Thailand extends foreigners' visas as coronavirus cases slow

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s cabinet approved a second automatic visa extension for foreigners for three more months on Tuesday, in a bid to prevent long queues at immigration centres and stem the spread of the coronavirus. Foreigners whose visas had

Thailand records 19 new coronavirus cases, one new death

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand recorded 19 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a senior health official said, the lowest daily tally in more than a month. A 50-year-old taxi driver accounted for the latest death, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for

Netanyahu and rival Gantz clinch Israel power-sharing deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist election rival Benny Gantz signed a deal on Monday to form a national emergency government, ending a year of unprecedented political deadlock. The power sharing agreement clinched after weeks

Kazakh activist released after being held for spreading false information

ALMATY (Reuters) – A nationalist politician in Kazakhstan who has criticised the government was released on Monday after two days detention on accusations of spreading false information during the coronavirus emergency, his sister said. Police detained political activist Arman Shorayev