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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Malaysia intends to keep its focus on the halal and Islamic finance industries in its efforts to enhance trade relations with Arab countries, says President of the Arab-Malaysia...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Lawyer Syahredzan Johan has suggested today for Putrajaya to simply revoke fugitive televangelist Dr Zakir Naik’s permanent residence (PR) status, following his reported inf...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 — Perlis Mufti Datuk Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has claimed that the Malay-Arabic calligraphy of khat is not an attempt at Islamisation, but just part of the country’s heritage.
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The match should have been cause for young Iraqis to celebrate.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 6): Datuk Seri Najib Razak saw a total of RM606.51 million go through his three AmBank accounts in 2013-2015, it was confirmed in the High Court today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Former AmBank relationship Joanna Yu Ging Ping today agreed Datuk Seri Najib Razak must have known of matters concerning his personal bank account balances as the former prime ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A former AmBank banker told the High Court in Najib Razak’s SRC International Sdn Bhd trial today that over RM606 million was deposited and spent by the former prime minister from his ...
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LANGKAWI: Rais Yatim, the former socio-cultural adviser to the government, has called for the rejection of Arabisation in Malay culture.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court in Najib Razak’s SRC International corruption trial today allowed the defence to question a witness on money which purportedly came from a donation deposited in the form...
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We have been exploring why the neo-liberal paradigm has been too linear and mechanical to explain the chaos around us.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, who is also known as Jho Low, insisted that Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s credit card statements must not be sent to the then prime minister’s house in ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, who is also known as Jho Low, insisted that Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s credit card statements must not be sent to the then prime minister’s house in ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 25): Fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, who is also known as Jho Low, insisted that Datuk Seri Najib Razak's credit card statements must not be sent to the then prime minister’s ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The judge presiding over Najib Razak’s corruption trial today urged counsel from both sides to be more careful in their choice of words when engaged in heated arguments.
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GOMBAK: After 56 years of serving Malaysians, a lack of funds and the loss of government support is holding back Zoo Negara from making improvements to its facilities.
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COMMENT | Lowering the age of voting to 18 should be commended.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Former attorney-general (AG) Mohamed Apandi Ali has filed a RM10 million defamation suit against DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang over an article claiming that he aided and abetted in the 1MDB ...
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Islam is supposed to be simple and straightforward on matters of social organisation.
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ADUN SPEAKS | PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang said Asset declaration a communist, socialist idea dreamt up by DAP.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Gastronomic delights, including two tonnes of durians, 50,000 sticks of satay and 70 roast goat, await everyone at the Federal Territory Islamic Department (Jawi) street Raya event in Dataran Merdeka on Saturday (July 6).
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President Donald Trump has been accused of weaponising economic globalisation.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has disputed the additional income tax of RM1.69 billion imposed on him by the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRB), claiming that...
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PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak today said he had always paid his taxes.
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SEPANG: Malaysia expects to get a positive response to its request for an additional quota of 10,000 pilgrims for Haj this year, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri D...
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Dr Mujahid (third left) at the launch of Road to Makkah initiative at KLIA.
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THE love of a father knows no bounds when a policeman dived into Sungai Muar in a vain attempt to save his son after the boy fell off a jetty near Istana Tanjung, reported Kosmo!.Tragically, both fath...
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ABU DHABI, July 3 ― The United Arab Emirates said yesterday it had decided to lift a decades-old cap on foreign ownership and allow full foreign control of business ventures.
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The Trump administration prepared to launch its US$50 billion (RM207 billion) economic formula for Israeli-Palestinian peace in Bahrain on Tuesday but the Palestinian leadership reiterated its disdain...
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The White House on Saturday outlined a US$50 billion (RM208 billion) Middle East economic plan that would create a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab state economies,...
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US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following the ...
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WASHINGTON, June 22 — The Trump administration’s US$50 billion (RM206.8 billion) Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring A...
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 22): Ex-PM Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the recent Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) 41 civil forfeiture suits to recover RM270 million belonging to 1Malaysia Developme...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has claimed the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) 41 civil forfeiture suits to recover RM270 million belonging to 1...
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KUALA LUMPUR: A witness in the SRC International trial told the High Court here he ran to Bangkok in fear in 2015 over the scandal that had befallen the subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
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Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup football tournament to Qatar.Pla...
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Michel Platini (above), the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qat...
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GEORGE TOWN: A Syrian refugee was today charged in the Magistrate’s Court with kidnapping a countryman two weeks ago in Tanjung Tokong and demanding a ransom of RM100,000. Maher, who goes by only on...
