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World 20 Oct 2018 | 4:16 PM

Six Sweida hostages freed from Islamic State - Syrian state media, Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Six hostages were freed on Saturday from Islamic State, which has held several women and children captive since it attacked Syria's Sweida city three months ago, state media and a monitor said.

World 20 Oct 2018 | 5:06 PM

Thousands rally in Taiwan, call for referendum on independence from China

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Several thousand pro-independence demonstrators rallied in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to protest against Beijing's "bullying" and called for a referendum on whether the self-ruled island should formally declare independence from China.

Metro News 20 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Metro Watch

Penang Medical Practitioners Society will hold a free medical and dental camp at the St Anne’s Hall, Jalan Kulim in Bukit Mertajam from 8am to 1pm tomorrow.

Markets 20 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Consolidation with a bearish bias

REVIEW: Domestic policy has come into sharp focus as impending clarity over Malaysia’s fiscal status and future direction set investors on the edge of their seats.

Markets 20 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Eye On Stock: Sino Hua-An Int’l

SINO Hua-An International Bhd (code: 2739), which has seen its share price slip since January this year, is facing a long uphill battle to return to a bullish outlook.

Markets 20 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

It’s a long way down for China stocks channelling past traumas

THREE years after China’s equity bubble burst, the country’s investors are once again reeling from losses.

Economy 20 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Budget 2019 priorities – some thoughts

THE Malaysian economy slowed to 4.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the second quarter of 2018, the slowest rate in five quarters since the second quarter of 2017.

Metro News 20 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Great deals in time for festive season

WHEN Malaysians talk about home expos, one of the first things to come to mind would be Perfect Lifestyle ‘18, which is always the talk of the town.

Economy 20 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Realigning Malaysia’s growth policy

Govt aims for more diversified income stream, prudent management and to trim national debt.

Badminton 20 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

Success is no walk in the Park

THE legendary Park Joo-bong of South Korea is one of badminton’s special ones – revered for his success as both a player and coach. As a doubles great, he has won all the major titles – including the Olympic gold. Joo-bong has also excelled as a coach, transforming Japan into a powerhouse of the game. Starsport’s RAJES PAUL caught up with the 54-year-old former Malaysia chief coach at the Danisa Denmark Open in Odense to discover the ‘secrets’ of his success.