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Turkish Red Crescent president in Somalia for humanitarian visit

Turkish Red Crescent delivered one ton of humanitarian aid to Mogadishu, Somalia on Friday as the Turkish Red crescent president in Somalia for Humanitarian visit. Turkish ambassador to Somalia, Olgan [Read More]
2017-03-25 09:03 | Africa, Featured | Mareeg

‘Superman’ Hew out on bail; investigations for insulting PM ongoing

 JOHOR BAHRU, March 25 — Former Teluk Intan DAP division chief Hew Kuan Yau who was remanded four days to assist investigations for allegedly insulting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on social media, is already out on RM5,000 police bail....
2017-03-25 09:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Zambry: Husni Hanadzlah contesting in GE14 is mere speculation

IPOH, March 25 —  The rumour that the Tambun Member of Parliament, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, who was formerly Second Finance Minister, would contest as an Independent candidate in the 14th General Election (GE14) is merely a speculation....
2017-03-25 09:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Frustration as cabin electronics ban comes into force

Passengers decry US, UK ban on laptops and tablets in hand luggage on some flights from Middle East and North Africa.
2017-03-25 09:03 | News | Aljazeera

Somali pirates hijack fishing boat

Pirates hijacked a Somali fishing vessel with ten Yemeni crew aboard off the coast of Somalia’s northern Puntland region on Friday, officials said on Saturday. Abdi Adde, a coastguard for [Read More]
2017-03-25 09:03 | Africa, Featured | Mareeg

Australia 208 for six at tea on day 1 of 4th Test

Making a remarkable recovery, India reduced Australia to 208 for six at tea on day one of the fourth and final cricket Test at picturesque HPCA Stadium, here today. Australia skipper Steve Smith scored 111 while David Warner made 56 before being dismissed. Debutant Kuldeep Yadav took three of the six Australian wickets. The series […] Australia 208 for six at tea on day 1 of 4th Test
2017-03-25 08:03 | India, Videos | JantaKaReporter

Taiwan party blames China for ‘anxiety and panic’ over missing man

CHINA'S failure to respond on the matter of a Taiwan man missing on the mainland is causing his family "anxiety and panic", Taiwan's ruling party said on Saturday, as it called on authorities to protect the rights of Taiwan people. The post Taiwan party blames China for ‘anxiety and panic’ over missing man appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-03-25 08:03 | China, News, Politics | AsianCorrespondent

Gaza under siege: The life and death of Ahmed Shubair

Family mourns death of 17-year-old boy, after Israel refused to let him leave Gaza for an urgent medical procedure.
2017-03-25 08:03 | News | Aljazeera

Asmara Art Deco Exhibition in CapeTown

Asmara Art Deco Exhibition was recently staged in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Saleh Omar, the Eritrean Ambassador to South Africa and the Southern African region opened the exhibition featuring photo and video images. Asmara, 25 March 2017 -  Asmara Art Deco Exhibition was recently staged in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Saleh Omar, the Eritrean Ambassador to South Africa and the Southern African region opened the exhibition featuring
2017-03-25 08:03 | frontpage | Shabait

Demise of Nadew Command Commemorated

The demise of the Nadew Command and the 29th anniversary of the liberation of Afabet was marked on 19 March with different programs. Asmara, 25 March 2017 -  The demise of the Nadew Command and the 29th anniversary of the liberation of Afabet was marked on 19 March with different programs. Speaking on the occasion in Afabet town, the managing director of the sub-zone, Mr. Dese Zeramicael, explained that the demise of the Nadew Command marks a historical event
2017-03-25 08:03 | frontpage | Shabait

MCA, MIC, Gerakan branded ‘spineless’ for not grilling Cabinet about RUU355

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — DAP’s Lim Kit Siang has slammed Barisan Nasional (BN) component parties MCA, MICA and Gerakan today for failing to raise the contentious issue of a Shariah Bill in a Cabinet meeting yesterday. The Gelang Patah MP had...
2017-03-25 08:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

EU leaders mark 60th anniversary of Rome treaty

Leaders of the bloc gather in the Italian capital to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the EU's founding treaty.
2017-03-25 08:03 | News | Aljazeera

Pakistan Day parade highlights regional partnerships

IN one of the most symbolic acts of cooperation, Chinese and Pakistani soldiers have marched side by side in Islamabad to celebrate the day when Muslims started advocating for an independent state in British India. The post Pakistan Day parade highlights regional partnerships appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-03-25 08:03 | China, Correspondents, India | AsianCorrespondent

