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September 5, 2018 4:08 AM Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall on US Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON: Tropical Storm Gordon was making landfall Tuesday night on the US Gulf Coast along the border of Alabama and Mississippi as hurricane warnings remained in place. Authorities declared a state of emergency in both states as well as in the city of New Orleans in Louisiana – devastated in 2005 by mega Hurricane Katrina. The Miami-based National 20

August 31, 2018 9:10 AM Ghost ship bearing Indonesian flag found off Myanmar coast

YANGON: A rusting cargo ship empty of crew and goods and bearing the Indonesian flag was found drifting off the coast of Myanmar earlier this week, police in Yangon said. Fishermen came across the vessel, bearing the name "Sam Rataulangi PB 1600", floating in the Gulf of Martaban about 11km from the shore of Myanmar's commercial capital. State-run media 23

August 29, 2018 10:28 AM Qatar World Cup worker fell to his death: Contractor

DOHA: A Nepalese labourer who died working at a World Cup stadium in Qatar fell to his death, one of the main contractors at the site said. The 23-year-old scaffolder died on August 14 at the $680 million (RM2.79 billion) Al Wakrah stadium, one of the proposed venues for the controversial 2022 tournament. "We can confirm this worker lost his life. He was performing 8

July 26, 2018 3:44 PM Dubai police recover stolen US$20m diamond

DUBAI: Dubai police said Thursday they have recovered a rare blue diamond worth US$20 million (RM81.28 million) stolen by a security guard and smuggled out to Sri Lanka in a shoe box. The guard worked at a money transfer company where the gem was stored, police in the southern Gulf emirate said in a video posted on social media. The thief had hidden 6

July 17, 2018 1:27 PM Malaysia sukuk issuance rises to US$19.4b in first-half 2018

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s sukuk issuance increased to US$19.4 billion (RM78 billion) as at end-June 2018 from US$18.6 billion in the same period a year ago, accounting for a healthy 38.7% share of global sukuk issuance, according to RAM Ratings. Based on the growth trends in sukuk issues from Malaysia, Indonesia, Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates 11

June 21, 2018 1:01 PM Sapura Energy wins contracts worth RM1.8 billion

PETALING JAYA: Sapura Energy Bhd has secured nine new contracts valued at RM1.8 billion, bringing the accumulative value in contract wins to date to RM4.5 billion for the group. The combined value represents a three fold jump compared with the value achieved in the same corresponding period of the previous year, between February to June 2017. Through 11

June 12, 2018 10:04 AM Avicii laid to rest in private funeral

STOCKHOLM: Swedish superstar DJ Avicii has been buried in a private ceremony with just his family and close friends present, his agent said Tuesday. The musician, whose real name was Tim Bergling, "was buried Friday at the Skogskyrkogarden cemetery in Stockholm", Ebba Lindqvist told AFP. Avicii was found dead on April 20 in Muscat, the capital of the Gulf sultanate 13

June 6, 2018 11:02 AM Nato rejects Qatar membership ambition

BRUSSELS: Nato on Wednesday declined an overture by Qatar to join the Western military defence alliance, saying membership was reserved to the United States and Europe. It was responding to a comment by Qatar's defence minister on Tuesday that his country's long-term strategic "ambition" was to join Nato. "According to Article 10 of the Washington Treaty 14

June 5, 2018 8:15 AM FROM MOSCOW TO SAMARA: A JOURNEY THROUGH WORLD CUP CITIES AND VENUES

MOSCOW (dpa) – From the majestic Moscow to the quiet Saransk, from the historic Revolution in Saint Petersburg to the blood spilt in Stalingrad: Russia’s history is as vast as the country itself, with its 17 million square kilometres that span 11 time zones. The Russia 2018 World Cup is set to be played in 11 cities and 12 stadiums, all of them in the country’s 17

April 25, 2018 2:46 PM Kuwait expels Philippine envoy amid tensions over domestic workers

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwait said Wednesday it is expelling the Philippine ambassador and recalling its envoy from Manila as tensions rise over the treatment of domestic workers. Official news agency KUNA said the Philippine ambassador had been given a week to leave oil-rich Kuwait, amid a diplomatic row between the two nations sparked by the murder of a Filipina 22