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World 23 Sep 2014 | 1:26 PM

U.S., Iran seek common ground against militants, but doubts persist

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Whether Washington likes it or not, Shi'ite Iran, a key ally of the governments of Iraq and Syria, is all but certain to be a major player in the fight against the Sunni militants of Islamic State.

World 23 Sep 2014 | 12:10 PM

Kerry blames Islamic State, Assad for 'barbarism' of heritage sites

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday blamed Islamic State militants and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for destroying cultural treasures in Syria and Iraq describing it as "ugly, savage, inexplicable, valueless barbarism".

Community 23 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Call for new cab tariffs

JOHOR BARU: Johor Baru MP Tan Sri Shahrir Samad has urged the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to implement new fare rates for taxis ferrying travellers into Singapore.

AseanPlus News 22 Sep 2014 | 7:37 PM

Iran arrests 11 over SMS Khomeini insults

TEHRAN: Eleven Iranians accused of sending insulting SMS text messages about Islamic republic founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini have been arrested in the southern province of Shiraz, a newspaper reported on Monday.

Community 22 Sep 2014 | 8:39 AM

Tin mining town heritage

KUANTAN: The recent holidays saw scores of people dropping by the former tin mining town of Sungei Lembing near here to visit part of the refurbished Sungei Lembing Tin Mines.

Community 22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

The grassroots-led transformation of Siniawan is a success story that needs to be recounted

THERE are few towns in this part of the world that have undergone a more successful turnaround. Exactly a decade ago, Siniawan in Sarawak was hit by one of the worst floods that its residents can remember.

Lifestyle 21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Remixing old ideas: Connecting the past with the present

Grand old cities, like golden-agers, expand each new generation’s imagination.

Nation 19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

‘Guide to Malaysia’ in its eighth edition

KUALA LUMPUR: The Guide to Malaysia, eighth edition. A glance at this book and you might think it is one of the common guides found in hotel rooms, but it is actually the most comprehensive guide book in the market.

Community 19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Day of significance

HAVING just celebrated Malaysia Day, this is a good time for us to reflect on the significance of Sept 16 and the birth of our nation.

Community 19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM

Environment group opposes construction of dam ini northern Sarawak

MIRI: The Save Sarawak Rivers Network, an environmental watchdog group that is opposing the construction of mega-dams in Sarawak, have blasted two longhouse chiefs and a handful of villagers who are asking for the construction of the RM4 billion Baram Dam in northern Sarawak to proceed.