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  • Egypt announces international anti-Turkey alliance

    06/01/2020 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | May 31, 2020 | George Mikhail
    Egypt has announced an anti-Turkey alliance that includes Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France to confront Turkish moves in Libya and the Mediterranean. The announcement was made during a virtual meeting with the foreign ministers of these countries on May 11. In a joint statement issued shortly after the meeting, the five-party alliance said it will focus on confronting the Turkish moves in the territorial waters in Cyprus, where Turkey has been carrying out “illegal” excavations in the Mediterranean under Cyprus sovereignty. The alliance also condemned Turkey’s escalated violations of Greek airspace.  The European Union condemned May 16...
  • [Former] US marine 'arrested over N Korea embassy raid in Madrid'

    04/19/2019 6:44:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    American authorities have arrested a former US Marine who is allegedly part of a group that raided North Korea's embassy in Madrid, reports say. Christopher Ahn will reportedly appear in a Los Angeles court. It would be the first arrest over the incident, which happened in February days before US President Donald Trump met North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. Free Joseon, a self-styled human rights group, says it was involved. US federal agents have also raided the apartment of Adrian Hong, one of the group's leaders, says the Washington Post. ... On 22 February, a group of at...
  • Hackers posed as Egyptian oil contractor in apparent spy campaign ahead of OPEC meeting

    04/23/2020 1:29:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Cyberscoop ^ | APR 21, 2020 | Jeff Stone
    Hackers are trying to infect organizations throughout the world with a popular strain of malware by sending emails that appear to be from an Egyptian oil company. In research published Tuesday, Romanian antivirus company BitDefender noted a surge in attempted phishing attacks that try to trick users into downloading malware by masquerading as Enppi, an oil company owned by the Egyptian government. The malware, known as Agent Tesla, is a spyware tool which enables hackers to monitor keystrokes, steal data about file downloads and collect username and password credentials from internet browsers, among other capabilities. The number of attacks spiked...
  • 'Australia Joins US Ships in South China Sea' Amid Rising Tension....

    04/22/2020 9:02:57 PM PDT · by caww · 28 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 4/22/2020 | Reuters
    An Australian frigate has joined three U.S. warships in the South China Sea near an area where a Chinese vessel is suspected to be exploring for oil, near waters also claimed by Vietnam and Malaysia, officials said on April 22. The warships arrived this week close to where the Chinese government survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 has been operating, which is in turn near where a vessel operated by Malaysia’s Petronas state oil company is conducting exploratory drilling, regional security sources have said. The United States has accused China of pushing its presence in the South China Sea while other...
  • No Joke: Family in Malaysia Tapes Child to the Floor so Dad Can WFH in Peace

    04/22/2020 3:46:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | APRIL 18, 2020 | RAINER CHEUNGASIAONE
    Family in Malaysia tapes child to the floor so dad can WFH in peace Kids are a bundle of joy. Until you've got an important Zoom meeting with your boss' boss and they just can't seem to sit still, that is. Which is why this family quite literally, taped their young daughter down. In a series of photos shared on Facebook, a mess of toys and an overturned chair can be seen scattered across the room, a young girl lies in the middle of it all, held down by clear adhesive tape with a pillow to cushion her head. Meanwhile,...
  • In Malaysia: Chloroquine drug used since first wave of Covid-19, says Director-General of Health, Noor Hisham

    03/31/2020 5:21:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PUTRAJAYA: The anti-malarial drug chloroquine has shown its efficacy in the treatment of Covid-19 patients since the first wave of the outbreak in Malaysia, the director-general of health, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, said. He said the drugs’ anti-inflammatory properties were effective in treating Covid-19 which causes inflammation of the lower respiratory tract. Noor Hisham said a similar anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine and a combination of antiviral drugs lopinavir and ritonavir had also been used in the treatment of patients in Malaysia. There had been promising results but further research was still required. Noor Hisham said the number of deaths from Covid-19...
  • Italy Finally Starts Mass Treatment with Hydroxychloroquine

