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 2017-02-28 17:15 

Malay Mail Online

Shelling blocks UN aid chief visit to Yemens Taiz... +

ADEN, Feb 28 UN aid chief Stephen OBrien today cancelled a visit to Yemens third city Taiz when shelling and a rebel checkpoint blocked his route, several sources said.A UN source in Yemen told AFP that OBrien, who was in a convoy...

 2017-02-28 17:13 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Packed Thai prisons need urgent reform: study... +

Thai prisons are massively overcrowded with some inmates forced to sleep sideways, a rights group said Tuesday, urging reform in a country with the world's sixth largest jail population....

 2017-02-28 17:12 

Qatar News Agency

Foreign Ministry Secretary-General Meets Malaysian Ambassador... +

Doha, February 28 (QNA) - HE Secretary-General of the Foreign Ministry Dr. Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi has met with HE Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Federal Malaysia to Qatar Ahmad Jazri bin Mohammed Johar. Talks during the meeting dealt with bi...

 2017-02-28 17:10 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Group Lease setting up financial services hub in Cyprus... +

SET-listed digital financing firm Group Lease (GL) has decided to set up an investment and financial-services company in Cyprus to spearhead its expansion into Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America....

 2017-02-28 17:08 

Viet Nam News

Better preferential loan rate likely for high-tech agriculture... +

Commercial banks can offer loans at preferential interest rate of less than 7 per cent per year for high-tech agriculture projects....

 2017-02-28 17:05 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Prayut insists Article 44 still needed... +

Once again, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday stressed that his superpower by the interim charters Article 44 needs to be enforced to facilitate authority forces to effectively control Dhammakaya Temple and its surroundings....

 2017-02-28 17:05 

Malay Mail Online

IIUM confers honorary doctorate, lifetime outstanding achievement award on King Salman... +

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was tonight conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (Islam and Wasatiyyah) and Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award for his contributions to the...

 2017-02-28 17:05 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Govt tracking property very closely, comfortable with market: Tan Chuan-Jin... +

SINGAPORE - The Government is watching developments in the property market "very closely," Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin said on Tuesday (February 28), while underlining the need for cooling measures to prevent prices from......

 2017-02-28 17:02 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Centel posts 43.5% rise in 4Q16 net profit despite challenges... +

Central Plaza Hotel (Centel) has announced a year-on-year 43.5-per-cent increase in net profit to Bt416 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, despite flat revenue growth and facing many challenges during the quarter....

 2017-02-28 17:02 

Jakarta Post

Lawyer questions Rizieq's credibility, rejects him as expert... +

A lawyer for Jakarta Governor Basuki ...

 2017-02-28 17:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan's Meidensha delivers railway inspection system to Malaysia... +

KUALA LUMPUR -- Japanese railway system provider Meidensha has delivered a catenary eye for track maintenance to Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), ...

 2017-02-28 17:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

E-money payments top 5tn yen in Japan... +

TOKYO -- Electronic-money purchases at vending machines, convenience stores and elsewhere in Japan topped 5 trillion yen ($44.5 billion) last year, re...

 2017-02-28 17:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Corporate Japan could handle 100 yen to dollar: poll... +

TOKYO -- Listed Japanese companies now see themselves as more resilient in the face of a strong yen than they did a year ago, thanks to recent appreci...

 2017-02-28 17:00 

Nikkei Asian Review

Sumitomo Mitsui, Resona eyeing merger of Osaka-based banks... +

TOKYO -- Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Resona Holdings plan to merge two regional banks as part of the reorganization of their Osaka-based lende...

 2017-02-28 16:57 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

SET tipped to end year at 1,650 points... +

The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index will close this year at 1,600 to 1,650 points, according to Land and Houses Fund Management....

 2017-02-28 16:57 

Malay Mail Online

LGBT work of the Devil, Muslim convert lecturer says in conference... +

BANGI, Feb 28 A Kolej Universiti Islam Selangor (Kuis) lecturer claimed today that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture is caused by Satan to trick and lead humans astray.Muslim convert Mohd Farid Ravi Abdullah said in...

 2017-02-28 16:56 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Return of Syrian refugees main priority: IOM official... +

The priority is to return Syrian refugees to their homeland and share the burdens caused by the Syrian conflict between more countries, Regional Director of International Organization for Migration MENA Carmela Godeau said Tuesday....

