peace initiative, the Wasatiyyah Institute for Peace and Development, has been formally launched in Thailand.

Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:27

One man missing in Nan flash flood

NAN, Aug 20 -- Forest runoff late Tuesday night in the northern province of Nan has flooded more than 300 households and has left one man missing, carried away in the strong current.

BANGKOK, Aug 20 - Surin Pitsuwan, former secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has urged Thailand's new interim prime minister to speed up national reform to achieve national reconciliation.

BANGKOK, Aug 20 -- Thailand's Defence Forces chief Gen Thanasak Patimaprakorn on Tuesday presented aid of US$200,000 to Myanmar, aiming to help the neighbouring country solve the violence in its Rakhine State.

In response, the Myanmar ambassador to Thailand U Win Maung expressed gratitude on behalf of Myanmar and praised Thailand for its success in labour management.

Gen Thanasak, also the Deputy Chief of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) presided over the event where on behalf of the Thai government and people, he presented humanitarian aid of US$200,000 to Myanmar Ambassador to Thailand U Win Maung at Royal Thai Army Headquarters, yesterday.

He said Thailand hoped the assistance would help Myanmar ease the hardships of the people in Rakhine State.

The Myanmar ambassador then expressed thanks and gratitude to the Thai government and people, saying the funds would be used to improve the public health system and promote agriculture to further develop the lives of the Rakhine people.

Besides, U Win Maung praised Thailand for its success and competency in managing foreign labour and importing products which helped Myanmar export agricultural products into Thailand conveniently.

BANGKOK, Aug 19 --  Thailand's flag carrier airline, Thai Airways International, is not reducing service in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Thursday, 21 August 2014 09:37

BoT says there's no economic recession

BANGKOK, Aug 19 -- The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has asserted that the Thai economy is picking up and has not experienced any recession.

BANGKOK, Aug 19 -- Thailand's Office of the Basic Education Commission (OBEC) under the Ministry of Education will clarify its spending plans for next year’s 300-billion-baht budget to the Thai National Legislative Assembly next Wednesday.

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