21 October 2018, Sunday | 09:54pm


Mohamad Sabu reaffirms warm defence relations with Singapore in introductory visit

SINGAPORE (Oct 18): Malaysian Minister of Defence Mohamad Sabu today reaffirmed warm defence relations with Singapore in his introductory visit.

Bribery probe hurts one of South-East Asia's biggest projects

JAKARTA (Bloomberg): The home of Lippo Group's deputy chairman James Riady (pic) was searched by Indonesian anti-graft officials, the latest development in a bribery probe that has entangled one of the country's leading business conglomerates and thrown into doubt the future of a major development project touted as the "Shenzhen of Indonesia".

Calls for accountability as Yemen suffers genocide by starvation

Yemen, the poorest country in the Persian Gulf and indeed the whole of the Middle East, has long been the most neglected.

Trump Says Khashoggi Likely Dead, Warns of `Severe' Consequences

(Oct 19): President Donald Trump said it “certainly looks” like missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead and warned of “very severe” consequences for the killing.

How New Zealand is tackling child poverty

It's a mountainous wonderland decorated with ancient glaciers, breathtaking national parks and sumptuous vineyards, but behind its glossy image

Islamic State Ahvaz 'mastermind' killed in Iraq says Tehran

Iraqi authorities reported that Abu Zahi, linked to a deadly attack last month in southern Iran, was killed along killed along with ‘four other terrorists’ in Iraq. - Reuters/File pic

'There is no God,' says Stephen Hawking in final book

There is no God -- that's the conclusion of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, whose final book is published Tuesday.

Cafe Owner Chases Off Burglar From 4,000 Miles Away: 'I Can See You in There'

A burglar thought he had a cafe in Essex, England, all to himself — until the owner scared him off from 4,000 miles away.

YouTube Suffering Widespread Access Problems, Outages

YouTube was experiencing what appeared to be global access problems Tuesday evening, with unknown issues also affecting the YouTube TV and YouTube Music services.

Search ends for 5,000 missing after Sulawesi quake-tsunami

PALU, Indonesia: The search for those killed in Indonesia's quake-tsunami disaster was called off Thursday, despite there being around 5,000 people still missing.