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Chinese buying interest has surged in recent years

Prachanart Viriyaraks | Getty Images The Wat Saket (Golden Mountain) and Bangkok Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. Chinese investors have continued pouring their money into Thailand’s property sector even as the kingdom barrels toward an uncertain national election. That underscores the Southeast Asian nation’s enduring popularity with the Chinese — …

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Bahraini refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi could be extradited by Thailand amid protests

Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini refugee in Australia, was arrested in Thailand when he went there for vacation in November.

Thai prosecutors submitted a request in court Friday for Thailand to extradite to Bahrain a detained football player who has refugee status in Australia. Hakeem al-Araibi, a former player on Bahrain’s national team, has said he fled his home country due to political repression and human rights groups and activists …

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Go-Jek says it has closed the first round of Series F fundraising

Dimas Ardian | Bloomberg | Getty Images A Go-Jek motorcycle taxi driver travels through traffic in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek said Friday it had finalized the first closing of its ongoing Series F fundraising efforts. Go-Jek’s release did not disclose the amount of …

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FIFA asks Thai government to release former Bahrain footballer Al-Araibi

Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini refugee in Australia, was arrested in Thailand when he went there for vacation in November.

The Thai government has been asked by FIFA’s leadership to release a Bahraini football player who is in detention while embroiled in extradition proceedings despite having refugee status in Australia. FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura called for an urgent “humane outcome” to the case of Hakeem al-Araibi, who lives in …

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Australia urges Thailand to release detained refugee footballer

Australia urges Thailand to release detained refugee footballer

Hakeem al-Araibi plays for a team in Australia’s Victoria State league. The Australian government has called for an Australian-based refugee footballer to be released from detention in Thailand immediately. Hakeem al-Araibi was detained in Bangkok in November on an Interpol warrant issued at the request of Bahrain. ESPN+ is America’s …

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