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What added value does Dr Zakir Naik bring to our great nation?
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ABU DHABI, June 14 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah ended his three-day special visit to the United Arab Emirates by performing Friday prayers at the ...
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THE Middle East and China are two of the most lucrative tourism markets for Malaysia.
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MECCA: The 14th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference (OIC Summit) ended with leaders underlining the Palestinian cause as the central issue of Islamic nations.
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LAHAD DATU: An Arab male, from Jordan and was believed to have committed a criminal threat on his wife and assaulted his son to the extent of causing injury here, was detained in a hotel in Sandakan t...
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LAHAD DATU (Bernama): An Arab man from Jordan, who is believed to have criminally threatened his wife and assaulted his son, was detained in a hotel in Sandakan on Saturday morning (June 1).
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LAHAD DATU, June 1 — An Arab male, who originated from Jordan and was believed to have committed a criminal threat on his wife and assaulted his son to the extent of causing injury here, was detaine...
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MECCA, June 1 — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman today warned that “terrorist” attacks in the Gulf region could imperil global oil supplies, as he sought to galvanise support among Islamic countries...
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KOTA KINABALU: A woman has lodged a police report in Lahad Datu after her Arab husband took their three children and left home following a fight.
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WASHINGTON, May 30 — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf, saying it was an effort by Tehran to raise the global price of oil.
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YOURSAY | ‘Palestine’s nearest and wealthier Arab neighbours should be leading the way.’ Scholarships for Palestinian students from private funds, not taxpayers Antibend: I am shocked that DAP l...
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CAIRO (Bloomberg) -- Egypt is considering offers from a Blackstone Group unit and Edra Power Holdings Sdn Bhd to take over three power plants co-built by Siemens AG -- a move that could cut the North African nation’s debts while bringing in much-needed foreign investment.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) is reported to be buying the UK’s Sports Direct warehouse for £120mil or RM562mil.
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CAIRO (May 27): Egypt is considering offers from a Blackstone Group unit and Edra Power Holdings Sdn Bhd to take over three power plants co-built by Siemens AG — a move that could cut the North Afri...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fud (EPF) is reported to be buying UK's Sports Direct warehouse for £120mil or RM562mil.
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Turkey has equipped an array of mainstream Syrian rebels it backs with fresh supplies of weaponry to help them try to repel a major Russian-backed assault, senior opposition officials and rebel source...
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LETTER | I’m writing this in response to the letter “Matriculation quota: Respect the Federal Constitution” by Associate Professor Mohd Hazmi Mohd Rusli.
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KOTA KINABALU: A mysterious “Arab” who has been going around asking strangers for money to help him out of financial predicament has aroused suspicion.
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MAY 22 ― Is the United States, and its allies, heading for war with Iran?
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KOTA KINABALU: People in the city and its surrounding areas are puzzled over the presence of a man, who claims to be an Arab, seen begging for money.
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DUBAI, May 22 — The United Arab Emirates said yesterday it has launched a permanent residency scheme to attract wealthy individuals and highly skilled workers to the oil-rich Gulf country.
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DUBAI, May 21 — The United Arab Emirates said today it has launched a permanent residency scheme to attract wealthy individuals and highly skilled workers to the oil-rich Gulf country.
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Saudi Arabia has been holding two Arab journalists for several months, global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Monday, amid ongoing international scrutiny of the kingdom's human ...
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RIYADH, May 17 — Saudi Arabia has reopened a key oil pipeline, an official said yesterday, after it was shut down by drone attacks claimed by Iran-aligned Yemen rebels.
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The European Union has launched a coordinated fight against fake news ahead of this month's European Parliament elections, but officials acknowledge there are limits to what can be achieved against a danger barely recognised a few years ago.
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ALOR SETAR: More than 40 students of a religious institute were down with food poisoning after eating chicken and mutton nasi Arab donated by a restaurant after the breaking of fast on Tuesday night.
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ALOR STAR: Over 40 Institut Al Quran Darul Aman (Iqdar) tahfiz students here were down with food poisoning last night, believed to be due to a rice dish served after the tarawih prayers.
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ALOR SETAR: More than 40 students from a religious school here came down with food poisoning on Wednesday (May 15) night, believed to be from eating food delivered the day before.
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ALOR SETAR, May 15 — Over 40 Institut Al Quran Darul Aman (IQDAR) tahfiz students here were down with food poisoning last night, believed to be due to a rice dish served after the tarawih prayers.
