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August 1, 2018 10:31 AM Erdogan accuses US of 'evangelist, Zionist mentality' in pastor's case

ANKARA: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed Turkey would not give into threats from the US over the case of an American pastor being tried on terror charges, accusing Washington of showing an "evangelist, Zionist mentality". Andrew Brunson, who led a Protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir, is at the centre of one of the most bitter 48

July 22, 2018 6:01 AM Smart cyber family campaign needs to be expanded: Wan Azizah

TUARAN: The implementation of the campaign on the use of gadgets and cyber smart family should be expanded as an effort to curb children from being exposed to pornographic materials and pornography on the internet, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. She said such a campaign could be carried out through government agencies 20

July 16, 2018 11:02 AM US rejects European call for Iran sanctions waiver: FT

PARIS: Washington will not budge on its decision to impose fresh sanctions on corporations operating in Iran, despite a European request for exemption, the Financial Times reported Monday. "International companies active in Iran face the threat of US sanctions within weeks after Washington rebuffed a high-level European plea to exempt crucial industries 41

July 3, 2018 1:51 AM White House won't recognise Crimea annexation: Official

WASHINGTON: The White House said Monday it rejects Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine in 2014, and US sanctions will remain in place until the move is reversed. "We do not recognise Russia's attempt to annex Crimea. We agree to disagree and the sanctions against Russia remain in place until Russia returns the peninsula to the Ukraine 53

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 35

June 5, 2018 4:33 AM Court rejects arrest of Korean Air 'nut rage' matriarch

SEOUL: A Seoul court has turned down a request from prosecutors to arrest the matriarch of the troubled Korean Air dynasty over multiple assault charges, sparking public anger. Lee Myung-hee, the wife of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho, was released from police custody late Monday after the Seoul Central District Court refused to issue an arrest warrant 45

May 30, 2018 12:21 PM Portuguese parliament rejects euthanasia bill

LISBON: Portugal's parliament has rejected a bill seeking to legalise voluntary euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide after a tight vote in the Catholic-majority country. A text proposed by the governing Socialist Party, which sought to set "special conditions" under which euthanasia would be permitted — such as for patients in extreme suffering or with an incurable 53

May 24, 2018 12:58 PM Penang MyPPP against Kayveas' plan to leave BN

GEORGETOWN: The Penang MyPPP will remain loyal to the Barisan Nasional (BN) and rejects a move by the party president, Tan Sri M. Kayveas to leave the coalition. Penang MyPPP vice-chairman A. Raja Segaran said Kayveas had issued various statements that were inconsistent with the party's stand. He said the state leadership was supportive of party vice-president 11

May 15, 2018 4:39 AM PPBM rejects PKR man in Perak 2009 crossover

PETALING JAYA: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) has rejected Jamaluddin Mohd Radzi who was formerly in PKR. Perak PKR information chief Siti Aishah Shaik Ismail said Jamaluddin's application form to join PPBM was rejected. Jamaluddin was PKR's Behrang assemblyman in 2009. Along with former Changkat Jering assemblyman Osman Jailu and Jelapang assemblyman 24

April 10, 2018 8:39 AM PBS rejects Umno’s bid to ‘borrow’ Matunggong seat for GE14

Zahid, at a gathering in Matunggong yesterday, proposed that the Matunggong seat be ‘loaned’ to Umno on GE14, calling it a ‘formula’ to recapture the lost seat for BN. — Picture by Shafwan ZaidonKOTA KINABALU, April 10 — Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) has rejected Umno’s request to “borrow” a state seat that it has traditionally contested for the upcoming 17