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Malaysia Arrests 16 for Suspected Militant Links

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 – Malaysian police said on Sunday they have arrested 16 people for suspected militant links after a two-week operation across the country. The arrests were made between Sept. 21 and Oct. 6. Fifteen were Malaysians and the other was a citizen of a North African country. The suspects were aged between

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Three Arrested in Malaysia Over Planned Attacks on Eve of Independence Day

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31  – Malaysian police said on Wednesday they had arrested three local supporters of the Daesh militant group who had allegedly been planning several attacks in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, ahead of independence day celebrations. The three men, detained in a three-day police operation on August 27-29, had allegedly received instructions from

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Saudi Minister Says Donation to Malaysia’s Najib Was Genuine

KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 – Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said that a $681 million deposit in Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s bank account was a donation originating from Saudi Arabia, Malaysian state media reported on Friday. Najib has been facing allegations of graft after reports claimed that the funds found in his personal bank

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Malaysia Arrests 13 People Suspected of Being Linked to Daesh

KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 – Malaysian authorities have arrested 13 people believed to be part of cells linked to Daesh, the inspector-general of police said on Thursday. The suspects were caught in an anti-terror sting launched on Wednesday, the latest arrests in an ongoing operation to clamp down on the spread of militancy in the Muslim-majority

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Australia: Spitting Fire

The voice of a generation, rapper Omar Musa takes the stage BY Bilal Qureshi In the rising tide of art about the contemporary burden of Muslim identity, the poet, rapper, and novelist Omar Musa is emerging as one of his generation’s most original and urgent voices. As a child of an interracial relationship growing up

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Two Years On, MH370 Families Say Search For Missing Jet Must Continue

By Rozanna Latiff KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 – The families of passengers lost aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 say the two-year search for the missing aircraft must go on beyond a June deadline, as new hope emerged last week of resolving the aviation mystery. Debris found off the African coast rekindled hope for many, prompting

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Malaysia’s New Twitter Police Target Critics of PM Najib

By A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 – Digitally savvy Malaysian police have been taking to social media to issue warnings to critics of scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak in an unusual online campaign that critics say is unlikely to work. Najib is facing the biggest political crisis in his seven-year premiership over a multi-billion

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U.S. Navy Commander Warns of Possible South China Sea Arms Race

By Tim Kelly TOKYO, Dec 15 (Reuters) – The U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander has warned of a possible arms race in the disputed South China Sea which could engulf the region, as nations become increasingly tempted to use military force to settle territorial spats instead of international law. Commander Admiral Scott Swift urged nations, like

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ASEAN Creates ‘Community’ at Summit Shadowed by Terrorism Fears

By Trinna Leong and Megha Rajagopalan KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 – Southeast Asian nations on Sunday established a formal community that attempts to create freer movement of trade and capital in an area of 625 million people with a combined economic output of $2.6 trillion. The Community declaration was signed by leaders of the 10-

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