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30 October 2017 9:33 AM WATCH: Iranian diplomat, imam call for destruction of Israel

"The countdown to the annihilation of the Zionist regime has begun." A day after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani boldly declared that Tehran will continue to produce nuclear-capable missiles, an activity Israel has been warning against for years, a video of an Iranian diplomat urging for the destruction of Israel started gaining traction online 172

23 October 2017 11:54 PM 'USA Today' calls Ardern a 'Trump-like' leader

A leading American newspaper has linked Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern in a controversial line-up of far right leaders dubbed the offspring of Donald Trump. In an article examining newly appointed world leaders USA Today said the Trump influence is spreading across the globe. It said countries were being influenced by the unconventional American 107

19 October 2017 3:04 PM Video released of Mali troops held by al-Qaida-linked group

BAMAKO, Mali — A video has been released that reportedly shows 11 Mali soldiers held hostage by an extremist group linked to al-Qaida. The Islam and Muslim Support Group aired the video, dated Oct. 1, through MENASTREAM on Wednesday. In it the soldiers, in gray clothing, ask Mali’s government and President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to find a solution to achieve 108

16 October 2017 3:33 PM Death toll in Mogadishu bombing rises to 300

Experts say the truck that exploded was carrying about 500 kg of explosives More than 300 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught by Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade. The death toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts 100

15 October 2017 6:12 PM Hundreds killed in Mogadishu blasts

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo declared three days of national mourning and called for donations of blood and funds to victims of Saturday's attack. At least 100 others were wounded. "Today's horrific attack proves our enemy would stop nothing to cause our people pain and suffering. Let's unite against terror," he tweeted. Police said a truck bomb exploded 81

6 October 2017 6:33 AM Saudi King, in Russia, Seeks Warmer Ties With a Longtime Foe

The recalibration of the kingdom’s foreign relations comes as it ushers in domestic reforms that could alter its socially conservative society. King Salman, 81, removed the power of arrest from the country’s religious police, and announced last week that the ban on women driving would be lifted. Other changes, such as repealing the ban on cinemas, are expected 99

3 October 2017 1:47 PM Las Vegas shooting: Trump dubs killer 'sick and demented'

President Donald Trump has described the gunman who killed 59 people and injured 527 in Las Vegas on Sunday as "a sick man, a demented man". Speaking at the White House, he said he would look at gun laws "as times goes by" but he did not elaborate. Police are still trying to find out why Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on an open-air concert from the 32nd floor 76

2 October 2017 11:38 AM Las Vegas shooting: At least 58 dead at Mandalay Bay Hotel

At least 58 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. A gunman, named as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival attended by 22,000. He killed himself as police stormed the room where 10 guns were found. In an address 66

2 October 2017 11:38 AM Trump calls shooting attack on Las Vegas Strip that killed 50 people an 'act of pure evil'

More than 50 people were killed and at least 400 others injured after a gunman opened fire Sunday night at an outdoor country music festival near the Las Vegas Strip — the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The first shots came at 10:08 p.m. More than 22,000 concertgoers sought cover as a barrage of what sounded like automatic machine-gun 75

27 September 2017 5:57 PM Mycare's Rohingya emergency fund aims to raise RM350,000 for cox's bazar refugees

KUALA LUMPUR: Humanitarian Care Malaysia (MyCARE) is targeting to collect RM350,000 for its Rohingya Emergency Fund to assist Rohingya refugees at Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh. Its chairman Assoc Prof Dr Hafidzi Mohd Noor said humanitarian assistance was needed for the increasing number of Rohingya refugees in the area. He said so far, the fund had succeeded 87