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Coronation of Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn to be held May 4-6

BANGKOK: An elaborate three-day coronation ceremony for Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be held May 4 to 6, the palace announced Tuesday, nearly two and half years after the death of his revered father Bhumibol Adulyadej. Vajiralongkorn, formally known as Rama X of the Chakri dynasty, ascended the throne following his father's death in October 2016, which ended a tumultuous seven-decade reign over the Southeast Asian kingdom. He has since dramatically reorganized palace affairs, bolstering his own security…

Dutch king and queen begin state visit to Britain

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth hosts the King and Queen of the Netherlands at a banquet on Tuesday for the first UK state visit by Dutch monarchy for 36 years, during which they will visit the grave of the only Dutch king of England. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were formally welcomed by the British queen with a Guard of Honor before taking a state carriage procession along the Mall in London to lunch at Buckingham Palace. In the afternoon, the Dutch royals will visit the grave of William III and Mary II…

Saudi Arabian king, crown prince congratulate Imran Khan on election victory

ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on his party’s victory in the July 25 general elections. The custodian of the two holy mosques conveyed best wishes from the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia and its people for the progress and prosperity of the people of Pakistan. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman also conveyed his felicitations to the PTI chief and prime minister designate on his party’s success in the general elections.…