More Malaysia-Indonesia guard posts next year
Sunday, November 23, 2014

TAWAU, Nov 22 (Bernama) -- Four more guard posts would be set up jointly by the Malaysian Armed Forces and Indonesia next year, said Fifth Brigade Commander General Jalaluddin Manan. 

The reinforcement would curb criminal activities along the 'ratlines' or escape routes at the borders of both countries, he told reporters after the launch of a joint patrol operation at the Serudong Post near here, today (yesterday). ...

Britain's UKIP deals second MP blow to Tories
Friday, November 21, 2014

ROCHESTER -- November 21, 2014: Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) has won its second seat in parliament, in yesterday's by-election that could signal major upheaval in a general election in six months' time. Mark Reckless was re-elected with 42 per cent of the vote in Rochester and Strood in southeast England, after defecting in September from Prime Minister...

French jihadists call for attacks on their homeland
Thursday, November 20, 2014

PARIS -- November 20, 2014: A horrified France was grappling with a new reality today in which hundreds of its citizens are openly joining jihadist groups and directly calling for attacks on their homeland.
A new video from the Islamic State group released on jihadist forums and Twitter yesterday showed three Kalashnikov-wielding Frenchmen burning their passports and calling on Muslims to join them or stage attacks in France....

Jihad lures teens from unsuspected corners of France
Thursday, November 20, 2014

PARIS -- November 20, 2014: For the French public, the idea is deeply jarring: youngsters from everyday backgrounds with names like Maxime, Helene and David joining the jihad or turning up in brutal Islamic State execution videos.
The news that two young Frenchmen were among the executioners in the latest IS video this weekend was a reminder that violent extremism can attract people from all sorts of environments....

UN wants action to fix broken world food system
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ROME -- November 19, 2014: The United Nations wants political leaders from around the world to up their game in the fight to wipe out malnutrition, a global scourge which afflicts poor and rich alike.
"Part of our out-of-balance world still starves to death. Another part stuffs itself into a level of obesity," Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), told delegates at the Second International Conference on Nutrition (CIN2) here today....

Putin exits chilly G20 early to dodge critics
Monday, November 17, 2014

MOSCOW -- November 17, 2011: President Vladimir Putin's icy reception at the G20 summit in Brisbane accentuated the gulf between Russia and the West over Ukraine, Russian media said today, saying he left early to dodge critics. By departing ahead of time, Putin avoided confrontation with his critics, which prevented them from using the G20 to increase Russia's isolation, Kommersant...

Fearing backlash, Jordan asserts Al-Aqsa custodianship
Sunday, November 16, 2014

Jordan's tough stance towards Israel over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque reflects a determination to preserve its custodianship of the flashpoint site as well as its own stability, analysts say.

By recalling its ambassador to Israel, the Hashemite kingdom sent a message that deploying police inside the mosque compound had crossed a red line and put their diplomatic ties in jeopardy.

Putin to quit G20 summit after rebukes over Ukraine
Saturday, November 15, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to walk out of a G20 summit in Australia, an aide said Saturday, after he faced scorn and scepticism from Western leaders over Ukraine despite venturing to paper over Europe's deepest chill in relations since the Cold War.

The abrupt decision threatens to upend the annual summit's focus on revamping the global economy and fixing sores such as the Ebola epidemic in west Africa. ...

Moscow gives ultimatum to France on warship delivery
Friday, November 14, 2014

MOSCOW -- November 14, 2014: Russia today warned France of serious consequences unless Paris delivers by the end of this month a Mistral-class assault warship whose handover has been delayed by concerns over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, a report said.
"We are preparing for different scenarios....

Japan express interest to bid for high speed rail link between KL-Singapore
Friday, November 14, 2014

NAY PYI TAW -- Japan has expressed interest in bidding for the tender of the high speed international rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed his country's interest on the bidding to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during a bilateral meeting between the two leaders, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit and related summits, here today (yesterday)....

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