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World 01 Mar 2018 | 1:56 AM Premium

Zuma-appointed chief prosecutor fights for job in South Africa's top court

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's chief prosecutor, who was ordered to step down by a court that found it improper that a Jacob Zuma-appointee should decide if the then-president should be prosecuted, appealled that ruling on Wednesday.

Nation 01 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Feng shui master: Toss your oranges for Mr Right before 9pm

KUALA LUMPUR: No need to look for love in all the wrong places anymore. Feng shui master Jessie Lee will tell you exactly where, and when, to go. Or, in this case, where and when to throw.

World 28 Feb 2018 | 10:59 PM Premium

Syrian government ground forces attack Ghouta despite Russian truce plan

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian government forces launched a ground assault on the edge of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta enclave on Wednesday, seeking to gain territory despite a Russian plan for five-hour daily ceasefires, a war monitor and sources on both sides said.

World 28 Feb 2018 | 9:34 PM Premium

Venezuelan opposition coalition decries Falcon presidential bid

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition coalition decried a decision by a former state governor to run against President Nicolas Maduro in elections in April, accusing him on Wednesday of undercutting their strategy of boycotting the vote.

World 28 Feb 2018 | 7:46 PM Premium

Turkey rejects U.S., French calls for Afrin ceasefire in Syria

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey forcefully rejected on Wednesday Western calls to suspend its offensive in northwest Syria, saying the United States misunderstood the extent of a U.N. ceasefire resolution and accusing France of giving "false information" on the issue.

World 28 Feb 2018 | 10:16 AM Premium

Merkel ally promises Germany will stick to Schaueble's course

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will stick to the stern fiscal orthodoxy it pursued under long-serving conservative finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble even if the key post is ceded to a Social Democrat in the next government, acting finance chief Peter Altmaier said.

World 28 Feb 2018 | 9:40 AM Premium

Trump discusses Iran in calls with Saudi, UAE leaders -White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Iran's "destabilising activities" and other security and economic issues in separate telephone calls with senior Saudi and Emirati leaders on Tuesday, the White House said.

World 28 Feb 2018 | 1:26 AM Premium

Poland postpones debate on commemorating Poles who saved Jews

WARSAW (Reuters) - The Polish parliament delayed a debate on Tuesday on whether to designate a day to remember Poles who saved Jews during World War Two, with the opposition saying it was bad timing as the country faces international pressure over a new Holocaust law.

World 28 Feb 2018 | 12:42 AM Premium

Egypt calls for BBC boycott amid dispute over critical report

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's government press centre called on Tuesday for Egyptian officials and prominent individuals to boycott the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) after a report on human rights it said was "flagrantly fraught with lies".

Nation 28 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Malaysians hold Kuok in high regard

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians have paid tribute to billionaire Robert Kuok for playing an important role in the country’s economic growth and being a patriotic citizen.