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Stocks gain before Fed decision; FX up as oil market steadies
BEIJING, Sept 18 — Emerging-market stocks gained today as investors looked for a US Federal Reserve interest-rate decision, while a drop in oil prices lifted major oil importers.
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Drone attacks may lower Aramco’s IPO valuation, analysts say
DUBAI: The weekend drone attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities came just as the company prepares to meet investors for a potential initial public offering.
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Erdogan to discuss with Trump buying US Patriot missiles
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he will discuss buying US Patriot missiles with President Donald Trump this month, saying his personal bond with the US leader could overcome a crisis caused by A...
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Airport closure only when horizontal visibility below 400m: MAHB
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Low visibility operating procedures at airports will be enforced only when the horizontal visibility drops below 400 metres, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). At 2pm,...
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Airport closure only when horizontal visibility below 400m: MAHB
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 11): Low visibility operating procedures at airports will be enforced only when the horizontal visibility drops below 400 metres, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). At 2pm,...
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Turkish paper reveals final words of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah on Tuesday revealed the audio recordings of the final words of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered last October in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul,...
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MAHB saw 9.2% more people pass through its airports in August
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10): The number of passengers passing through the 39 airports Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) manages in the country rose by 9.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) in August.
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Turkey calls on US to lift barriers
ISTANBUL: Turkey asked the United States to lift trade barriers between the two countries during talks on Saturday aimed at sharply increasing bilateral commerce, Turkey’s trade minister said.
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Turkey calls on US to lift barriers to boost trade
ISTANBUL, Sept 7 — Turkey asked the United States to lift trade barriers between the two countries during talks today aimed at sharply increasing bilateral commerce, Turkey’s trade minister said.
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Turkey wants banks to write off US$1.9bil debt
ISTANBUL: Turkey wants its banks to write off loans to some energy projects as part of a larger plan to clear lenders’ books, an effort aimed at boosting credit in the...
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Bangkok is world's most-visited city, KL is fifth - MasterCard
BANGKOK (Reuters): Thailand's capital, Bangkok, edged out Paris and London as the world's most popular city to visit. Other Southeast Asian cities, Singapore and Kuala...
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King dollar is left, right and centre of emerging-market malaise
ISTANBUL: Rather than weaken, the world’s reserve currency has strengthened against all but one major emerging-market peers since the Federal Reserve cut...
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Maria Ressa, Jamal Kashoggi recognised as Fellows of the Society
PETALING JAYA: Maria Ressa, the chief executive officer and executive editor of the Philippines-based news organisation Rappler, has been recognised as the Fellows...
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Moody's sees global sukuk issuance rising to US$130b
KUALA LUMPUR: Moody's Investors Service expects total sukuk issuance of around US$130bil in 2019, at the top end of the US$120bil to US$130bil range it projected...
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Turkey’s military pension fund reaches British Steel deal
ISTANBUL, Aug 16 — Turkey’s military pension fund OYAK has reached a provisional agreement to take over British Steel and could close the deal by the end of this year, potentially saving thousands...
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Saudi woman activist rejects release deal tied to denying torture: family
Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying reports she was tortured in custody, h...
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Third national car project: DreamEdge Sdn Bhd to be driver with Daihatsu aid
CYBERJAYA: DreamEdge Sdn Bhd has been appointed to drive the third national car project, said International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking.
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I prayed in Makkah, after that I quit as Finance Minister: Husni
KUALA LUMPUR: “I prayed in front of the Kaabah, crying ...
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Mat Sabu: Malaysia keen to partner Turkey to develop defence industry
SEBERANG PERAI, July 30 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said today Malaysia is looking at a collaboration with Turkey to develop its defence industry.
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PM: Accept Turkey’s offer
ISTANBUL: Malaysia should grab the opportunities offered by Turkey for technology transfer in the aerospace and defence industries, said the Prime Minister at the end of his trip to the country.
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Malaysia eyes collaboration with Turkey on “super car”
ISTANBUL: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) says he plans to promote collaboration with Turkish companies in the production of a ‘super car” in order to further enhance the capability of the nation’...
