PM Johnson vows to stay put to hit Oct 31 Brexit deadline

MANCHESTER: Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday he would not quit as Britain’s premier even if he fails to secure a deal to leave the European Union, insisting only his Conservative government can deliver Brexit on Oct 31. At the

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Saudi crown prince: Iran needs to be deterred but not by war 

WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warned in an interview broadcast yesterday that oil prices could spike to “unimaginably high numbers” if the world does not come together to deter Iran, but said he would prefer a political solution to a

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Hong Kong on edge ahead of Chinese anniversary

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s metro stations and roads re-opened today, after a chaotic weekend that saw police fire water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who set fires and threw petrol bombs outside government offices and across central

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Perlis PAS chief stable after collapsing at ceramah

KANGAR: Perlis PAS commissioner Mohd Shukri Ramli collapsed while speaking at an Umno-PAS Cooperation Premier Ceramah at Dewan 2020 and was rushed to the emergency unit of Tuanku Fauziah Hospital (HTF) last night. However, the Sanglang assemblyman was reported to

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Tg Piai by-election: Candidate factor crucial for a win

KULAI: An ideal candidate is seen as among the factors which could determine victory in the Tanjung Piai by-election, said Johor PKR deputy chairman Jimmy Puah Wee Tse. He said whoever is the candidate selected, PKR Johor is prepared to

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SAMB: Water supply in Malacca fully restored

MELAKA: The water supply to all affected areas in the state due to the low level of water in the rivers, dams and water retention ponds has been fully restored. Syarikat Air Melaka Berhad (SAMB) in a statement, said, however,

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Mahathir defends palm oil at the UN

NEW YORK: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia is opposed to attempts to ban the import of palm oil at the United Nations (UN), saying it is a classic case of the denial of free trade. Speaking at the General

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Malaysian football legend M. Chandran dies

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysia and Selangor football skipper, Datuk M. Chandran passed away peacefully this morning at his home in Ampang Jaya.  Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) executive council member Christopher Raj Aralanthu made the announcement via social media.He was

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Pakistan’s Imran Khan warns of nuclear war over Indian Kashmir

NEW YORK: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned the United Nations yesterday that his country’s dispute with India over Kashmir could escalate into an all-out nuclear war that would have dire consequences for the world. In a fiery speech lasting

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Hong Kong protesters get busy ahead of China National Day

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters have set themselves a busy schedule for today, rebuilding “Lennon Walls” of anti-government graffiti and marking the fifth anniversary of the “Umbrella” street movement that gridlocked the city for weeks. Thousands of protesters rallied

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