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FIFA ethics report calls for sanctions against Blatter, Platini

BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA ethics investigators called on Saturday for sanctions against president Sepp Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini, dealing a fresh blow to Platini's bid to succeed Blatter as head of world soccer's governing body.

Ruler grants clemency to four death row inmates

NUSAJAYA: Four men who were sentenced to death for murder and drug trafficking were spared the hangman’s noose after being granted clemency by Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.

‘Probe on banners against Chinese schools ongoing’

Police are still investigating the incident involving banners bearing “Abolish Chinese schools” which were raised during the Red-shirt rally on Sept 16, reports Sin Chew Daily.

U.S. House passes bill to slow Syrian refugees despite Obama veto threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives, defying a veto threat by President Barack Obama, overwhelmingly passed Republican-backed legislation on Thursday to suspend Obama's program to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next year and then intensify the process of screening them.

Court finds cabbie charged with attempted murder fit to stand trial

KUALA LUMPUR: A Sessions Court here has found that a taxi driver charged with attempting to murder a guard at the entrance of a hospital last month is fit to stand trial.

Nurul to cooperate with Sulu ‘princess’ meeting probe

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar is ready to cooperate with authorities probing her meeting with Jacel H. Kiram Hasan even as the Sulu “princess” hits out at Malaysians for labelling her a “terrorist”.

Obama well briefed and aware of issues, says Ambiga

KUALA LUMPUR: Civil society leaders who met Barack Obama on the sidelines of the 27th Asean Summit said the US president had already known many of their concerns.

First Syrian refugees to land in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia, Nov 16, 2015 (AFP) - The first of 12,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria to be resettled by Australia will arrive within 24 hours, the government said Monday, as concerns about security checks mounted after bloody attacks in Paris.

Blatter relaxed, recovering and 'still president', says confidant

ZURICH (Reuters) - Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter, his world football federation mired in a corruption crisis, is recovering in hospital after a health scare but should be discharged soon, a confidant said on Wednesday.

G25: Tawfik’s views are his own

PETALING JAYA: The group of prominent Malays has distanced itself from a statement by one of its members, Tawfik Ismail, that former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former deputy prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had sought the group’s support to replace the prime minister.