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August 11, 2018 2:25 AM Pakistan's Imran Khan to be sworn in as PM Aug 18: Party

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week, his party said Friday, announcing it has the numbers to form a coalition government in the nuclear-armed nation. Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party said the entire squad that Khan captained to victory in the 1992 World Cup were invited to the ceremony 7

August 7, 2018 10:30 AM Singapore uproar over store selling ivory jewellery

SINGAPORE: A Singapore online store selling ivory jewellery has sparked an uproar, with an animal rights group Tuesday slamming the shop for offering products made from "tortured" elephants. Ivory Lane offers earrings for Sg$160 (RM476) and necklaces for Sg$800 and insists its products are made from ivory that was obtained before 1990 when an international 13

August 7, 2018 7:54 AM Guan Eng does a U-turn and now admits links with IRI

I wish to clarify my comments that DAP has no contacts with the United States Republican Party, US President Donald Trump, or the International Republican Institute (IRI). DAP has no contacts with the United State Republican party or to the US President Donald Trump as correctly reported. However, I did not hear the journalist’s question clearly on IRI and was under 12

August 7, 2018 5:37 AM 'F*ck you!' Bung Moktar shouts in Dewan

KUALA LUMPUR: The insults have been taken up another notch at the Dewan Rakyat today as Bung Moktar Radin (BN–Kinabatangan) said "F**k you!" twice to Pakatan Harapan MPs after a debate on the SST became heated. Bung Moktar interjected when Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin was speaking about the SST by saying the price of goods in the Selayang wet market had gone up despite 4

August 4, 2018 9:20 AM 'Real problem' of anti-Semitism in UK Labour party: Corbyn

LONDON: Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn conceded in a newspaper article Saturday that his party had a "real problem" with anti-Semitism as the issue continues to dog the veteran leftist. "I do acknowledge there is a real problem that Labour is working to overcome," he wrote in a guest column in the Guardian. "And I accept that if any part of our national 6

August 1, 2018 10:31 AM Erdogan accuses US of 'evangelist, Zionist mentality' in pastor's case

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed Turkey would not give into threats from the US over the case of an American pastor being tried on terror charges, accusing Washington of showing an "evangelist, Zionist mentality". Andrew Brunson, who led a Protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir, is at the centre of one of the most bitter 7

August 1, 2018 7:29 AM India bans vaccine imports from tainted China company

NEW DELHI: India has banned the import of a rabies vaccine from a Chinese manufacturer embroiled in a safety scandal, the head of India's drug regulator told a newspaper in comments published Wednesday. "The vaccine is being used in India, but we don't have the exact details of the total number of units imported or where they have been distributed 10

July 31, 2018 4:45 AM 30 years on, 'new age militancy' stokes Kashmir conflict

SRINAGAR, India: A home-made bomb set off the insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir 30 years ago, but "new age" fighters using social media assaults alongside guns are taking the battle to new heights of bitterness. The explosion at the Srinagar telegraph office doorway on July 31, 1988 caused no casualties but lit the fuse on a conflict that rights 8

July 29, 2018 8:17 AM Turkey planning summit with France, Germany, Russia

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is seeking to hold a summit in Istanbul with France, Germany and Russia on Sept 7 to discuss regional issues including the Syrian conflict, in comments published on Sunday. "We will discuss what we can do in the region together," Erdogan said, quoted by Hurriyet daily. He gave no further details on the issues 5

July 28, 2018 2:07 AM Hungary PM says does 'not want a European Union led by France'

BERLIN: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (pix) on Friday said in an interview he did "not want a European Union led by France", adding that May 2019 elections to the European Parliament would be "decisive". "We have never been faced with such a decisive election," Orban told the German Bild newspaper in comments published online. "The Germans should 6