Any laws contradicting Islamic scriptures invalid, ex-CJ claims

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Any laws which run contrary to Islamic scriptures are null and void, said a controversial former chief justice who had once proposed that the English Common Law be replace by Shariah laws. In a lecture on “Islam as...
2017-03-25 08:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Trump tastes failure as US House healthcare bill collapses

President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies. House of Representatives leaders yanked the bill after a rebellion by Republican moderates and the party's most conservative lawmakers left them short of votes, ensuring that Trump's first major legislative initiative since taking office on Jan. 20 ended
2017-03-25 08:03 | News | EgyptIndependent

Anupam Kher to receive Kala Ratan Award

Veteran actor Anupam Kher will be honoured with the Kala Ratan Award by Vice President Hamid Ansari. The 62-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the news and wrote, “I Joined #IndianTheatre, @OfficialPU in 1974. Happy & Proud to share, today I get #KalaRatanAward by Hon. Vice President of India. Jai Ho.” Kher was honoured […] Anupam Kher to receive Kala Ratan Award
2017-03-25 08:03 | Entertainment, India, Videos | JantaKaReporter

UNHRC expands mandate of South Sudan human rights monitoring body

March 24, 2017 (JUBA) - The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Friday expanded the mandate of a three-member monitoring and advisory body on transitional justice and accountability issues in South Sudan and ordered to provide its findings also to the African Union hybrid court. On 23 March 2016, the Council decided to establish, for a period of one year, the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan to monitor and report on the situation of human rights in
2017-03-25 08:03 | News | SudanTribune

Yemen on the brink of famine, says UN

A third of Yemen's 22 provinces are on the brink of famine, the UN said on Friday, warning that 60 percent of the war-ravaged country's population was going hungry.  Yemen , long one of the world's poorest nations, has seen its food security deteriorate dramatically since its civil war escalated two
2017-03-25 08:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Yemen | AlBawaba

Police identify suspect in shooting of businesswoman in Penang

GEORGE TOWN, March 25 — Penang police have identified the people believed to be involved in the shooting of a businesswoman at Jalan Bukit Gambir near Taman Pekaka, here last month. Penang Deputy Police Chief, Datuk Roslee Chik said police...
2017-03-25 07:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Kidnap victims to return home soon, says Wisma Putra

PUTRAJAYA, March 25 — The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra) is working with the 1Malaysia Putera Club to quickly bring home the two Malaysian kidnap victims who were rescued by the Philippine's security forces last Thursday.   In a statement,...
2017-03-25 07:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Halt all executions and abolish the death penalty – Malaysian Bar

THE Malaysian Bar has called on the government to halt all pending executions amid a review of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 to remove the mandatory death penalty. The post Halt all executions and abolish the death penalty – Malaysian Bar appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-03-25 07:03 | Culture, Malaysia, News | AsianCorrespondent

Africa: Three Times As Many Mobile Phones As Toilets in Africa

[IPS] Bulawayo -Though key to good health and economic wellbeing, water and sanitation remain less of a development priority in Africa, where high costs and poor policy implementation constrain getting clean water and flush toilets to millions.
2017-03-25 07:03 | News | AllAfrica

Africa: What Informal Transport Associations Tell Us About Political Trajectories

[Africa Research Institute] For a window onto a country's politics and political economy, look at how urban transport is organised. Britain's embrace of Uber, and the beleaguered company's exploitation of a legal loophole to allow its drivers to operate in places where they are not actually licensed, speaks volumes about our government's love of deregulation.
2017-03-25 07:03 | News | AllAfrica

Country’s cyber defence system fully operational in October, says defence minister

LANGKAWI, March 25 — The Malaysian Armed Forces’ cyber defence system which would emerge as the best such system in the Southeast Asian region will begin full operations in October this year. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein...
2017-03-25 07:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Cameroon: Eyes in Sky and On Ground Are Helping Forest Conservation

[The Conversation Africa] The highland rainforests of South West Cameroon are among the oldest forests on the continent. They comprise the richest flora and fauna in continental tropical Africa. The area is one of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots. The region encompasses high levels of unique, as well as endangered species. These include the Cross River gorilla, Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees and forest elephants.
2017-03-25 07:03 | News | AllAfrica

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 25, 2017

On March 25, 1911, a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City killed 146 people, mostly female immigrant workers.
2017-03-25 07:03 | News | UPI

UK report: Some Gulenists involved in Turkish coup

'Relative lack of hard evidence' that Gulen movement as a whole was behind coup attempt, UK Parliament reports says.
2017-03-25 07:03 | News | Aljazeera

IGP: No more VX nerve agent in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said today that no more VX nerve agent has been found in Malaysia, after revelation it was used in the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-nam. “We will know if...
2017-03-25 07:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Nigeria: Dangote Buys Largest Crane in Africa From China

