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Turkish President Erdogan congratulates new Malaysian PM Ibrahim

Anwar Ibrahim puts Turkish President Erdogan’s call on speaker during his first press conference as premier, telling Erdogan that Türkiye “stood by us as a good brother in difficult times.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has congratulated Anwar Ibrahim on

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Malaysia Boosts Halal Corridors Between Malaysia and Türkiye at OIC Halal Expo 2022

ISTANBUL: Malaysia is set to host 9th OIC Halal Expo 2022 in conjunction with the 8th World Halal Summit on 24-27 November 2022 at Istanbul, Türkiye. The expo is expected to put a strong presence by taking up a pavilion called ‘Malaysia Showcase’.

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Australian PM says premature to discuss about any potential China trip

SYDNEY (Nov 19): Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Saturday said it was premature to discuss any potential trips to China, days after he met President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Indonesia. “What we have

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As world population hits 8 billion, China frets over too few babies

CHINESE software developer Tang Huajun loves playing with his two-year-old in their apartment on the outskirts of Beijing but he said he is unlikely to have another child. Such decisions by countless people like Tang will determine the course not

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Facebook user sentenced to two years in jail for abusing freedom, democracy rights

HANOI: A Facebook account owner in Hanoi was sentenced last Thursday to two years in prison for posting false information that affected businesses and harmed the stock market. Dang Nhu Quynh, 42, was found guilty of “abusing the rights to

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New PM Rishi Sunak pledges to lead Britain out of economic crisis

LONDON: Rishi Sunak became Britain’s third prime minister in two months on Tuesday and pledged to lead the country out of a profound economic crisis and rebuild trust in politics. Sunak quickly reappointed Jeremy Hunt as his finance minister in a

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BBC marks 100 years facing questions about its future

ON November 14, 1922, the clipped tones of the BBC’s director of programmes, Arthur Burrows, crackled across the airwaves.“This is 2LO, Marconi House, London calling,” he announced, and with that, public service broadcasting in Britain was born. One hundred years

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Iraq elects new president and premier, ending stalemate

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s parliament on Thursday elected Kurdish politician Abdul Latif Rashid as president, who immediately named Mohammed Shia al-Sudani prime minister-designate, ending a year of deadlock after a national election in October last year. The presidency, traditionally occupied by a

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Ex-Texas cop charged for shooting teen eating hamburger

SAN ANTONIO: A now-former San Antonio police officer was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated assault by a peace officer for shooting and gravely wounding a teen who was eating a hamburger in his car in a McDonald’s parking

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Analysis: India sharpens stand on Ukraine war but business as usual with Russia

NEW DELHI: India is articulating its position against the Ukraine war more robustly to counter criticism that it is soft on Russia, but it still has not held Moscow responsible for the invasion and will not alter its policy on

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