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Thailand expects 250,000 to attend late king's cremation

Thailand expects 250,000 to attend late king's cremation

A quarter of a million people are expected to descend on the Thai capital for an elaborate cremation ceremony planned for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej next month, a junta leader said on Friday.

Emir condoles with Lebanese president

Emir condoles with Lebanese president

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and His Highness the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani sent yesterday cables of condolences to Lebanese President Michel Aoun on the victims of the fire that broke out in one of the Syrian refugee camps in the Bekaa region, eastern L

Thailand's new king makes first public appearance

Thailand's new king makes first public appearance

Thailand's new king on Friday made his first public appearance after ascending the throne the previous day, ending a period of uncertainty since the death of his father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on October 13.

Thailand faces uncertainty, grief without King Bhumibol

Thailand faces uncertainty, grief without King Bhumibol

Thousands of weeping Thais lined the route the body of their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej will take to the riverside Grand Palace ahead of a funeral and a traditional royal cremation that will need months to prepare.