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September 3, 2018 12:39 PM Cameroonian rights activist 'missing' for weeks: Family

DOUALA: A prominent Cameroonian rights activist has been missing for nearly a month after heading to the restive anglophone region on a fact-finding mission, his partner said Monday. Franklin Mowha, the head of the Frontline Fighters for Citizen's Interest, disappeared after leaving the commercial capital Douala on Aug 6 for Kumba, a town in the English-speaking 15

August 29, 2018 10:26 AM Iran has arrested 'dozens of spies': Intelligence minister

TEHRAN: Iran's intelligence minister said "dozens of spies" had been arrested as part of a crackdown on espionage and dual nationals and alluded to an agent Iran had placed in the Israeli government, Iranian media reported on Wednesday. Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi did not provide details of the "dozens of spies", or over what period they had been arrested 17

August 25, 2018 4:13 AM Rohingya's protest for 'justice' on crackdown anniversary

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Thousands of Rohingya refugees staged protests for "justice" Saturday on the first anniversary of a Myanmar military crackdown that forced them to flee to camps in Bangladesh. About 700,000 of the Muslim minority poured across the border after attacks by the Myanmar military and Buddhist groups that the United Nations has likened 7

August 23, 2018 12:12 PM ‘Lost generation’ looms for Rohingya children

DHAKA: Rohingya refugee children who lack proper education in camps in Bangladesh could become a "lost generation", the United Nations said yesterday, a year after Myanmar's army began a crackdown that has forced more than 700,000 people to flee the country. The lives and futures of more than 380,000 children in refugee camps in Bangladesh are in peril 10

August 13, 2018 6:19 AM Police to use English on PM’s directive (Updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts are being made for the police to improve their command of English after a directive by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to use the language in their work. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the police had already been using English for their daily briefings and operations but Mahathir has once again 9

August 8, 2018 4:04 PM Russia stops Pussy Riot member leaving country

MOSCOW: Russian security services on Wednesday prevented Maria Alyokhina of punk protest group Pussy Riot from flying out of the country to perform at a top arts festival, she said. Alyokhina wrote on Facebook that as she was about to depart from Moscow to perform a theatre show based on her book at Britain's Edinburgh Festival, "at the airport the guys from the FSB border 5

August 8, 2018 12:56 AM Saudi-Canada row leaves US in tight diplomatic spot

WASHINGTON: The sharp diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Canada has left Washington – partners and allies of both – in a bind, but the State Department on Tuesday nevertheless urged Riyadh to respect due process for detained activists. Saudi Arabia has expelled Canada's ambassador, recalled its own envoy and cut off trade ties with Ottawa after 10

August 8, 2018 12:12 AM Over 400 migrants rescued off Spanish coast

MADRID: Almost 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Tuesday as they attempted to make the crossing from Morocco to Spain, Spanish rescue services said. While the overall numbers of migrants reaching Europe by sea is down from the peak in 2015, Spain has seen a steady increase in sea arrivals that began more than a year ago and has surged 16

August 6, 2018 5:06 AM Tajikistan fears for tourism after attack on bike tourists

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: En route to mountainous Tajikistan's "roof of the world" lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month. Roses and tulips lie scattered at the tribute — featuring a plaque inscribed in English — in the foreground of a scrubby mountain landscape. "We express 22

August 3, 2018 12:20 AM Mnangagwa wins Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election

HARARE: Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, narrowly won the country's landmark election, results showed early Friday, in an outcome set to fuel fraud allegations as security forces patrolled the streets to prevent protests. Mnangagwa won 50.8% of the vote, ahead of Nelson Chamisa of the opposition MDC party on 44.3%, the Zimbabwe 15