Thursday, January 20, 2022


Biden warns of ‘disaster for Russia’ if they invade Ukraine

With more than 100,000 troops and war-making machinery poised on Ukraine's borders, Moscow has sent alarms through the West over its threat to Kyiv.

Power vacuum and other post-Masing problems for PRS

The biggest challenge for the party will be replacing its president, who was the long-time assemblyman for Baleh as well as a deputy chief minister.

On Ukraine’s frontline, little hope for Russia-US diplomacy

Since 2014 – the year Russia annexed Crimea – Ukrainian soldiers have been battling rebels to take back control in two regions bordering Russia.

North Korea says won’t attend Beijing Olympics, blames Covid-19 and ‘hostile forces’

North Korea has sent high-level political leaders to some previous games, including the sister of leader Kim Jong Un, Kim Yo Jong, to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Taiwan begins deporting Chinese nationals in rare cooperation

Beijing, which views the self-ruled island as part of its own territory, has cut off official communication and ramped up pressure on Taipei since Tsai took office.

Taiwan troops simulate urban warfare with China

Beijing has ramped up military drills and diplomatic pressure on Taiwan since President Tsai Ing-wen came to power in 2016, as she regards the island as a sovereign nation.

Cabinet reshuffle only speculation, says PM Ismail

He says the focus for now is on the floods and Covid-19 situation.

China will continue to ‘modernise’ nuclear arsenal, says foreign ministry

China has defended its nuclear weapons policy, saying Russia and the US – by far the world’s largest nuclear powers – should make the first move on disarmament.

Donald Trump and children subpoenaed in New York probe

Donald Trump has turned over the Trump Organization to his adult sons and the company's longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, when he became president in 2017.

2021 ending but political turmoil set to continue, say experts

Instability looks set to stay as the political landscape becomes more fragmented, they say.

US at risk of paying ‘unbearable price’ over Taiwan, says senior Chinese diplomat

China claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory and has stepped up military and diplomatic pressure to assert its sovereignty claim, fuelling anger in Taipei and concern in Washington.

Selangor sultan orders Islamic teaching credentials for political activists revoked

The state executive councillor in charge of Islamic affairs can still deliver Islamic teachings provided that he does not touch on political matters.

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