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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah's political temperature seems to be rising even before the date for the 16th state election is announced on Monday (Aug 17).
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to decide by Monday whether a general election will go ahead on Sept. 19, with most analysts expecting her to resist opposition calls for a delay due to a flare up in coronavirus infections.
MADRID (Reuters) - Outbreaks of the coronavirus are happening across Europe and each country has to make its own decisions on how to halt them, Spain's foreign minister said on Friday as Germany declared most of her country a risk region.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior White House officials on Friday sought to use the momentum from a historic deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to appeal to more Arab and Muslim countries to set aside long-standing tensions and make similar agreements.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Beirut's seismic explosion propelled the scarred Lebanese capital 30 years back in time with a violence scarcely imaginable even to a country that has endured so many wars, invasions, occupations, air strikes, car bombs and assassinations.
THAILAND’s prime minister called for unity and urged the country to “say no to the politics of hate” in a televised address, following weeks of anti-government protests that have grown bolder in targeting Thai power.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities arrested a student leader on Friday over an anti-government protest last month, police said, just a few days before a big demonstration scheduled for Sunday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A cartoon in Australia's biggest national newspaper was denounced as racist by some top government figures on Friday for a portrayal of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris that critics said was racist.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said on Friday that history will not forget and never forgive the "hypocritical behaviour" of the United Arab Emirates in agreeing a deal with Israel to normalise relations.
BANGKOK (Reuters): Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appealed for unity in a televised address to the nation on Thursday night (Aug 13) amid almost daily student-led anti-government protests since mid-July.