[Leadership] Business mogul, Aliko Dangote is presently the owner of the largest crawler crane in Africa. The astute businessman bought the crane from China's number one construction company, XCMG Construction Machinery Co Ltd, a Company dealing in heavy machineries.
2017-03-25 07:03 | News | AllAfrica

Yechury wants data on amount of old currency deposited

The CPI(M) today attacked the NDA government for not making public the data on the amount of junked currency deposited in banks post note ban. Taking to Twitter, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury asked whether the Modi government is “that incompetent” that it is yet to come out with the numbers. Why don't we have […] Yechury wants data on amount of old currency deposited
2017-03-25 07:03 | India, Videos | JantaKaReporter

Yogi Adityanath’s appointment beginning of Hindu State? Jurist Fali Nariman asks PM Modi

Eminent constitutional expert Fali Nariman has said that the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister was a beginning of a Hindu State in India. Speaking to journalist Shekhar Gupta on Off The Cuff programme, Nariman asked the journalists why they had not this question to Modi adding that Adityanath’s appointment was sign […] Yogi Adityanath’s appointment beginning of Hindu State? Jurist Fali Nariman asks PM Modi
2017-03-25 07:03 | India, Politics, Uttar Pradesh | JantaKaReporter

Lebanon moves forward on banning child marriage

A draft law to establish the legal age of marriage in Lebanon at 18 will be presented to Cabinet next week, following a workshop on the prevention of child marriage held Thursday at Parliament. The announcement that MP Elie Keyrouz will present the draft law aiming to end child marriage was made at a workshop on the issue organized by the United Nations Development Program.
2017-03-25 07:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Regional News | AlBawaba

Ali al-Haj expected to be elected Sudan's PCP leader

March 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Popular Congress Party (PCP) is excepted to elect Ali al-Haj as its new leader on Saturday and decide on whether or not they will participate in the National Consensus Government tasked with the implementation of the national dialogue process. Ibrahim al-Sanosi, the interim secretary general took the position after the death of Hassan al-Turabi last year, but he has no intention to continue. The PCP Shura Council on Thursday nominated three candidates
2017-03-25 06:03 | News | SudanTribune

Singaporean blogger Amos Yee granted asylum in US

A US immigration judge in Chicago has granted asylum to a Singaporean blogger, saying he was persecuted for his political opinions in the Southeast Asian city-state.
2017-03-25 06:03 | News | TheAge

Undocumented migrants await Trump's next move

Cafes, churches and playing fields are quieter than usual, as undocumented immigrants lay low amid the crackdown
2017-03-25 06:03 | News | Aljazeera

Zimbabwe floods leave villagers stranded

More than 250 people have been killed so far this rainy season as floods have left remote communities isolated.
2017-03-25 06:03 | News | Aljazeera

EIS only for those laid off

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — The Employment Insurance System (EIS) is aimed at helping workers who have lost their jobs to get financial aid and find new employment. The system would not be applicable to those who stopped work voluntarily, said...
2017-03-25 06:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Sabah also enjoys high speed internet services via fiberisation plan

KOTA BELUD, March 25 — Sabah will also enjoy better communication services and high speed internet access through the Nationwide Fiberisation Plan (2017-2019) which will commence next year. Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr...
2017-03-25 06:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Philippines: Troops rescue captive from Abu Sayyaf militants

PHILIPPINE soldiers on Saturday rescued one of two Filipino cargo ship crewmen taken captive just two days ago by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants, a security official said. The post Philippines: Troops rescue captive from Abu Sayyaf militants appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-03-25 06:03 | News, Philippines, Politics | AsianCorrespondent

Shirish Kunder apologises for comments on UP CM

Filmmaker Shirish Kunder has apologised on social media after an FIR was registered against him for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi. “I unconditionally apologise. I never meant to hurt anyones feelings or sentiment,” Kunder posted on his Twitter page. The FIR against the director was registered yesterday in […] Shirish Kunder apologises for comments on UP CM
2017-03-25 06:03 | Entertainment, India, Maharashtra | JantaKaReporter

Trump’s Military Budget Is Not NATO’s Fault

President Trump’s budget proposal would increase military spending $54 billion, not quite a 10 percent increase over the current level. According to Quartz, the increase alone is more than all but two countries – China and Saudi Arabia – spend on their militaries. (China spends $145 billion, Saudi Arabia $57 billion, Russia $47, and Iran […]
2017-03-25 06:03 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Former President Hosni Mubarak leaves Cairo military hospital

Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a Cairo military hospitalon Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer said.
2017-03-25 06:03 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Regional News | AlBawaba

