US-Taliban deal would see 5,400 troops withdraw

The US would withdraw 5,400 troops from Afghanistan within 20 weeks as part of a deal “in principle” with Taliban militants, Washington’s top negotiator has said. Zalmay Khalilzad revealed details of the long-awaited deal for the first time in a

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Muhyiddin to meet deregistered Johor Chinese School association

PUTRAJAYA: Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be meeting the representatives of the Johor Chinese School Managers and Teachers Association that was deregistered last month. Speaking at a press conference today, Muhyiddin said that the deregistration of the Johor

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Econsave lodges report over claim of not selling bumiputera, Muslim items

JOHOR BAHRU: Econsave Cash & Carry Sdn Bhd (Econsave) yesterday lodged a police report against two Facebook accounts which it claimed had spread lies that the supermarket did not sell Muslim and Bumiputera products in its outlets. General manager Mas

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Three arrested after body found in condo guardhouse toilet

Police detained two Nepalese nationals and one local after the discovery of a body in the toilet of a security guardhouse at a condominium building in Petaling Jaya today. Petaling Jaya police chief Mohd Zani Che Din said the victim,

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Oil prices dip due to trade war

TOKYO: Oil prices fell today, declining for a second day as more signs emerged of the toll from the US-China trade war, with South Korea revising down second-quarter growth due to lower exports. U.S. crude CLc1 was down 32 cents,

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Don’t deregister Umno – let it self-destruct!

I agree with Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng that the government should not deregister Umno despite the wrongdoings of some of its leaders, although the party’s dirty politics must be reined in. Let the Pakatan Harapan government act magnanimously by

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China lodges tariff case at WTO against the US

China has lodged a complaint against the US at the World Trade Organization over US import duties, the Chinese Commerce Ministry said today. The US began imposing 15% tariffs on a variety of Chinese goods on Sunday and China began

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Amazon fires: Indigenous tribes pray for divine help

FEIJO: As thousands of fires ravage the Amazon, the world’s largest rainforest, some indigenous tribes are turning to prayer in a bid to halt the destruction and protect their environment for future generations. In the village of Feijo, in the

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PM Khan: I won’t start a nuclear war

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan would not use nuclear weapons first, Prime Minister Imran Khan said today, amid tensions with arch-rival India after New Delhi revoked the special status of its part of the disputed Kashmir region.  “We both are nuclear-armed countries. If

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Johnson threatens election ahead of Brexit battle in Parliament

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has implicitly warned lawmakers that he would seek an election if they tied his hands on Brexit, ruling out ever countenancing a further delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union. Johnson’s promise to take the

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