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Lebanon Finally Repeals Law Allowing Rapists to Marry Their Victims

–   BEIRUT – Lebanon’s parliament on Wednesday abolished a law that allowed rapists to avoid prison by marrying their victims. The repeal of the law, which had been in place since the 1940s, follows years of campaigning by women’s rights advocates. Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt have canceled similar “marry the rapist” clauses over the […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Egyptian Archaeologists Discover Tombs Dating Back 2,000 Years

– CAIRO – Egypt’s antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period. The discovery was made in the Nile Valley province of Minya south of Cairo, in an area known as al-Kamin al-Sahrawi. Tuesday’s statement by the ministry says the unearthed sarcophagi and clay […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Thai Military Installed Cabinet Extends VAT Reduction for Another Year

– BANGKOK – The Cabinet has approved a one-year extension to the value-added tax (VAT) reduction policy, keeping the VAT rate at 7 percent until September next year. Following the weekly Cabinet meeting, Vice Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office Kobsak Pootrakool revealed that a green light has been given to the Finance Ministry’s proposal […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Rescue Worker Saves 4 Year-Old Thai Girl with Dice Stuck Inside her Nose

  – CHON BURI – Rescue workers in Chon Buri Province have successfully saved a young four-year-old girl after they removed a small cube was found stuck inside her nose, making her to breath difficultly. A video clip showing a rescue worker from Trai Kunnatham charity foundation using tweezers to remove a tiny plastic cube […]

August 16th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Threatens to Revitalize Nuclear Program

– THERAN – Iran’s president warned Tuesday that it could ramp up its nuclear program and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the U.S. continues “threats and sanctions” against the country, which signed a landmark nuclear accord with world powers in 2015. Hassan Rouhani’s remarks to lawmakers were his most direct warning that the […]

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

North Korea Holds Off on Guam Missile Plan as China Urges “Brakes” on Rhetoric

  – PYONGYANG – North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does next, the North’s state media said on Tuesday, as South Korea’s president said Seoul would seek to prevent war by all means. Signs of an easing […]

August 15th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Thailand’s Prime Minister Urges Preparedness Upcoming Bouts of Monsoon Rains

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on all sectors to brace for upcoming bouts of monsoon rain by preparing efficient disaster warning and flood prevention mechanisms. Commenting on the flood situation in the country, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha stated that the overall condition has begun to improve although eight […]

August 14th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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