Israeli military says 10 Israelis, four Thai nationals, have been released by Hamas

GAZA STRIP, Palestinian Territories: A truce between Israel and Hamas will continue, both sides said Thursday, moments before the deal was due to expire, though details of any official agreement remained unclear. Minutes before the halt in fighting was due to expire at 0500GMT, Israel’s military said the “operational pause” would be extended, without specifying … Read more

Riyadh to host Thai exhibition that promises to be a cultural extravaganza 

RIYADH: Around 200 heads of state, and diplomats will gather in Dubai later this week for the COP28 climate summit. This occurs at a time when global attention is fixated on the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.  While a ceasefire has been extended for a few more days, there are concerns that the ongoing global noise … Read more

Thailand welcomes release of two more Thai hostages held by Hamas

Saudi Arabia issues rallying cry at UN for end to war and humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza NEW YORK CITY: Saudi Arabia has once again called for an “immediate end to military operations” in Gaza, as the Kingdom’s ambassador to the UN issued a rallying cry for collective international efforts to end the humanitarian catastrophe in … Read more

Thai PM says 12 Thai hostages released by Hamas

BANGKOK: Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said 12 Thai hostages kidnapped by Palestinian militants during Hamas’s October 7 raids into Israel were released on Friday, hours after a truce in the Israel-Hamas war began. “It has been confirmed by the security side and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that 12 Thai hostages are already released,” … Read more

Saudi EXIM Bank and Thai counterpart sign MoU to propel trade exchange

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index slipped on Wednesday, losing 29.12 points, or 0.26 percent, to close at 11,099.98.  The total trading turnover of the benchmark index was SR4.22 billion ($1.12 billion) as 75 of the listed stocks advanced, while 146 retreated.   Similarly, the Kingdom’s parallel market Nomu also dropped 6.20 points, or 0.03 … Read more