Bahrain

  • Crime

    “Mega rich” Bangkok father and daughter arrested in Bahrain trafficking case

    Two members of a wealthy Bangkok family were arrested on warrants for human trafficking earlier this week. The father and daughter, 54 year old Wiraya and 37 year old Wachi, allegedly started recruiting women to work in Bahrain in 2015, saying they would give traditional Thai massages. Instead, the women were forced into sex slavery. Some of the women escaped,…

  • World

    Cambodia among first countries to give Covid-19 vaccines to children under 5

    Yesterday, Cambodia became one of the first countries to give Covid-19 vaccines to children younger than five years old. Children as young as three are now getting vaccines. Most countries haven’t started vaccinating this age group. This month, the United States postponed consideration of vaccinating kids under five. Other countries vaccinating children under five include China, Bahrain, and Cuba. China…

  • Crime

    Thai woman charged with trafficking women to Bahrain for sex

    A Thai woman was arrested today and charged with human trafficking for her part in tricking unwitting women into going to Bahrain under false pretences before being forced into prostitution. The woman is accused of helping to funnel dozens of young women to Bahrain and another unnamed country over the last year or two. Police officers working with the Crime…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    7 new Thai Covid-19 cases in quarantine, all asymptomatic

    7 new Covid-19 cases have been detected in Thai quarantine facilities and were all asymptomatic cases from Thais returning home from overseas, according to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Thailand’s total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is now at 3,743 with 3,543 recoveries and 59 deaths. 141 people are currently receiving medical treatment for the coronavirus. A 67 year…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Repatriation flights suspended after Thai staff contract Covid-19 at foreign embassies

    Thai embassies in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have been hit with outbreaks of Covid-19, affecting a number of Thai staff, according to the Foreign Ministry. The Thai embassy in Manama, the capital of Bahrain, said that a foreign employee was suffering “mild symptoms” and tested positive for Covid-19. The official was reportedly receiving medical treatment. The embassy has also suspended arrangements…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Repatriation of Thai citizens from Bahrain suspended as embassy worker tests positive for virus

    All consular services at the Thai Embassy in Bahrain, including the repatriation of Thai citizens, have been suspended, as an official in the consular office has tested positive for Covid-19. Thailand’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Cherdkiat Atthakor, says it’s hoped services can resume at the embassy in the Bahraini capital, Manama, from August 22. The temporary measure is being implemented after…

  • Thailand

    Hakeem al-Araibi’s release from Thai detention follows a meeting between Thai FM and Bahraini Crown Prince

    The decision to drop an extradition request against Australia-based former Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi stems from a visit by the Thai foreign minister to Bahrain. The Bahraini withdrawal of extradition demands, that enabled al-Araibi to walk free on Monday, was made after a meeting in Bahrain earlier that day between the Bahraini Crown Prince Salman al-Khalifa and Thai Foreign Minister…

  • Bangkok

    Hakeem al-Araibi leaves Thailand to be re-united with his wife in Melbourne – VIDEO

    Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who was facing an extradition trial in Bangkok since his detention in November last year, was heading back to Australia last night after the Bahraini authorities decided to withdraw their extradition request. Bahrain’s decision yesterday ended all judicial proceedings underway in Thailand. It also ended a tense diplomatic spat between Australia and Bahrain which had Thailand…

  • Thailand

    Australian PM writes a second letter to Thai PM over al-Araibi case

    The Australian Government is pouring on the pressure with Bangkok to immediately release Hakeem al-Araibi, with the Australian PM writing a second letter to his Thai counterpart saying he was disturbed to see Hakeem al-Araibi in shackles at the Criminal Court on Monday. “I’ve written to him again, because I was very disturbed at the appearance of Hakeem at the…

  • Bangkok

    Criminal Court agrees to consider extradition of Bahraini footballer

    The Criminal Court says it has agreed to consider the public prosecutors’ request to extradite former Bahrain national footballer Hakeem al-Araibi to his home country. The footballer currently holds Australian residency. The request was made after Bahrain supplied prosecutors with evidence and documents accusing al-Araibi of arson and possession of weapons. Bahrain had issued an arrest warrant for the footballer…