After fielding a slew of questions from journalists at his weekly news conference in Bangkok, the famously mercurial Prayuth Chan-ocha sprayed back — with disinfectant.
Officers gave no explanation as they escorted CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his camera crew away. His crew had just shown a protester being taken into custody when about half a dozen police officers in gas masks surrounded Jimenez. The journalists were released about an hour after being arrested.
Hafeez is known for being theatrical while present the news. Therefore, for that report he decided to present the news dressed up in clothes fit for a king and unsheathed a sword in front of the camera. He belted out the words, sheathing and unsheathing the sword couple of times: "Who held a wedding at our royal kitchen? Punishment will be given."
A Hong Kong journalist appeared in court on Tuesday on charges of making false statements while obtaining information from a vehicle database, amid growing concerns that press freedom is at risk in the semi-autonomous Chinese city.
The 24-year-old had been wounded at Place de la Bastille by "a police baton." He suffered a broken nose and injured forehead, and had been taken to hospital.
Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Our condolences to our media sector in the UAE on the death of one of its founders, Ibrahim Al-Abed, may God have mercy on him..."
The Editors Guild of India said the accusations against Zahra and Ashiq were a "gross misuse of power" meant to "strike terror into journalists."
Sources close to the family said prayers for the deceased, funeral and burial ceremony will take place in Abu Dhabi cemeteries on Tuesday, in the presence of a very small number of close relatives.
Former Lebanese Prime Minister, Fouad Siniora, has mourned Ibrahim Al Abed, a prominent Emirati media figure who passed away at the age of 78.