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June 16, 2018 10:19 AM UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeida

SANAA: The UN envoy for Yemen arrived in the rebel-held capital Sanaa on Saturday for talks on the key aid port of Hodeida where rebel fighters are battling a regional coalition. Martin Griffiths is expected to propose to rebel leaders that they cede control of the Red Sea port to a UN-supervised committee to avoid further fighting with advancing government 6

June 12, 2018 7:13 AM APM to embark on six-day 'Ops Bantu' starting tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Civil Defence Force (APM) will conduct a six-day operation dubbed 'Ops Bantu' starting tomorrow, to render assistance to road users. Its chief commissioner Datuk Azmy Yahya, said the agency would be deploying 1,746 members and officers at 114 routes along federal and state roads which have been identified 5

June 10, 2018 4:29 AM Nurse survives deadly Australia snake bite using training

SYDNEY: An Australian nurse has spoken about how he survived a bite from one of the world's deadliest snakes by using medical training to instruct his rescuers as he passed in and out of consciousness. Christian Wright, 33, was bitten on his foot by a brown snake at the bottom of a gorge in a remote part of Karijini National Park some 1,400km north of Perth 5

June 5, 2018 12:19 PM Spain's ousted PM Rajoy to quit as conservative party leader

MADRID: Mariano Rajoy, a major figure of Spanish politics over the past 14 years, announced Tuesday he will quit as head of the conservative Popular Party (PP) after being ousted as prime minister last week. "I think the time has come to put a final full stop to this period. The PP must keep advancing and building its history at the service of Spaniards 8

June 3, 2018 6:00 AM Call for public to donate blood to stock supply for Aidilfitri

KUALA TERENGGANU: Terengganu Health director Dr Mohammad Omar today called on the public, especially in Kuala Terengganu, to donate blood to ensure that the blood supply at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital (HSNZ) Blood Bank Unit is sufficient throughout Aidilfitri. He said the hospital's daily requirement was between 40 to 45 pints of blood but the amount 7

May 30, 2018 9:49 AM China plane makes emergency landing after window cracks

BEIJING: An airplane flying from China to Vietnam turned back to make an emergency landing after cracks appeared in a window, just two weeks after another airliner's cockpit window broke mid-flight in the country, state media said Wednesday. The Beijing Capital Airlines flight bound for Nha Trang in southern Vietnam with 211 people aboard returned to the eastern 7

May 15, 2018 1:53 PM Six injured after 17-car pile up in Alor Star

ALOR STAR: Six people were injured in a 17-vehicle pile up after a lorry carrying sand ploughed into them at a traffic light junction in Pekan Simpang Kuala here today. Officer in charge of Jalan Raja Fire and Rescue station Firdaus Isa said they received an emergency call at 4.01pm and arrived at the scene three minutes later. He said six firefighters 7

May 15, 2018 12:36 AM Erdogan accuses Israel of 'genocide' over Gaza deaths

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused Israel of "state terror" and "genocide" after Israeli forces killed at least 55 Palestinians on the Gaza border. In one of his most vehement broadsides ever against the Jewish state, Erdogan also announced three days of national mourning over the deaths, as well as a giant protest in Istanbul 12

April 27, 2018 7:57 AM Seven killed in Guatemala prison riot

GUATEMALA CITY: Prisoners in Guatemala fought each with guns and knives in a riot that left seven dead and 25 wounded, officials said late Thursday. It took guards hours to retake control of the prison 45km south of Guatemala City, said Rudy Esquivel, a spokesman for the national prison system. Video broadcast on local media showed worried relatives 29

April 25, 2018 4:10 AM Kayveas sacked as MyPPP president (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: MyPPP announced that Tan Sri M. Kayveas has been sacked from the party with immediate effect. It's secretary-general Datuk K. Mohan said the party's supreme council met in an emergency meeting to endorse the decision of the disciplinary council to sack its president. He said the disciplinary committee made its decision last night (Tuesday 15