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AseanPlus News 05 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Mastermind of bomb plot confesses

JAKARTA: An Indonesian on trial for a foiled plot to bomb the Myanmar embassy confessed to being the mastermind, saying he was “still at war” with anyone oppressing Muslims.

World 04 Dec 2013 | 10:30 PM

Libyan assembly votes to follow Islamic law

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's national assembly voted on Wednesday to make sharia, Islamic law, the basis of all legislation and for state institutions in a decision that may impact banking, criminal and financial laws.

Nation 04 Dec 2013 | 6:11 PM

Ustaz Kazim declines Umno Supreme Council appointment

SUNGAI PETANI: Locally prominent Islamic religious teacher Ustaz Mohammad Kazim Elias has declined his appointment by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak on Nov 29 as an Umno Supreme Council member.

World 04 Dec 2013 | 2:20 PM

Smuggling cartels, militants hinder revival of Somali port

KISMAYU, Somalia (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked militants, drug smugglers and shadowy criminal networks stand in the way of the Somali federal government's hopes of hiring a foreign firm to manage the lucrative but run-down southern port of Kismayu.

Nation 04 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

DPM calls for study on young voters

KUALA LUMPUR: Umno needs to take heed of the message sent by the young and urban voters through the ballot boxes in the last general election, while at the same time ensure that the undivided support it received from the Malays and bumiputra in the rural areas are not taken lightly.

World 03 Dec 2013 | 12:10 AM

Islamists take Syrian Christian town, monastery - state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist fighters in Syria have taken over the ancient quarter of the Christian town of Maaloula and are holding several nuns in a monastery there, state news agency SANA said on Monday.

Nation 03 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM

Najib: We must be the people's party

With the 2013 Umno General Assembly due to start tomorrow, party president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak spoke of his vision for the main party in Barisan Nasional and his vision for the country as Prime Minister.

World 02 Dec 2013 | 11:00 PM

Insight - In Egypt, ideas of a radical Islamist make comeback

ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO (Reuters) - Young Egyptian Islamists seeking a way to confront the military-led state are turning to the ideas of a radical ideologue who waged the same struggle half a century ago and later became a source of inspiration for al Qaeda.

World 02 Dec 2013 | 9:25 PM

Syria death toll hits nearly 126,000 - monitoring group

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The death toll in Syria's civil war has risen to at least 125,835, more than a third of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday.

Nation 02 Dec 2013 | 1:03 PM

Najib: Umno has a clear vision for the future

KUALA LUMPUR: While Umno is proud of its past glories, the party is also committed to a clear vision for the future, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.