Pattaya May Delay Reopening Due to COVID Resurgence and Slow Vaccine Rollout

The Thai government announced yesterday that the plan to reopen Pattaya’s tourism industry in September was unlikely.  Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Deputy Governor Apichai Chatchalermkit attributed the delay to the resurgence of COVID-19 daily infections and insufficient vaccinations among …

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U.S. Sanctions Eritrean Military Chief Over Human Rights Abuses in Tigray

The United States on Aug. 23 imposed sanctions on Eritrea’s military chief over his involvement in the conflict in the Tigray region of neighboring Ethiopia. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department blocked all property, …

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