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GENEVA, July 17 — The United States did not fully comply with a World Trade Organisation ruling and could face Chinese sanctions if it does not remove certain tariffs that break WTO rules, the WTO's...
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PUTRAJAYA: Datuk Dr Ahmad Faisal Muhamad and Kamsiah Kamaruddin have received their letters of appointment as the new Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations in Geneva and Permanent Representative of Malaysia to Asean in Jakarta respectively.
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Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye has defended the appointment of transperson Rania Zara Medina as a member of Malaysia’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS...
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Exactly one year ago, Numan Afifi made the decision to step down as the interim press officer to Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman following backlash over his LGBT rights activi...
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China is tightening its grip on Hong Kong and the territory’s autonomy and democratic freedoms are slipping away, a prominent Hong Kong activist told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday ...
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More than two dozen countries formally called for a UN investigation into thousands of killings in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, activists said.
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THE 108th session of the International Labour Conference that was held from June 10 to 21 in Geneva, Switzerland was significant, especially with the revolutionary leap into Industry 4.0, exodus tow...
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UN member states are set to sidestep a call for a moratorium on commercial spyware, deciding instead to commission a study of how digital technology affects human rights, according to a draft UN human rights resolution seen by Reuters.
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GENEVA, July 1 — As climate change worsens, growing heat stress on workers in agriculture and other sectors will cause a productivity loss equal to 80 million full-time jobs over the next decade, th...
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Facebook’s new global digital currency, Libra, which the company plans to launch as early as 2020, could transform the world.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) president Abdul Halim Mansor said he was committed to the government’s consent to ratify the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) president Datuk Abdul Halim Mansor (pix) said he was committed to the government’s consent to ratify the Elimination of Violence and Harassme...
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LETTER | It is with much regret that I note the diatribe in the media on the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) voting against the International Labour Organisation treaty to improve protection fo...
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PETALING JAYA: The decision of the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) and Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) to vote against the Convention Concerning Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work is shocking, says human rights advocate Tenaganita.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Efforts will continue to create a safe workplace environment despite the government abstaining from voting on an international convention on workplace harassment, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minis­ter Hannah Yeoh.
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PUTRAJAYA: Random checks by the Human Resource Ministry on 274 employers nationwide recently found that almost 30 per cent of them did not comply with the RM1,100 minimum wage.
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PUTRAJAYA (June 27): Random checks by the Human Resource Ministry on 274 employers nationwide recently found that almost 30% of them did not comply with the RM1,100 minimum wage.
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GENEVA, June 27 — World Trade Organisation judges sided with India today in a dispute against the United States over subsidies provided to American renewable energy companies.
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PUTRAJAYA: Random checks by the human resources ministry on 274 employers nationwide recently found that almost 30% of them did not comply with the RM1,100 minimum wage ruling.
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PUTRAJAYA: Random checks by the Human Resource Ministry on 274 employers nationwide recently found that almost 30% of them did not comply with the RM1,100 minimum wage.
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PETALING JAYA: An activist has taken Mujahid Yusof Rawa to task over the minister’s apparent acceptance of a euphemism used by Beijing to describe a detention camp to house thousands of Muslim criti...
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 26 — A women’s rights group today criticised the government and the Malaysian Trades Unions Congress’ (MTUC) decision to abstain from supporting an international treaty on har...
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ZUG (Switzerland), June 25 — A senior member of the Swiss National Bank said he was open-minded about Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, while an Italian official looked for more information as ce...
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ZURICH: Policy makers around the globe have been cool to the idea of Facebook Inc.’s planned Libra cryptocurrency. In Switzerland? They liked it so much, Facebook decided to set up shop there.
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G The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), sometimes dubbed the supreme court of world trade, is in crisis due to Washington’s refusal to approve any new judges for its appellate division.
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has denied the government’s accusation that it was against the ratification of the International Labour Organisation Convention 87 (C87). De...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is at loggerheads with the Human Resources Ministry and the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) over the proposal for the ratification of a convention that would allow all workers, including migrants, the right to join and form unions.
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GENEVA: The U.N. agency overseeing international labour standards adopted on Friday a new treaty against violence and harassment in the workplace, fuelled by the women's #MeToo movement.
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PETALING JAYA: The human resources ministry today called out the Malaysian Trades Unions Congress (MTUC) for wanting to seek help from the United Nations to ratify an international convention which th...
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JUNE 21 — Facebook Inc’s Libra cryptocurrency would hand over much of the control of monetary policy from central banks to private companies, the company’s co-founder Chris Hughes said in an opi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has asked the United Nations global labour centre to use all within its means to get Malaysia to ratify Convention 87 (C87), which deals with t...