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(May 13): After the Arab revolutions of 2011, multilateral institutions in the Middle East and North Africa began to show greater interest in the promotion of small and medium-sized enterprises as a m...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Claims that Islam and Malays in the country face a bleak future under the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government is tactic of the opposition to save themselves from their misdeeds, said Prime M...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said criticisms against the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government for not doing enough to protect the interests of the Malays and Islam are lit...
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PUTRAJAYA: The government has yet to decide on the fate of the ailing Malaysia Airlines as there is still no feasible solution in sight to turn it around, according to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 6 — It is difficult for flag carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) to find its foothold in a market dominated by low-cost carriers on one end and the luxury offered by carriers based in...
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PARIT BUNTAR, May 5 — All parties are urged not to make unfounded statements on the country’s haj quota as they could jeopardise the good relations between Malaysia and the Saudi Arabian governmen...
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PUTRAJAYA: Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan took over the country’s administration, says Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan took over the country's administration, says Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi.
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PUTRAJAYA (May 3): Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the country’s administration, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk M...
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PUTRAJAYA, May 3 — Tourist arrivals from Arab countries increased sharply last year after Pakatan Harapan (PH) took over the country’s administration, said Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 30) - Datuk Seri Najib Razak's SRC International Sdn Bhd trial continues for the 11th day today with AmBank Raja Chulan branch manager R Uma Devi continuing being cross-examined by...
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MUAR: When you hear the beat of the kompang in a village or housing area, you know that a Malay wedding is under way.
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SHARJAH: Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates is officially the World Book Capital of 2019, the first city in the Gulf region to be bestowed the title by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).
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PUTRAJAYA, April 22 — The Foreign Affairs Ministry intend to promote the Malay culture as one that can coexist with different races, said its minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Travel vlogger Nas Daily has invited his Malaysians fan to his meetup in Singapore Botanic Gardens this afternoon with less than 24 hours to spare.
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It is Bibi again. Having unapologetically allied with a racist, Jewish-supremacist party, Benjamin Netanyahu has secured a fourth consecutive term as Israel’s prime minister.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that he would annex Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank if he wins another term in office, a last-minute pre-election promise likel...
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RIYADH, March 28 — The world's largest oil producer Saudi Aramco has agreed to buy a 70 per cent stake in Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) from the kingdom's wealth fund for US$69.1 billion (RM28...
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PETALING JAYA: Studies by market research outfit Kajidata Research show that while Muslims in the country support Islam as a major part of governance, they are open to accommodation with non-Muslims a...
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Former finance minister Daim Zainuddin surprised us all with his refreshing and candid speech during the “Seminar Naratif Melayu” at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) on March 19.
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US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States should back Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in 1967.
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RIYADH, March 20 — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman yesterday announced recreational projects in the capital Riyadh worth US$23 billion (RM94 billion), officials said, in a new drive to transform the co...
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PETALING JAYA: Luxury SUVs are the in-thing these days and car makers are cashing in on the trend before it fizzles out.
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Foreign militants are sneaking into the country, biding their time by marrying local women or conducting businesses while they wait to strike. But they may just be copying two Indonesians who had sought refuge in Malaysia, only to be found to be members of the Jemaah Islamiyah terror group. This comes even as the latest deportation of Egyptians by police raised concerns of human rights abuse.
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KLUANG: Five women believed to be of Arab descent are being sought by the police as they have been suspected to be involved in a theft at a gold shop in Jalan Dato ‘Tan Seng Leong, here, three days ...
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At a recent symposium on Yemen, one of the panellists, a prominent Muslim social activist, lamented the lack of empathy among non-Muslims for human suffering in places like Yemen and Palestine.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is highly respected by Arab countries including Kuwait for its strong, unwavering and long-standing support towards the Palestinian cause.
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The prime minister's wife Siti Hasmah Ali has stressed the importance of emphasising moral values in religion with regard to the issue of child marriage.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — It is pointless to be in a position of power if you lied your way to get there, Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said today amid the recent uproar over the questionable degrees and...
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DUBAI: Betting on initial public offerings in Saudi Arabia in the past few years has proven to be a bad idea.
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CAIRO, Feb 12 — Volunteers for the humanitarian aid mission dubbed #PeduliYaman organised by the Global Peace Mission (GPM) are all set for their 13-day humanitarian aid mission to Yemen.
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The Malaysian government must be congratulated on its principled stand in barring sportsmen from apartheid Israel participating in sports events here.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s toughest election rival voiced openness on Wednesday to a future removal of settlements from the occupied West Bank, sparking debate over diplomacy with t...