Fourth Suspect Arrested Over Spain Twin Attacks

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BARCELONA, Aug 18 – A fourth suspect was arrested Friday over twin attacks in Spain that saw vehicles plough into pedestrians in Barcelona and the nearby seaside town of Cambrils, killing 14 and injuring over 100, police said. “A fourth person has been detained in relation with the events that have taken

Zahid : Never Let PM Be Alone In Facing Opposition Accusations

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BANDAR BARU, Aug 18 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today urged the people, particularly Umno members, never to let Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak to be alone in facing up to the accusations levelled by the opposition political parties. Ahmad Zahid, who is an Umno vice-president also performing the duties of the

World Voices Solidarity With Spain After Terror Attack

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BARCELONA, Aug 18 – As Spanish police on Friday hunted for the driver who rammed a van into pedestrians on an avenue crowded with tourists in Barcelona, world leaders have condemned the attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims. Spain The Spanish royal family issued an unusually strongly-worded statement: “They

Philippines Confirms 2019 Hosting Job

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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 – Philippines will now host the 30th SEA Games after all. The country will now proceed with the hosting job as confirmed by Philippines Olympic Commitee president Jose Cojuangco during the SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) council meeting held on the eve of the 29th SEA Games Kuala

Najib Launches Super High Income Programme For Bumiputeras

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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 18 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today launched a programme aimed at enhancing bumiputera involvement in careers providing a monthly income exceeding RM20,000. The Super High Income Programme (SHIP) would focus on middle-income earners with relevant working experience, he said at the launch after chairing a meeting

Anti-Migrant Ship Ends Troubled Med Mission

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ROME, Aug 18 – Defend Europe, the group which sent a ship to waters off Libya to protest and potentially block migrant flows to Europe, has ended its controversial and setback-plagued mission. The multinational network of far-right activists said the chartering of the boat, the C-Star, had been an unqualified success, despite

Beijing Defends Jailing Of Hong Kong Activists

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BEIJING, Aug 18 – China on Friday rejected international criticism of the jailing of three prominent Hong Kong activists, warning against using “so-called democracy” to conduct “illegal violent activities”. Joshua Wong and two other young leaders of Hong Kong’s huge Umbrella Movement protests were sentenced to months in jail on Thursday for

Zahid Reminds Umno Members Against Forming Factions

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SUNGAI PETANI, Aug 18 – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today reminded Umno members against breaking up and forming factions if the party wants to achieve a major victory in the next general election. Ahmad Zahid, who is an Umno vice-president performing the duties of the deputy president,

13 Dead, Over 100 Hurt In Two Spanish Seaside City Attacks

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BARCELONA, Aug 18 – Drivers ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city Thursday and Friday, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others. In the first incident which police qualified as a “terrorist attack”, the driver of a white van sped into

Trump Memoir Ghostwriter Predicts US Leader Will Resign

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WASHINGTON, Aug 18 – The ghostwriter who penned Donald Trump’s 1987 memoir “The Art of the Deal” thinks the US president will throw in the towel before the end of his term. Writer Tony Schwartz tweeted that “Trump is going to resign” before investigators probing alleged ties between the Republican’s campaign team

First Eclipse In 99 Years To Sweep North America

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MIAMI, Aug 18 – The first total solar eclipse to sweep North America in nearly a century will march across the continent Aug 21, casting a shadow over millions of people from coast to coast. The event, coined the “Great American Eclipse”, is inspiring a surge in tourism in the United States,

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