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IGP: 11 Malaysians desperate to flee horrors of Islamic State war in Syria and return home

KUALA LUMPUR: Eleven Malaysians are keen to return home from the horrors of the Islamic State (IS) terror group’s war in Syria, said Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

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Skies darken over Syria

AS if on schedule, US missiles backed by British and French forces attacked Syria yesterday, one year and a week after similar Cruise missiles hit targets in Syria.


A threat from Syria to right here

EXCLUSIVE: KOTA KINABALU: The fall of Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa, Syria, has brought a new menacing possibility – that Malaysian militants, some hardened with battle experience, may return home.


Five ex-ISA detainees in Syria

PETALING JAYA: Five former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees are among 40 Malaysians who have joined up with the Islamic State militants in war-torn Syria where multiple factions are vying for supremacy.


Wall Street futures rise, shrug off allied missile attack on Syria

NEW YORK: U.S. equity index futures rose on Sunday as financial market trading resumed for the first time since the United States, Britain and France hit Syria with missile strikes in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack.

North Korea

US sends message to North Korea, China with Syria strike

SEOUL: The US missile strike on Syria contained a clear message for North Korea and its main ally China, analysts said, but not one strong enough to push Pyongyang off its nuclear weapons path.

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New Zealand makes UN push for end to Syria air attacks

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - New Zealand, one of the 10 non-permanent Security Council members, has presented a draft resolution demanding an end to air attacks in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo.


’No survivors’ as Syria-bound Russian jet crashes

MOSCOW: A Russian military plane heading to Syria crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday, with no sign of survivors among the 92 on board, including Red Army Choir members on their way to celebrate the New Year with troops.


Oil hits six-month high, shares fall on Syria fears

LONDON: The prospect of Western military action against Syria hit emerging market assets hard, pushed oil to a six-month high and sent world shares sliding for a second day on Wednesday.


Third M’sian killed in Syria

PETALING JAYA: Former Internal Security Act (ISA) detainee Mohd Lotfi Ariffin has become the third Malaysian to die in war-torn Syria.