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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.

World 27 Feb 2018 | 4:55 PM Premium

New South African finance minister: Budget may not stave off downgrades

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's incoming Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Tuesday that the budget tabled by his predecessor last week might not prevent further credit ratings downgrades, casting doubt on hopes it would help reduce a large national debt pile.

World 27 Feb 2018 | 2:41 PM Premium

Maldives opposition protesters arrested after top court validates emergency rule

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives police arrested at least another four opposition members under state of emergency laws for protesting against President Abdulla Yameen's government, the opposition said on Tuesday.

World 27 Feb 2018 | 4:03 AM Premium

'Don't worry about the NRA,' Trump tells U.S. governors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told governors on Monday not to worry about the National Rifle Association lobbying group as states consider how to improve school safety after 17 students and educators were killed at a Florida high school on Feb. 14 by a gunman with semiautomatic rifle.

World 27 Feb 2018 | 2:11 AM Premium

Unassuming "Mini-Merkel" in pole position to succeed German chancellor

BERLIN (Reuters) - Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's election as general-secretary of Germany's ruling party puts her in pole position to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor after spending most of her career in a tiny state on the French border.

World 27 Feb 2018 | 1:00 AM Premium

Afghan Taliban renew call for dialogue with U.S. to end war

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban urged the United States on Monday to begin talks to end almost 17 years of war in Afghanistan, adding to a series of signals that suggest a greater willingness to explore options for dialogue.

AseanPlus News 27 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lower threshold for talks,

Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged the United States to “lower the threshold for talks” with the North as his aides held rare talks with a Pyongyang general on ways to defuse tensions.

Nation 27 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

A voice for the discriminated

PETALING JAYA: From having someone hang up calls on them or asking them not to get pregnant to being ignored in job opportunities, women experiencing gender discrimination at work took to to share about their experiences.