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World 12 Dec 2013 | 8:50 PM

Saudi religious leader condemns suicide attacks

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti, the highest religious authority in the birthplace of Islam, has condemned suicide bombings as grave crimes, reiterating his stance in unusually strong language.

World 12 Dec 2013 | 5:25 PM

Bangladesh court clears the way for Islamist's execution

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the execution of an Islamist opposition leader, sparking violent protests by his supporters less than a month before elections are due to be held.

Nation 12 Dec 2013 | 1:54 PM

From Playboy bunny to hijab model

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s first Playboy bunny feels she is "worth more than showing off my body."

Nation 12 Dec 2013 | 12:39 PM

Home Ministry to expose alleged Shi'ite involvement of PAS leader at 3pm

GEORGE TOWN: The Home Ministry will provide details of alleged Syiah involvement of PAS "number two" at a press conference at 3pm today.

World 12 Dec 2013 | 2:20 AM

Daughter of Libya's former spy chief calls for him to be tried in The Hague

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's former spy chief should be brought to The Hague to face trial, his daughter said on Wednesday, warning that he faced a show trial and death in Libya unless extradited.

Reflecting On The Law 12 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Memories of Mandela

ALONG with Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest political leaders, human rights advocates and peace activists of the last century. On Dec 5, he left the surly bonds of the earth to touch the face of God. All humanity is diminished by his demise.

World 11 Dec 2013 | 4:56 PM

Bangladesh's top court adjourns Islamist's death penalty hearing

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's Supreme Court has adjourned until Thursday a hearing to decide if an Islamist opposition leader can appeal against his death penalty, in a case that has heightened political tension less than a month before elections are due.

World 11 Dec 2013 | 3:10 PM

Palestinians see worrisome trend in 'honour' killings rise

AQQABA, West Bank (Reuters) - A silvery green olive grove set in the red soil of a Palestinian village is a crime scene - testament to a practice so sensitive that it is spoken of only in whispers.

Nation 11 Dec 2013 | 8:08 AM

Suhakam needs more legal bite, says civil society

KUALA LUMPUR: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) needs to be given more bite to address weaknesses in Malaysia, said Human Rights Movement (Proham) secretary-general Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria.

Nation 11 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

NGO: Stakeholders should set up one committee to oversee heritage sites

SUNGAI PETANI: The Tourism and Culture Ministry, the Department of Museums and the Kedah government should form a committee to study the problems in Bujang Valley and other heritage sites, said NGO Bujang Valley Study Circle chairman and researcher Datuk V. Nadarajan.