UNITED NATIONS, United States: The UN children's agency on Tuesday launched an appeal for US$3.3 billion (RM14.62 billion) to help 48 million children caught up in crises worldwide amid fears of a funding cut from top donor the United States.
Some 42% of the Unicef appeal for 2017 — US$1.4 billion — is earmarked to support Syrian children living in the country and as refugees acr
BERLIN: German clubs shattered Bundesliga winter transfer spending records in January, forking out close to €100 million (RM476.50 million) and largely gambling on the potential of youngsters like Leon Bailey and Alexander Isak.
Promising Jamaican teenager Bailey joined Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday for a reported €12 million, while Swede Isak — dubbed the "next Zlatan Ibrahimovic"
BRUSSELS: The EU on Tuesday warned Iran against stoking mistrust by continuing ballistic missile tests, after Tehran told the new US administration not to use the issue as a pretext to create fresh tensions.
"The EU reiterates its concern about Iran's missile programme and calls upon Iran to refrain from activities which deepen mistrust, such as ballistic missile tests," said Nab
KUALA LUMPUR: The retail price of RON95 and RON97 petrol will increase by 20 sen while diesel will be up by 10 sen for the month of February, according to the Petroleum Dealers Association of Malaysia president (PDAM) Datuk Khairul Annuar Abdul Aziz.
He said the new price of RON95 will be RM2.30 a litre from midnight today as compared to RM2.10 sen in January.
IPOH: A husband and wife who were former senior officers of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) were each jailed and fined in the Anti-Graft Court here yesterday after they changed their plea to guilty on all counts involving graft.
PRESIDENT Donald Trump is getting ready to plunge into the burning Middle East with all the zeal and arrogance of a medieval crusader. The new administration's knowledge of the region is a thousand miles wide and two inches deep.
DURING the run-up to the Year of the Rooster, my friends from China were lamenting about buying gifts for loved ones back home. Although the proudly "Made in China" (MiC) items are available worldwide, they face a dilemma because buying one would raise suspicions that the items were bought "locally" as an afterthought.
LONDON: Sunderland manager David Moyes placed his faith in Costa Rican international Bryan Oviedo and Ireland midfielder Darron Gibson in helping the Premier League tailenders escape the drop signing them on Monday from his former club Everton.
Oviedo, 26 and who signed a three-and-a-half year contract, will fill the vacuum left by fullback Patrick van Aanholt who signed for fell
KUALA LUMPUR: A secretary and an accountant, both former staff of a joint management body (JMB) of a condominium here, were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today for allegedly embezzling RM1.5 million from the body since 2010.
The 53-year-old former secretary was detained by an MACC team at his home at Jalan Kelang Lama at 10.30am while the 27-year-old