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World 04 Nov 2016 | 10:53 AM

Indonesia police brace for hardline Islamic protest

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Truckloads of soldiers and police took the streets of Jakarta on Friday, securing shopping malls and business areas, as residents in the Indonesian capital braced for a large-scale protest planned by hardline Muslim groups.

World 13 Sep 2016 | 5:53 PM

Modi calls violence in Indian IT hub over water dispute "distressful"

BENGALURU (Reuters) - Indian and foreign technology companies including global outsourcing firm Accenture closed offices and told staff to stay at home in the technology hub of Bengaluru on Tuesday after riots over the diversion of water from a river.

Nation 30 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

New MP Mastura wants female constituents to brush up on English language

KUALA KANGSAR: Empowering women by teaching them to speak better English is the core mission of the newly-elected Kuala Kangsar MP.

World 05 Apr 2016 | 12:43 AM

Women workers exploited in India's high end shoe industry, say campaigners

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's growing shoe industry relies on women who work from home, earn less than the minimum wage and lack any legal rights, activists said, urging companies importing from India to check their supply chains for signs of labour exploitation.

World 16 Mar 2016 | 2:20 AM

Washington subway to shut for full day after fire

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2016 (AFP) - Washington’s Metro train system will shut all day Wednesday for emergency inspections after an electrical fire in a tunnel, transport chiefs said, in an unprecedented move that threatens to cause mass disruption in the US capital.

World 24 Nov 2015 | 9:35 AM

U.S. issues global travel alert as manhunt continues for Paris attackers

WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - Citing "increased terrorist threats" from militant groups in various regions of the world, the U.S. State Department issued a global alert on Monday for Americans planning to travel following deadly militant attacks in France and Mali.

World 24 Nov 2015 | 4:40 AM

Brussels stays on top alert as manhunt goes on

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium extended a maximum security alert in Brussels for a week on Monday as a manhunt went on for Islamic State suspects in the Paris attacks, but the usually bustling city's metro and schools could reopen from Wednesday.

World 24 Nov 2015 | 2:00 AM

Brussels security lockdown hurts tourism, business

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - At the end of what usually is a busy lunchtime with customers from nearby offices flocking to his leather goods store in one of Brussels' main shopping streets, manager Karen Arkelyan planned to close early on Monday.

World 23 Nov 2015 | 9:35 AM

Paris suspect eludes Belgian dragnet, Brussels still in lockdown

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police arrested 16 more people in late-night raids searching for those behind the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, but failed to find a prime suspect as the government locked down the capital for a third day on Monday.

Nation 03 Sep 2015 | 12:00 AM

Job insurance in the works

PUTRAJAYA: A decision will be made soon on the setting up of an Employment Insurance Scheme to help retrenched workers in the country, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib.