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

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

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 stock exchange.

Hundreds of Rohingya missing from Indonesian refugee camp

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Hundreds of Rohingya missing from Indonesian refugee camp

Rohingya refugees have gone missing from an Indonesian refugee camp.

Egypt arrests cartoonist for marking January 25th Revolution anniversary

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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 government, which is now considered even more oppressive.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

'Merry Christmas' cakes still halal-certified, Malaysian mufti says

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'Merry Christmas' cakes still halal-certified, Malaysian mufti says

Food items made for non-Islamic religious festivals remain halal-certified but mustn't be put on display, the Malaysian religious affairs ...

Indonesia could get 'billions' for normalising ties with Israel

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Indonesia could get 'billions' for normalising ties with Israel

Indonesian Muslim groups and pro-Palestine NGOs have slammed the prospect of normalising ties with Israel.

UAE Islamic body OKs vaccines even with pork

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UAE Islamic body OKs vaccines even with pork

The UAE Fatwa Council has said that the coronavirus vaccine is allowed under Islamic law, even if it contains pork gelatine .

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US Muslims press Organization of Islamic Cooperation on China

As the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) remains silent on Beijing's mass incarceration of Uighurs, US Muslim groups have accused member-states of being cowed by Bejing's power.

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Seventeen Malaysian Islamic organisations reject Muslim Brotherhood 'terror' designation

The joint statement said the Saudi move was based on false accusations and judgements without evidence.

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French Muslim leaders slam anti-French boycott

Several French Muslim leaders condemned calls for boycotts of French goods in Muslim countries as "unjustified" and accused those leading the ...

Instagram suspends Khamenei's account after anti-Macron post

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Instagram suspends Khamenei's account after anti-Macron post

Instagram has suspended Ayotallah Ali Khamenei's French language account days after he posted an anti-Macron comment.

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Malaysia's Mahathir complains over removal of France posts

Mahathir Mohamad's posts claimed Muslims had the right to "kill millions of French people", sparking widespread condemnation.

Malaysia's Mahathir says Muslims have right to kill French

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Malaysia's Mahathir says Muslims have right to kill French

The former prime minister of Malaysia sparked outrage after he said Muslims have a right 'to kill millions of French people' in a now ...

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

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Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the treaty, drawing praise from human rights groups around the world.

Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

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Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

Qatar will host the postponed Asian Champions League final after staging the knockout rounds.

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