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) are seeking the help of the United Nations in an attempt to reform a labour law involving local and foreign workers.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has held discussions with the Japanese government on collaboration on issues relating to labour and technical and vocational education training (TVET), says the Human Resource Minister.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 — Facebook unveiled plans yesterday for a new global cryptocurrency called Libra, pledging to deliver a stable virtual money that lives on smartphones and could bring over a b...
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 — Facebook Inc revealed plans today to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce a...
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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK: Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments.
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More than 20 Chinese activists who took part in the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement called on Monday on the United Nations’ top human rights body to investigate Beijing’s deadly crackdown ...
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PUTRAJAYA • Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad yesterday denied knowledge of the spread of a sex video and several lewd photographs purportedly involving a Cabinet minister, The Star reported...
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PUTRAJAYA - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday (June 11) denied knowledge of the spread of a sex video and several lewd photos, purportedly involving a Cabinet minister, The Star rep...
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GENEVA, June 8 — Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an i...
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THE 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) on Tuesday adopted a resolution that will make the pricing of medicines more transparent.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The World Health Assembly's adoption of a resolution for greater public disclosure of drug prices is a good start but more measures are needed, says Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
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PETALING JAYA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has removed transgenderism from its list of mental disorders and activists welcome the move.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Following resistance by several developed countries at the World Health Assembly (WHA) to a drug price transparency resolution, of which Malaysia is a co-sponsor, 66 organisations from Africa have sent an open letter to the United Kingdom government demanding that it stop opposing the resolution.
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BUKIT MERTAJAM (May 24): The Government has not discussed calls by certain non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to shut down vernacular schools, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wa...
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BUKIT MERTAJAM: The government has not discussed calls by certain non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to shut down vernacular schools, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan...
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BUKIT MERTAJAM, May 24 — The government has not discussed calls by certain non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to shut down vernacular schools, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Several developed countries have been accused by NGOs of trying to kill the proposed resolution on drug price transparency at the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.
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The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior UN security expert said on Tuesday, calling it an “urgent” issue that the world should take more seriously.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia plans to overcome the challenges of achieving universal health coverage (UHC), says Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
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GENEVA, May 20 — The World Trade Organisation’s quarterly outlook indicator showed today that global goods trade growth was likely to remain weak, with a reading of 96.3, unchanged from February, ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 17 — It is now possible for Muslims to fulfil their zakat (tithe) obligations by paying it to the Malaysian Medical Relief Society (Mercy Malaysia).
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PUTRAJAYA: The recent amendment to the classification of plastic waste under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other countries more effectively, says Yeo Bee Yin.
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ZURICH, May 17 — Facebook has set up a new financial technology company in Switzerland focusing on blockchain and payments as well as data analytics and investing, Geneva’s commercial register sho...
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such waste from other countries more effectively, says Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin.
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PUTRAJAYA, May 17 — The recent amendment to the classification of plastic wastes under the Basel Convention, an international treaty, will help Malaysia restrict the import of such wastes from other...
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GENEVA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) has urged netizens to be more responsible on social media following the news of a teenager who killed herself after receiving a ...
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GENEVA (May 16): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail concluded her working visit to Geneva on Thursday with the message that Malaysia was determined to actively participate in al...
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GENEVA (May 16): Telecommunication companies have been invited to participate in the early warning system for disasters that will enable Malaysians to receive notifications or alerts on their smart ph...
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GENEVA, May 16 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has urged netizens to be more responsible on social media following the news of a teenager who killed herself after receivi...
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GENEVA: Telecommunication companies have been invited to participate in the early warning system for disasters that would enable Malaysians to receive notifications or alerts on their smart phones bef...
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GENEVA (Bernama): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail took part in a ministerial roundtable at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) on the last day of her three-day working visit here.
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Telecommunication companies have been invited to participate in an early warning system for disasters that will enable Malaysians to receive notifications or alerts on their smartphones before disaste...
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GENEVA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail (pix) on Wednesday visited the Geneva Islamic Cultural Foundation and met its leadership.
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GENEVA: The Pakatan Harapan government wants Malaysia to be known globally as a country of integrity and its anti-corruption drive, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.She said the government had taken several initiatives after winning the 14th general election last year by setting up the Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) as well as the National Anti-Corruption Plan 2019 -2023 on Jan 28.
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GENEVA (May 15): Malaysia will continue to strive to strengthen the role of women in disaster risk management to ensure that 100 percent of the population are covered and benefit from risk reduction a...
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GENEVA, May 15 — Malaysia will continue to strive to strengthen the role of women in disaster risk management to ensure that 100 per cent of the population are covered and benefit from risk reductio...
