OPENING OF THE 48TH ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING

OPENING OF THE 48TH ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS MEETING. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak delivering his speech at the opening of the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 4, 2015 Najib has called for inclusiveness and sustainability to be the core ASEAN policies to build a truly integrated 10-nation bloc. Photo co... Read More

DEATH TOLL FROM PAKISTAN FLOODS UP TO 118

DEATH TOLL FROM PAKISTAN FLOODS UP TO 118. People collect their belongings from their houses destroyed by flooding in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Aug. 3, 2015. Pakistani authorities said the death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of the country has risen to more than 100. Meanwhile, floodwaters has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of thousands homeless. (AP ... Read More

MISS GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL MALAYSIA 2015

MISS GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL MALAYSIA 2015. Immaculate Lojuki,,(center) has been crowned Miss Global International Malaysia 2015 in Miri, Sabah on August 3, 2015. College student, Immaculate Lojuki,22, was adjudged the most beautiful among 16 finalists from throughout Malaysia in the final of the beauty contest. She will now represent Malaysia in the upcoming Miss Global International contest in Jap... Read More

PARK TO HONOUR PAST THAI MONARCHS

PARK TO HONOUR PAST THAI MONARCHS. Workers put final touches on statues of former Thai kings at Ratchapakdi Park in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan near Bangkok, Thailand on August 3, 2015. The statues are part of an installation at the park to honour past Thai monarchs. The park has13.9-metre-tall bronze statues of seven former kings -- King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, King Naresuan the Great, King Nar... Read More

MYANMAR FLOODS: DEATH TOLL RISES

MYANMAR FLOODS: DEATH TOLL RISES. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (centre) in a boat when visiting a monastery where flood victims are sheltered in Bago, 80 kilometres northeast of Yangon, Myanmar on August 3, 2015. A report issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs cited Myanmar disaster officials saying the death tol was expected to rise over the... Read More

INTERNATIONAL ARMY GAMES

INTERNATIONAL ARMY GAMES. A Chinese tank moves during a competition in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The competition called the International Army Games involves troops from Russia and several other nations. Photo courtesy Agencies ... Read More

LIGHTNING STRIKES OVER SANA'A, YEMEN

LIGHTNING STRIKES OVER SANA'A, YEMEN. Lightning lights up moody clouds in the sky during a thunderstorm in Sana'a, Yemen, on August 3, 2015. According to local reports heavy storms and torrential rain hit Sana'a and most parts of Yemen as summer temperatures soar. Photo courtesy Yahya arhab ... Read More

CALL TO WIDEN MH370 DEBRIS HUNT ON FRENCH ISLAND

CALL TO WIDEN MH370 DEBRIS HUNT ON FRENCH ISLAND. Local volunteers search for more potential plane debris and items on the shore in Saint Andre, Reunion Island on August 2, 2015 near Madagascar, in the Indian Ocean. The wing part discovered on Wednesday has been taken to mainland France for tests. However other items found at the weekend were not from an aircraft. Malaysia is asking other Indian... Read More

WORLD OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TRIATHLON IN RIO DE JANEIRO

WORLD OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION TRIATHLON IN RIO DE JANEIRO. Athletes start of the swimming leg of the women's triathlon at the ITU World Olympic Qualification event on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 2, 2015. The ITU World Olympic Qualification event is a test event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo courtesy Marcelotasso marcelo ... Read More

BELARUS OPENS DINOSAUR PARK

BELARUS OPENS DINOSAUR PARK. Artificial dinosaurs seen in Dinosaur Park in Minsk, Belarus on August 2, 2015. The park will feature 35 models of prehistoric raptors, grass-eating and flying pterosaurs. Photo courtesy Belta ... Read More

KL CITY GRAND PRIX STARTS FRIDAY, AUG 7

KL CITY GRAND PRIX STARTS FRIDAY, AUG 7. Scene at a KL City Grand Prix road site outside a building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city on August 2, 2015. The grand prix will see drivers zip through a 3.2 km temporary 'Grade 3' circuit with 16 turns along streets such as Jalan P Ramlee, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Pinang. The event is expected to see various GT racing cars suc... Read More

DPRK LEADER KIM JONG-UN IS AWARDED GLOBAL STATESMANSHIP PRIZE

DPRK LEADER KIM JONG-UN IS AWARDED GLOBAL STATESMANSHIP PRIZE. North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has been awarded a prize for global statesmanship from the Bali-based Sukarno Centre hailing him as a champion in the fight against neocolonialism and imperialism on August 2, 2015. Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, a daughter of Indonesia’s founding president Soekarno, after whom the award is named, made th... Read More

MYANMAR MONSOON, FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES LEAVE 27 DEAD

MYANMAR MONSOON, FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES LEAVE 27 DEAD. Apartments and houses are destroyed following a landslide due to heavy rain in Harkhar, Chin State of Myanmar on Aug 2, 2015. At least 27 people have been killed and more than 150,000 affected by flooding in Myanmar in recent days with the government declaring the four worst-hit areas in central and western Myanmar as "national disaster-affe... Read More

ASEAN PLUS THREE SENIOR OFFICIALS MEETING

ASEAN PLUS THREE SENIOR OFFICIALS MEETING. ASEAN Plus Three Senior Officials Meeting (APT SOM) begins Monday with Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary General Othman Hashim (right) who is also ASEAN SOM chairman leading the session at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 3, 2015. APT SOM is held in conjunction with the 48th ASEAN Ministers Meeting which is schedul... Read More

MALAYSIA PM OPENS 128TH SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

MALAYSIA PM OPENS 128TH SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak delared open the 128th International Olympic Committee session in the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia on July 31, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the IOC Executive Board Meeting from July 28 to 30 and the 128th IOC Session from July 31 to Aug 3. The IOC Executive Board meeting will... Read More

TOP STORIES By Region

ASIA
22nd ASEAN REGIONAL FORUM WILL ADOPT SEVERAL WORK PLANS AND INITIATIVES

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 (NNN-Bernama) -- The 22nd ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) on Thursday will see the adoption of several work plans and initiatives to guide the ARF process for the Inter-Sessional Year 2015/2016, said Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman.

He said the work plans aimed to ...

MIDDLE EAST
CLASHES ERUPT AT AL-AQSA AFTER EXTREMIST ATTEMPTS TO RAISE ISRAELI FLAG

JERUSALEM, Palestine, Aug 4 (NNN-MA'AN) - Clashes broke out between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Tuesday, after an Israeli extremist attempted to raise the Israeli flag over the holy site, witnesses said.

Witnesses said that Palestinian worshippers asked Israeli police to stop the ...

AFRICA
175 PEOPLE KILLED BY CROCS IN MOZAMBIQUE'S TETE PROVINCE IN PAST FIVE YEARS

MAPUTO, Aug 4 (NNN-AIM) -- Crocodiles have killed 175 people and wounded another 130 along the Zambezi River in the western Mozambican province of Tete over the last five years, according to Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi who toured the province of Tete last week.

According to Monday’s issue ...

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN
BRAZIL: FORMER MINISTER DETAINED FOR ALLEGED LINK TO PETROBRAS CORRUPTION CASE

BRASILIA, Aug 4 (NNN-Prensa Latina) -- The Brazilian Federal Police detained on Monday former Minister of the Presidency, Jose Dirceu, for alleged involvement in embezzlement and inflated contracts in Petrobras. Dirceu, 69, who is on house arrest for a corruption conviction, was detained at his home and taken to ...

advertisement