Immigration officer held over depot rape case

MALACCA, March 25 — Police arrested an immigration officer at his office here yesterday in connection with the case where a Thai woman claimed that she was raped at the Machap Umboo Immigration Depot earlier this month. Malacca deputy police...
2017-03-25 05:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

IGAD leaders convene special summit on Somalia's refugees

March 24, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and international organisations will meet on Saturday in Nairobi to endorse a durable regional solution for Somali refugees. Almost one million Somalis refugees are displaced within the East and Horn of Africa region, particularly in Kenya which stopped registration of new refugees as aid groups point to a looming famine situation in Somalia. Ahead of Saturday's summit, (...) - News
2017-03-25 05:03 | News | SudanTribune

India: MP barred by Air India after slipper assault on staff member

INDIAN police said on Friday they were launching an investigation into a Hindu-nationalist lawmaker a day after he acknowledged hitting an Air India official 25 times with his sandals in a row over a business class seat. The post India: MP barred by Air India after slipper assault on staff member appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-03-25 05:03 | Culture, India, News | AsianCorrespondent

Nigeria: Nation to Spend U.S.$143 Billion On ICT Imports By 2019

[Daily Trust] If the trend of importation of ICT products is not stopped or at least reduced to a barest minimum, Nigeria would be spending $143.8bn on ICT imports in 2019, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency [NITDA] Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim has said.
2017-03-25 05:03 | News | AllAfrica

US judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

Amos Yee, accused of insulting the island's late leader and religious groups, was jailed for weeks in 2015 and 2016.
2017-03-25 05:03 | News | Aljazeera

PAS: Unilateral child conversion ban a threat to faith, inconsiderate to Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — A PAS MP has claimed today that a proposed amendment to the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act (LRA) to ban unilateral child conversions will rip away a child’s Islamic faith. PAS information chief Nasrudin Hassan...
2017-03-25 05:03 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

One killed as fire breaks out in plastic factory

A fire broke out in a plastic factory in Narela here last night, leaving a man dead. A call was received around midnight about a fire breaking out at the plastic factory, said a senior officer from Delhi Fire Services. One person was killed in the fire while another was rescued safely, he said. The […] One killed as fire breaks out in plastic factory
2017-03-25 04:03 | Delhi, India, Videos | JantaKaReporter

Merchant abducted by unknown gunmen in North Darfur

March 24, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - Unidentified gunmen on Thursday evening have abducted a merchant from his home in downtown El-Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state. The brother of the kidnapped told Sudan Tribune that two gunmen on a four-wheel drive vehicle on Thursday have abducted his brother Ibrahim Abdallah Osman (aka Ibrahim Gash) who owns a grocery store at the grand market in El-Fasher tower from in front of his house. “About 9:00 pm. (local time) he
2017-03-25 04:03 | News | SudanTribune

South Sudan denies obstructing humanitarian access

March 24, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government said on Friday it has no plans to prevent humanitarian access to civilians in the conflict-affected areas where assistances are required, stressing it provides unhindered access. “There is no policy preventing humanitarian organisations from delivering assistances to where they are needed. The government, through different institutions and authorities, has never stopped any humanitarian organisation. Instead, the government has always (...) - News / South Sudan , Humanitarian ,
2017-03-25 04:03 | News | SudanTribune

Ruweng governor defects from SPLM-IO Gai faction

March 24, 2017 (JUBA)- The Governor of Ruweng State in South Sudan has shifted a political allegiance from a faction of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) allied to the First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai. Dhieu Mathok Diing, minister of dams and electricity, who is the secretary general of the SPLM-IO Gai-faction confirmed the defection of the Ruweng governor. Governor Theji Da Adwad Deng accused Gai in a letter extended to Sudan Tribune of forcefully
2017-03-25 04:03 | News | SudanTribune

Sudan resumes financial transactions with U.S. banks: FM

March 24, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan's Foreign Ministry Friday said financial transactions with the United States banks have resumed after the Finance Ministry and Central Bank of Sudan (CBoS) applied the required measures. Last January, former President Obama signed an executive order to suspend two-decade sanctions against Sudan enabling trade and investment transactions to resume with the east African nation. The move came in recognition of Sudan's collaboration to curtail terrorism, and (...) - News / United
2017-03-25 04:03 | News | SudanTribune

Germany blocked Russian hacking attacks in 2016

Berlin: Germany last year warded off two cyber attacks by APT28, a top official said, referring to a Russian hacking group also dubbed "Fancy Bear" that experts say successfully targeted Hillary Clinton's US election campaign.
2017-03-25 04:03 | News | TheAge