Japan marks anniversary of bloody WWII Okinawa battle

Tokyo – Japan on Friday commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the end of a historic battle on the island of Okinawa during World War II, where locals are still opposing the disproportionate presence of US forces there. Thousands of islanders, local officials and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were scheduled to attend a ceremony later in the day to pay tribute More...

IS threat looms in the Philippines as Marawi battle rages on

Manila – Camalia Baunto cries softly as she recalls her last phone conversation with her husband. He has now been trapped in the fighting zone in besieged Marawi City in the southern Philippines for a month. The More...

Saudi king names Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince

Riyadh – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, according to a royal decree carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The decree removed Crown More...

Brussels Central station blast treated as terrorism, suspect dead

Brussels – A suspect allegedly involved in a small explosion at Brussels Central station, that authorities are now treating as an act of terrorism, has died according to the Belgian news agency Belga. The More...

Man charged with terrorism after van hits crowd near London mosque

London – A 47-year-old man has been charged with terrorism following an attack with a van on Muslim pedestrians near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, the Metropolitan Police said. The police said the More...

1 dead, 8 injured in ‘potential terrorist attack’ near London mosque

London  – One person was killed and eight others were injured early Monday when a van struck worshippers near a North London mosque, in an incident police are treating as a “potential terrorist attack.” Police More...

Malaysian Police

Calls for inquest into another custody death of Vickraman Devid

Shah Alam – In a press statement released yesterday (Sunday 18 June 2017), Eric Paulsen and Melissa Sasidaran, the lawyers for the family of Vickraman Devid, who died under police custody, have called on More...

“Political blueprint to save MIC, not Indian community”- Former Senator Rama!

(Former Senator and DAP member S.Ramakrishnan in a press statement released yesterday argues that the Malaysian Indian Blue Print “UMNO and the Prime Minister know very well that the PRU 14 election will More...

Puerto Rico votes to become 51st US state

Mexico City – Puerto Ricans on Sunday voted in favour of becoming a US state, in a non-binding referendum on the future of the debt-ridden Caribbean island. After 92 per cent of votes were counted, 97.2 per More...

“Was it necessary to ban Vaiko?” – Ramasamy questions govt!

George Town – Penang Deputy Chief Minister Prof Dr P.Ramasamy in condemning the Malaysian government’s decision to refuse entry to Vaiko, posted the following comments on his facebook page:- “The More...