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SINGAPORE/BEIJING: A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of U.S. sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Refinitiv Eikon.
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NEW YORK: Oil futures were up more than 1% on Thursday as tensions in the Middle East grew, with a Saudi-led coalition launching air strikes in retaliation for recent attacks on its crude infrastructure
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Three suspected militants who were part of a recently busted "wolf pack" cell have been arrested, days after their "brothers in arms" were detained in a series of anti-terror swoops in the country.
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three temples in Kuala Lumpur have tightened security following the arrest of four suspects linked to an extremist religious group said to be linked to the...
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SINGAPORE, May 16 — A tanker carrying Iranian fuel oil in violation of US sanctions has unloaded the cargo into storage tanks near the Chinese city of Zhoushan, according to ship tracking data on Re...
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PETALING JAYA: The United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) wants to recruit Malay-speaking agents, according to a banner displayed in Washington, DC.
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MAY 15 — The implications of stunting are extremely serious, both for the child and country, if left unaddressed by the present government.
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PARIS, May 15 — The world’s oil supply fell last month, the International Energy Agency said today, amid rising global tensions as US sanctions on Iran tightened and Opec+ members produced less cr...
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied a New York Times report that US officials were discussing a military plan to send up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East to counter any attack or nuclear weap...
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A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday the US military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represents a target, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: An Indian rights group has called for the creation of seven Indian-majority parliamentary seats to ensure the community has a strong voice in Parliament.
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President Hassan Rouhani called on Saturday for unity among Iran's political factions to overcome conditions which he said may be harder than those during the 1980s war with Iraq, state media reported...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The date palm tree has played a vital role as a key source of food and sustenance throughout the history of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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KUALA LUMPUR • MyHSR Corp will call a tender for the appointment of a commercial advisory consultant for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project review exercise today.
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SHANGHAI, May 8 — Chinese tech and games giant Tencent today ceased offering the hugely popular multi-player combat game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds which has been targeted for bans in three oth...
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BAGHDAD, May 8 — Iraq oil minister Thamer Ghadhban said today he expects his ministry to sign an initial deal with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina “very soon”, but did not give a specific date.
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US acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday he had approved sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East because of indications of a “credible threat by Iranian regi...
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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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KUWAIT, May 1 — A “Silk City” rising from Kuwait’s northern sandy plains will help diversify the Gulf Arab state’s economy away from oil, draw foreign investment and galvanise trade links wi...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) once again today described Israel as a terrorist nation and the root cause of instability in the world.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad once again today described Israel as a terrorist nation and the root cause of instability in the world.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 ― The global community has to give its commitment to resolve the occupation in Palestine, if the Middle East region is to have a shot at becoming stable, Prime Minister Dr Mahath...
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In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, a warning by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) last month that Malaysia was becoming a hub for foreign militants has taken on added signif...
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WHY are certain Muslim groups trying to destroy so much of what our merciful and kind God has bestowed on all of us?
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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, May 1 — German industrial conglomerate Siemens cleared a hurdle yesterday in its race with US-based General Electric to rebuild Iraq’s electricity grid, signing a “roadmap” ...
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LETTER | Why are certain Muslims destroying so much of what our merciful and kind God has given to us, all of us?
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LONDON: Tighter U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil planned for May are adding to a wealth of factors curbing global supply of heavy-medium crude, driving up prices for scarcer barrels and setting up a stand-off between buyers and sellers.
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PETALING JAYA: All Malay rulers are subject to criminal prosecution in Malaysia but not so in the International Criminal Court (ICC) even if Malaysia ratified the Rome Statute.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Constitutional law expert Shad Saleem Faruqi has recommended that enforcement authorities such as the army, police, and others, including some members of the elite, should be briefed on ...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General (AG) Tommy Thomas (pix) today said that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as the supreme commander of the armed forces will not be held responsible for the decision made by the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General Tommy Thomas today said that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, though supreme commander of the armed forces, would not be held responsible for any decision by the prime ministe...
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The Attorney General said the Rome Statute cannot be used against the King even if the Armed Forces commits heinous crimes because the Yang di-Pertuan Agong is a constitutional monarch.Tommy Thomas ci...
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PETALING JAYA: The process to ratify the Rome Statute was started eight years ago and there were factors which led to influencing the people to believe the statute will threaten the sovereignty of the Malay Rulers.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today he had advised the government to ratify the Rome Statute as it had many advantages.
