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Nation 22 Jun 2021 | 7:00 AM

Agencies call for government to lift foreign maid blockade

JOHOR BARU: Maid agencies here are hoping the government will allow foreign maids back into the country soon to clear their huge backlog of bookings for domestic helpers.

World 18 Jun 2021 | 4:25 AM

U.S. issues new guidance to ease COVID-19 assistance to countries hit by sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Thursday issued guidance easing the way for delivery of products such as face masks, ventilators and vaccines to combat the coronavirus pandemic to heavily sanctioned countries like Iran, Venezuela and Syria.

World 10 Jun 2021 | 5:06 PM

Yemen Houthis gear up for Sanaa airport reopening - sources

ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi administration has started renovation work at Sanaa airport, two industry sources said, as the group that holds most of northern Yemen prepares for a possible reopening of the facility under U.N.-led peace efforts.

World 06 Jun 2021 | 11:12 PM

Factbox-Fairy Creek blockades: the dispute over logging Canada's old-growth forests

(Reuters) - Since August 2020 protesters have been blockading logging roads near the Fairy Creek drainage on western Vancouver Island. The dispute has reignited a debate on whether there should be a moratorium on logging Canada's ancient forests.

World 06 Jun 2021 | 11:11 PM

Save Fairy Creek: The battle over Western Canada's ancient forests

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Nolan Paquette started working part-time at his local sawmill more than 20 years ago while still at school, pushing a broom on the clean-up team. Now 38, Paquette drives trucks and operates machinery at the same Western Forest Products-owned mill in Duke Point, Nanaimo, the third generation of his family to work in forestry on British Columbia's Vancouver Island.