Turkey and Islamic State strike Syrian Kurds

ANKARA/BEIRUT: Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes in northeast Syria yesterday in an offensive against Kurdish militia that has raised the prospect of a humanitarian disaster and questions about US President Donald Trump’s policy in the region. The Kurds,

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Ex-US ambassador: Trump axed me over ‘false claims’

The former US ambassador to Ukraine yesterday told a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that he ousted her based on “unfounded and false claims” after she had come under attack from his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

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Budget 2020: Move to restore confidence in govt depts welcomed

KUALA LUMPUR: The government’s focus on strengthening institutions, governance and integrity is critical in restoring trust and confidence in the marketplace, Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM)’s president and chief executive officer, Michele Kythe Lin said. “This effort is key

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Budget 2020: Massive allocation for education will spur talent

KUALA LUMPUR: Microsoft Malaysia sees the massive RM64 billion allocation for education under Budget 2020 is aimed as at developing future-ready local talent, while empowering education, skill and talent development to provide a solid foundation for the country’s economy. It

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Budget 2020: Digital transformation is good but are we secured?

KUALA LUMPUR: Budget 2020 showed that Malaysia is anticipating a full year of technological revolution ahead with RM21.6 billion invested into 5G development, which would open a lot of opportunity as well as the need to step-up security in the

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Budget 2020: Developers should focus on affordable housing, says PAM

KUALA LUMPUR: Developers should never forget their duty in building affordable housing for the B40 and M40 segments despite the government’s move to reduce the price threshold for foreign buyers from RM 1 million to RM 600,000 to buy houses

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Budget 2020: Wealth creation opportunity for all, says Bursa Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR:  Budget 2020 offers a wide range of programmes and incentives to help ensure businesses and Malaysians from all walks of life have opportunities for wealth creation and well-being under Shared Prosperity Vision 2030, said Bursa Malaysia chief executive

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