Former US president Barack Obama will deliver a speech to a crowd of 15,000 people in South Africa on Tuesday as the centrepiece of celebrations marking 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth. Obama has made relatively few public appearances since leaving the White House in 2017, but he has often credited Mandela for being one of the great inspirations in his life. Mandela, who died in 2013, remains a global icon for his long struggle against white-minority apartheid rule and for his message of peace and reconciliation after being freed following 27 years in prison.Read More »
Tik Tok, the popular short video app developed by Chinese tech firm Beijing Bytedance, said on Tuesday that the number of its global monthly active users has hit 500 million. Tik Tok, known as Douyin in mainland China and launched in 2016, is a short video sharing platform whereRead More »
Police in Hong Kong sought to ban a political party which promotes independence for the city Tuesday citing it as a potential national security threat as Beijing ups pressure on challenges to its territorial sovereignty. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong enjoys freedoms unseen on the mainland including freedom
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — PAS will not merge with Umno, the Islamist party's president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang said today even though both are now on the same side of the political divide now....
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Umno secretary-general Tan Sri Annuar Musa questioned former Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin’s commitment to the opposition party today, after the latter refused to take...
MADINAH: Malaysian haj pilgrims must abstain from shopping excessively while in the Holy Land and focus instead on their religious obligations. Part-time haj guide or mutawif Mohamad Fathan 'Adi Tamizi, 28, said Malaysian pilgrims were well known for their love of shopping and were very popular
Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference. Trump, speaking
A woman who live-streamed herself throwing ink onto a picture of Chinese President Xi Jinping has been detained, according to activists who accuse authorities of suppressing speech to protect a "cult of personality" around the country's leader. The US-based Chinese Human Rights Defenders
KUALA LUMPUR: The people are upset that the prices of goods have not decreased despite the zero-rating of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), said former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. The Pekan member of parliament said based on the feedback he received from the people, the prices of goods remained
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V's remark to lawmakers to “not run” before his royal address was a “joke,” Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. The prime...
It's that way." Residents of historic Anafiotika are used to giving directions to tourists, lost in the narrow, winding alleyways of this unique but little-known hillside neighbourhood in the heart of Athens. Looking as if it's lifted straight out of the Greek islands, Anafiotika's
The European Union's top officials arrive in Japan Tuesday to sign the single market's biggest trade deal ever and present a united front as Washington upends the international trade order. EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker land in Japan after talks in
India has ordered an immediate inspection of all childcare homes run by a religious order founded by Mother Teresa after a nun was arrested over an alleged adoption racket. Illegal adoption is big business in India, with over 100,000 children reported missing every year, the government says. Police
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un berated officials during inspections of a factory, power station and holiday camp, state media reported Tuesday, with analysts saying the reports show nuclear-armed Pyongyang's desire to focus on economic development. "Field guidance" visits by the leader
Former US president Barack Obama will deliver a speech to a crowd of 15,000 people in South Africa on Tuesday as the centrepiece of celebrations marking 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth. Obama has made relatively few public appearances since leaving the White House in 2017, but he has often
Harvey Weinstein's one-time production company no longer exists. On Monday, its new owners confirmed they had concluded the purchase of The Weinstein Company and introduced its successor, Lantern Entertainment. The Weinstein Company was sold to Lantern Capital Partners for a reported $289 million
British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years. The London-listed aerospace giant, which is based in Derby in central England, showed off
U.S. lawmakers roundly condemned Trump for his comments at a news conference with Putin where he cast doubt on his own intelligence agencies' findings that Russia meddled with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. "As I said today and many times before, 'I have GREAT confidence in MY intelligence
Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Monday that he told U.S. President Donald Trump that Russia is prepared to extend the New START nuclear treaty that expires in 2021. "I reassured President Trump that Russia stands ready to extend this treaty, to prolong it, but
In the waters of the Arabian Sea, a vast "dead zone" the size of Scotland is expanding and scientists say climate change may be to blame. In his lab in Abu Dhabi, Zouhair Lachkar is labouring over a colourful computer model of the Gulf of Oman, showing changing temperatures, sea levels and
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 ― Islamic Affairs Minister Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa stood up for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community today, saying there should be no...
As a teenager Meera Nepali was terrified as she went into labour with her first child at home in a remote village, miles from a hospital with nobody but her mother-in-law to help. This year however, she delivered her second child in a rural health centre thanks to a small cash incentive that is getting
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin sought to allay doubts about his loyalty to Umno today, following his refusal to participate in a mass walkout by the Opposition bench yesterday....