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MAHB’s success with ISGIA shows Malaysian firms’ capability: Mahathir
ISTANBUL: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) success in managing Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISGIA), Turkey’s second biggest airport, shows Malaysian companies’ capability...
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Aerospace technology: Malaysia must grab opportunity offered by Turkey says Mahathir
ISTANBUL: Malaysia appreciated Turkey’s willingness to offer opportunities for technology transfer in the field of “aerospace and defence industries” and such opportunities should be grabbed by ...
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Three things we learnt from: Dr M’s visit to Turkey
ISTANBUL, July 28 — More than once, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad mentioned in his official visit to Turkey this week that the last time he was here in a similar capacity was around two decades ago.
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PM: MAHB’s success with Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport shows Malaysian firms’ capability
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Father of Proton aims for ‘supercar’ status
ISTANBUL: Dr Mahathir Mohamad, known as the father of the Proton national car, said today he plans to promote collaboration with Turkish companies in the production of a “supercar” in order to fur...
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M'sia eyes collaboration with Turkey on 'supercar'
Dr Mahathir Mohamad says he plans to promote collaboration with Turkish companies in the production of a ‘supercar” in order to further enhance the capability of the nation’s automotive industry...
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Mahathir lauds Turkey’s success as arms-maker
ISTANBUL: Malaysia appreciated Turkey’s willingness to offer opportunities for technology transfer in the field of “aerospace and defence industries” and such opportunities should be grabbed by ...
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Aerospace technology: Malaysia must grab opportunity offered by Turkey, says Dr M
ISTANBUL (Bernama): Malaysia appreciated Turkey's willingness to offer opportunities for technology transfer in the field of "aerospace and defence industries" and such opportunities should be grabbed by Malaysia, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Amid warming ties with Russia, PM says Europe ‘prejudiced’ towards Turkey
ISTANBUL, July 27 — Following a productive official visit to Turkey, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has allayed any concerns that the ties between the two countries would also extend to Russia.
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After Dr M’s national car help offer, Turkey displays own Onuk supercar
ISTANBUL, July 27 — Turkey’s automotive manufacturer Onuk showed Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today two of its sports cars, with an offer to collaborate with Malaysia in the automotive field.
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Dr M: Malaysia won’t throw away Turkey’s offer of helping hand on aviation, UAVs
ISTANBUL, July 27 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has vowed that Malaysia will not waste the opportunity to take up Turkey’s offers for collaboration in trade and manufacturing, especially in aviation a...
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Malaysia Airlines to operate charter flights between KL, Istanbul
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) has partnered Turkish-Dorak Holdings to provide charter flights between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen International Airport from October to Dece...
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Malaysia Airlines inks deal with Turkish-Dorak Holdings to provide charter flights between KL and Istanbul
KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) has partnered Turkish-Dorak Holdings to provide charter flights between Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen International Airport from Oct...
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Malaysia looks into potential defence cooperation with Turkey
ISTANBUL: Malaysia is looking into potential defence cooperation with Turkey in an effort to produce its own military products, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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Mahathir invites Turkish companies to invest in three core sectors
ISTANBUL: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad invited Turkish companies to invest or collaborate in the three core sectors in Malaysia, which are, the aerospace industry, the automotive industry an...
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Malaysia looking into defence cooperation with Turkey, says Dr M
ISTANBUL: Malaysia is considering defence cooperation with Turkey in an effort to manufacture its own military products, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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Dr M looks west to Turkey as alternative trade partner
KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — Turkey could be an “alternative trade source” for Malaysia, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said during a working visit there as South-east Asia’s third largest economy seeks t...
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Dr M: Turkey willing to go all-in to aid Malaysia's foray into defence industry
ISTANBUL, July 27 — Turkey has pledged to offer Malaysia whatever it needs in order to develop a defence industry, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad revealed yesterday amid his official visit here.
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Dr M tours airport in Turkey
ISTANBUL: Tun Dr Mahathir Mo­­ha­­mad visited the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISGIA), which is wholly owned by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).The Prime Minister, who arrived at the airport from Ankara, spent about an hour looking at the operation of the airport, located about 45km from the city centre.
