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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 31, 2018 2:59 AM French unions call Oct 9 strike against 'ideological' Macron policies

PARIS: Unions in France on Thursday called for a strike for Oct 9 in protest at the "ideological policies" of French President Emmanuel Macron's government. The CGT and FO unions, as well as two national student unions, denounced "ideological policies targeting the destruction of our social model, favouring notably the explosion of inequality and the breaking 11

August 29, 2018 7:24 AM Court dismisses Mohamad's preliminary objection against Dr Streram's election petition

SEREMBAN: The Special Election Court here today dismissed a preliminary objection by Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan to strike out an election petition filed by PKR candidate for the Rantau state seat, Dr S. Streram. Judge Datuk Azimah Omar made the decision after studying and considering all the affidavits and written submissions by Mohamad 8

August 28, 2018 8:11 AM May kicks off first Africa tour as British PM

CAPE TOWN: British Prime Minister Theresa May touched down in Cape Town Tuesday as she kicked off a tour of the African continent where she hopes to lay the foundations for post-Brexit trade deals. May is facing pressure at home from so-called Remainers sceptical of her ability to forge trade deals once Britain severs ties with Brussels, as well as from Brexiteers 6

August 22, 2018 11:12 AM Man arrested over Facebook post depicting Nepal PM as monkey

KATHMANDU: A man in Nepal was arrested for sharing a doctored image on Facebook showing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's head superimposed on a monkey's body, police said Wednesday. Homnath Sigdel, 44, was taken into custody on Tuesday for "sharing indecent photos that targeted the prime minister", senior police officer Narendra Prasad Uprety told AFP. The offending 20

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 7, 2018 11:49 PM Boro swat aside Sheffield United, West Brom snatch first point

LONDON: Tony Pulis's Middlesbrough claimed an impressive 3-0 victory over Sheffield United on Tuesday, while West Brom struck late at Nottingham Forest to grab their first point of the English Championship season. Middlesbrough, who scored twice late on to snatch a 2-2 draw at Millwall in their season-opener on Saturday, carried on from where they left off at the Riverside 12

August 3, 2018 11:57 AM Public workers end strike in Guinea-Bissau after pay deal

BISSAU: Public-sector workers in the West African state of Guinea-Bissau have called off a strike after securing a pay increase in talks with the government, their main trade union said Friday. The strike, launched on July 24, ended after the government agreed on Thursday to increase minimum monthly pay from 19,200 CFA francs to 50,000 francs from Sept, Julio 14

July 30, 2018 10:39 AM Contractor faces action over strike by Court Complex cleaners

KUALA LUMPUR: The contractor in charge of cleaning services at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex will face stern action for failing to fulfil the contract, including having it terminated. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law) Datuk Liew Vui Keong said there should be 120 cleaners daily at work at the complex according to the contract, but this was not done. "Despite 7

July 29, 2018 4:18 AM CJ leads 200 staffers in cleaning up Court Complex (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: Over 200 personnel of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex came together to clean it up today which was not cleaned for 20 days by cleaners who went on strike over unpaid wages. Toilets at the complex had gone unwashed, floors unswept and rubbish uncollected, which made it unpleasant for lawyers, judges and court staff to work with such conditions 18