 2017-02-28 16:55 

Malay Mail Online

India students rally after woman threatened with rape... +

NEW DELHI, Feb 28 Rallies were held in Indias capital today in support of a student who received rape threats over her controversial remarks on Pakistan after being mocked online by celebrities, including cricketer Virender...

 2017-02-28 16:55 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Paying train, bus fares via Mastercard: Pilot to begin March 20... +

SINGAPORE - The much-anticipated pilot of allowing Mastercard-issued cards to be used to pay for train and bus fares, bypassing any top-up arrangements, will start on March 20, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Tuesday (Feb 28). Commuters holding...

 2017-02-28 16:52 

FARS News Agency

US State Department Wipes off Message to Iran's Oscar Winner... +

TEHRAN FNA - The US State Department on Monday twitted and then deleted its congratulation message to Iranian Director Asqar Farhadi on his Oscar win in the best foreign language film category, as the Iranian director had slammed US President Donald ....

 2017-02-28 16:50 

Jakarta Post

Oz minister to bring major trade mission to Indonesia... +

Following a visit by President Joko ...

 2017-02-28 16:50 

Press Trust of India

Sanjiv Singh appointed IOCL chief... +

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) Sanjiv Singh was today appointedChairman of the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), thecountry's largest commercial enterprise.The Appointments Committee of Cabinet approved hisappointment to the post for a period of five years,...

 2017-02-28 16:50 

Press Trust of India

Jeje scores a hat-trick as Mohun Bagan post 4-1 win... +

Kolkata, Feb 28 (PTI) Jeje Lalpekhlua scored a hat-trickto power heavyweights Mohun Bagan to a thumping 4-1 win overClub Valencia of Maldives in their return leg fixture of theAFC Cup South Zone playoff. Jeje hit three goals in 2nd, 45th and 82nd ...

 2017-02-28 16:48 

The Quint

Alia Responds to Kangana’s Nepotism Remark on Koffee With Karan... +

Alia Bhatt’s on-point response to nepotism in Bollywood will make you love her even more. ...

 2017-02-28 16:48 

Malay Mail Online

Dutch Lady Milk Industries posts higher FY16 pre-tax profit... +

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 Dutch Lady Milk Industries Bhds pre-tax profit for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2016 rose to RM198 million from RM188.7 million in the previous year.Revenue expanded to RM1.04 billion from RM1.0 billion,...

 2017-02-28 16:48 

Press Trust of India

PM hails scientists on Science Day... +

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) On the National Science Day,Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the role of thescientific community in nation building and particularlysaluted C V Raman in this regard. On National Science Day, my greetings and best wishes to...

 2017-02-28 16:48 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Lebanese Army raids fugitive's house seizing large quantity of drugs... +

The Lebanese Army Tuesday raided the house of a fugitive in east Lebanon, confiscating a large quantity of drugs, state media reported...

 2017-02-28 16:47 

Malay Mail Online

Bangladesh child marriage law sparks criticism... +

DHAKA, Feb 28 Rights groups today criticised a controversial new child marriage law in Bangladesh which allows children as young as 14 to be married off by their parents.Parliament passed the Child Marriage Restraint Act last night,...

 2017-02-28 16:46 

Haaretz Daily

Israel's ship-purchase affair: Netanyahu 'personally ordered' canceled tenders... +

Testimony gathered by police is supported by documentation. The authorities are investigating whether crimes were committed in the navys purchase of ships and submarines from Germany....

 2017-02-28 16:46 

Press Trust of India

Fiscal deficit overshoots full-year target... +

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) India's fiscal deficit touched Rs5.64 lakh crore at the end of January, 105.7 per cent of thefull-year target, mainly due to lower realisation of non-taxrevenue.The fiscal deficit, reflection of government borrowing tomeet reve...

 2017-02-28 16:46 

Press Trust of India

Modi likely to visit Israel this year... +

New Delhi, Feb 28 (PTI) Narendra Modi is expected to visitIsrael by the middle of this year, a first by any Indian PrimeMinister to the Jewish nation.Amar Sinha, Secretary (Economic Relations), said the PrimeMinister's visit is on cards but declined t...

 2017-02-28 16:45 

Malay Mail Online

Affin Holdings posts higher pre-tax profit for 2016... +

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 Affin Holdings Bhd recorded a higher pre-tax profit of RM737.7 million for financial year (FY) ended Dec 31, 2016, compared with RM514 million recorded in 2015.Revenue rose to RM1.93 billion versus RM1.80 billion in...

