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Gingrich pulls plug on "wild ride" White House bid

ARLINGTON, Virginia (Reuters) - Newt Gingrich ended his run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but slumping to defeat in dozens of Republican primaries under attack from rivals who portrayed him as the consummate Washington insider.

Insults hurled as two get into spat

A BACKBENCHER and an opposition assemblyman got into a shouting match at the state legislative assembly sitting, with both calling each other names.

Gingrich pulls plug on "wild ride" White House bid

ARLINGTON, Virginia (Reuters) - Newt Gingrich ended his run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but slumping to defeat in dozens of Republican primaries under attack from rivals who portrayed him as the consummate Washington insider.

At war from the word go

PROCEEDINGS at the Penang State Assembly heated up fast with barbs being traded over the “wasting of time” by representatives during the oral question session.

BN leaders denied entry

BARISAN Nasional leaders are crying foul after they were denied entry into the state legislative assembly sitting to observe the proceedings.

Koay: DAP forgot about songkok boycott

GEORGE TOWN: Penang MCA adviser Datuk Koay Kar Huah has slammed the DAP-led state government for apparently “forgetting” its boycott against wearing the songkok.

For Tunisia's Jews, hope and fears post-revolt

DJERBA, Tunisia (Reuters) - In the Jewish quarters on the Tunisian island of Djerba, only menoras or Hebrew letters painted in blue against the whitewashed walls distinguish a Jewish home from the Muslim family living next door.

Egyptians rally to demand free presidential vote

CAIRO (Reuters) - Thousands marched to Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to protest against the exclusion of prominent candidates from Egypt's presidential election, convinced that the country's ruling generals are trying to manipulate the outcome.

Dialogue is the only solution

From PATRICIA MIRANDA, Klebang Kecil, Malacca.

The Three Little Tigers have not been very robust in their biotech ventures

Set against some of Asia’s giant economies, the writer looks at their lack of success in the field of biotech and why they have held back.