MALAYSIAN DPM IN BANGLADESH VISITS ROHINGYA REFUGEES

MALAYSIAN DPM IN BANGLADESH VISITS ROHINGYA REFUGEES. Malaysian deputy prime minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, center, tours Rohingya temporary shelter in Cox's bazar, Bangladesh on Oct 16, 2017. Malaysia will build a RM3.5mil (US$1=RM4.15) field hospital at a refugee camp for Rohingya in Bangladesh, said Dr Ahmad Zahid. More than half a million Rohingya have fled into Bangladesh after Myanmar... Read More

MALAYSIA HOSTS GOLD COAST 2018 QUEENS BATON RELAY

MALAYSIA HOSTS GOLD COAST 2018 QUEENS BATON RELAY. Borobi, the mascot for the 2018 Commonwealth Games holds the Games's baton in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Oct 16, 2017. The Queen's Baton Relay, to be held in Kuala Lumpur on Wed, Oct 18 is a relay held around the world held prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games is one of the biggest multi-sport even... Read More

MALAYSIA, QATAR SIGN FOUR MOUs

MALAYSIA, QATAR SIGN FOUR MOUs. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, right with Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al-Thani, left, witness as Malaysia and Qatar signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) in the field of legal and judicial cooperation, training of diplomats and higher education at Seri Perdana, Putrajaya in Malaysia on Oct 16, 2017. The first two MOU on the fields of training of di... Read More

THOUSANDS OF JEEPNEY DRIVERS GO ON STRIKE ACROSS THE PHILIPPINES

THOUSANDS OF JEEPNEY DRIVERS GO ON STRIKE ACROSS THE PHILIPPINES. Demonstrators hold signs protesting against a government plan to phase out old jeepneys (local minibuses) in Caloocan City, north of Manila, Philippines on Oct. 16, 2017. Thousands of drivers of the Philippines' iconic jeepney joined a two-day nationwide strike in protest against the proposed government plan to replace and moder... Read More

VENEZUELA REGIONAL ELECTIONS

VENEZUELA REGIONAL ELECTIONS. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, centre, appeared on state television late Oct 16, 2017 to celebrate victory. The regional elections on Sunday which saw the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won 17 out of 23 governorships, with the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) winning five seats. Photo courtesy Miraflores Palace ... Read More

DEEPAVALI CELEBRATION IN MALAYSIA

DEEPAVALI CELEBRATION IN MALAYSIA. Sangeeta Krishnasamy front, Best Actress winner for movie Adiwiraku at the Malaysian Film Festival recently joined performers at Malysian Temple of Fine Arts in Kuala Lumpur to wish Malaysians Happy Deepavali. On Wed, Oct 18, 2017, Hindus will celebrate Deepavali also known as festival of lights. Photo courtesy The Sun Malaysia. ... Read More

CAIRO NAMED RISKIEST MEGACITY FOR WOMEN, WORSE SINCE 2011

CAIRO NAMED RISKIEST MEGACITY FOR WOMEN, WORSE SINCE 2011. Women's rights campaigners and commentators said women in Cairo faced daily harassment. Cairo was named Monday Oct 16, 2017,as the most dangerous megacity for women by an international poll, with women's rights experts saying the treatment of women in the Egyptian capital has worsened since a 2011 uprising seeking social change. ... Read More

IRAQI FORCES ENTER KIRKUK AS KURDS FLEE

IRAQI FORCES ENTER KIRKUK AS KURDS FLEE. Iraqi forces advance towards the centre of Kirkuk during an operation against Kurdish fighters on Oct 16, 2017. Iraqi government forces entered central Kirkuk after taking key installations outside the disputed city from Kurdish fighters.Thousands of people fled the city ahead of the Iraqi advance.The Iraqi military moved into Kirkuk three weeks after th... Read More

PROTEST ON KENYA ELECTIONS

PROTEST ON KENYA ELECTIONS. Protesters flee after police fire tear gas on Oct 16, 2017. United Nations experts have asked the government to lift the ban on protesters in key counties and end police brutality during demonstrations. Kenya will hold renewed Presidential elections on Oct 26. Photo courtesy Daily Nation ... Read More

MALAYSIAN DPM IN COX BAZAAR BANGLADESH TO CHECK ON ROHINGYA REFUGEES

MALAYSIAN DPM IN COX BAZAAR BANGLADESH TO CHECK ON ROHINGYA REFUGEES. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi arrived in Cox's Bazar International Airport in Bangladesh on Oct 16,2017. He is visiting Cox's Bazar to assess the situation of Rohingya refugees during his upcoming working visit to Bangladesh. Malaysia will build a field hospital at a cost of RM3.5 million (US$1=R... Read More

