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August 30, 2018 3:48 PM Yemen state news journalist killed in shelling

ADEN: Yemeni journalist Ahmed Saleh al-Hamzi, head of the state news agency's Baida bureau, was killed in shelling Thursday, local media announced. Saleh, who headed the state-run Saba news agency's office in the embattled Baida province, was killed covering the fight between pro-government forces and Yemen's Huthi rebels, Saba said. Aref al-Amri, head of the Baida 11

August 28, 2018 12:29 PM Govt proposed to extend operations of field hospital in Bangladesh: Mohamad

KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry is proposing that the government extend the operations of the Malaysian Field Hospital in Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh for another year. Its minister, Mohamad Sabu said the hospital, which began operations at the end of last year to help Rohingya refugees, is scheduled to terminate its services on Dec 31 of this year. "During 9

August 27, 2018 9:48 AM Malaysians a model of cleanliness in Mecca

MECCA: After seeing how Malaysian pilgrims kept their surroundings neat and tidy in the Masyair Prime Cleanliness Campaign by Tabung Haji (TH), Saudi Arabia is now proposing the same programme be implemented for all pilgrims in the future. Saudi Arabia Haj and Umrah vice minister, Dr Abdulfattah Suliman Mashat, considers Malaysia a model of cleanliness 7

August 24, 2018 6:22 AM Canada concerned over reported Saudi death sentences for activists

MONTREAL: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed concern Thursday over reports that human rights activists in Saudi Arabia face the death penalty. The two countries are locked in a diplomatic dispute triggered by Canadian criticism of the kingdom's human rights record, but Trudeau said Canada continues to "engage diplomatically" with Saudi Arabia 10

August 24, 2018 6:13 AM Saudi medical trainees' departure from Canada delayed

OTTAWA: Saudi medical students may remain in Canada and care for patients up to three weeks past a deadline that Riyadh had set for their departure amid a diplomatic spat, several universities confirmed Thursday. The extension to Sept 22 was granted after Saudi Arabia, outraged over Canadian calls for the release of activists, ordered all Saudi students 12

August 21, 2018 4:42 AM New board members expected to restore TH reputation: Mujahid

MINA, Saudi Arabia: The four new directors appointed to the Tabung Haji (TH) board are expected to help restore the image of the pilgrims management and fund board as a reputable institution trusted by Malaysians, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa. It was also hoped that the board of directors would be able to revive 17

August 17, 2018 9:02 AM Saudi Arabia pledges US$100m to US-backed Syria campaign

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Friday announced a US$100 million (RM410 million) contribution to a US-backed campaign to "stabilise" northeastern Syria, once a bastion of the radical Islamic State group. The 88 million euro contribution is the biggest single cash injection yet for reconstruction efforts in areas formerly controlled by the jihadists. The group 6

August 14, 2018 8:24 AM 40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: new Red Cross toll

SANAA: Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red Cross said in a new toll Tuesday. Fifty-six children were also among the 79 people wounded in the Thursday strike on Saada province, a rebel stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia, the International Committee of the Red Cross 15

August 8, 2018 12:56 AM Saudi-Canada row leaves US in tight diplomatic spot

WASHINGTON: The sharp diplomatic row between Saudi Arabia and Canada has left Washington – partners and allies of both – in a bind, but the State Department on Tuesday nevertheless urged Riyadh to respect due process for detained activists. Saudi Arabia has expelled Canada's ambassador, recalled its own envoy and cut off trade ties with Ottawa after 10

August 6, 2018 2:05 AM Khazanah’s ‘big and heavy’ trove

ESTABLISHED in 1993, Khazanah began its operation a year later after assuming a custodial role in managing the government's commercial assets as well as investing in strategic and high-technology sectors. Over the years, the fund has been investing in the key areas such as aviation, automotive, healthcare and banking. The year 2004 marked its strategic 9