Kuala Lumpur: Bilateral talks with Singapore to go ahead

Publication date 21 January 2019 | 17:19 | ICT

Singapore and Malaysia will proceed with scheduled meetings to “discuss the way forward” on both airspace and maritime issues, Malaysia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.



  • Trump offers concessions on immigrants in return for wall

    Publication date 21 January 2019 | 17:19 | ICT

    US President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to temporarily shield a million immigrants from deportation if Congress authorises funding for his Mexican border wall – an idea Democrats rejected, making the US government shutdown likely to grind on.

  • ‘Explosion in Syria capital causes fatalities’

    Publication date 21 January 2019 | 17:02 | ICT

    A “huge explosion” near a military intelligence office in Damascus on Sunday left a number of dead and wounded, a war monitor said, after state TV reported early indications suggested a “terrorist act”.

  • At least 73 killed in Central Mexico fuel pipeline blaze

    Publication date 21 January 2019 | 16:58 | ICT

    An explosion and fire in central Mexico killed at least 73 people after hundreds swarmed to the site of an illegal fuel-line tap to gather gasoline amid a government crackdown on fuel theft, officials said.

  • Two monks killed as violence flares in Thailand’s deep south

    Publication date 21 January 2019 | 13:38 | ICT

    GUNMEN in Thailand’s deep south shot dead two Buddhist monks and wounded two others inside a temple, police said on Saturday, capping a week of deadly violence as the prime minister vowed to “punish” those responsible.

  • Myanmar is ‘too slow’ in allowing Rohingya return, says UN chief

    Publication date 21 January 2019 | 13:38 | ICT

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday criticised as “too slow” Myanmar’s efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack of progress as a source of “enormous frustration”.

  • Monday vote aims to end violent conflict in southern Philippines

    Publication date 21 January 2019 | 13:37 | ICT

    Citizens in the southern Philippines will vote on Monday on a proposal to give the region greater autonomy, a move the central government says will help end decades of violent conflict.

  • Britain’s PM May appeals for cross-party Brexit consensus

    Publication date 18 January 2019 | 15:33 | ICT

    British Prime Minister Theresa May faces deadlock on Thursday over a new Brexit plan, after narrowly surviving a no-confidence vote sparked by the crushing defeat of her EU withdrawal deal.

  • Deadly ‘IS’ suicide attack hits US forces

    Publication date 18 January 2019 | 15:08 | ICT

    A suicide attack killed four US personnel in northern Syria on Wednesday, costing Washington its worst combat losses in the war-torn country since 2014 as it prepares to withdraw.

  • Thailand signals more tolerant refugee policy

    Publication date 18 January 2019 | 15:07 | ICT

    Thailand’s immigration chief vowed on Wednesday not to force refugees to return home “involuntarily”, after a Saudi woman’s desperate plea for resettlement drew global attention to a country that does not recognise asylum seekers.

  • Singapore ecotourism plan incites squawks of protest

    Publication date 17 January 2019 | 14:26 | ICT

    Singapore is creating a vast ecotourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for a series of animal deaths.