'He is a free man': Thailand releases refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

Thailand on Monday freed a jailed refugee Bahraini footballer with residency status in Australia, after Bahrain abandoned its bid to seek his extradition, and immigration officials said he was immediately driven to the airport. Reuters Continue reading 'He is a free man': Thailand releases refugee Bahraini footballer after extradition bid dropped

Tensions rise with Thai election commission to rule on princess running for PM

Thailand’s Election Commission will consider on Monday the surprise nomination of a Thai princess as a prime ministerial candidate in March elections after her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, called it “inappropriate” and unconstitutional. Reuters Continue reading Tensions rise with Thai election commission to rule on princess running for PM