Death Toll From Cambodia Casino Fire Reaches 25 as Rescuers Scour Site

POIPET, CAMBODIA — Rescuers scoured the charred ruins of a Cambodian hotel and casino complex Friday as the death toll from a fire that forced people to jump from windows rose to 25.   Hundreds of people are believed to have been inside the Grand Diamond City venue, located in the town of Poipet within […]

Türk urges coordinated approach to save Rohingya at sea

GENEVA UN Human Rights Chief Volker Türk today called for a coordinated regional approach to protect the thousands of desperate Rohingya who risk their lives by undertaking perilous sea voyages.   “More than 2,400 Rohingya have sought to leave Bangladesh and Myanmar in 2022 alone, and I am deeply saddened that over 200 have reportedly […]

46 Malaysia-Bound Rohingya Refugees Make It to Thailand

Following reports over the past weeks of dozens of Rohingya refugees being feared drowned after having jumped into the sea from their boats, it appears now that at least 46 have made it to Thailand this week.   The Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Center reported on its Facebook page Sunday that some Thai fishermen had […]

Many people still choose trains to travel from Bangkok from for New Year

Trains remain a popular mode of transport for many Thai people during the New Year festive period, with about 89,000 passengers using the service on Thursday and about 70,000 today (Friday).   According to the State Railway of Thailand’s (SRT) public relations office, the north-eastern route reported the highest number of passengers yesterday (25,408 PAX), […]

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi jailed for total of 33 years

Ousted Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to another seven years in jail as her long series of trials ended on Friday, with the Nobel laureate now facing more than three decades behind bars.   A prisoner of the military since a coup last year, Suu Kyi, 77, has been convicted on […]

Saint Lucia updates its Citizenship by Investment regulations to remain competitive in the investment migration industry

Castries, Dec. 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Saint Lucia has amended the regulations of its Citizenship by Investment Programme to remain increasingly competitive and ensure that the Caribbean country fulfils its mandate of growing demand for its investment products for the ultimate benefit of the people of Saint Lucia. As one of the youngest Citizenship […]