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The War in Syria: Despite ceasefire plans, bombings continue

A Russian ceasefire plan and a UN resolution were supposed to silence the guns around eastern Ghouta and create humanitarian corridors for aid to get in. But so far the truce in Syria seems to be failing. Last year, we b...

The War in Syria: UNSC meeting on Ghouta ‘truce’ ends in deadlock

Well, two days before Russia requested a daily pause in fighting, the UN Security Council unanimously backed a resolution for a 30-day ceasefire across Syria. The council's members met again for an update on Wednesday. F...

As Syria ceasefire fails, US and Russia trade blame at the UN | Al Jazeera English

The United Nations, the US, and other Western countries criticized Syria and Russia for the continued attacks on Eastern Ghouta while Russia accused the West of exploiting human tragedy. President Putin's claim that larg...

Maybank posts record profit, cautious on external uncertainties

KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s largest lender Malayan Banking Bhd  (Maybank), which saw for the first time ever its net profit breach the RM7bil level, remains “cautiously optimistic” moving forward owing mostly to the e...

Ananda Krishnan poised to lose US$7bil in Aircel bankruptcy

MUMBAI: Indian mobile carrier Aircel Ltd filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, pressured by a high debt pile and mounting losses following a price war triggered by a telecom upstart. Talks between Aircel, 74 percent owned ...

Palm oil rises to seven-week top on weaker ringgit

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures rose to a seven-week high in trade on Wednesday evening, extending gains into a fourth session, on support from a weaker ringgit. Weakness in the ringgit, palm's currency o...

US$ rises on Powell’s economic outlook

NEW YORK: The dollar rose to five-week highs on Wednesday on the prospect of tighter monetary policy and an upbeat U.S. economic outlook from the Federal Reserve's new chief, while global equity markets slid on declines ...

Can governments protect human rights? – Inside Story

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights". That is from the first Article of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was signed in 1948. And since then, the document has been used as a...

Taiwan woos Muslim tourists with ‘halal’ hotels

Hostilities between China and Taiwan have increased since the election of Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, a member of a pro-independence party. It's affecting the country's profitable tourism industry, but as Clinton Na...

The War in Syria: UN: Evacuations stall as fighting continues

The bombs continue to fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta... despite Russia's attempt to bring what it calls a 'pause' in violence. The International Red Cross calls the situation dire... while France stresses the need for ai...

Usain Bolt is playing football at Old Trafford

Usain Bolt has announced he will be playing football for charity game, and his first game is with his favourite team Manchester United at Old Trafford. Bolt will be playing for Soccer Aid World XI against England in June...

Ringgit slips as investors move to safe-haven currencies

KUALA LUMPUR:–  The ringgit extended losses to open lower against the US dollar today, as more investors shifted interest towards safe-haven currencies and after new US Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, hinted at fur...

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