Belarusian model who claimed Trump info arrested in Moscow

Europe 01/17/19, 14:51

A Belarusian model who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian interference in the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president was arrested immediately upon her arrival in Moscow on Thursday following deportation from Thailand. Moscow police said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that Anastasia Vashukevich ...

UAE, Thailand make Asian Cup last 16, heartbreak for India

Sports 01/14/19, 13:48

Thailand's decision to change coaches continued to prove to be a masterstroke but there was last-minute heartbreak for India at the Asian Cup on Monday.Thailand drew against host side United Arab Emirates 1-1 to qualify for the next round for the first time since reaching the semifinals in 1972.UAE finished ...

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

World 01/14/19, 04:22

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia, with authorities in Thailand's hazy capital Bangkok opting to hand out face masks and step up enforcement of pollution controls.A combination of construction dust, auto exhaust and other pollutants, lingering over Bangkok due to prevailing weather ...

Update: Thai police: Saudi asylum seeker going to Canada

World 01/11/19, 10:48

The Latest on Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse by her family (all times local):10:15 p.m.Thailand's immigration police chief says a Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse by her family will leave Bangkok for Canada.Police Chief Surachate Hakparn says the 18-year-old woman, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, is leaving on a ...

Thai police: Canada, Australia willing to accept Saudi woman

World 01/11/19, 04:05

Several countries including Canada and Australia are in talks with the U.N. refugee agency to accept a Saudi asylum seeker who fled alleged abuse from her family, Thai police said Friday.Thailand's immigration police chief, Surachate Hakparn, told reporters the U.N. was accelerating the case, though he gave no indication of ...

Thailand beats Bahrain in Asian Cup after changing coaches

World 01/10/19, 08:30

Changing the manager had an immediate benefit for Thailand as it won only its second of 22 matches at the Asian Cup on Thursday.Chanathip Songkrasin scored the only goal as Thailand beat Bahrain 1-0.Thailand sacked coach Milovan Rajevac following Sunday's 4-1 drubbing to India and appointed his assistant, Sirisak Yodyardthai, ...

Australia praises Thai action on Saudi woman seeking asylum

Soccer 01/10/19, 05:41

Australia's foreign minister praised Thailand on Thursday for its handling of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia, but also reminded it of continuing concern about a Bahraini soccer player granted asylum in Australia who remains in Thai detention.Marise Payne met with senior Thai ...

Update: Australia considering resettlement for Saudi

World 01/09/19, 01:39

The Latest on the Saudi woman in Thailand seeking asylum abroad (all times local):1:25 p.m.Australia says it is considering granting a Saudi who fled from her family refugee resettlement based on referral by the U.N.The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that the U.N. High Commissioner ...

Saudi asylum-seeker refuses to meet father, Thai police say

World 01/09/19, 01:09

Thai police say a Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum abroad has refused to meet with her father in Thailand.Thailand's immigration police chief says Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun's father and brother arrived together in Bangkok on Tuesday but Alqunun has refused to meet them.Alqunun arrived in Bangkok from ...

Asian shares mixed as officials mum on China-US trade talks

Business 01/08/19, 01:44

Shares were mixed in Asia on Tuesday as officials kept silent on talks in Beijing aimed at resolving trade tensions with the U.S.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.8 percent to 20,204.04 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong was flat at 25,830.11. Australia's S&P ASX 200 gained 0.7 ...

Activists call on Australia to accept fleeing Saudi woman

World 01/08/19, 01:40

Human Rights Watch has called on the Australian government to allow entry to a Saudi Arabian woman who's being processed by UN refugee authorities in Thailand after fleeing her homeland.Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun was detained after arriving in Bangkok on Saturday, but has come under the protection of the UN's refugee ...

Update: Thai police say they won’t deport Saudi woman

World 01/07/19, 04:40

The Latest on a Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse by her family (all times local):4:35 p.m.Thailand's Immigration Police chief says the young Saudi woman who was stopped in Bangkok as she was trying to travel to Australia for asylum to escape alleged abuse by her family will ...

Saudi woman seeking asylum barricades herself in Thailand

World 01/07/19, 02:02

A Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia barricaded herself in an airport hotel in the Thai capital on Monday and was sending out desperate pleas for help over social media.Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun began posting on Twitter late Saturday after her ...

Thailand fires coach Rajevac after Asian Cup loss to India

Soccer 01/06/19, 20:07

The Football Association of Thailand has fired Milovan Rajevac as head coach after the national team's 4-1 opening loss to India at the Asian Cup.Thai FA president Somyot Poompanmoung had warned ahead of the continental tournament that Rajevac's job was on the line if he couldn't take the team to ...

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