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AseanPlus News 18 May 2015 | 12:00 AM

Morsi sentence alarms US

CAIRO: The United States voiced alarm at death sentences handed to Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi and dozens of others, a verdict experts called a declaration of “total war” on his Muslim Brotherhood.

World 06 Apr 2015 | 11:45 PM

Bangladesh supreme court rejects Islamist leader's death penalty appeal

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal to scrap the death sentence on a senior figure in the country's largest Islamist party for genocide and torture during the 1971 war of independence, sparking protests in which one student was killed.

World 22 Apr 2015 | 5:15 PM

Turkey faces delicate battle against Islamic State sympathisers at home

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Defne Bayrak's husband was a suicide bomber who killed CIA operatives in a 2009 attack in Afghanistan. Now, she is among the hundreds of Turks using social media to show support for Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

World 13 Apr 2015 | 11:35 PM

Bangladesh special forces arrest four suspected militants in south

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh special forces arrested four suspected Islamist militants in the southern port city of Chittagong on Monday and seized a stash of small arms believed to be destined for a nearby training camp, a senior commander said.

South Korea 20 Apr 2015 | 3:33 PM

South Korea opposition pushes to impeach PM

SEOUL - South Korea's main opposition party said Monday it would seek to impeach Prime Minister Lee Wan-Koo, one of a number of top officials in President Park Geun-Hye's administration facing bribery allegations.

World 28 Jan 2015 | 1:55 AM

Auschwitz's last survivors urge a troubled Europe not to forget

OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - Auschwitz's last survivors urged the world not to forget the horror of the Holocaust 70 years after the Nazi death camp was liberated in the final throes of World War Two, an anniversary that finds Europe again confronted by intolerance.

AseanPlus News 05 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Pakistan hangs convict amid protests

KARACHI: Pakistan executed a man convicted of killing a child, brushing aside a storm of protests from rights groups that his confession had been extracted by torture and he was a minor at the time of the crime.

World 27 Jan 2015 | 10:35 PM

Last survivors recall Auschwitz, ask if lessons learned

OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - Around 300 survivors of the Auschwitz death camp were gathering on Tuesday to mark 70 years since its liberation by Soviet troops, joined by world leaders for a commemoration held in the shadow of war in Ukraine and a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe.

Nation 27 Jan 2015 | 4:33 PM

Mother says Sirul has been victimised

PETALING JAYA: The mother of former police commando Sirul Azhar Umar claims that her son has been victimised.

Nation 09 Apr 2015 | 12:48 PM

Mahfuz to arrange Dr Mahathir-Sirul phone call

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Mahfuz Omar is arranging for former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and former commando Sirul Azhar Umar to have a telephone conversation where hopefully Sirul will divulge information pertaining to the controversial murder of Mongolian model Altantuya Shaariibuu.