Published: Aug 23, 2021
A 24-year-old jobless gunman took a Bangkok bus conductor and passenger hostage on Sunday night but peacefully surrendered early on Monday after a hours-long standoff with Lat Phrao police, thanks to his mother who talked him into finally giving up.
Published: Oct 15, 2020
Police talked a drug suspect into surrendering on Wednesday evening after he ran into a Phuket motorcycle repair shop near Banya Intersection in Srisunthorn subdistrict, Thalang district, and held a woman hostage for hours.
Published: Jan 21, 2019
Palpable is the mounting pressure that China now exerts. Call it “hostage diplomacy” or the decidedly colloquial “China’s tit for Canada’s tat”, the death sentence awarded last Monday to Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg on drug charges after Ottawa’s detention of a Chinese executive, Meng Wanzhou, is a direly worrisome trans-Atlantic joust.