HOCKEY: MALAYSIA BEAT SOUTH KOREA TO QUALIFY FOR ROUND ROBIN WITH MATCH IN HAND

HOCKEY: MALAYSIA BEAT SOUTH KOREA TO QUALIFY FOR ROUND ROBIN WITH MATCH IN HAND. Malaysia outclased South Korea for a 2-1 win in an Asia Cup Group B match in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Oct 15, 2017, Malaysia who have been drawn in Group B, have scored two consecutive victories in as many matches, whipping China 7-1 and beating defending champion South Korea 2-1. On Monday, Malaysia will play Oman wh... Read More

JEENBEKOV WINS KYRGYZSTAN'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

JEENBEKOV WINS KYRGYZSTAN'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. Sooronbai Jeenbekov (front left) casts his ballot at a polling station during the presidential elections in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Oct 15, 2017. Kyrgyzstan's socialist democrat candidate, Jeenbekov, on Sunday won the first round of the presidential election with 54.2 percent of the vote, the central election commission said. Omurbek Babanov, l... Read More

MALAYSIA GOLF: LATE BLOOMER PEREZ WINS CIMB CLASSIC TO CAP THIRD PGA TOUR TITLE

MALAYSIA GOLF: LATE BLOOMER PEREZ WINS CIMB CLASSIC TO CAP THIRD PGA TOUR TITLE. Pat Perez from the United States with his trophy after winning the 2017 CIMB Golf Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Oct 15, 2017. Perez completed a stunning victory at the US$7 million (about RM29.50 million) CIMB Classic by closing with a three-under-par 69 to win by four shots. Photo courtesy Bernama images ... Read More

MALAYSIA: EMIR OF QATAR ARRIVES FOR STATE VISIT

MALAYSIA: EMIR OF QATAR ARRIVES FOR STATE VISIT. The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Hamad Al Thani (Front, right) arrives at International Airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Oct 15, 2017. Sheikh Tamim, who ascended the throne on June 25, 2013, as the eighth Emir of Qatar was greeted on arrival by Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (In picture, front left). The visit, at the inv... Read More

BOMB EXPLOSION IN MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: MORE THAN 230 killed

BOMB EXPLOSION IN MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: MORE THAN 230 killed. People watch the explosion site near Safari hotel in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia on Oct 15, 2017. More than 230 people were killed and several hundred injured in a deadly bomb explosion near a popular hotel in Somali capital of Mogadishu on Saturday, police said. It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shab... Read More

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ASIA
ANIFAH LEADS MALAYSIA'S DELEGATION TO D-8 COUNCIL OF MINISTERS' 17TH SESSION

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 18 (NNN-BERNAMA) - Malaysian Foreign Minister, Anifah Aman, will lead Malaysia's delegation to the 17th Session of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation (D-8) Council of Ministers, in Istanbul, tomorrow, Oct 19.

The Foreign Ministry, in a statement said, Anifah would be accompanied by senior ...

MIDDLE EAST
TWO U.A.E. PILOTS KILLED IN YEMEN AFTER PLANE CRASH

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct 18 (NNN-WAM) - The United Arab Emirates' (UAE's) Armed Forces, announced on Tuesday, the death of two pilots, after their aircraft crashed.

Commander-in-Chief, Ali ...

AFRICA
ETHIOPIA'S GRAND RENAISSANCE DAM SET TO START GENERATING ELECTRICITY THIS FISCAL YEAR

GUBA, ETHIOPIA, Oct 18 (NNN-ENA) -- The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), being built on the Blue Nile, will start generating electricity in the current Ethiopian fiscal year, says the ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
BRAZILIAN COURT FREEZES ASSETS OF FORMER PRESIDENT ROUSSEFF AND FORMER PETROBRAS CHAIRMAN GABRIELLI

BRASILIA, Oct 18 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- Brazil's federal audit court has ordered a freeze of the assets of former president Dilma Rousseff as well as those of JosÚ SÚrgio Gabrielli, the ...

EUROPE
BRITAIN PROPOSES TOUGHER M & A RULES TO PROTECT NAT SECURITY

LONDON, Oct 17 (NNN-Agencies) -- Britain wants more say over deals in its military and technology sectors, as the government tries to prevent homegrown companies in sensitive industries ...