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World 18 Oct 2017 | 4:52 PM

Rights groups urge EU, Japan to consider halt in funding for Cambodian election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Rights groups on Wednesday urged the European Union and Japan to consider halting their funding for the election panel in Cambodia, if the ruling party succeeds in a bid to dissolve the main opposition party ahead of next year's general election.

Nation 18 Oct 2017 | 1:07 PM

Benjy sentenced to 11 years jail in Indonesia for drug smuggling

MEDAN: Actor Khaeryll Benjamin Ibrahim was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Wednesday for trying to smuggle crystal methamphetamine hidden in his rectum into the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

World 18 Oct 2017 | 1:06 PM

Defeat of Islamic State in Raqqa may herald wider struggle for U.S

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The defeat of Islamic State in its de facto capital Raqqa may only be the start of a wider struggle by the United States to contain any insurgency launched by the militant group and to stabilise the region, as Washington grapples with defining a comprehensive strategy in Syria.

AseanPlus News 18 Oct 2017 | 4:00 AM

Gender issues in fore after shooting in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH: The fatal shooting of a singer by her estranged husband on Monday has renewed calls among advocates for the government to take a stronger stance on violence against women, with critics charging that law enforcement remains uncommitted to protecting women despite years of commonplace assaults

AseanPlus News 17 Oct 2017 | 11:51 PM

National security tops list in Zuckerberg talks in Thailand

BANGKOK: Facebook co-founder’s visit seen as boost to country’s digital economy.

World 17 Oct 2017 | 10:06 PM

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle.

World 17 Oct 2017 | 7:20 PM

China's Xi set to codify legal clout, anti-graft campaign at congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party once shunned the rule of law, preferring to rely on what Chairman Mao Zedong called "rule of man" – essentially using the authority of party leaders to govern.

World 17 Oct 2017 | 10:47 AM

U.S. renews call for Cambodia to release opposition leader from prison

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States renewed a call for Cambodia's government to release the country's main opposition leader Kem Sokha from prison, after parliament voted to change election laws that would re-distribute his party's seats if it was dissolved.

Corporate News 17 Oct 2017 | 10:31 AM

London Eye operator Merlin plunges as terror threat hits growth

LONDON: Merlin Entertainments Plc shares plunged after the operator of the London Eye and Madame Tussauds attractions gave the strongest indication yet that an increased terror threat is set to take a lasting toll on business.

A Humble Submission 17 Oct 2017 | 5:06 AM

Empowering people through law

The 14th General Election will soon be upon us. In less than a year, we will experience what is probably going to be the most important polls in our country's history. There is now so much focus on it today that we can barely see beyond it.