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World 12 Jun 2019 | 6:34 AM

Brazil justice minister Moro facing heat in wake of leaked messages

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Justice Minister Sergio Moro faced intense pressure on Tuesday after leaked personal messages raised doubts about his impartiality as the judge overseeing landmark corruption cases, with an influential newspaper calling on him to resign.

Nation 11 Jun 2019 | 1:20 PM

Orang Asli did not die from chemical exposure, says Health Minister

PUTRAJAYA: The two Orang Asli from Kampung Kuala Koh, Gua Musang, Kelantan died from an infection and not chemical exposure, says Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

Nation 11 Jun 2019 | 12:44 PM

Health Minister empowered to amend GP fees, says medical association

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Minister has the power to amend the fee schedule of general practitioners (GPs) without going through Cabinet, says a medical association.

World 09 Jun 2019 | 11:00 PM

German minister lands in Iran in bid to save nuclear pact

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister has arrived in Tehran to hold talks with President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, as part of a concerted European effort to preserve Iran's nuclear pact with world powers and defuse rising U.S.-Iranian tensions.

World 04 Jun 2019 | 3:29 PM

Australia minister in Sri Lanka stresses 'tough' asylum policy

COLOMBO (Reuters) - A senior minister restated Australia's tough border policy on a visit to Sri Lanka on Tuesday amid reports that the Australian navy had intercepted and returned several boats carrying asylum seekers from the Indian Ocean island.

Nation 01 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Yeo to meet Australian minister over waste disposal

PETALING JAYA: Minister Yeo Bee Yin is making plans to go to Australia to discuss Lynas with its government officials.

World 31 May 2019 | 9:23 PM

The iron fist - BJP's Shah becomes India's home affairs minister

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - He made his name as a ruthless backroom politician and master strategist who won election victories for his boss, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also has a reputation for the incendiary, recently describing illegal Bangladeshi immigrants as "like termites" taking grain and jobs from India's poor.

World 30 May 2019 | 8:08 PM

Italy's League junior minister resigns after conviction, Salvini accepts

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's League leader and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini accepted on Thursday the resignation of a junior minister convicted for embezzlement, in a move likely to avoid a potential hurdle for the ruling coalition.

World 29 May 2019 | 4:10 PM

Indian finance minister Jaitley asks not to join new Modi government, citing health reasons

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Arun Jaitley, India's finance minister, has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to give him a ministerial position in the new government, citing health issues.

World 26 May 2019 | 11:04 PM

Iran will defend itself against any aggression, says foreign minister

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iran will defend itself against any military or economic aggression, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday, calling on European states to do more to preserve a nuclear agreement his country signed.