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Mayon volcano threat sparks mass evacuation in Philippines

A province in eastern Philippines is still on high alert as the country's most active volcano continued to spew lava for a fourth day, shrouding nearby towns in ash About 34,000 people are staying in evacuation centres, ...

UN: More than half of Somalis

The United Nations says more than half of Somalia's population is in need of emergency aid due to a major drought and worsening conflict. Millions have been forced from their homes and hundreds of thousands of children h...

Palestinians

Palestinians have denounced US President Donald Trump's decision to hold back money needed for aid that would have helped millions of people. The head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has appealed fo...

Muslim guardians of Jerusalem’s holy sites

A symbol of religious coexistence in the Holy Land includes a centuries-old tradition found in the hands of Adeeb Joudeh Al Husseini. Adeeb Joudeh Al Husseini, a Muslim man, is the key holder of the Church of the Holy Se...

US oil industry set to break record, upend global trade

HOUSTON: Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day - toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago. And this ...

Ringgit takes a breather after hitting 18-month high

KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit took a breather against the US dollar this morning, after reaching an 18-month high yesterday. At 9.09 am, the ringgit was lower at 3.9620/9650 against the greenback from Monday's close of 3.95...

Israel-Palestine Tensions: Military trial begins for teen activist Tamimi

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi has appeared for a third hearing at a military tribunal convened at the prison where she's being held. The judge decided to extend her arrest before giving a verdict. Tamimi has become th...

Money Talks: Mekong inhabitants threatened by Chinese dams

Cambodia's economy may not be particularly big. But for China, the Southeast Asian country is of strategic importance because of its location on the South China Sea. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is in Cambodia to meet Prim...

Money Talks: Artificial intelligence looks smart in Las Vegas tech show

Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has come to an end. Around 4,000 companies from 150 countries showcased their latest innovations from voice-reactive gadgets to robots with emotions. Usmaan Lone looks at the most p...

Automation and IT are new jobs in banks

KUALA LUMPUR: Many new jobs in the Malaysian banking sector are in the areas of automation and information technology (IT) following the emergence of financial technology and digitalisation. The Association of Banks Mal...

Refiners dominate losers list on Bursa Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Refiners stocks continued to dominate Bursa Malaysia’s losers list in early trade on Tuesday amid higher crude oil prices.   Hengyuan Refinin  Co Bhd and Petron Malaysia  Refining & Marketing Bhd ha...

Reality check for Malaysian oil and gas players

PETALING JAYA: Oil and gas (O&G) counters have gained much attention of late following the rise in oil prices. Since the new year began, O&G stocks that operate in the upstream services segment such as UMW Oil &...

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