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November 6, 2017 12:06 AM Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont freed with conditions in Belgium

BRUSSELS: A Belgian judge has granted conditional release to sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ministers, and the group is scheduled to appear at court within 15 days, Belgian prosecutors said on Monday (Nov 6). Puigdemont, who turned himself in to Belgian police after Spain issued a European arrest warrant for rebellion and misuse 13

November 5, 2017 10:33 AM Pro-Catalonia independence parties seen winning most votes in election, poll shows

A group of pro-union supporters demonstrate in a square in Sabadell, Calatonia October 6, 2017. — Reuters picMADRID, Nov 5 — Pro-Catalonia independence parties will combine for the most votes in regional election in December though may fall just short of a majority needed to revive the secession campaign, a poll showed today. According to the GAD3 survey 21

October 25, 2017 9:35 AM Freed after six days, Yusof Apdal denies arrest was political

Datuk Yusof Apdal, who is Lahad Datu assemblyman and younger brother of Sabah opposition leader Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal, said his loyalty remains with Umno.KOTA KINABALU, Oct 25 — Lahad Datu assemblyman Datuk Yusof Apdal rejected claims he was arrested by anti-corruption authorities allegedly targeting his elder brother, the sacked federal minister turned 24

October 25, 2017 5:48 AM Warisan division secretary in Sabah graft probe freed on RM15,000 bail

Putatan division secretary in Parti Warisan Sabah, Amarjit Singh (centre), is released from MACC remand today. KOTA KINABALU, Oct 25 — Engineer Amarjit Singh was released today after six days under custody of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) which is investigating a RM1.5 billion federal fund embezzlement case. The Putatan division secretary 16

October 24, 2017 8:12 PM Airlines get ready for new U.S. security rules from Thursday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New security measures including stricter passenger screening take effect on Thursday on all U.S.-bound flights to comply with government requirements designed to avoid an in-cabin ban on laptops, airlines said Tuesday. Airlines contacted by Reuters said the new measures, which could include short security interviews with passengers 22

October 24, 2017 4:10 AM 2 former secretaries to Shafie Apdal released on bail

Both men freed on RM15,000 bail with one surety, each, after being remanded in connection with the misappropriation of RM1.5 billion in funds. PUTRAJAYA: Two former secretaries to ex-federal minister Mohd Shafie Apdal, who were remanded in connection with the misappropriation of rural development funds for Sabah involving RM1.5 billion, were released 17

October 23, 2017 11:35 PM ‘Siege has ended but not militancy’

KOTA KINABALU: The deaths of key Islamic State (IS) leaders in the Marawi City siege are just a temporary setback as the militant group has sown seeds of hatred deeply in the southern Philippines, says an analyst. “The just-concluded battle in Marawi was not just a spur-of-the-moment campaign. It involved thorough planning and preparations since 2014,” said Octovio 27

October 23, 2017 11:13 PM Shafie gets longer remand

KOTA KINABALU: Two politically influential brothers had their day in court – one was freed on bail while the other will be detained further over a corruption probe. Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal will have to spend another four days in the lock-up to assist anti-graft investigators over the alleged skimming of RM1.5bil in rural development funds 18

October 23, 2017 3:58 AM Isnilon Hapilon’s sons among remaining 20 insurgents in Marawi

FILIPINO troops are zeroing in on three sons of Isnilon Hapilon, the slain “emir” of Islamic State in Southeast Asia, and two Malaysians, including Amin Baco, who has been central to facilitating the movement of foreign fighters in the region. A top military commander said this on Saturday as troops continued a phased withdrawal from Marawi city, in the Philippines’ 25

October 19, 2017 1:41 AM Former American hostage hospitalised in Canada: media

OTTAWA: American Caitlan Coleman was rushed to a hospital only days after being freed with her family from five years captivity at the hands of Taliban-linked kidnappers, local media reported. Canadian broadcaster CTV, citing her husband Jonathan Boyle, reported late Tuesday that Coleman had been "rushed to hospital" on Monday. No details of her illness 9