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Thailand expects 5% trade increase with Egypt by end of 2018

Thalerngsak Vongsamsorn, minister counsellor for commercial affairs at the Thai embassy in Egypt, expected a 5% trade increase by the end of 2018 compared to 2017, noting, “positive expectations resulted from market stabilisation. Our exports and imports were affected by the Egyptian pound flotation in November 2016, but now the situation is better.” Vongsamsorn told Daily News …

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Ramadan in Thailand

Thailand in located in Southeast Asia and was known as Siam until 11 May 1949. Thai means “free” in the Thai language. Opinions vary on the percentage of Muslims in Thailand, but some say they represent about 5-10% of its total population. Muslims are largely present in Southern Thailand. Their origins date back to the …

Daily News Egypt

Keen to project a progressive image, the UAE picks its battles

By James M. Dorsey Projecting an image of being politically and culturally on the cutting edge, the United Arab Emirates carefully picks its battles. Participation in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has projected the United Arab Emirates as a military force to be reckoned with. Football is the …

Daily News Egypt

Thirst for democracy catches world powers off guard

From Egypt, where the nation’s first democratically-elected president Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi was toppled in July by the army, to Ukraine where Viktor Yanukovych, brought to power in 2010 polls, fled his post after months of street protests, the US has had to fine-tune its response.

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