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July 12, 2018 2:21 PM Libyan commander wanted by ICC 'escapes prison'

BENGHAZI, Libya: A Libyan commander wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes has "escaped" from prison, the forces of military strongman Khalifa Haftar said. Haftar, head of the self-styled Libyan National Army, "has ordered the re-arrest of commander Mahmoud al-Werfalli after his escape from the military prison" where he was detained 7

July 11, 2018 6:50 AM Rain, winds wreak havoc in Labuan

LABUAN: Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds hit this duty-free-island today, toppling several trees and lamp posts and damaging property. The rain and winds struck this city from about 8am to 10am. The winds lasted until early afternoon. No casualties or injuries were reported. Several trees toppled and branches fell onto roads in various areas 7

June 30, 2018 6:21 AM Pakatan Harapan can fall unless it upholds people's trust: Dr M

LANGKAWI: The Pakatan Harapan government has pledged not to do what the previous government had done - failing to uphold the people's trust, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. He said he and the Pakatan Harapan coalition could be toppled by the people if they did anything contrary to the laws and religion. "Tell me if I cheat. I can be dropped 6

June 14, 2018 11:58 PM US air strike in Libya kills Qaeda operative: Military

WASHINGTON: The US military has conducted an airstrike in Libya targeting an Al-Qaeda affiliate, killing one "terrorist," the US military said Thursday. The Wednesday strike took place approximately 80km southeast of the town of Bani Walid, US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said in a statement. "In coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord 11

June 13, 2018 5:03 AM Iraq's Sadr announces alliance with pro-Iranian Ameri

BAGHDAD: Nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr announced on Tuesday a surprise political alliance with pro-Iranian Hadi al-Ameri in a bid to lead Iraq over the next four years. The two blocs won first and second place in the war-scarred country's May 12 parliamentary election. The move by Sadr, who is staunchly opposed to Iranian involvement in the country 6

March 17, 2018 12:26 AM FIFA lifts three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international matches

BOGOTA: FIFA lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football on Friday with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage official matches. "We are allowing international matches to be staged in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala," FIFA president Gianni Infantino told reporters after a meeting of the FIFA Council 9

March 15, 2018 2:55 PM Swiss parliament rejects bid to return 1MDB-linked bank profits to Malaysians

ZURICH: Switzerland’s parliament today rejected a bid to amend the law handling ill-gotten bank profits seized by authorities that had aimed to return more than US$100 million (RM390 million) linked to scandal-hit sovereign fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) to the Malaysian people. Champions of the campaign had acknowledged they faced an uphill 18

March 15, 2018 11:29 AM Sleep deprived Najib soldiers on ahead of GE14

IPOH: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said today he only had a few hours of rest daily in view of the approaching 14th General Election. "I sleep less, (but) work more, talk more and, hopefully, the votes will also be more. Work must be stepped up in the run-up to GE14, more so until the final moment," he said. Najib gave this reply to moderator 14

February 26, 2018 11:58 PM Collapsed crane removed, traffic back to normal

The toppled crane seen here lying on its side at the construction site near MRR2 in Kuala Lumpur February 26, 2018. — Picture courtesy of Selangor Fire and Rescue DepartmentKUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — The collapsed crane at the construction site of the Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang (SUKE) Elevated Expressway project near Dataran Ukay here has been completely removed 10

February 20, 2018 1:19 AM Iraqi state holds key to Yazidi return to Sinjar

BAGHDAD: Iraq must stabilise the northern region of Sinjar to help the Yazidi minority brutalised at the hands of the Islamic State group return home, the International Crisis Group said Tuesday. A report by the conflict analysts said Baghdad must set up a local administration and mediate between factions who hold sway over Sinjar to pave the way for the return 16