MALAYSIA: SAUDI ARABIA'S KING SALMAN ABDULAZIZ BESTOWED NATIONS HIGHEST AWARD

MALAYSIA: SAUDI ARABIA'S KING SALMAN ABDULAZIZ BESTOWED NATIONS HIGHEST AWARD. Malaysian king Sultan Muhammad V, right bestowed the nation's highest award to Saudi Arabia's King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud, left at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Feb 27, 2017. The Saudi monarch was awarded the Darjah Utama Seri Mahkota Negara or Order of the Crown of the Realm at a special ceremony ah... Read More

MALAYSIA CYCLING: ITALY'S BARBIN ENDS FIVE YEAR JINX ON STAGE WINS IN TOUR LANGKAWI

MALAYSIA CYCLING: ITALY'S BARBIN ENDS FIVE YEAR JINX ON STAGE WINS IN TOUR LANGKAWI. Participants in Muar, Malaysia during stage six on Feb 27, 2017. Italian rider Enrico Barbin ended a five-year drought of stage wins for Bardiani CSF after emerging victorious in the 176.3km stage six of the 2017 Le Tour de Langkawi (LTdL) Cycling Championship from Senawang to Dataran Tanjung Emas in Johore... Read More

MALAYSIA: SAUDI RULER KING SALMAN CONFERRED HONORARY DOCTORATE

MALAYSIA: SAUDI RULER KING SALMAN CONFERRED HONORARY DOCTORATE. Sultan of Perak state Sultan Nazrin Shah (right) presents the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz at University Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Feb 27, 2017. Bernama images ... Read More

INDONESIA BOMB ATTACK

INDONESIA BOMB ATTACK. Police call out to a militant linked to the Daesh group to surrender during a firefight at a government office in Bandung, Java, Indonesia on Feb 27, 2017, after a small bomb was set off in a nearby public park. The suspect was later shot dead. Photo courtesy Ttimor Matahari ... Read More

CHILE FLOODS LEAVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WITHOUT DRINKING WATER IN SANTIAGO

CHILE FLOODS LEAVE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WITHOUT DRINKING WATER IN SANTIAGO. People walk along a damage road after a flood near Santiago, Chile on Feb 27, 2017. Millions of people were without water after heavy rains struck Chile over the weekend during the country's usually dry summer months, leaving three people dead and 19 missing. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH MOGADISHU'S MAIN MARKET

FIRE SWEEPS THROUGH MOGADISHU'S MAIN MARKET. A Somali soldier walks through the wreckage after a fire engulfed the Somali capital's main market in Mogadishu, Somalia on Feb 27, 2017. A huge fire engulfed Somali capital's main market, killing at least two people, a Somali police officer said. The overnight inferno started at the gold bazaar and winds spread it rapidly through the market, razin... Read More

PAKISTAN TO HOST 13TH ECO SUMMIT

PAKISTAN TO HOST 13TH ECO SUMMIT. Pakistani pedestrians walk past a portrait of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani before it is installed on a street in Islamabad, Pakistan on Feb 27, 2017, ahead of the 13th Economic Cooperation Summit. Pakistan will host the multi-nation regional economic summit on March 1, aimed at increasing cooperation in areas such as trade, energy, tourism and economic growt... Read More

YASUNI NATIONAL PARK IN ECUADOR

YASUNI NATIONAL PARK IN ECUADOR. A photographer captures a rare black panther on camera in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador on Feb 27, 2017. The park has an area of 9,820 km2 between the Napo and Curaray rivers in Napo and Pastaza provinces in Amazonian Ecuador. The park holds a world record 150 amphibian species. It is about 250 km from Quito and was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 19... Read More

EL SALVADOR'S MUCH-LOVED HIPPO GUSTAVITO KILLED AT ZOO

EL SALVADOR'S MUCH-LOVED HIPPO GUSTAVITO KILLED AT ZOO. Zoo veterinarians examine the hippopotamus that died after an unexplained attack over the weekend in the National Zoo of El Salvador on Feb 27, 2017. A much-loved hippopotamus named Gustavito died after an unexplained attack over the weekend. The police are trying to establish who entered the animal's enclosure at night and brutally as... Read More

