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Thailand’s Cross-Border Commerce Drops 8.5 Percent Over Border Closure

BANGKOK  Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce, yesterday reported that, the country’s cross-border trade fell 8.5 percent year-on-year, in the first seven months, mostly due to the closure of border checkpoints amid COVID-19. Overall cross-border trade, including transit trade, totalled 741 billion baht

Security Situation in the Context of Increasing Tensions between Major Powers

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai participated in the 27th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) on 12 September 2020, when he highlighted the security situation in the context of increasing tensions between major powers.   Thailand suggested having a consultative mechanism under the ARF

Royalist groups have yet to make their presence felt

As nationwide anti-establishment protests gather momentum, a counter movement launched by royalists is garnering far less attention and at times attracting more criticism than support.    Political pundits are divided over whether the latter could evolve into a bigger and stronger movement

 US remembers 9/11, with virus altering familiar tributes

Americans commemorated 9/11 on Friday as another national crisis, the coronavirus, reconfigured ceremonies and as a presidential campaign carved a path through the memorials. In New York, victims’ relatives gathered Friday morning for split-screen remembrances at the World Trade Center’s Sept.

Does my employer have to say if a coworker has the virus?

Does my employer have to say if a coworker has the virus? Employers are generally not required to tell workers when someone in the workplace has tested positive for the coronavirus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that companies

UNICEF Myanmar, Child Protection E-bulletin: COVID-19 (August 2020)

Highlights UNICEF and its implementing partners have reactivated Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) in camps for the internally displaced in Chin, Rakhine, Sagaing and Kachin states. Local implementing partners, Kachin Baptist Convention and Karuna Mission Social Solidarity have distributed 165 activity CFS