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  • UAE signs US$5.5b in military contracts as Yemen war heightens scrutiny

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    UAE signs US$5.5b in military contracts as Yemen war heightens scrutiny

    ABU DHABI, Feb 21 — The United Arab Emirates awarded US$5.5 billion worth (RM22.4 billion) of military procurement contracts during a defence show this week, at a time when arms...

  • Iran announces three-day navy drill from Gulf to Indian Ocean

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    Iran announces three-day navy drill from Gulf to Indian Ocean

    TEHRAN, Feb 21 — Iran is to launch a three-day annual navy drill from tomorrow in a vast area of the Gulf and the Indian Ocean including a sensitive global shipping route, state...

  • Saudi sisters stopped in Hong Kong while fleeing kingdom

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    Saudi sisters stopped in Hong Kong while fleeing kingdom

  • Two dead, six missing after high-seas brawl on Taiwan fishing boat

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    Two dead, six missing after high-seas brawl on Taiwan fishing boat

  • Air France halts Caracas flights during political crisis

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    Air France halts Caracas flights during political crisis

  • Algeria military plane crash kills two

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    Algeria military plane crash kills two

  • 5.5-magnitude quake hits Japan’s Hokkaido, no tsunami risk

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    5.5-magnitude quake hits Japan’s Hokkaido, no tsunami risk

  • ‘Doomsday’ inferno leaves Dhaka in shock

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    ‘Doomsday’ inferno leaves Dhaka in shock

  • Catalonia protesters burn tyres, block highways over separatist trial

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    Catalonia protesters burn tyres, block highways over separatist trial

  • Dublin airport temporarily suspends flights over drone sighting

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    Dublin airport temporarily suspends flights over drone sighting

  • Vietnam tightens security at border station ahead of Kim Jong-un visit

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    Vietnam tightens security at border station ahead of Kim Jong-un visit

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  • India rolls out red carpet for Saudi crown prince

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    India rolls out red carpet for Saudi crown prince

  • US rapper shot by police hit by 25 bullets

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    US rapper shot by police hit by 25 bullets

  • Passengers evacuated from Singapore train after phone emits smoke

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    Passengers evacuated from Singapore train after phone emits smoke

  • Students flee violence in Indonesia’s Papua

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    Students flee violence in Indonesia’s Papua

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  • UK’s Hammond: Talk of warship deployment complicates China ties

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    UK’s Hammond: Talk of warship deployment complicates China ties

    LONDON, Feb 21 — Britain’s talk of deploying a warship in the Pacific has complicated its relationship with China, finance minister Philip Hammond said today. As Britain...

  • Pence will meet with Lima Group on Venezuela, says spokeswoman

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    Pence will meet with Lima Group on Venezuela, says spokeswoman

    WASHINGTON, Feb 21 — US Vice-President Mike Pence will fly to Bogota, Colombia on Monday to discuss the Venezuela crisis with leaders of the regional Lima Group of nations, his...

  • Security chief in south Libya town assassinated

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    Security chief in south Libya town assassinated

    TRIPOLI, Feb 21 — Armed men have murdered a security official in southern Libya, the UN-backed government said today, a day after forces opposed to it said they had entered his...

  • US-backed SDF hand Iraqi, foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq

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    US-backed SDF hand Iraqi, foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq

    BAGHDAD, Feb 21 — US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over more than 150 Iraqi and other foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq today. The handover was the first of...

  • Last civilians expected to leave Islamic State enclave today

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    Last civilians expected to leave Islamic State enclave today

    DEIR AL-ZOR (Syria), Feb 21 — The last civilians are expected to be evacuated from Islamic State’s final enclave in eastern Syria today, clearing the way for US-backed forces...

  • British opposition leader warns of no deal Brexit danger

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    British opposition leader warns of no deal Brexit danger

    BRUSSELS, Feb 21 — British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn warned today a no deal Brexit was a “very serious and present” risk and blamed Prime Minister Theresa May’s...

  • Finance Minister: Brexit deal could be voted on by lawmakers next week

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    Finance Minister: Brexit deal could be voted on by lawmakers next week

    LONDON, Feb 21 — British lawmakers could be given a vote on a revised Brexit deal as soon as next week as negotiators in Brussels scramble to clinch last-minute changes to...

  • Kazakh president sacks government over economic failures

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    Kazakh president sacks government over economic failures

    ASTANA, Feb 21 — Ex-Soviet Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev dismissed the government today, complaining that “positive changes were not achieved” in the...

  • Nigeria’s Buhari, Atiku make final appeal for votes ahead of delayed poll

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    Nigeria’s Buhari, Atiku make final appeal for votes ahead of delayed poll

    ABUJA, Feb 21 — Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his closest rival Atiku Abubakar made their final appeal for votes on the last day of campaigning today ahead of a...

  • Pope opens child sex abuse conference, promising ‘concrete’ remedies

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    Pope opens child sex abuse conference, promising ‘concrete’ remedies

    VATICAN CITY, Feb 21 — Pope Francis promised that concrete actions against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened today, countering scepticism...

  • Polish activists overturn statue of priest accused of sex abuse

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    Polish activists overturn statue of priest accused of sex abuse

    WARSAW, Feb 21 — Three activists overturned a statue of a Polish priest accused of sex abuse in the northern city of Gdansk early today, local police said. Video footage on...

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    Brazilian police says it has busted vast airborne drug trafficking network

    SAO PAULO, Feb 21 — Brazilian federal police said today they were serving arrest warrants for 54 people over their alleged role in a vast drug trafficking network which...

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    Two dead after shooting in German city of Munich

    MUNICH, Feb 21 — Two people have been killed in the southern German city of Munich after locals reported shots being fired at a construction site this morning, a police...

  • Singapore activist fined for public Skype call with HK protest leader

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    Singapore activist fined for public Skype call with HK protest leader

    SINGAPORE, Feb 21 — A Singapore court fined a rights activist today for organising an assembly without a permit after he organised a public conference where a high-profile Hong...

  • Minister: India will stop share of its water flowing into Pakistan

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    Minister: India will stop share of its water flowing into Pakistan

    NEW DELHI, Feb 21 — India has decided to stop the flow of water to Pakistan from its share in the rivers under the Indus Water Treaty regulating river flows between the two...

  • ‘Nut rage’ Korean Air heiress accused of child abuse by husband

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    ‘Nut rage’ Korean Air heiress accused of child abuse by husband

    SEOUL, Feb 21 — The husband of a Korean Air heiress known for a “nut rage” tantrum that sparked uproar in South Korea has accused his wife of abusing him and their young...

  • Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill

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    Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill

    TAIPEI, Feb 21 — Taiwan’s ruling party unveiled its latest attempt to create Asia’s first gay marriage law today, a bill offering same sex-couples “permanent unions” as...

  • Kashmiri students flee Indian backlash after suicide attack

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    Kashmiri students flee Indian backlash after suicide attack

    SRINAGAR (India), Feb 21 — Junaid Ayub Rather cowered alongside 30 other students in a small room for two nights while mobs chanted for their blood outside, before finally...

  • Main challengers to Netanyahu announce alliance for Israeli polls

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    Main challengers to Netanyahu announce alliance for Israeli polls

    JERUSALEM, Feb 21 — The two main challengers to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April polls announced an electoral alliance today in a bid to defeat him. Benny...