TRIPOLI: Nine people including at least five foreigners were killed Tuesday in an assault on a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the security services said.
GEORGE TOWN: An attempt to create racial tension and riot at next week’s Thaipusam festival was thwarted when police arrested 33 men at an entertainment outlet on Sunday.
SHAH ALAM: Police believe they have busted a drug smuggling syndicate with the seizure of 56kg of heroin worth RM8.4 million hidden in furniture from Pakistan and the arrest of 13 people in two raids in Semenyih on Jan 24.
PANGKALAN BUN: The Indonesian military on Tuesday called off efforts to recover the wreckage of an AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea last month after failing for several days to lift the fuselage.
PUTRAJAYA: Under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) that is expected to be tabled in parliament in March, the power to detain individuals will lie in the hands of an anti-terrorism board and not the Home Minister.
THE World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos, Switzerland, concluded at 6.15pm on Saturday. WEF Davos is an annual gathering of top national, business and society leaders to discuss issues that affect the global economy and well-being.
SEOUL: Facebook is suffering a widespread outage Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia and Australia.
GEORGE TOWN: Police discovered three grenades, 76 live bullets and four magazines in a black bag hidden under an air-conditioning compressor at a shop that was once used as a hair salon in Bukit Jambul last night.
PUTRAJAYA: The Negri Sembilan state government and five others can now proceed with their bid to overturn a verdict that struck down the state's anti-crossdressing law for Muslim men.
MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova showed she was in no mood to be replaced by the younger generation just yet as she demolished seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-2 in 78 minutes to advance to the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
MADRID: Ten people were killed and 19 injured when a Greek fighter plane crashed during NATO training in Spain on Monday, the defence ministry said.
KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X Bhd chief executive officer Azran Osman Rani did not deny or confirm reports that he has resigned.
Malvern: “It is an honour not only to my brother and I and our family but also to all Malaysians,” said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak in a speech to staff, former teachers and classmates of the newly refurbished Razak Science Centre at his alma mater, the Malvern College in Worcestersh
KUALA LUMPUR: The leadership crisis in MIC took a turn for the worse today, with party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel declaring a meeting of 90 MIC division chiefs illegal today.
TAIPEI: Six Malaysian men have been arrested on charges of smuggling heroin into Taiwan, an offence punishable by life imprisonment, officials said Monday.