MAHERSHALA ALI IS THE FIRST MUSLIM ACTOR TO WIN AN OSCAR

MAHERSHALA ALI IS THE FIRST MUSLIM ACTOR TO WIN AN OSCAR. Mahershala Ali of "Moonlight" poses with his Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Los Angeles on Feb 28, 2017. MOONLIGHT star Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award at this year’s Oscar. He took home the first Oscar of the 89th Academy Awards, scooping the best supporting actor prize for his role in Moonlight. The late... Read More

AMANTHA KATIE JAMES IS MISS UNIVERSE MALAYSIA 2017

AMANTHA KATIE JAMES IS MISS UNIVERSE MALAYSIA 2017. Samantha Katie James was crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Feb 26, 2017. Model and actress Ms Jameswas crowned Miss Universe Malaysia 2017 last night at the pageant’s finale in Majestic Hotel. The 22-year-old Chinese-Brazilian received her glittering crown from the outgoing Miss Universe Malaysia 2016, Kiran ... Read More

SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA STARGAZERS TREATED TO "RING OF FIRE" ANNULAR ECLIPSE

SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA STARGAZERS TREATED TO "RING OF FIRE" ANNULAR ECLIPSE. The moon passes in front of the sun, creating a solar eclipse visible in the Southern Hemisphere, seen from from Sao Paulo, Brazil on Feb 26, 2017. Astronomers and enthusiasts in Argentina were among the first to see the so-called annular eclipse as it crossed South America shortly after 1200 GMT, on course for Africa... Read More

NOKIA LAUNCH ITS PHONE AGAIN

NOKIA LAUNCH ITS PHONE AGAIN. Attendees check the new re-launched Nokia 3310 phone, during a Nokia presentation ahead of Monday's opening of the Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain on Feb 26, 2017. Finland-based HMD Global is re-launching the simple Nokia 3310 model along with unveiling three new devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

BOMBINGS, AIR STRIKES IN SYRIA RATTLE GENEVA PEACE TALKS

BOMBINGS, AIR STRIKES IN SYRIA RATTLE GENEVA PEACE TALKS. A Syrian man walks amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following reported government airstrike on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, Syria on Feb 26, 2017. Government raids continue despite the United Nations confirmation a few days earlier that Moscow formally asked its ally Damascus to ... Read More

FAREWELL TO WINTER RITES IN BELARUS

FAREWELL TO WINTER RITES IN BELARUS. Villagers roll on the ground as they take part in a Chyrachka rite during the Maslenitsa celebration in the village of Tonezh, Belarus on Feb 26, 2017. Maslenitsa is an ancient farewell ceremony to mark the ending of winter, traditional in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Photo courtesy Agnecies ... Read More

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ASIA
SINGAPORE DEFENCE MINISTRY SYSTEM BREACHED - DATA OF NATIONAL SERVICEMEN STOLEN


SINGAPORE, Feb 28 (NNN-CNA) -- A breach in an Internet-connected system at the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) early Feb has resulted in the personal data of 850 national servicemen and employees being stolen, the ministry said Tuesday.

No classified military data were stolen in the breach of ...

MIDDLE EAST
LEBANON ARMY COMMANDER, U.S. GENERAL TALKS ON MILITARY AID AND COOPERATION

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb 28 (NNN-NNA) - Lebanon's Army Commander, General Jean Khawaj met the Head of U.S. Central Command, General Joseph Votel, in the presence of US Ambassador to ...

AFRICA
ALL MOZAMBICAN POLITICAL PARTIES CALL FOR PEACE IN RARE SHOW OF UNANIMITY

MAPUTO, Feb 28 (NNN-AIM) -- In a rare expression of unanimity, all three political parties represented in the Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, have expressed their hope ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
PERU: EXPORTS TO EXCEED US$8 BILLION IN FIRST QUARTER

LIMA, Feb 28(NNN-ANDINA)--Peruvian exports will reach US$8.12 billion in the first quarter of the year, thus climbing 10% over the same period in 2016 (US$7.382 billion), the Association of Peruvian ...

EUROPE
ITALY RISK FROM LONE WOLF TERROR ATTACKS

ROME, Feb 28 (NNN-Xinhua) -- On the risk of terror attacks on Italian territory, the main critical issues continue to come from the possible activation of "lone wolves" and ...

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