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WASHINGTON, July 23 ― The United States has sanctioned the China's state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhenrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran's oil sector, US Secretary of ...
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BRUSSELS, July 19 — The global march towards lower interest rates reaches Europe this week with the European Central Bank expected at least to signal easier monetary policy, while Turkey’s new ban...
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Fifteen illegal migrants were killed and more than 20 injured in a minibus crash in Van, Turkey on Thursday.The destination of the bus and the nationalities of the migrants were not immediately clear....
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The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian mi...
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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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NEW YORK, July 17 — Emerging-market shares fell today as worries over the US-China trade conflict resurfaced.
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Liew (centre) displaying the football jersey presented by Umut (second right).
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US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is “not fair” to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a...
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NEW DELHI, July 17 — An influential Hindu nationalist group close to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party has demanded his government review its plan to raise money by selling foreign ...
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PARIS, July 16 — French auto giant Renault said today its first half sales were hit by a slowdown in several emerging countries but overall it managed to hold its own in a weakening global market .
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PETALING JAYA: Growth prospects for the healthcare sector is seen to be positive over the long term due to an ageing population, rising affluence and an increasing life expectancy. The local private healthcare sector has an added catalyst of medical tourism backed by highly competitive charges and hospitalisation costs, a generally English-speaking population and various government incentives, according to AmInvestment Research.
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PARIS, July 15 — French carmaker PSA said today its sales slumped in the first half of the year as it pulled out of Iran and sales in China plunged by nearly two-thirds.
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US President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defence systems and should find a “middle ground” in the dispute, President Recep Tayyip Er...
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KUALA LUMPUR: AmInvestment research expects growth prospects for the healthcare sector to be positive over the long term, owing to an ageing population, rising affluence and an increasing life expectancy.
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WASHINGTON, July 13 ― Ratings agency Fitch yesterday downgraded Turkey's sovereign debt by one notch to “BB-“ with a negative outlook, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sacked the governor of...
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CANTOPOP queen Sammi Cheng is said to be preparing husband Andy Hui for a comeback this month after his career stalled due to a cheating scandal, China Press reported.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): Malayan Banking Bhd’s (Maybank) GO Ahead Challenge (MGAC) 2019 has attracted 35,000 participants from 18 countries, a 300 percent jump from the previous year.
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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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ANKARA (July 10): Turkey will continue carrying out hydrocarbons exploration in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone despite negative reaction of the European Union, Sputnik news agency reported, quoting a...
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BUTTERWORTH, July 10 ― Penang-based frozen seafood company, Golden Fresh Sdn Bhd, is exploring potential new markets, especially Eastern European countries, Turkey, Russia and Brazil.
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LONDON: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan risks pushing Turkey’s economy into an economic collapse similar to those seen in Latin America under populist regimes, according to Ashmore Group Plc.
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BELGRADE: The rally in eastern Europe’s sovereign bonds has left yield-hungry investors with little to grasp at, pushing many toward higher-risk alternatives.
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BANGKOK: Emerging-market carry trades are looking increasingly attractive to traders weighing risk against reward, as global central banks signal policy easing and yields in developed nations slide.
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(July 8): Stocks in Asia looked set for a muted start to the week after their U.S. counterparts retreated and Treasury yields rose Friday on the strong jobs report.
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ANKARA, July 6 — Turkey today fired its central bank governor and replaced him with the bank’s deputy governor, a presidential decree published on the official gazette showed.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Lowering the voting age to 18 is both a risk and an opportunity for Malaysia that Pakatan Harapan (PH) will have to take, DAP veteran leader Lim Kit Siang said today.
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A refusal by the United States to hand over F-35 fighters jets which Turkey bought would be "robbery," media reports on Thursday cited President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying, in a dispute over Ankar...
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KUALA LUMPUR: CGS-CIMB Equities Research has raised Tenaga Nasional’s target price from RM13 to RM15.40 as it removes the 10% discount to the average sector price-to-earnings (P/E).
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has approved plans to expand the Penang International Airport.
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In one of the largest malware campaigns to exploit Facebook Inc, a suspected Libyan hacker lured tens of thousands of people into exposing personal information and granting access to personal devices, Israeli cybersecurity company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd said.
