[ad_1] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has evacuated more than 4,000 American passport holders plus their families from Afghanistan in the ongoing airlift from Kabul, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday. There was a delay in reporting the figures because U.S. officials were focused on getting people out of Kabul as quickly
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[ad_1] MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to be the ruling political party’s candidate for vice president in next year’s elections, a senior official of the PDP-Laban party said in a statement. In accepting the endorsement, Duterte is making “the sacrifice” and heeding “the clamour of the people,” said Karlo Nograles, executive
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[ad_1] BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s financial meltdown is dragging the country towards mayhem at a quickening pace, forcing its feuding leaders to face a choice between finally doing something about the crisis or risking yet more chaos and insecurity. The economic collapse that has caused Lebanese mounting hardship for two years hit a crunch point
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[ad_1] YAN (Bernama): The body of the sixth victim reported missing in the water surge incident in Gunung Jerai has been found in an area of Titi Hayun here at 1.30pm on Monday (Aug 23). Yan district police chief DSP Shahnaz Akhtar said the body of Ridwan Poniman, 61, was found by the rescue team
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[ad_1] GEORGE TOWN: Penang police have smashed a prostitution syndicate where meet-ups with clients take place at budget hotels. Potential clients use messaging apps to solicit local call girls from the mainland, especially from parts of Seberang Prai. However, the syndicate’s were halted after a team of officers from the state police anti-vice squad raided
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[ad_1] PETALING JAYA: In conjunction with Merdeka month, young children share their hopes for a corruption-free future through a series of multilanguage videos unveiled by Rasuah Busters, a movement to eradicate the chain of corruption in the country. Themed “Merdekakan Kami Daripada Rasuah” (liberate us from corruption), the four videos share a heartfelt call through
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[ad_1] DUSHANBE (Reuters) – The Afghan ambassador to Tajikistan on Wednesday rejected Taliban rule of his country and said hold-out Panjshir province, north of Kabul, would serve as a stronghold for resistance led by self-proclaimed acting president Amrullah Saleh. Afghan First Vice-President Saleh said on Tuesday he was the “legitimate caretaker president” of Afghanistan after
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[ad_1] SEREMBAN: Water supply to several areas in five districts in Negri Sembilan will be temporarily disrupted on Aug 24 to allow Syarikat Air Negri Sembilan (Sains) to carry out pipe replacement and maintenance works at its water treatment plants. The state water concessionaire said the affected districts are Kuala Pilah, Jempol, Tampin, Rembau and
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