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Refugee football player Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi leaves the criminal court Feb. 4 in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Refugee Footballer Freed by Thailand Returns to Australia

CANBERRA, Australia — A refugee football player thanked Australians on his return home Tuesday hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted...
Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi, center, leaves the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. The soccer player who has refugee status in Australia told a Thai court Monday that he refuses to be voluntarily extradited to Bahrain, which has asked for his return to serve a prison sentence for a crime he denies committing. Photo: Wason Wanichakorn / AP

Hakeem Case Different from Rahaf, ‘Big Joke’ Says

BANGKOK — Hakeem AlAraibi and Rahaf Alqunun are two different cases, the head of Thai immigration said Monday as pressure mounts for Thailand to...
Premchai Karnasuta, far left, sits in the campsite where he was found on Feb. 5 with the remains of a leopard, panther and other wildlife in the Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province.

Date Set For ‘Black Panther’ Poaching Verdict

BANGKOK — One year after a construction tycoon and three of his associates were arrested on poaching charges, the verdict for his court case was given after final arguments were heard Friday.
SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk speaks in Hawthorne, California on Sept. 17, 2018. Photo: Chris Carlson / Associated Press

Elon Musk Asks Judge to Toss Thai Cave Diver’s Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES — Elon Musk is asking a California judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a British diver the tech...
Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali AlAraibi led in handcuffs at the Thai Criminal Court.

Bahraini Football Player Moved to Jail Before Extradition Hearing (Video)

BANGKOK — A Bahraini football player and political refugee has been placed in prison after the Criminal Court extended his detention another two months...
Hakeem Ali Mohamed Ali Al-Araibi in lockup at Suvarnabhumi Airport in November. Photo: Human Rights Watch / Courtesy

Thailand Begins Extradition of Bahraini Football Player

Update: Bahraini Football Player Moved to Jail Before Extradition Hearing (Video) BANGKOK — Thai authorities have approved an arrest warrant for a detained Bahraini footballer with...
Don Pramudwinai arrives Wednesday at the Constitutional Court in Bangkok.

Foreign Minister Don to Keep Job After Court Clears Wife

BANGKOK — A longtime diplomat will retain his position atop the Foreign Affairs Ministry after the Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday there was nothing amiss about his wife’s questionable stock transactions.
Wirapol Sukphol arrives at the Department of Special Investigation in 2017 in a monk robe after leaving the United States.

Disgraced Monk Sentenced for Raping 13-Year-Old He Impregnated

BANGKOK — A court on Wednesday sentenced a former Buddhist monk known for his jet-set lifestyle to 16 years in prison for raping a...
A machete, hunting gears discovered along with four bearcat paws Oct. 7 at Sai Yok National Park, Kanchanaburi province.

Poaching Suspects Post Bail as Park Rangers Seek More Evidence

KANCHANABURI — A dozen suspects posted bail Tuesday after they were arrested and found with hunting gear and bearcat paws in their vehicles in Sai Yok National Park.

Driver, Regulator to Pay 26M to Crash Victims’ Families

CHANTHABURI — A state-owned transport regulator and the heir of a van driver were ordered to pay millions of baht in compensation to the families of a traffic accident that killed dozens last year.

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