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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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The UN migration agency said on Friday that at least 32,000 migrants globally, including 1,600 children, have died on dangerous journeys in search of better lives since it began compiling data on migr...
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Hackers working for Western intelligence agencies broke into Russian Internet search company Yandex in late 2018 deploying a rare type of malware in an attempt to spy on user accounts, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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PETALING JAYA: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has appointed Shahazwan Harris as its chief international officer to lead International Asset Group (IAG), a new division in TNB that will deliver new growth prospects from the company’s overseas ventures.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has appointed Shahazwan Harris as its chief international officer to lead its international asset group (IAG) and his appointment will take effect from July 1.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has appointed Shahazwan Harris as the chief international officer of its International Asset Group division, effective July 1 (Monday).
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: IHH Healthcare Bhd has outlined three strategic priorities for the year ahead to strengthen its operations across its four home markets namely Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and India.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 20): IHH Healthcare Bhd has outlined three strategic priorities for the year ahead to strengthen its operations across its four home markets, namely Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey and ...
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PETALING JAYA: More than 50% of Malaysians believe people claiming to be refugees and entering the country are economic migrants and want to claim welfare benefits, says an independent market research firm.
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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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PETALING JAYA: Over 70 million people fled war, persecution and conflict in 2018, the highest level seen in almost 70 years, says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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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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MP SPEAKS | I would like to take this opportunity to speak on two issues of great consequence: First, the importance of Malaysia-China relationship to the region in this uncertain time of potential gr...
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LONDON: Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, telephoned Dr Mahathir Mohamad today to thank Malaysia for helping Pakistan to avoid being blacklisted by the worldwide Financial Action Task Force aga...
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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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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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PETALING JAYA: The husband of Syazlin Mansor – who withdrew as the lawyer for the family of late fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim in an ongoing inquest into his death – has resigned as the press ...
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BENT over a sewing machine, Fariba Amini stitches her latest design using the unlikeliest of fabrics: a sheet from a discarded rubber dinghy, like the one that brought her and thousands more refugees to Greece.
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MELBOURNE, June 7 — A Bangladeshi student who enrolled in an Australian university with the aim of killing someone in the name of the Islamic State (IS) group was jailed for 42 years Wednesday for s...
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LONDON, June 6 — Ford said it would close its plant in Bridgend, south Wales, next year because of falling demand for some if its engines, putting 1,700 jobs at risk in a further blow to Britain’s...
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LONDON: Ford is expected to announce on Thursday that it is closing its engine facility in Wales, a source told Reuters, putting at risk 1,700 jobs in what would be the latest blow to Britain’s car industry.
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KOTA BARU: The unique architecture and design of Ar-Rahman Mosque in Kampung Pulau Gajah, Sabak has become a new attraction for tourists.
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ROUEN (France), June 3 — A plant in northern France that makes a quarter of the world’s Nutella has been blockaded for a week by workers striking for more pay, unions said today, in troubling news...
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MAKKAH (Bernama): Former Malaysian ambassador to France Datuk Ibrahim Abdullah has been appointed Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Special Envoy for Peace in Southern Philippines.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) net profit plunged over 66.3% to RM149.58mil in the first quarter ended march 31 against RM444.59mil in the same quarter a year ago.
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) net profit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019, dropped to RM149.58 million from RM444.59 million posted in the same quarter l...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 31): Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd's (MAHB) net profit for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 plunged 66.35% year-on-year to RM149.58 million from RM444.60 million, due to highe...
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Istanbul: A long slog awaits Turkey even if its first recession in a decade ended last quarter.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division will be increasing its surveillance as the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations draw near.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 30): Global healthcare provider IHH Healthcare Bhd saw its net profit jump 56.4% to RM89.51 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 (1QFY19) from RM57.24 million a year ago...
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LOOKING at Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s current share price, one could say its major shareholder Khazanah Nasional Bhd made the right call to place out a 1.5% stake in the utility group at RM12.33 apiece o...
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ANKARA: Turkey’s central bank said it had increased commercial banks’ reserve requirement rates for foreign exchange deposits, extending policy changes aimed at discouraging locals from converting their lira savings to other currencies.
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KUALA LUMPUR: A 27-year-old woman who went on a holiday to China with her boyfriend in March has not returned home.
