Intense fighting erupted Tuesday around the airport in rebel-held Hodeida in western Yemen as Saudi-backed government forces mounted a new offensive to capture the area, military sources said. Pro-government commanders told AFP that "major reinforcements" had arrived near the airport on the seventh day of an assault on the Red Sea port city, a major aid gateway. The ground offensive was accompanied by intense air raids by warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition which pounded Huthi rebel positions at the airport, located south of Hodeida, the commanders said.Read More »
Despite having served 12 years of preventive detention for robbery, he committed a slew of offences ranging from impersonating a cop to cheat a prostitute to verbally abusing an investigating officer. On Tuesday (19 June), Tang Hian Leng, 47, was sentenced in the State Courts toRead More »
Iran has no plans currently to extend the range of its missiles as their 2,000-km (1,240-mile) reach is enough to protect the country, the Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday. "We have the scientific ability to increase our missile range but it is not our current policy since most of
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters/IFR) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has lowered its likely valuation to between $55 billion and $70 billion following its decision to delay its mainland share offering until after its Hong Kong IPO, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The delay was
Protests by thousands of people in cities across Vietnam are showing just how easy it is to unite public opinion and mobilise dissent when an issue has one key ingredient: China. The demonstrations, which are technically illegal, sprung up for a second consecutive week on Sunday, stoked by fears that
SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters/IFR) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has lowered its likely valuation to between US$55bn and US$70bn following its decision to delay its mainland share offering until after its Hong Kong IPO, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. The delay was triggered
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — PKR leaders Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail rallied today behind the appointment of Amirudin Shari as the new Selangor mentri besar that was...
The EU's second highest court on Tuesday upheld a decision by the European Parliament to recover 300,000 euros ($347,550.00) from far-right politician and former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen. Le Pen, also a member of the European Parliament between 2009 and 2017, had been ordered
Shanghai and Hong Kong stocks plunge on Tuesday on investors' fears that the US and China could be heading for a full-blown trade war following tit-for-tat tariff threats. The plummet follows an announcement Monday by US President Donald Trump that he planned to hit the world's second largest
Intense fighting erupted Tuesday around the airport in rebel-held Hodeida in western Yemen as Saudi-backed government forces mounted a new offensive to capture the area, military sources said. Pro-government commanders told AFP that "major reinforcements" had arrived near the airport on the
PUTRAJAYA, June 19 — Setev Shaariibuu, the father of murdered Mongolian model Altantuya, is in town today to meet with Attorney General (AG) Tommy Thomas at the latter’s office office today....
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Although several activists are optimistic about the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s promise to protect freedom of speech, they remain cautious pending concrete action....
A leading pro-European Union lawmaker in Britain's ruling Conservative Party said he did not want the government to collapse in the row over parliament's role in the Brexit process. Dominic Grieve has clashed with the government over the final wording of the legislation that will end Britain
Hong Kong and Shanghai stocks led a sell-off across Asian and European markets Tuesday on rising trade war fears after Donald Trump threatened fresh tariffs on Chinese imports and Beijing warned of countermeasures. Trump said he had asked the US Trade Representative to identify $200 billion worth of
KUALA LUMPUR, June 19 — Setev Shaariibuu, the father of murdered Mongolian model Altantuya, has set his sights on the mastermind behind her death, as he seeks justice for his daughter. In a press...
An American student held in Vietnam for "causing public disorder" at violent protests this month has appeared on state television to say he regrets breaking the law and will stay away from future rallies. William Nguyen was detained on June 10 in Ho Chi Minh City after attending mass demonstrations
When the only private university in North Korea held a commencement in March, the school's American president wasn't there, blocked by Washington’s ban on travel to the country. Now, with the United States and North Korea reshaping relations between the two old adversaries, Pyongyang University
KOTA BARU: Pas believes that Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is the best candidate to replace Datuk Seri Najib Razak as Umno president.Pas deputy president, Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, said this was based on Zahid’s experience and background as well as his views on Islam.Tuan Ibrahim said although
Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition stormed the airport compound in Yemen's main port city Hodeidah on Tuesday after fierce battles with Iran-aligned Houthis, residents and Yemeni military sources said. The capture of the airport from the Houthis would be an important gain for the coalition led
Europe and the United States do not share the same values, France's government spokesman said on Tuesday as outrage grows over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant parents and children arriving over the border from Mexico. The European Union faces its own crisis over how
SHAH ALAM, June 19 — Amirudin Shari said he will press ahead with his duties as the new Selangor mentri besar and will not entertain claims from other touted candidates that he did not have the...
Britain has lost the battle to drive cannabis off the streets so it should consider legalising the drug, a former leader of Theresa May's Conservative Party said on Tuesday. William Hague, a member of parliament's upper chamber who led the Conservatives from 1997 to 2001, said the case of a