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Aramco to invest $7bn in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Saudi Arabia’s Aramco will invest $7 billion in a giant Malaysian oil refinery project, Prime Minister Najib Razak said yesterday, as he declared ties with the kingdom were…

German hostage beheaded by Philippine Islamists

We all tried our best. But to no avail’ MANILA: Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the government in Manila said…

Caning leads to collapses for breaking Islamic law

BANDA ACEH: An Indonesian man collapsed while being publicly caned yesterday for spending time with a woman who is not his wife in contravention of strict Islamic laws in a…

IS-linked Indonesian shot dead after bomb attack

Attacker storms building brandishing a dagger, starting fires BANDUNG: Indonesian police shot dead a suspected militant linked to the Islamic State (IS) group during a firefight at a government office…

ZTE launches world’s first 5G smartphone

BARCELONA: Chinese telecoms giant ZTE unveiled yesterday what it said is the world’s first smartphone compatible with the lightening-fast 5G mobile internet service that networks expect to have up and…

Malaysia says Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death

Officers in protective gear swept budget terminal where Kim was attacked KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s health minister said yesterday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim…

Hong Kong Snowden refugees sought by Sri Lanka agents

HONG KONG: Sri Lankan refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have been targeted by agents from their home country, a lawyer and legislators said yesterday. The…

Philippines’ Duterte a serial killer: Senator

Senator Leila de Lima invokes ‘People Power’ revolution MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a “serial killer” who should be forced out of office, one of his chief critics said…

Japanese men strip off for naked festival

OKAYAMA: With only a skimpy loincloth to protect their modesty, thousands of men brave freezing temperatures to fight for lucky charms thrown by a priest at Japan’s annual Naked Man…

N Korea, Malaysia row rages as Kim’s killing film emerges

Airport killing seen on CCTV; probe strains ties KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said yesterday his government’s investigation of the killing of the North Korean leader’s half-brother, Kim…

14 on Philippine camping trip killed in bus accident

TANAY: Fourteen people, mostly college students on a camping trip, were killed yesterday when the brakes on their chartered bus apparently failed on a steep downhill road and it smashed…

Philippine leader Duterte operated a ‘death squad’

Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill suspects MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte operated a “death squad” while mayor of Davao city, giving cash and orders for police and…

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