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World 03 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

More cartoons, protests in Prophet blasphemy row

PARIS (Reuters) - An international row over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad gathered pace on Thursday as more European dailies printed controversial Danish caricatures and Muslims increased pressure to stop them.

Lifestyle 31 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Lobak kuih

AMY BEH with the answers to your culinary queries.

Health 29 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

First oral iron chelator approved

Novartis announced the approval of Deferasirox - the first and only once-daily oral iron chelator - by the US Food and Drug Administration. It has been approved for the treatment of chronic iron overload due to blood transfusions in adults and children age two and older.

Health 29 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Health of our senior citizens

By the year 2016, one in six people will be older than 65 years, and one-quarter of that group will be over 80.

Community 26 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bakti aid for burn victim

SEVEN-year-old Kong Lee Yin of Seremban, Negri Sembilan, who suffered severe burns while playing with a lantern last September, received a surprise Chinese New Year gift from Bakti.

Nation 26 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Reunion dinner a way of bonding families

It is always nice to get together with loved ones but for the Chinese, the most special family gathering has to be the reunion dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year.

World 24 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. experts: OTC weight loss drug offers benefits

BETHESDA, Md. (Reuters) - The first diet drug aimed at helping the growing number of fat Americans lose weight without seeing a doctor moved one step closer to U.S. approval on Monday after a health advisory panel endorsed the idea.

World 23 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. health experts to review OTC weight-loss drug

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health experts on Monday will weigh what could become the first nonprescription weight-loss drug approved for use in the United States, where nearly two-thirds of the population is overweight and obesity rates continue to rise.

Business 23 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Kian Joo banks on what it knows best

KIAN Joo Can Factory Bhd started from very humble beginnings in 1956 to become the biggest packaging company in the Asean region. Executive director Datuk Anthony See shares with StarBiz journalist ELAINE ANG onthe secret of the group's success.

Business 23 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Oil could top US$100 a barrel if UN sanctions imposed on Iran

VIENNA: A surge in oil prices last week to almost $70 a barrel on concerns about the restart of Iran's nuclear programme only hints at what may lie ahead.