Tourists wear masks in Chiang Mai province in Thailand on Tuesday. Associated Press
Thailand’s election results were due on Monday, with the junta appearing poised to hold on to power in a vote that saw its main rival diminished but vaulted a new pro-democracy force into the kingdom’s politics.
Around 90,000 polling stations across the country opened at 8 a.m., and will close at 5 p.m., reports Efe news. Voters will elect 500 members of the House of Representatives, the lower house, for a four-year term.
The rebels are seeking autonomy for the culturally distinct region free from the Buddhist-majority Thai state, which colonised the area over a century ago.
The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation, announced the scheduled launch of its Mars Hope Probe in a 495,000,000km journey to reach and orbit the Red Planet.
The team excited about Arab world’s first interplanetary mission, culminating 6 years of hard work and dedication.
Over 2,200 students from the UAE received their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP) results on Monday, marking an increase compared to last year’s candidate numbers.