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The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a military spokesman said on Saturday, six days after suic...
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His target was the breakfast buffet at the Taj Samudra, a luxury hotel on Colombo’s seafront.
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Sri Lankan police are trying to track down 140 people believed linked to Islamic State, which has claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday suicide bombings of churches and hotels that killed 253 p...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The number of police personnel to be deployed to Sandakan to ensure smooth election process during the by-election for the parliamentary constituency, will be increased, according to Ins...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The number of police personnel to be deployed to Sandakan to ensure smooth election process during the by-election for the parliamentary constituency, will be increased, says Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said today authorities will increase security to ensure the Sandakan by-election on May 11 runs smoothly.
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Muslims in Sri Lanka were urged to pray at home on Friday and not attend mosques or churches after the State Intelligence Services warned of possible car bomb attacks, amid fears of retaliatory violen...
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The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has now made Tawau and Sandakan in Sabah the new transit points for militants to enter the southern Philippines and Rakhine, Myanmar.
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IPOH: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has now made Tawau and Sandakan in Sabah the new transit points for militants to enter the southern Philippines and Rakhine, Myanmar.
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IPOH: The Daesh terrorist group has now made Tawau and Sandakan in Sabah the new transit points for militants to enter the Southern Philippines and Rakhine, Myanmar, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sr...
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IPOH, April 25 — Sandakan and Tawau in Sabah are being used by militants to enter conflict zones at Southern Philippines and Rakhine Myanmar, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi H...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The advancement in technology, in particular, the widespread use of internet has given rise to a new threat in the form of cyber-attacks, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu (pix) said today.
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The advancement of technology, in particular, the widespread use of internet has given rise to a new threat in the form of cyber attacks, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 — The advancement of technology, in particular, the widespread use of internet has given rise to a new threat in the form of cyberattacks, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said y...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu has called for greater vigilance against the threat of ISIS in cyberspace, warning that it “keeps the virtual form of caliphate alive through...
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Two weeks ago, the Nepali government decidedly banned the massively popular battle royale game, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG). The reason given was the most common one, being its impact on chi...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 23): The spectrum of defence cooperation, particularly in the aspects of joint training and defence technology transfer, was among matters discussed at a meeting between the Defenc...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said today that the threat of Islamic State (IS) and other forms of terrorism is very much under control.
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WHEN addressing Kedah civil servants at Wisma Darul Aman last month, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad expressed regret that Muslims are involved in corruption when Islam prohibits it.
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Following Nepal’s banning of PUBG, it looks like Iraq is following suit, but with a wider net being cast.
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Iraq's parliament voted on April 17 to ban popular online video games including PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, citing their "negative" influence especially on the young in a country long plagued by real-life bloodshed.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia today summoned the US ambassador over Washington’s decision to include Malaysia in a list of countries it says have a high risk of kidnapping and hostage taking.
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PETALING JAYA: The Ambassador of the United States was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday (April 17) to clarify the US government's decision to list Malaysia as a country where kidnapping and hostage-taking are a risk.
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PARIS, April 18 ― Pledged donations from French billionaires, companies and ordinary citizens for the restoration of fire-ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral are approaching €900 million (RM4.2 billion) ...
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Authorities in Iraq are currently contemplating banning popular shooters like Fortnite in a bid to curb fears of violence in younger players.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has been listed as a country with a risk of kidnapping and hostage-taking by the United States government.
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WASHINGTON: The US government has included Malaysia in its list of 35 countries with the risk of kidnapping and hostage taking.
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IN a just society, the rule of law applies to everyone irrespective of their station in life.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 ― The US State Department has issued an advisory warning American travellers of heightened abduction risks in parts of Malaysia and 34 other nations.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 — Last week, the public heard from the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) that activist Amri Che Mat and pastor Raymond Koh were victims of enforced disappearance.
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MANILA - A Malaysian rescued by Philippine security forces last week from Muslim militants who had held him captive for four months died of his wounds on Tuesday (April 9).
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RIYADH: The Saudi energy minister on Monday said it was premature to say whether a consensus existed among OPEC and its allies to extend oil supply cuts but a meeting next month would be key.
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RIYADH, April 8 — Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said today the oil market was “moving towards balance”, and that producers may not need to make additional output cuts.
