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World 23 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

U.S. sought ex-Guantanamo detainee's silence - court

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. government lawyers tried to get a British resident held at Guantanamo Bay to sign a deal saying he had never been tortured and that he would not speak to the media as a condition of his release, according to documents presented in Britain's High Court.

World 23 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

U.S. sought ex-Guantanamo detainee's silence - court

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. government lawyers tried to get a British resident held at Guantanamo Bay to sign a deal saying he had never been tortured and that he would not speak to the media as a condition of his release, according to documents presented in Britain's High Court.

Community 28 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

A taste of Sikh hospitality

SIKHS in Penang came out in full force to showcase the community's vibrant culture and the best of their hospitality at a gathering at Fort Cornwallis in George Town last Saturday.

Nation 01 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Husband and wife plan a new beginning after 11-month ordeal

It will be a new beginning for Jaafar Noor and his wife Siti Aishah Hamid, both 44, who arrived in Malaysia yesterday after spending 11 months in a Pakistani jail for drug charges.

World 10 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Obama seeks $83.4 billion more in 2009 war funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama asked the U.S Congress on Thursday for an extra $83.4 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this year, citing threats from al Qaeda and a resurgent Taliban.

Nation 30 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

India criticises OIC over remarks on Kashmir

India has expressed dissatisfaction over the recent stand of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on the sensitive Kashmir issue and the playing down of terrorism on its soil.

Nation 03 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Illegal migrants using Malaysia as a transit point

KUALA LUMPUR: Illegal immigrants tend to use Malaysia as a transit point to move to a third country, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

World 06 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

China official sees risk in regional attacks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's tense far-northwestern region of Xinjiang faces threats from violence rippling across from south and central Asia, a senior official said on Friday.

World 26 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Obama set to release Afghan strategy review

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will brief lawmakers on Thursday on his administration's review of U.S. policy in Afghanistan, where NATO-led troops are struggling to make headway against a Taliban insurgency.

World 28 Mar 2009 | 12:00 AM

Obama shifts strategy from Bush policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the space of a month, President Barack Obama has shifted U.S. strategy from George W. Bush's fixation on Iraq to a renewed focus on Afghanistan, where many Americans thought it should have always been.