Wednesday , April 26 2017

Politics

Malaysia ruling party suspends deputy as Najib cements hold

epa05062561 United Malays National Organisation's (UMNO) party president Najib Razak (2-R) with his deputy Muhyiddin Yassin (3-L) and secretary-general Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor (R) during the opening ceremony of Malaysia's ruling party UMNO 69th General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 10 December 2015. The UMNO general assembly runs from 08 to 12 December. UMNO is the largest political party in Malaysia which played a dominant role in Malaysian politics since independence in 1957.  EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Bloomberg Malaysia’s ruling party suspended its second-in-command Muhyiddin Yassin for undermining the organization in his quest to oust Prime Minister Najib Razak, the latest indication of the premier strengthening his grip on power after months of political turmoil. Muhyiddin’s suspension as deputy president of the United Malays National Organisation will ...

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Obama laments Congressional inaction on ‘weekly’ shootings

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 25: (L-R) Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrive to make a statement after meeting with President Obama's National Security Council at the State Department, February 25, 2016 in Washington, DC. The meeting focused on the situation with ISIS and Syria, along with other regional issues.   Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Bloomberg A mass shooting on Thursday at a Hesston, Kansas, factory was overshadowed by coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign, even at the largest news organization in the region, and President Barack Obama isn’t OK with that. “Once a week, we have these shootings and it doesn’t dominate the news,” ...

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Russian leader pushes Syria truce deal amid scepticism

Syrian government forces patrol near Aleppo's thermal power plant after they took control of the area on the eastern outskirts of Syria's northern embattled city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters on February 21, 2016. 
In two days Syrian government forces have taken more than a dozen villages from IS jihadists around a stretch of highway that runs east from the northern city of Aleppo to the Kweyris military base.
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Beirut / AP Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with key players in the Syria conflict, including President Bashar Assad, ahead of a US-Russia-engineered cease-fire, as the opposition voiced concerns that the truce due to begin later this week will only benefit the Syrian government. Government troops backed by Russian warplanes ...

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