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Malaysia looks into potential defence cooperation with Turkey
ISTANBUL (July 26): Malaysia is looking into potential defence cooperation with Turkey in an effort to produce its own military products, Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.
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Turkey 'neutralises' instigator of Erbil attack - Anadolu
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's military and intelligence agency has "neutralised" the instigator of an attack that killed a Turkish diplomat in Erbil, northern Iraq, state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Friday.
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Tun M invites Turkish companies to invest in there core sectors in Malaysia
ISTANBUL (July 26): There are three core sectors in Malaysia that Turkish companies can invest or collaborate with local partners, namely aerospace, automotive, machinery and equipment  (M&E), said P...
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Dr M invites Turkish companies to invest in three core sectors
ISTANBUL (Bernama): There are three core sectors in Malaysia that Turkish companies can invest or collaborate with local partners, namely aerospace, automotive, machinery and equipment (M&E), says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
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Want your own Proton? Dr M says happy to share automotive expertise with Turkey
ISTANBUL, July 26 — Putrajaya has offered Ankara today its expertise in producing national automobiles, citing its own success with marques such as Proton and Perodua.
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Turkish fruits? ‘I can’t stop eating them’, says Dr M
ISTANBUL, July 26 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad divulged today that he is a fan of fruits grown in Turkey, and that he “cannot stop eating” them every time he visits the republic.
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Mahathir visits Turkish airport owned by MAHB
ISTANBUL (July 26): Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Friday visited the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISGIA) here which is wholly-owned by Malaysia Airports Holdings Be...
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Dr M visits Malaysia Airports-owned Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
ISTANBUL, July 26 — Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today visited the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISGIA) here which is wholly-owned by Malaysia Airports Holdings B...
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Mahathir visits Turkish airport owned by MAHB
ISTANBUL: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Friday visited the Sabiha Gokcen International Airport here, which is owned by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB). Dr Mahathir, who arrived a...
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Dr M visits Turkish airport owned by MAHB
ISTANBUL (Bernama): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad paid a visit to the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (ISGIA) which is wholly-owned by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).
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SoftBank unveils investment fund to drive 'AI revolution'
TOKYO, July 26 ― Japan's SoftBank Group said today it would partner with tech firms including Apple and Microsoft in a new US$108-billion (RM444.93 billion) investment fund to accelerate the “AI r...
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PM arrives in Ankara for four-day visit to Turkey
ANKARA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad arrived here Wednesday for a four-day official visit to Turkey.
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Dr M to meet Erdogan
ANKARA: International relations, defence, trade and investment are among the issues which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will discuss with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Turkey that began yesterday.
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PM arrives in Ankara for four-day visit to Turkey
ANKARA (July 24): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad arrived here today for a four-day official visit to Turkey.
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Dr M on Turkey visit, will meet Erdogan
International relations, defence, trade and investment are among issues which Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad will discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his four-day visit to Turkey wh...
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Dr Mahathir, Erdogan to discuss on defence, trade issues
ANKARA (July 24): International relations, defence, trade and investment are among issues which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit...
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Dr Mahathir, Erdogan to discuss on defence, trade issues
ANKARA: International relations, defence, trade and investment are among issues which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) will discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to ...
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Dr Mahathir to discuss defence, trade issues with Erdogan during working trip to Turkey
ANKARA (Bernama): International relations, defence, trade and investment are among issues which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Turkey starting Wednesday (July 24).
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Dr M to discuss defence, trade issues with Erdogan during official visit to Turkey
ANKARA, July 24 — International relations, defence, trade and investment are among issues which Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will discuss with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his vis...
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MAHB airports to undergo anti-terror training
SUBANG: Counterterrorism training will be held at all MAHB-managed airports in stages over the next four years to further enhance safety and security.
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Turkish lira firms after Trump says US not looking at sanctions on Turkey
ISTANBUL, July 19 ― The Turkish lira firmed yesterday afternoon after US President Donald Trump said the United States is not currently looking at sanctioning Turkey over its purchase of Russian air...