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GENEVA (May 15): Malaysia will continue to contribute to and promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) at all levels (domestically, regionally and internationally), towards the full implementation of the ...
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GENEVA (May 15): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today held a bilateral meeting with the Vice President of Indonesia Mohamed Jusuf Kalla to discuss matters of mutual interest...
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GENEVA (May 15): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Pakatan Harapan government wants Malaysia to be known as a country of integrity and anti-corruption in the internati...
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Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Pakatan Harapan government wants Malaysia to be known as a country of integrity and anti-corruption in the international arena.
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GENEVA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Pakatan Harapan government wants Malaysia to be known as a country of integrity and anti-corruption in the international aren...
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BRUSSELS, May 15 — Italy's deteriorating public finances will break European Union rules this year and next unless Rome alters its policies, but the EU executive is split on how to best handle the c...
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GENEVA (Bernama): Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Pakatan Harapan government wants Malaysia to be known as a country of integrity and anti-corruption in the international arena.
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GENEVA, May 15 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the Pakatan Harapan government wants Malaysia to be known as a country of integrity and anti-corruption in the inte...
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GENEVA (May 14): Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has arrived here for a three-day working visit to lead the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform f...
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GENEVA, May 14 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has arrived here for a three-day working visit to lead the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform...
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After making its debut as a concept car at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Honda has confirmed that its first fully electric urban vehicle will be named the Honda e.
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GENEVA: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is leading the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR), held in Geneva, S...
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GENEVA, May 14 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail is leading the Malaysian delegation to the sixth edition of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR), held i...
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GENEVA, May 14 — China yesterday blamed US policies for creating an “existential crisis” at the World Trade Organisation, and urged reform of the body to help it withstand the pressure from Wash...
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MIRI: A documentary on the massive forest clearing happening on land adjacent to Mulu National Park in northern Sarawak have been released to the public in Europe.
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GENEVA: They are some of the world's top-performing cars, with high-quality engines and cutting-edge technology under the bonnet.
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LONDON: Honda is moving ahead with its 'Electric Vision' by confirming the name of its first fully electric urban vehicle – the ‘Honda e’ – and by announcing that the next-generation Jazz will...
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GENEVA, May 6 — A Swiss court has ruled that a former Uber driver was an employee of the ride-sharing firm, not an independent contractor, in a potentially landmark decision, the driver’s lawyer s...
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MIRI: Swiss environmental-activist group Bruno Manser Foundation has brought a group of Penans from Mulu National Park to Europe to stage public demonstrations.
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PETALING JAYA: A delegation of indigenous representatives from Sarawak is currently in Europe to “expose the Malaysian palm oil industry’s detrimental practices”, the Swiss-based Bruno Manser Fu...
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GENEVA: Singer announces that the Track1 collection by Singer Reimagined will be on permanent display within the new Phillips Perpetual gallery in Mayfair, a new watch collectors’ destination create...
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GENEVA: Watches of Switzerland Group Ltd, the UK’s biggest seller of luxury timepieces, said it’s considering an initial public offering in London that could help fuel expansion into the US market.
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GENEVA: Opec tries to depoliticise oil, the producer group’s secretary-general was quoted by the Iranian oil ministry as saying on Thursday, following accusations by Iran that the United States is using oil as a weapon against Tehran.
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GENEVA, May 1 — Any country using oil as a weapon could cause the collapse of oil producer group Opec, Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said today, according to SHANA, the news outlet of the oil...
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A leading Malaysian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activist has accused the authorities of intimidation after a statement he read to the UN Human Rights Council led to him being questio...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Leading LGBT activist Numan Afifi (pix) on Monday accused authorities of intimidation after a statement he read to the UN Human Rights Council led to him being questioned by police.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 — A leading Malaysian LGBT+ activist today accused authorities of intimidation after a statement he read to the UN Human Rights Council led to him being questioned by police.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Police questioned activist Numan Afifi about an unidentified foreigner’s speech and not his own remarks during the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) summit in Ge...
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Young children should not spend more than an hour a day watching television and videos or playing computer games and infants less than one year old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
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PETALING JAYA: The government is making all efforts to ensure the country will no longer be the world’s dumping ground for plastic waste, says Yeo Bee Yin.
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GENEVA: Politicians in the Swiss city of Geneva plan to punish the drivers of cars that are too loud using noise radar devices, Germany's Autobild motoring gazette reports.
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The UN human rights body has condemned the beheadings of 37 Saudi nationals across the kingdom this week, saying most were minority Shi'ite Muslims who may not have had fair trials and at least three ...
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Naza Italia has officially launched the Ferrari F8 Tributo in conjunction with the 10th anniversary celebrations of Ferrari Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.