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Nation 03 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

‘Clampdown won’t stop dissenting voices’

PETALING JAYA: The clampdown on social media, including shutting down blogs, will not stop the people from talking, said former Cabinet minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz.

World 25 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Top U.S. general hails progress in Baghdad clampdown

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in the Middle East praised a major security clampdown in Baghdad on Thursday and said Iraq was far from civil war.

World 19 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM Premium

Israel plans funding clampdown on Hamas-ruled Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel plans to tighten a financial clampdown on Hamas-ruled Gaza, denying it access to funds including Palestinian tax revenues released to President Mahmoud Abbas, senior officials said on Tuesday.

World 16 Sep 2016 | 9:40 PM Premium

Switzerland expects fewer refugees after border clampdown

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government expects fewer asylum requests in 2016 than last year, after a clampdown on migrants crossing the Italian border.

Nation 08 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM Premium

Hilmi: Clampdown on vaping a bit drastic

KUALA LUMPUR: The recent nationwide clampdown on vaping by the Health Ministry had been “a bit drastic,” said Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya.

World 30 May 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for China openness amid clampdown

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi urged China's Communist leaders on Monday to be more open and tolerant amidst a heavy clampdown on dissidents and government critics in recent months.

World 08 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fear and swagger drive China's clampdown on dissent

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has shifted its clampdown on dissent up a gear with the detention of a world-renowned artist, Ai Weiwei, revealing a government at once insecure about its grip on power and yet unruffled by Western criticism of its heavy-handed rule.

World 02 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.N. calls on Iran to halt clampdown, release activists

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office called on Tuesday for the immediate release of prominent activists and journalists it said had been arrested or intimidated as part of an apparent clampdown on critical voices ahead of next year's presidential election.

World 06 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Israel launches clampdown in W. Bank after bombing

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel launched a military clampdown in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday in the opening stages of what it vowed would be a harsh response to a Palestinian suicide bombing that killed five Israelis.

World 06 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Israel launches clampdown in W. Bank after bombing

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel launched a military clampdown in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday in the opening stages of what it vowed would be a harsh response to a Palestinian suicide bombing that killed five Israelis.