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  • Indonesia to lift palm oil export ban from Monday
    on May 19, 2022 at 11:46 am

    JAKARTA: Indonesia will lift its palm oil export ban from Monday, May 23, following improvements in the domestic cooking oil supply situation, President Joko Widodo said on Thursday.

  • North Korea ‘ready for nuclear test’ with Biden due in Seoul
    on May 19, 2022 at 11:45 am

    SEOUL: North Korea is poised to conduct a nuclear test, Seoul said Thursday, as the United States warned it could come as President Joe Biden visits South Korea this week.

  • Singapore Air says business travel is climbing its way back
    on May 19, 2022 at 11:09 am

    Business travel is returning for Singapore Airlines Ltd, with forward bookings accounting for a similar proportion of ticket sales as before the Covid pandemic now that border restrictions have been lifted.

  • Ukraine steelworks defenders surrender but Kyiv vows ‘unbreakable’ spirit
    on May 19, 2022 at 10:45 am

    KYIV, Ukraine: Russia said Thursday that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers had surrendered this week at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, showing some emerging on crutches after an all-out battle that has become emblematic of the nearly three-month-old war.

  • Cannabis laws to be eased next month
    on May 19, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Anyone interested in growing cannabis plants and hemp for home use will be able to do so without having to seek permission from the authorities as of next month, when both plants are due to be removed from the category 5 narcotics list, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official said on Thursday.

  • Three truckloads of illegal migrants caught in Narathiwat
    on May 19, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Five Thais working for a gang of smugglers and 75 illegal Myanmar migrants were arrested in Sungai Kolok district, Narathiwat, in the early hours of Thursday.

  • Epicentre of war: Artillery battles engulf Ukraine’s Severodonetsk
    on May 19, 2022 at 8:55 am

    She ran clutching her soup ladle from the wood-fired stove set up by trapped residents metres from their doorstep and dived into the basement to escape the mortar blast.

  • Philippines raises rate for first time since 2018
    on May 19, 2022 at 8:38 am

    The Philippine central bank raised its key interest rate for the first time since 2018 to combat Southeast Asia’s second-fastest inflation.

  • Romance-forex scam gang busted
    on May 19, 2022 at 8:37 am

    CHIANG MAI: Police on Thursday arrested 20 Chinese and four Thais for operating a romance and investment scam from a hotel in Fang district.

  • BoT chief: Thailand has no need to follow Fed’s tightening
    on May 19, 2022 at 7:52 am

    Thailand has no need to raise interest rates following the United States Federal Reserve’s hikes as domestic factors and its economic recovery will be the key issues when deciding policy, Bank of Thailand (BoT) governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput said on Thursday.