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ANKARA: Turkey's central bank said on Monday it had increased commercial banks' reserve requirement rates for foreign exchange deposits, extending policy changes aimed at discouraging locals from converting their lira savings to other currencies.
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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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GAZIANTEP (Turkey): Muslim Volunteer Malaysia (MVM) and Global Peace Mission Malaysia (GPM) held an iftar for 2,000 Syrian refugees at the Gaziantep Recreational Park last night - the first event in a...
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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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US President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete the sale of over US$8 billion worth of weapons to Sa...
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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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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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Apparently, it is cheaper to get the iPhone XS in Malaysia than in Singapore.
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MAY 22 ― Is the United States, and its allies, heading for war with Iran?
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Malaysia is one of the cheapest places to buy an iPhone XS and even edges out Singapore marginally in terms of price, according to Deutsche Bank’s latest annual survey cover...
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BERLIN, May 15 — With its Boeing 737 MAX fleet grounded, tour operator TUI announced today a deeper net loss for the first half of the year and slashed its 2019 forecast.
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SINGAPORE: The dollar is set to rise out of its current trading range as America’s tariff dispute with China takes a turn for the worse.
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PETALING JAYA: Underscored by Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) aspiration to be the Asean leader in renewables, the group is actively diversifying into energy sources that are able to meet the needs of the future in a sustainable, reliable and affordable manner.
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PETALING JAYA: An animal shelter that not only provides a safe haven to the stray animal population on campus, but also teaches students compassion and improves their mental health.
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 10): Based on corporate announcements and news flow today, stocks in focus for Monday (May 13) may include the following: Lotte Chemical Titan Holding Bhd, Malaysia Airports Holdings...
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Manufacturing is a small part of most advanced economies.
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(May 10): Asian equities are set for a mixed start to trading Friday, still on track for their worst week since October, as the U.S. and China began a pivotal round of trade negotiations.
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INNOVATION Cybersecurity Ecosystem at BLOCK71 (ICE71) has officially unveiled the region’s next generation of cyber-security startups at its second ICE71 Accelerate Demo Day in Singapore.
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Innovation Cybersecurity Ecosystem at BLOCK71 (ICE71), a Singapore-based cybersecurity entrepreneur hub, has unveiled the 10 startups that got funding through its ICE71 Accelerate program.
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LONDON, May 8 — Washington is counting on Middle East allies to help prevent its sanctions on Iran’s oil exports from sending oil prices skyrocketing, but analysts warn that this could further des...
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KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): The International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM) has successfully reissued US$600 million in short-term sukuk in two series.
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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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KUALA LUMPUR, May 8 — Government-linked corporations’ (GLC) profligacy in the last decade was partially responsible for Putrajaya’s dry coffers now, Tun Daim Zainuddin said.
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HONG Kong actor Lai Lok Yi will reshoot some scenes of his cooking show that were done in Malaysia after his celebrity guest, Jacqueline Wong, gained infamy for her affair with a married singer.
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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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LONDON: World markets steadied on Tuesday after being rattled by U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest threat to ramp up trade tariffs on China, though Turkey's lira was back in trouble as concerns about its politics erupted again.
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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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Poterski and Poterska taking a photo with their Polski Fiat during a stopover in Kuala Lumpur.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Pawel Poterski and Joanna Poterska have been bitten by the travel bug for as long as they can remember.
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JOHOR BARU: In the past, dates or buah kurma were usually a must-have as part of sahur meals and to be eaten to break fast during Ramadan.
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London: Brunei is facing unexpected hurdles on a prestigious London property project as the kingdom comes under fire for introducing laws persecuting homosexuals.
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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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NEW YORK: Oil plunged Thursday, with U.S. crude dropping almost 3 percent as the market grappled with oversupply fears as increased U.S. sanctions on Iran had more gradual impact than expected and U.S. crude oil inventories rose sharply.
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SEPANG: The country’s main airports operator says the departure levy which comes into effect on June 1 is not expected to have a “significant” impact on the growth of passenger traffic.
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MUMBAI, May 2 — The end today of US sanctions waivers for purchases of Iranian oil is likely to hit India's economy hard, increasing fuel costs and quickening inflation, analysts say.