France has called for a United Nations Security Council meeting over "humanitarian risks" as fighting escalates in Syria, its foreign minister said on Sunday in Algiers. "France is very preoccupied by the situation in Syria and by the brutal degradation of the situation," Jean-Yves Le Drian said. "This is why we have called for a Security Council meeting to evaluate all the humanitarian risks, which are very serious," he said on the sidelines of a meeting for western Mediterranean countries.Read More »
JOHOR BARU: The Johor English Language Teaching Association (Jelta) hopes to continue the excellent working relationship with GBW Hotel in continuing to organise NST-NIE English language workshops in collaboration with the New Straits Times and state Education Department. In welcRead More »
ALOR STAR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) recorded an increase in public awareness about financial scamming judging from the number of telephone calls it received, compared to two years ago. BNM deputy governor Abdul Rasheed Abdul Ghaffour said since 2016, the bank had recorded an increase in public inquires
Thousands of Buddhist monks gathered in Myanmar's second largest city on Sunday for an event partly organised by a scandal-hit Thai temple whose abbot is wanted for questioning on money-laundering allegations. The Dhammakaya temple's foundation helped organise the mass alms-giving for an estimated
A fourth person has died from injuries sustained in a fire on Saturday at a hotel in central Prague, a hospital spokesman said. The fire broke out on Saturday evening at the Eurostars David Hotel, situated on a narrow street a block away from the Vltava River. The hospital spokesman said two more people
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned supporters of the pro-Kurdish opposition not to protest the military's operation in northern Syria, saying security forces would intervene if they demonstrated. "Know that wherever you go out on the streets our security forces are on your necks,"
KUANTAN: Tiredness and strong currents caused a would-be rescuer to lose his grip on a 12-year-old boy, who is feared to have drowned in Sungai Belat here on Saturday. Villager Amirul Alif Halim was fishing at the river at Kampung Jaya Gading here, when he heard the crack of wood and saw victim Mohd
PARIS (Reuters) - France has called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council over Syria following a Turkish incursion into northern Syria's Afrin province, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday.
Gunmen dressed in army uniforms who stormed Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel battled Afghan Special Forces for 13 hours in an overnight siege that caused heavy casualties among hotel guests, officials and witnesses said on Sunday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which saw more than
France has called for a United Nations Security Council meeting over "humanitarian risks" as fighting escalates in Syria, its foreign minister said on Sunday in Algiers. "France is very preoccupied by the situation in Syria and by the brutal degradation of the situation," Jean-Yves
South Korea went into swoon mode Sunday -- at the feet of a party apparatchik from the North. Cameras followed her every move as the glamorous songstress swept through Seoul at the head of a North Korean delegation sent to inspect performance venues for the Pyeongchang Olympic Games. Believed to be
Jordan's King Abdullah expressed concern on Sunday over a decision by Washington to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying East Jerusalem had to be the capital of a future Palestinian state. In remarks during talks with U.S. Vice Mike Pence in Amman, the king said the only solution
Six months into laying the groundwork for his presidential bid, Egyptian hopeful Mohamed Anwar Sadat hit a snag: he could not find a hotel prepared to hire him a space to launch his campaign. "One said they were completely booked for a year ... another told us they got instructions from security
Turkish ground forces pushed into northern Syria's Afrin province on Sunday, the army said, after Turkey launched artillery and air strikes on a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border. The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, supported by the United States but seen as a terrorist organisation
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday they wanted to deepen Franco-German cooperation and give the European Union a fresh push towards closer integration.
JITRA: University graduates should take the remarks made by Pakatan Harapan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as a challenge for them to work even harder to improve their lives. Kubang Pasu parliamentary member Datuk Seri Johari Baharom said this in response to criticism made by the former premier on
Davos is the conference everyone loves to hate. As a financial columnist with an unabashedly globalist remit (sorry Steve Bannon) the annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland is the most efficient few days of my entire year. Without exaggeration, a typical three hours in Davos for me will include
Cathay Pacific Airways’ safety ranking in an international index fell from top spot to 12th place this year, prompting the airline to hit back, declaring such surveys were “not a competition”. The airline issued a scathing attack at Germany’s Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (Jacdec) as it
Israel will not prosecute a guard from its embassy in Amman who killed two Jordanians in July, as had long been demanded by the kingdom, two Israeli sources said on Sunday. Instead, the Foreign Ministry and Shin Bet security agency will review protocols surrounding the actions taken by the guard, and
Turkish ground troops entered Syria on Sunday to push an offensive against Kurdish militia as rocket fire hit a border town in apparent retaliation. Turkey on Saturday launched operation "Olive Branch" seeking to oust from the Afrin region of northern Syria the Peoples' Protection Units
An Iraqi court said Sunday it had condemned to death by hanging a German woman of Moroccan origin after finding her guilty of belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group. "The accused admitted during interrogations that she left Germany for Syria then Iraq to join IS with her two daughters, who
AN odd phenomenon of fruit ripening is happening across Sabah. Many were relishing the bountiful supply, likely stretched by the weather patterns in the last two years. The fruit season usually starts around the middle of the year and lasts for about three months.
KUALA SELANGOR: The Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Ministry will intensify its effort in reducing incidents that causes death at People's Housing Projects (PPRs) by introducing more awareness campaigns. Its minister Tan Sri Noh Omar said, the campaigns to instil awareness will ensure
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo blocked the internet in Kinshasa and set up roadblocks throughout the city ahead of planned protests Sunday demanding that President Joseph Kabila leave power. Catholic church leaders have called for a mass peaceful demonstration against Kabila's 17