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Oil prices climb ahead of Opec meeting with US shale firms

Oil prices climb ahead of Opec meeting with US shale firms

Seoul – Oil prices rose early today ahead of a meeting between Opec and US shale firms in Houston, raising expectations that oil producers would discuss further how to clear a global oil glut. Oil ministers from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and other global oil players are set to gather in […]

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Trump suggests arming teachers at emotional meeting with shooting survivors

Trump suggests arming teachers at emotional meeting with shooting survivors

Washington – US President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers to deter mass shootings as he faced broken voices, tears, and demands for action at a meeting on Wednesday with survivors of the gun rampage that killed 17 people at a Florida high school. Trump also promised “very strong” background checks on gun owners during the […]

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Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

Amsterdam – Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra resigned yesterday after admitting that he had lied about attending a meeting in 2006 at which he said Russian President Vladimir Putin had outlined a strategy for building a greater Russia. The incident has embarrassed Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s four-party coalition government, which has a precarious parliamentary majority […]

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Indonesia to hold ‘landmark’ jihadist-terror survivor meeting

Indonesia to hold ‘landmark’ jihadist-terror survivor meeting

Jakarta – A landmark reconciliation meeting between survivors of terror attacks and the perpetrators will be held in Indonesia this month, Jakarta said Monday. The meeting, announced by chief security minister Wiranto, is being touted as a first for Muslim-majority Indonesia, which has long struggled with Islamist militancy and attacks. “This meeting is quite unique […]

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BN Supreme Council to hold final meeting before GE14

BN Supreme Council to hold final meeting before GE14

Petaling Jaya – The Barisan Nasional supreme council is set to hold a final meeting on Jan 3 to discuss issues involving the coalition before the next General Election. “The main issue of seat allocations will not be discussed during the meeting involving 13 BN leaders. “Seat allocations are done on a one-to-one basis with […]

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UK minister Patel quits over Israel meetings

UK minister Patel quits over Israel meetings

London – Britain’s overseas aid minister Priti Patel quit on Wednesday over unauthorised meetings in Israel, becoming the latest cabinet member felled by scandals that have rocked Prime Minister Theresa May’s government. “I offer a fulsome apology to you and to the government for what has happened and offer my resignation,” Patel wrote to May, […]

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Najib chairs meeting of Wasatiyyah Policy Implementation Coordinating Committee

Najib chairs meeting of Wasatiyyah Policy Implementation Coordinating Committee

Kuala Lumpur – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today chaired a meeting of the National-Level Wasatiyyah Policy Implementation Coordinating Committee at Parliament House. Najib heard a report on the policy implementation which contains six strategic areas, namely education and youth; economy and development; administration and legislation; unity and social; politics and nationhood; and […]

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BN expected to hold component parties’ meeting tomorrow

BN expected to hold component parties’ meeting tomorrow

Kuching – The Barisan Nasional (BN) is expected to a hold a meeting involving all its component parties in the federal capital tomorrow. The matter was announced by Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice president Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. “The BN headquarters had invited 10 representatives from each BN component party to attend a […]

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China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist meeting

China disrupts WhatsApp ahead of Communist meeting

Chinese authorities appear to have severely disrupted the WhatsApp messaging app in the latest step to tighten censorship as they prepare for a major Communist Party congress next month. Users in China have reported widespread disruptions in recent days to the Facebook-owned service, which previously malfunctioned in the country over the summer. Text messaging, voice […]

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Seven countries seek UN council meeting on Myanmar

Seven countries seek UN council meeting on Myanmar

France, Britain, the United States and four other countries have asked the UN Security Council to meet next week to discuss the ongoing violence in Myanmar, according to a request seen by AFP on Friday. The seven countries including Egypt, Kazakhstan, Senegal and Sweden want UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to brief the council on Myanmar’s […]

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