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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 7

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 6

April 25, 2018 1:43 AM Migrant caravan arrives at US-Mexican border

MEXICALI, Mexico: Around 100 Central American migrants from a caravan that infuriated President Donald Trump arrived Tuesday at the US-Mexican border, where many plan to seek asylum in the United States, according to organisers. Two busloads of migrants arrived in the border city of Mexicali – which sits opposite Calexico, California – and paused for a rest stop before 9

April 24, 2018 11:33 AM Harapan rakyat dominates gabungan Sabah in GE14 seats distribution

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Harapan Rakyat Sabah (Harapan Rakyat) appears to be the dominant component in the four-party Gabungan Sabah, getting to contest 16 of the 25 parliamentary seats and 25 of the 60 state seats at stake in the 14th general election (GE14). Its deputy president Datuk Maijol Mahap said the 16 parliamentary seats were Kota Marudu, Kota Belud 11

April 24, 2018 10:52 AM Iran says Europe must not pay Trump 'ransom' over nuclear deal

TEHRAN: A top Iranian official on Tuesday welcomed European powers' efforts to salvage a historic nuclear deal, but warned they should not simply hand over "a ransom" to US President Donald Trump. Trump has threatened not to renew the 2015 accord, which curbed Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. His threats have prompted pressure 7

April 24, 2018 8:51 AM Lotte Chemical not seeing margin squeeze despite rising oil prices

KUALA LUMPUR: Despite higher oil prices, petrochemical firm Lotte Chemical Titan Holdings Bhd foresees its profit margin remaining at a reasonable level given strong demand for petrochemical products with limited market supply capacity. "Our business is a margin game. As long as there is strong demand with limited supply, the margin will be maintained 7

April 24, 2018 8:20 AM Armenia marks Ottoman massacres after leader quits

YEREVAN: In a show of unity Tuesday, Armenians marked the anniversary of the massacre of 1.5 million of their kin by Ottoman forces in 1915, a day after leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned after days of protests. The commemorations are a hugely emotional event for the country and Armenians of all stripes flocked to a hilltop memorial in the capital Yerevan 7

April 24, 2018 5:05 AM Chinese carrier leads live fire drill in East China Sea

BEIJING: China's sole aircraft carrier has led a flotilla of naval vessels in a "live combat drill" in the East China Sea, state media reported Tuesday, the latest show of force by Beijing's burgeoning navy. The official Xinhua news agency said the vessels "took part in anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare training" with a simulated "opposing force" 5

April 23, 2018 3:47 PM Dozens dead in Syrian assault on Yarmuk camp: Monitor

BEIRUT: More than a dozen Syrian regime forces have been killed fighting the Islamic State group in a devastated southern district of the capital Damascus, a monitoring group said Monday. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ramped up their ground operations and bombing raids against the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk in southern Damascus 9

April 23, 2018 7:22 AM PBDS Baru to accept five PRS leaders

KUCHING: PBDS Baru is opening its door to the five who were sacked from the Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), a state Barisan Nasional (BN) component party. The five, deputy party president and Minister in the Prime Minister'S Department Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun, vice president Datuk William Nyalau Badak and three Supreme Council members Nyempah Sabot, Edward 6