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July 19, 2018 8:49 AM Syria rebels agree to surrender zone bordering Golan

BEIRUT: Syrian rebels have agreed with government backer Russia to the negotiated surrender of a sensitive southwestern zone bordering the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a monitor said Thursday. Quneitra is a thin, crescent-shaped province that lies along the buffer zone with the Israel-occupied Golan to the west. Rebels have held most of the province 79

July 18, 2018 1:35 PM APFT takes legal action against former director

PETALING JAYA: APFT Bhd’s board of directors are taking legal action against its former director Datuk Faruk Othman for allegedly misappropriating funds, causing the company’s fall into the Practice Note 17 (PN17) category and breach Main Market Listing Requirements. Its board of directors told the stock exchange that the company has filed a Writ and Statement 55

July 17, 2018 9:19 AM Don't discriminate against LGBT at workplaces: Mujahid

KUALA LUMPUR: The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual) community in Malaysia deserves equal rights as citizens of this country and they cannot be discriminated in any form, including at workplaces, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Deparment Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. "As long as citizenship is concerned, they cannot be discriminated in their 20

July 16, 2018 4:55 PM Youths invited to take part in AICHR Debate

KUALA LUMPUR: The 2018 Asean Youth Debate will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in August to raise awareness among youths in the region on human rights issues. The three-day programme from Aug 25, organised by the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), will also provide opportunities for youths to voice their views and interact with human 14

July 16, 2018 1:54 AM Operation by Nicaragua forces leaves at least 10 dead, rights group says

MANAGUA: Nicaraguan pro-government forces launched an operation in the country's south that left at least 10 people dead and around 20 injured on Sunday, a human rights group said. The dead included six civilians – among them two children – and four police, according to the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH). The operation by police and paramilitaries 66

July 16, 2018 1:09 AM After World Cup success, MCMC studying EPL live on RTM

SUBANG JAYA: The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (MCMM) is studying the direct telecast of English Premier League (EPL) football matches on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) in the future. Its minister, Gobind Singh Deo said this followed the success of the 2018 World Cup telecast which was described as a major achievement for the station 23

July 15, 2018 10:49 AM Rebels, families begin evacuating Syria's Daraa city

DARAA, Syria: Syrian rebels and their relatives began evacuating the southern city of Daraa on Sunday, an AFP correspondent and a monitor said, more than seven years after the country's ill-fated uprising erupted there. The transfers were part of a ceasefire deal brokered by government ally Russia, and came after more than two weeks of ferocious bombardment 70

July 14, 2018 6:51 AM The Republic of Malaysia and the removal of Islam as Malaysia’s official religion

Using race and religion to sow societal discord and hatred has been proven a failed strategy in the last general election. If leaders of Umno and PAS still fail to realise this, then they truly deserve to be labelled as morons. Our country is now faced with many challenges ahead — to pay a gargantuan national debt of RM1 trillion, a rising interest rate, a looming 77

July 10, 2018 9:38 AM Lawyers call on govt to end practice of child marriages

PETALING JAYA: Lawyers have called on the government to put an end to the practice of child marriages. National Human Rights Society (Hakam) president Prof. Datuk Dr. Gurdial Singh Nijar (pix) said the move was imperative in the quest to push for new laws to ban and criminalise the act. "It is not sufficient that laws allowing child marriages to be repealed 20

July 9, 2018 2:03 PM Russian rights activist goes on trial in Chechnya

MOSCOW: A leading Russian rights activist went on trial in Chechnya on Monday, charged with drug possession in a case that has sparked concern from Western officials and rights groups. Oyub Titiyev, 60, heads a branch of Russia's top rights group Memorial, the last such body to remain active in the North Caucasus region ruled with an iron fist by strongman 74