KLCI opens on the upside as US stocks rose overnight

KUALA LUMPUR: The FBM KLCI opened higher today before extending gains as Asian equities took cue from US stocks’ Thursday overnight rise. Global shares rose on US-China trade war de-escalation expectation and after the US announced optimistic economic data.  

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Jais launches offensive on Shias in Friday sermon

PUCHONG: The Selangor Islamic Affairs Department (Jais) went on an offensive against the Shia Muslims in its Friday sermon entitled ‘O Hussain, O Hussain, O Hussain as it questioned why Shias merely glorified Hussain ibn Ali. Hussain who is the

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India declared Jaish and Lashkar leaders as terrorists, US backs it

NEW DELHI: The US praised India for declaring the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), both designated by Indian government as terror groups, and its leaders and three others as terrorists under a new anti-terror law, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting

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Pentagon to European allies: Pick up your own tabs

LONDON: US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that European nations should consider funding projects in their countries after the Pentagon diverted money to pay for a border wall with Mexico. The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would pull funding from

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Mat Hasan: Retain political parties under ROS

SEREMBAN: Umno disagrees with the proposal that the Election Commission (EC) can take over the registration and regulation of political parties from the Registrar of Societies (ROS). Umno deputy president Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said political parties should remain under

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PM Johnson’s brother quits on eve of Brexit election campaign

WAKEFIELD: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to kick off what is in effect an election campaign casting Parliament as the enemy of Brexit was overshadowed yesterday when his younger brother quit the government, citing the national interest. As the

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Trade war: Chinese firms build up domestic brands

SHENZHEN, China/SHANGHAI: For over a decade, manufacturer Matsutek plied away at building its business with big Western brands, supplying firms such as Philips and Honeywell with products made in its Chinese factories for the US and other overseas markets. That

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South Africa reeling from ‘Afrophobia’ riots

CAPE TOWN: South Africa promised yesterday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, as international anger over the violence overshadowed a pan-African economic conference in Cape Town. President Cyril Ramaphosa said at least ten

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FAM to file complaint to FIFA over Indonesian fans’ aggression

KUALA LUMPUR: Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) will lodge an official protest to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) over Indonesian supporters’ aggressive behaviour towards Malaysian fans during the Group G opening match of the second round of 2022

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Cradle Fund CEO murder trial today

SHAH ALAM: The murder trial of Cradle Fund CEO Nazrin Hassan (pix) commences today at the High Court. The high-profile murder trial will be heard before Justice Datuk Ab Karim Ab Rahman shortly. The case which has caught the attention

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