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September 3, 2018 9:56 AM Syria strike kills 8 pro-regime fighters: Monitor

BEIRUT: An air strike near a US base in southeastern Syria has killed at least eight pro-government fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Monday. Four Syrians, one Iranian national and three other non-Syrian fighters were among the casualties of the strike carried out on Saturday, the war monitor said. "A convoy of Iranian forces 18

August 13, 2018 2:04 AM Curfew in ESSZone extended to Aug 29

KOTA KINABALU: The curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), which ends at 6pm today, has been extended to Aug 29, according to Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din (pix). Wth the extension of the curfew, he said, those living in the affected areas should remain indoors, while outsiders would not be allowed 10

August 2, 2018 10:08 AM Minitry to ensure enough fish supply in monsoon season

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MOA) will be monitoring to ensure sufficient fish supply in the country during the coming monsoon season. Its minister, Datuk Salahuddin Ayub (pix) said today the MOA together with the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) would ensure adequate food supply and that prices 9

July 29, 2018 2:19 PM 30% schools in run-down and dangerous buildings

JOHOR BARU: About 3,000 schools, or 30% of the 10,000 schools nationwide, are in dilapidated buildings that are dangerous for use. The Education Ministry will make it its top priority to repair these buildings to ensure safer schools throughout the country. Its deputy minister Teo Nie Ching revealed this after launching the 105th anniversary of SRJKC 7

July 26, 2018 11:14 AM Indian police detain 450 after violent minority protests

MUMBAI: Almost 450 people were in custody in the Indian state of Maharashtra on Thursday after clashes between thousands of protestors from the Maratha minority and police charging with batons and firing tear gas, officials said. Like other communities in India the Marathas, who make up around 30 percent of the western state's 110 million people, want quotas 18

July 26, 2018 4:50 AM Cargo ship sinks in Penang waters

GEORGE TOWN: A huge Hong Kong cargo vessel sustained about RM3.5million in losses after it was partially sunk as the ship ran into the wreckage of previous shipwrecks off the waters off Permatang Damar Laut at the south of Penang island early today. The 6.30am incident, involving the 43.6m of cargo known as Xin Yi Yi had caused panic among those onboard 10

July 24, 2018 9:23 AM Honours for Australians involved in Thai cave rescue

SYDNEY: Nine Australians who helped rescue young footballers trapped in a Thai cave were given state honours Tuesday, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declaring their bravery an inspiration to the world. The 12 "Wild Boars" players and their coach were stuck deep in the flooded cave for up to 18 days before Thai Navy SEALs and international cave diving 10

July 16, 2018 2:36 PM Penang to be first state in M'sia to use 100% led street lighting

GEORGE TOWN: Penang will be the first state in Malaysia to have 100% Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lighting by 2020. State Housing, Local Government, Urban and Rural Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said this was part of efforts to fulfil the promises made in the 14th General Election (GE14) manifesto. He said it not only involved streetlights 13

July 15, 2018 12:10 AM Pre-clearance system for Haj pilgrims a success: Saudi official

SEPANG: The full cooperation given by the Malaysian government to Saudi Arabia has resulted in the smooth handling of Haj pilgrims going through the pre-clearance system. Saudi Arabia's Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Sulaiman Al Yahya said Malaysian Haj pilgrims were the first in the world to be introduced to the pre-clearance programme at the point 11

July 5, 2018 8:30 AM Rebel-held south Syria hit by heaviest strikes yet

DARAA, Syria: The Syrian government and its Russian ally pounded rebel-held areas of the southern province of Daraa on Thursday with the heaviest air strikes of a two-week-old offensive, an AFP correspondent and a monitor reported. "Hundreds" of missiles and barrel bombs were unleashed before dawn by both Syrian and Russian aircraft after talks on rebel 18