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Turkey's restructuring stalls as banks, government wrestle with bad debt
ISTANBUL, July 18 — Efforts to clean up Turkey's bad debt have stalled after bankers rejected or put on hold initial plans, according to people familiar with the matter, frustrating the country’s ...
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Liew’s visit to Turkey museum helps to promote sports tourism in Sabah
Liew (centre) displaying the football jersey presented by Umut (second right).
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Party mood wobbles in Saudi markets as a US$20b wave crests
DUBAI: Investors are starting to tune out the noise of the billions of dollars that flowed into Saudi bonds and stocks in the first half of the year after the kingdom’s upgrade to emerging-market status.
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Sabah Tourism Board signs MoU with Turkey's biggest tourism player
ISTANBUL: The Sabah Tourism Board (STB) has signed a Memorandum of Understandıng (MoU) with Turkey's biggest tourism player, Dorak Holding, at the company's headquarters here Thursday (July 11).
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Turkish lira weakens 2.1% after cenbank governor dismissed
ISTANBUL: The Turkish lira was 2.1% weaker against the dollar on Monday after President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the central bank governor, laying bare differences between them over the timing of interest rate cuts to revive the recession-hit economy.
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Turkish lira weakens 2.1pc after cenbank governor sacked
ISTANBUL, July 8 — The Turkish lira was 2.1 per cent weaker against the US dollar today after President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the central bank governor, laying bare differences between them over ...
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Penang airport expansion work to begin early 2020
KUALA LUMPUR: The government has approved plans to expand the Penang International Airport.
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Millions celebrate LGBT pride in NY amid global fight for equality
Millions lined the streets of New York on Sunday to wave rainbow flags, celebrate the movement toward LGBT equality and renew calls for action in what organisers billed as the largest gay pride celebr...
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Google aims to make GIFs more shareable and public transport more predictable in cities around the world
Google is making it easier to share GIFs from Google Images straight to other platforms, while also making Maps better at predicting when public transport will arrive and how crowded it will be in such varied locales as India and Australia.
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New Istanbul mayor a catalyst for change in old Erdogan stronghold
Through his 16 years in power, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has been able to rely on the pious electorate of Istanbul’s Eyup district, where for centuries Ottoman sultans received their ceremoni...
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South Korea, Saudi sign US$8b economic cooperation pact
SEOUL, June 26 — South Korea and Saudi Arabia signed an US$8.3 billion (RM34.4 billion) economic cooperation pact today during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s first visit to Seoul, as the oil-r...
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KLCI dips 0.27% as Public Bank, Tenaga drag
KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): The FBM KLCI dipped 0.27% in early trade this morning against the backdrop of mixed regional markets, dragged by key index-linked stocks.
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Blow to Turkey's Erdogan as opposition wins big in Istanbul
Turkey’s main opposition claimed a decisive victory yesterday in Istanbul’s re-run election, dealing one of the biggest blows to President Tayyip Erdogan during his 16 years in power and promising...
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Asia Stocks to Start Mixed; Oil Climbs on Iran
(June 24): Asian stocks looked set for a mixed start to the week amid signs a global rally is stalling.
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Explainer: What is at stake in Istanbul's election re-run?
Voters in Istanbul will head back to the polls on Sunday to choose a mayor, after Turkey’s election authority scrapped the results of a March vote in which President Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Par...
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Saudi crown prince linked to Khashoggi murder in UN report
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a UN rights investigator sa...
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Evidence suggests Saudi Crown Prince is liable for Khashoggi murder - UN expert
Evidence suggests Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohamed Salman and other senior Saudi officials are liable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a UN rights investigator said today.
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Turkey hits out at Moody’s after credit rating cut
ANKARA, June 15 — Turkey today lambasted Moody’s ratings agency after it cut Ankara’s credit rating further into junk territory, saying the downgrade raised concerns over the institution’s “...
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Moody's downgrades Turkey’s credit rating to B1, ministry challenges move
ISTANBUL, June 15 ― Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating deeper into “junk” territory yesterday, saying the risk of a balance of payments crisis continued to rise, and with it the risk o...