 2017-02-28 16:45 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Singapore researchers devise way to test potential drug side effects using stem cells... +

SINGAPORE - Researchers here have come up with a new way to test a patient's reaction to a drug even before it is administered. By first testing a drug on stem cells made from from the patient's blood, scientists from the Institute of Bioengineering and.....

 2017-02-28 16:45 

Business Standard

Stocks move down, GDP data casts shadow... +

The broader NSE Nifty eased by 17.10 points, or 0.19%, to close at 8,879.60...

 2017-02-28 16:44 

IRNA

[ Iran ]

Trump trampling on US long legacy... +

Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA - President Donald Trumps anti-Muslim rhetoric and his bid to allegedly make America more secure through constructing walls around the nation, have among other things tended to undermine a legacy long heralded by the United States....

 2017-02-28 16:42 

Malay Mail Online

Contractor detained to assist probe over corruption, property scam in Johor... +

JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 28 The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have detained a contractor to assist in the probe into alleged corruption and property scam in Johor.According to a source, the 46-year-old man was detained at his home at...

 2017-02-28 16:41 

Qatar News Agency

WTO: Qatar Ranks among Top 20 Countries in Global Competitiveness Index... +

Doha, February 28 (QNA) - Director of the Trade in Services and Investment Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Abdel-Hamid Mamdouh said that the State of Qatar gave great attention to the services sector which contributed to its position w...

 2017-02-28 16:41 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Israel unprepared for tunnel threat in 2014 Gaza war: report... +

An Israeli state inquiry accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top army brass Tuesday of being unprepared for the strategic threat of tunnels used by Hamas during the 2014 Gaza war...

 2017-02-28 16:41 

Business Standard

India's strong GDP data leaves economists scratching their heads... +

It is also higher than China's 6.8% growth for the last three months of 2016...

 2017-02-28 16:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Wilbur Ross sworn in as US secretary of commerce... +

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross was sworn in as U.S. commerce secretary on Tuesday after helping shape Republican President Donald Trump's opposition to multilateral trade deals....

 2017-02-28 16:40 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Two women to be charged with Kim murder: Malaysia... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Two women arrested over the nerve agent assassination of Kim Jong Nam are to be charged with his murder, Malaysia said Tuesday....

 2017-02-28 16:38 

Press Trust of India

I am Salman Khan's fan: Gurmeet Choudhary... +

Mumbai, Feb 28 (PTI) Actor Gurmeet Choudhary, who willnext be seen in "Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laddoo Deewana", sayshis role in the upcoming film is similar to Salman Khan'scharacter of Prem in Rajshri movies."I am a big fan of Salman Khan an...

 2017-02-28 16:38 

The Daily Star

[ Lebanon ]

Italy probes visa scandal at its consulate in Irbil... +

Italy has ordered an inspection of its consulate the Iraqi city of Irbil, after reports exorbitant fees were demanded for visas....

 2017-02-28 16:37 

Ecns.cn

CFDA to tighten regulation and revise standards ... +

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 2017-02-28 16:37 

Channel NewsAsia

Ryanair expands Frankfurt routes in challenge to Lufthansa... +

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair on Tuesday said it will expand routes from Germany's Frankfurt airport in future, but warned of challenges ahead for the airline industry from Brexit....

 2017-02-28 16:36 

NDTV

Nalanda University: Construction of Non-Residential Buildings To Commence... +

Construction of non-residential buildings on main campus of Nalanda University will start tomorrow....

 2017-02-28 16:35 

Channel NewsAsia

UN says Thailand leaves legal loophole for torture, disappearances... +

Thailand has dropped legislation to criminalise torture and disappearances after years of working on the bill, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday, leaving state employees unaccountable for serious crimes....

 2017-02-28 16:35 

Channel NewsAsia

EU parliament says governments delayed new rules on car emissions... +

European governments delayed stricter car engine emissions tests by six years and did not do enough to uncover cheating by car manufacturers, a European Parliament report into the dieselgate scandal said on Tuesday....

 2017-02-28 16:35 

The Quint

UP Min Gayatri Prajapati’s House Searched in Sexual Assault Probe... +

49-year-old Gayatri is facing imminent arrest following an FIR lodged against him and six of his accomplices....

 2017-02-28 16:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Net-A-Porter founder Massenet joins rival Farfetch... +

Natalie Massenet, founder of online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter, has joined the rival Farfetch Group as non-executive co-chair, Farfetch said in a statement on Tuesday....

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