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World 15 Aug 2014 | 8:02 PM

Hezbollah sees Islamic State as threat to Gulf, Jordan

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanese group Hezbollah described the radical Islamist movement that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria as a growing "monster" that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states.

Nation 15 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Malaysians can ‘B’ patriotic

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians are rated “B” when it comes to showing they are patriotic to the country, according to a survey among six public and private universities carried out by the National Civics Bureau (BTN).

World 12 Aug 2014 | 11:10 PM

Egypt's top religious authority condemns Islamic State

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's top religious authority condemned the armed group Islamic State which has taken over parts of Iraq and Syria, describing it on Tuesday as a corrupt, extremist organisation that is damaging Islam.

World 12 Aug 2014 | 11:00 PM

Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Islamic State violence

ROME (Reuters) - The Vatican called on Muslim religious leaders on Tuesday to condemn "unspeakable criminal acts" by Islamic State militants who have taken a series of cities in northern Iraq, forcing tens of thousands of Christians and Yazidis to flee their homes.

World 10 Aug 2014 | 7:10 PM

Islamic State killed 500 Yazidis, buried some victims alive - Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive in the north, Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters on Sunday.

Nation 10 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Explain why Wan Azizah cannot be MB, Saifuddin tells PAS

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR wants PAS to explain why it is totally against Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail becoming the Selangor Mentri Besar.

Nation 10 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

What’s up, Pakatan?

PKR is going all out to remove Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim as the Selangor MB. But PAS one of its key partners in Pakatan Rakyat is opposing the move to replace Khalid with Datin Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail who is the PKR president and newly elected Kajang assemblyman. On Saturday, PKR sacked Khalid from the party. In this interview with The Star, PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution gives the party’s reasons why Khalid must go even if this causes friction in Pakatan with PKR and DAP on one side and PAS on the other. He is certain that if Khalid remains as MB, Pakatan will lose the state in the next general election.

Nation 09 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Khalid fires back at PKR panel

PETALING JAYA: Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim has fired back at PKR’s disciplinary committee, telling it that it has no business questioning him on how the state is run.

Nation 08 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Selangor MB refuses to attend PKR’s disciplinary hearing

SHAH ALAM: Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim is angry and does not want to attend PKR’s disciplinary meeting today to answer allegations levelled against him. The Mentri Besar says he does not like the way PKR is treating him.

Nation 05 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Netizens: FB user must be punished

PETALING JAYA: Netizens want Facebook user Kelvin Yip to be punished for his insensitive remarks about the azan call to prayer.