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OUT of the 25 countries at the bottom of the 2018 World Economic Forum Gender gap survey, 21 are Muslim-majority countries, with Chad, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen at the bottom five.
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KOTA KINABALU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Malaysian kidnap victim was in critical condition after being shot in a firefight between his Abu Sayyaf captors and the Philippine security force in Sul...
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Umno acting president Mohamad Hasan fears that Malaysia is slowly heading in the direction of Arab Spring countries, which became destitute post-revolution.
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PARIS, April 3 — France this week kicks off meetings under its presidency of the club for the world’s seven most developed nations as questions mount over the relevance of the group at a time of t...
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US-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State’s last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed 'caliphate', but the jihadists remain a threat from sleepe...
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KUALA LUMPUR - Thirteen suspected militants, including six pro-Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) members allegedly involved in the deadly Marawi siege in southern Philippines, have been detained by Malaysian aut...
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COMMENT | The late Edward Said, author of "Orientalism,” in reaction to Gulf War I, once averred that the CNN footage of the war in Iraq amounted to a Nintendo game.
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MARCH 17 — The late Edward Said, author of the “Orientalism”, in reaction to Gulf War I, once averred that the CNN footage of the war in Iraq amounted to a “Nintendo Game”. Bombs, despite th...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — With 40 Muslims confirmed dead and the number of injured at 20 and rising following shootings at mosques in Christchurch, some Muslims in New Zealand have resorted to taking...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — Malaysia can use the returning Islamic State (IS) recruits to study the mindset of militants, said counterterrorism expert Andrin Raj.
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Malaysians who had joined terror groups abroad and their families will be allowed to return home, provided they agree to undergo one-month rehabilitation programme run by the government, the police sa...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 ― Malaysians who left the country to fight for global terror network Islamic State (IS) can now return if they are willing to meet the government’s conditions, Counterterror...
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Even as it faced imminent defeat in its last populated territory in eastern Syria, Islamic State made a new propaganda film calling on the few remaining residents of its cold, besieged encampment to m...
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Islamic State faced imminent defeat in its final enclave on Tuesday as hundreds of jihadist fighters and their families surrendered and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said the battle was as go...
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KUALA LUMPUR: As the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (IS) crumbles, some Malaysians who went to fight for the terror organisation in Syria and Iraq want to return.
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Malaysian police said yesterday that it has uncovered a plan by foreign militants to use the country as a "safe haven" transit and logistics centre, following the collapse of terrorist outfit Islamic ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia police have heightened alert against foreign terrorist fighters infiltrating the country, following the arrest of nine terror suspects in February.
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BRUSSELS, March 6 — Envoys from the 28 EU member states today unanimously rejected a proposal by the European Commission to add Saudi Arabia and other nations to the bloc's money-laundering blacklis...
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Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners have agreed a plan to strip some Germans who fight for the Islamic State militant group of their citizensh...
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PETALING JAYA: Cancelling employment passes of new and existing expatriates in the country will bring adverse effects, employer groups warned today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) said democracy and political stability in the Middle East cannot be promoted over the dead bodies of Yemenis, Syrians, Iraqis and others, and it cannot be b...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said democracy and political stability in the Middle East cannot be promoted over the dead bodies of Yemenis, Syrians, Iraqis and others, and it cannot be built upon...
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Iran on Friday began large-scale naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf, which will feature its first submarine cruise missile launches, state media reported, at a time of rising tensions with the Unit...
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WASHINGTON, Feb 20 — More massive than the US economy, the national debt hit a new record of US$22 trillion (RM89.7 trillion) under President Donald Trump but Republicans who traditionally rail agai...
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KUALA LUMPUR • A Singaporean man arrested recently for militant activities had multiple businesses in Johor Baru, ranging from massage parlours to restaurants.
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KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A Singaporean arrested recently for militant activities had multiple businesses in Johor Baru, ranging from massage parlours to restaurants.
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)defines refugees as those who have “fled war, violence, conflict or persecution and have crossed an international border to find safety in an...
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Six suspected militants, including a Singaporean businessman, have been arrested by the Malaysian police following a series of anti-terror raids across the country.
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SINGAPORE: Two Singaporean men have been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for their involvement in terrorism-related activities, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Friday (Feb 15).
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KUALA LUMPUR - A 48-year-old Singaporean is among six who were arrested in the latest round of anti-terror swoops in Malaysia.