Monthly Archives: January 2019

Death toll up to 28 after migrant boats sink off Djibouti: IOM

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) - The death toll from the sinking of two migrant boats off the coast of Djibouti rose to 28 yesterday, the...

Al-Qaeda’s advance in N Syria threatens fragile truce

BEIRUT (AP) - It only took a few days for al-Qaeda-linked militants to seize more than two dozen towns and villages in northern Syria...

Underwater lion dance in Malaysia before Lunar New Year

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Divers performed an underwater lion dance in a Malaysian aquarium yesterday as fish and sharks swam around them, putting a...

Axes, armour, torches: Vikings feast on Scottish island

LERWICK, United Kingdom (AFP) - Vikings partied in Scotland’s Shetland Islands on Tuesday in the annual Up Helly Aa festival, featuring a parade of...

May seeks to revise Brexit deal but EU rules out changes

LONDON (AFP) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is pinning Brexit hopes on fresh talks with EU leaders after winning a mandate from lawmakers...

German NGO sues Italy at EU rights court over stranded migrants

BERLIN (AFP) - German aid group Sea Watch said on Tuesday it has filed a case at the European Human Rights Court against Italy...

Venezuela opposition urges walkouts to pressure Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Opposition leader Juan Guaido is looking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro with walkouts across Venezuela yesterday, just...

Lawmakers hopeful of agreement that would prevent shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks on a homeland security spending bill that...

Trump Organisation to use E-Verify for worker status checks

NEW YORK (AP) - The Trump Organisation, responding to claims that some of its workers were in the United States (US) illegally, said yesterday...

Brunei prepares for Smart Nation future and digital revolution

|     Azlan Othman     | INFRASTRUCTURE improvement, cyber-security, agility and engagement are the four main approaches in the drive towards preparing Brunei Darussalam as a Smart...

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