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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is currently appealing his 1MDB corruption scandal conviction, has now been fined under coronavirus rules.

The US has announced a waiver on Covid-19 vaccine patents, opening the door for vaccines to be produced in developing nations.

Indonesia military says missing submarine 'sank with dozens aboard'

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Indonesia military says missing submarine 'sank with dozens aboard'

Authorities have said the KRI Nanggala 402 was equipped with enough oxygen for only three days after losing power, a deadline that passed on Saturday.

Southeast Asian leaders set for Myanmar crisis talks

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Southeast Asian leaders set for Myanmar crisis talks

The leader of Myanmar’s junta will travel to Jakarta to hold crisis with southeast Asian leaders today.

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

Achim Steiner

Myanmar's young demand their future

Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the country they want and deserve, writes Achim Steiner.

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US President Joe Biden sends Ramadan greetings to Muslims

The US president sent his 'warmest greetings' to Muslims in around the world ahead of the first Ramadan fast.

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Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak starts appeal of corruption conviction

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak was convicted on multi-million dollar corruption charges last year. Now, he launches his appeal against a hefty ...

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China seeks to protect Iran nuclear deal, defend ties

Beijing said it will protect ties with Tehran, amid reports that large amounts of Iranian oil have been transferred to China.

Indonesian court sentences Napoleon Bonaparte to four years

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Indonesian court sentences Napoleon Bonaparte to four years

The accused, an Indonesian police officer with the rank of general, is not to be confused with the French military and political leader of the ...

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Malaysian court rules non-Muslims can use 'Allah'

Malaysian court ruled Wednesday that non-Muslims can use the Arabic word 'Allah' in reference to God.

Malaysian wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

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Malaysian wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

This was hailed as "monumental progress" in combating persecution of the LGBT community.

UN urges rescue of Rohingya refugees adrift at sea

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UN urges rescue of Rohingya refugees adrift at sea

The UNHCR and Amnesty International are urging regional authorities to rescue the Rohingya refugees.

Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in <em>Malaysia</em>

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Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in Malaysia

Dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, were caught as they arrived by boat in Malaysia last month after fleeing a refugee camp ...

GameStop phenomenon spreads to Malaysian glove stocks

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GameStop phenomenon spreads to Malaysian glove stocks

Inspired by the US movement, Malaysian mom-and-pop investors on Thursday set up their own Reddit group, naming it BursaBets after the country's ...

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Hundreds of Rohingya missing from Indonesian refugee camp

Rohingya refugees have gone missing from an Indonesian refugee camp.

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Egypt arrests cartoonist for marking January 25th Revolution anniversary

Egyptian authorities arrested a cartoonist for posting a video that marked the tenth anniversary of the January 25th pro-democracy uprising.

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Arab Spring exiles look back on Egypt uprising

A decade after the January 25 uprising, thousands of protesters are estimated to have fled to escape the President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ...

Katia Youssef

Brexit 'loopholes' allow UK to dump waste abroad

While the European Union is putting in place regulations to stifle this approach, London relies on legal loopholes to carry on with business as ...

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

CJ Werleman

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

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US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

<em>Malaysia</em> declares virus emergency, sparking anger

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Malaysia declares virus emergency, sparking anger

Critics of Malaysia's government have accused authorities of attempting to use the coronavirus pandemic to cling to power, after the king ...

Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

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Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

A radical cleric linked to Indonesia's worst terror attack was freed from prison.

Malaysian villagers escape floods on excavator as 28,000 evacuated

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Malaysian villagers escape floods on excavator as 28,000 evacuated

The number of Malaysian villagers forced from their homes by floods rose to more than 28,000 with at least four dead.

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