LTTE arrests: Support or sympathy?
AS the second round of arrests of people suspected of having alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were being made on Saturday, I was sweating it out in Banting.A friend who was...
Stop these arrests under Sosma
CIVIL group Aliran is deeply dismayed that, once again, the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma), which allows for detention without trial, has been used.
Indonesians hold mass prayer for rain
Indonesian Muslims gather for special prayers asking for rain in Pekanbaru, Riau province as smog from rainforest fires envelop the Southeast Asian region.
HK protesters stage fresh rallies
Protesters erect the Lady Liberty Hong Kong statue during the ‘No White Terror No Chinazi’ rally in Charter Garden, Hong Kong, China.
Rally to protest Lynas licence extension ends peacefully
KUANTAN: Anti-Lynas protestors slammed the Pakatan government's U-turn in allowing an operating licence extension for the rare earth company at a rally here that ended peacefully after nearly three hours on Sunday (Aug 18).
Chinese forces drill near Hong Kong
Armoured personnel carriers, water cannons parked in Shenzhen
Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre in Shenzhen.
Floods kill 22 in southern India
Indian Army personnel rescue people stranded in flood waters after heavy rains on the outskirts of Sangli in Maharashtra state.
Hundreds pray for Irish teen Nora’s safety
SEREMBAN: Hundreds of Muslims held special prayers today for Franco-Irish teen Nora Quoirin, who went missing from a resort near here, as a massive search team scoured the jungle for a sixth day.
Mourning leader, Tunisians look forward to smooth transition
BAB ALIOUA, Tunisia (Reuters) - Tunisians mourning President Beji Caid Essebsi voiced pride on Friday at measures under way to choose his successor, saying his work guiding the country to democracy after a 2011 revolution helped make a peaceful handover of power possible.
White House not spared as floods hit Washington
WASHINGTON • Torrential rain lashed Washington and its surrounding areas this week, flooding neighbourhoods and hobbling electricity and transportation networks, Agence France-Presse reported.