Predominately Buddhist Thailand has opened its first halal hotel as hopes to attract more Muslim visitors and boost one of the few bright spots in its economy. Nearly 30 million foreign tourists came to Thailand last year but only about 658,000 were from the Middle East, according to industry data.
By Olga Dzyubenko BISHKEK (Reuters) - A suspected suicide car bomber rammed the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on Tuesday, killing the attacker and wounding at least three other people, officials said. China condemned the attack and urged Kyrgyz authorities to "quickly
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 ― Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz today said he was uninterested in answering Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman over his criticism of Umno, saying the...
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 — The requirement for royal assent to pass Acts of Parliament was dropped in 1994 to facilitate the legislation of new laws and not to reduce the powers of the rulers, an...
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Syrian conflict, following Ankara's incursion into the war-torn state last week (all times local):
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Global stock markets mostly rose on Tuesday as investors weighed the possibility and timing of another U.S. interest rate increase this year. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 added 0.7 percent to 4,455 and ...
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United Nations aid contracts worth tens of millions of dollars have gone to people closely associated with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad despite US and EU sanctions, the Guardian reported on Tuesday. The Guardian found that two UN agencies had partnered up with the Syria Trust charity, an organisation
A Singapore court jailed two Bangladeshis for financing terrorism on Tuesday after detaining them in April on suspicion of planning attacks in their home country. Mamun Leakot Ali, 29 and Zzaman Daulat, 34, were the last to be sentenced of six Bangladeshis who were charged with contributing money for
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has criticized Turkey's "contradictory" military intervention in Syria and warned Russia not to become a "protagonist" in the war.
The European Union on Tuesday ordered Apple to pay a record 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland, saying deals allowing the US tech giant to pay almost no tax were illegal. In the latest in a series of rulings that has angered Washington, Brussels said the world's most valuable company avoided
At least five people were killed when jihadists exploded a suicide car bomb outside a popular hotel close to the presidential palace in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Tuesday. "We have confirmed five people killed including security guards", police officer Mohamed Abdulkadir said, adding
If pastor Francisco Carlos Soares de Menezes's prayers are answered, Dilma Rousseff won't be the last Brazilian leader sent to the political hellfires. Many of those attacking Rousseff, however, are themselves accused in criminal cases ranging from embezzlement to vote buying and bribery. De
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday backed a decision by EU antitrust regulators to demand that Apple pay up to 13 billion euros in taxes plus interest to the Irish government. Gabriel said it was important that companies like Apple and Alphabet Inc's Google are made
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):
All of China’s “Big Four” state-owned banks reported mounting bad loans in the first half of the year, statements showed, as the world's second-largest economy faces souring debt amid slowing growth. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world's biggest lender by assets, said its
A van driven by a suicide bomber exploded after ramming through a gate at the Chinese embassy in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, injuring three people, authorities said. "As a result of the explosion, only the suicide bomber terrorist died. Security guards were injured," Kyrgyzstan's deputy prime
A South African school was ordered Tuesday to suspend allegedly racist hairstyle regulations after black pupils said they had been called monkeys by teachers for wearing banned 'afros'. Local education authorities in Gauteng province gave Pretoria High School for Girls 21 days to re-assess its
France said Tuesday it wanted to halt thorny EU-US trade talks as President Francois Hollande said there would be no deal at least until after President Barack Obama leaves office in January. Junior trade minister Matthias Fekl said there was "no more political support in France" for the talks
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense ministry says three people have been detained for attempting to smuggle 64 migrants from Afghanistan, including a pregnant woman and a baby.
Apple has derided the European Union’s ruling that it must pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes to Ireland. It added: “The commission’s case is not about how much Apple pays in taxes, it’s about which government collects the money. Ireland’s tax collection agency, the Revenue Commissioners
Libya has shipped the last of its chemical weapons stocks out of the country, officials said Tuesday, under a UN-backed plan to ensure the arsenal could not fall into the wrong hands. The move will ease fears that extremists like the Islamic State group could gain access to the weapons in Libya, which
NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in India for strategic and commercial talks being held against the backdrop of rising tensions in the disputed region of Kashmir, long a flashpoint between India and rival Pakistan.
By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo police arrested six people on Tuesday in connection with a grenade fired at the parliament building earlier this month that was claimed by a hardline nationalist group. The suspects are all members of the biggest opposition party, Vetevendosje, whose lawmakers
The Philippine military deployed thousands of extra troops on Tuesday to destroy an Islamic extremist group notorious for kidnapping foreigners, after 15 soldiers were killed, authorities said. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his security forces to wipe out the Abu Sayyaf, which has declared allegiance