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World 08 Mar 2018 | 2:17 AM Premium

U.N. Security Council calls for Syria ceasefire to be implemented

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday called for a ceasefire to be implemented across Syria and expressed concern about the country's humanitarian situation, said Netherlands U.N. Ambassador Karel van Oosterom, council president for March.

Nation 08 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Scammers using Federal Court’s name to trick victims

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court chief registrar’s office says a syndicate is using its name to dupe people into transferring their assets.

Nation 08 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dubious prepaid lines to be cut

EXCLUSIVE: PETALING JAYA: Spam, scams and unwanted “special offers” on your mobile phone could drop sharply in the near future, thanks to an exercise to weed out prepaid subscribers with dubious registration details.

AseanPlus News 08 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Wary Taiwan eyes growing shadow of China’s leadership

TAIPEI: President Xi Jinping’s vision of a resurgent Chinese nation raises a huge red flag for democratic rival Taiwan, with the pressure set to rise now that Xi has a lifetime to realise his ambitions.

World 07 Mar 2018 | 8:28 PM Premium

Sierra Leone votes for new leader in hope of ending economic crisis

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone voters queued for hours in steamy humidity on Wednesday to elect a new leader they hope will end years of economic crisis caused by twin shocks of a commodities slump and an Ebola epidemic.

World 07 Mar 2018 | 7:29 PM Premium

India, with eye on China ties, bans Tibetans from holding New Delhi rally

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has banned Tibetans from holding a rally with the Dalai Lama in New Delhi this month to mark the 60th anniversary of a failed uprising against Chinese rule, officials said on Wednesday, as it tries to improve fraught ties with China.

World 07 Mar 2018 | 7:07 PM Premium

With gas and diplomacy, Russia embraces Cold War foe Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - As U.S. influence in Islamabad wanes, Pakistan's former adversary Russia is building military, diplomatic and economic ties that could upend historic alliances in the region and open up a fast-growing gas market for Moscow's energy companies.

World 07 Mar 2018 | 5:35 PM Premium

Asian giants China and India flex muscles over tiny Maldives

NEW DELHI/COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its pro-China president imposed a state of emergency, according to military and diplomatic sources and analysts.

World 07 Mar 2018 | 4:46 PM Premium

Turkey calls on U.S. to stop Kurdish fighters moving to Syria's Afrin

ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States should prevent fighters from the Kurdish YPG militia travelling to the Syrian region of Afrin from elsewhere in Syria to counter a Turkish military incursion, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Wednesday.

World 07 Mar 2018 | 2:07 PM Premium

Exclusive - Mexico left-wing candidate's lead widens as rivals bicker: Reuters poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican left-wing presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador extended his lead to 14 points in an opinion poll completed last week, with a fight between his opponents over accusations of financial wrongdoing weighing on their support.