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Turkish artist goes viral with stark misery/comfort images
A Starbucks cup merging with a crowd around a dried-up well, or a yacht spliced with a boat full of refugees: powerful collages by a Turkish artist have taken the Internet by storm.
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US pushes for Saudi progress on Khashoggi probe before anniversary of killing
The Trump administration is pressing Saudi Arabia to show “tangible progress” toward holding to account those behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and wants them to do so before ...
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False dawn looms over Turkish economy
Istanbul: A long slog awaits Turkey even if its first recession in a decade ended last quarter.
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Global survey: KL cheapest for five-star hotel stay, second cheapest for weekend getaway
KUALA LUMPUR, May 25 ― Kuala Lumpur could be the ideal tourist destination for globe-trotters seeking a good deal as it has the cheapest five-star hotel room rates, a global survey of cities has sho...
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CEO: Airbus seeks resolution to German arms export row
PARIS, May 22 — Airbus is in discussions to try to find solutions to a row with the German government over a ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia that threatens a border security contract, Chief Exec...
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Two foreign journalists detained for months in Saudi Arabia - Reporters Without Borders
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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Volkswagen Golf, Passat and Tiguan gain Sound & Style Editions – extra accessories worth up to RM16k
Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has introduced Sound & Style Editions of the Golf, Passat and Tiguan, all of which are equipped with unique accessories.
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Israel spyware firm NSO operates in shadowy cyber world
JERUSALEM, May 14 — An Israeli spyware company named in a Financial Times report on a WhatsApp security flaw prides itself on “rigorous, ethical standards” despite previous links to alleged espi...
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The best cities for Instagram photos, selfies – New York, London, Jakarta score, Hong Kong surprises
Rankings were compiled by categorising Instagram posts from different destinations by hashtag in the year to March 2019.
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Turkey’s economic rebound will be ‘gradual’, says EBRD
LONDON, May 8 — Turkey’s troubled economy will contract one per cent this year before a “gradual” rebound, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development forecast today.
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Turkish opposition confident of winning Istanbul poll re-run
Turkey’s main opposition party said on Tuesday its candidate for Istanbul mayor would again contest and win the post, after the election board ordered a re-run of the city election in a ruling that ...
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Lira bears out in force as vote re-run ramps up political risk
DUBAI: The Turkish lira tumbled the most in emerging markets and stocks erased this year’s gains after investors interpreted the decision to redo Istanbul’s municipal vote as another manifestation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s influence over independent institutions.
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Turkey to re-run Istanbul election lost by Erdogan's AKP
Turkish authorities on Monday scrapped the result of a vote for Istanbul mayor lost by President Tayyip Erdogan’s candidate, responding to calls by his AK Party for a re-run, in a move that hit the ...
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US and EU concerned by Turkey’s plans to drill off Cyprus
ISTANBUL, May 6 — The United States and European Union have expressed deep concern over Turkey’s plans for offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by Cyprus as its exclusive economic zone,...
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Nothing fake about rising threats
IT’S been seven months since Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and dissident, was brutally murdered inside the country’s consulate in Istanbul.
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Another tightening cycle possible in Turkey
ISTANBUL: Turkish central bank governor Murat Cetinkaya said another round of monetary tightening was still possible despite a change in a policy statement last week that spooked investors. The lira trimmed losses.
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Airbus profits plunge on A380 scrapping and German arms freeze to Saudi
PARIS, April 30 — European aerospace giant Airbus today reported a slump in first-quarter net profit, hit by Germany’s freeze on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and its own decision to stop buildi...
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Pull ‘inhuman’ women monitoring app, runaway Saudi sisters tell tech giants
Two runaway Saudi sisters on April 24 urged Apple and Google to pull an “inhuman” app allowing men to monitor and control female relatives’ travel as it helped trap girls in abusive families.
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UN rights boss condemns Saudi Arabia's beheading of 37 men
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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Wall Street focuses on Saudi Arabia as deals entice CEOs
DUBAI: Some of the world’s leading financiers are returning to Saudi Arabia after the oil-rich kingdom yielded some of the year’s biggest merger and bond deals.
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