    03/29/2020 8:22:26 PM PDT · by cba123 · 75 replies
    Trustnodes ^ | Today
    Doctors in Italy have finally began widely prescribing hydroxychloroquine in certain combinations in Rome and the wider region of Lazio with a population of around six million. According to Corriere della Sera, a well known Italian daily newspaper, Dr. Pier Luigi Bartoletti, Deputy National Secretary of the Italian Federation of General Practitioners, explains that every single person with Covid-19 that has early signs, like a cough or a fever for example, is now being treated with the anti-malaria drug. The drug “is already giving good results,” Bartoletti says while Malaysia reveals they have been using it since the very beginning....
  • Coronavirus: world braces for condom shortage after Malaysia lockdown shuts top producer

    03/28/2020 10:45:34 AM PDT · by BobL · 77 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | March 28, 2020 | (Reuters)
    A global shortage of condoms is looming, the world’s biggest producer said, after a coronavirus lockdown forced it to shut down production. Malaysia’s Karex Bhd makes one in every five condoms globally. It has not produced a single condom from its three Malaysian factories for more than a week due to a lockdown imposed by the government to halt the spread of the virus.
  • Malaysia's Queen is cooking for frontline workers during the coronavirus outbreak..

    03/26/2020 9:12:44 PM PDT · by caww · 21 replies ^ | 3/25/2020 | Lollie King
    The Queen of Malaysia helping people in need by utilising her cooking skills....Malaysia has seen 1,796 cases and 16 deaths so far and Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah - who is the wife of Al-Sultan Abdullah Al-Haj of Pahang - has been supporting those helping to fight the virus by cooking them traditional Malaysian meals and treats. She sent the dishes to a number of hospitals in Malaysia including, Sungai Buloh Hospital, University Malaya Medical Center, and the Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC). The Queen is already a cooking enthusiast, with an Instagram feed filled with a number of...
  • Malaysia’s anti-Semitic prime minister Mahathir Mohamad resigns

    02/24/2020 3:45:09 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    A7/JTA ^ | 24/2/20 | Marcy Oster
    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who has described Jews as “hook-nosed” and blamed Israel for the unrest in the Middle East, has resigned. Mohamad, the world’s oldest leader at 94, submitted his resignation to the country’s king Monday, AFP reported. He had agreed to step down and hand power to his former rival, Anwar Ibrahim, after they joined their parties to form a coalition government following national elections in 2018. Mohamad was in his second stint as prime minister after serving previously from 1981 to 2003. He has said that he is proud to be called an anti-Semite. Mohamad wrote...
  • Is Pakistani intelligence radicalizing Rohingya refugees?

    02/14/2020 6:41:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.13.2020 | Zobaer Ahmed
    With violent confrontations on the rise, there is an increasing fear of the radicalization of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. A recent accusation from Indian intelligence points the finger at its Pakistani counterparts.Last Saturday, in the hilly jungles near the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar district, police forces were involved in a gunfight with a criminal gang. Local news sources reported that the police rescued three Rohingya who were kidnapped and held for ransom. Earlier that week, a clash between two armed groups in the camps injured 14 Rohingya refugees. “There were two groups,” Mohammad Kashem, one of the...
  • Muslim nations exploring gold, barter system to beat sanctions

    12/23/2019 8:41:23 AM PST · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 21, 2019 | John Levine
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the Kuala Lumpur Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Muslim nations looking to fight back against future sanctions are exploring an age-old approach — using gold dinar and bartering. Leaders from Qatar, Iran, Malaysia and Turkey met during the Islamic summit in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the matter this week. “With the world witnessing nations making unilateral decisions to impose such punitive measures, Malaysia and other nations must always bear in mind that it can be imposed on any of us,” Malaysia’s 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad told Reuters. “I have suggested that...
  • Michelle Obama in Malaysia: U.S. ‘Still Not Where We Need to Be’ on Race

    12/13/2019 8:40:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Former first lady Michelle Obama criticized the United States while speaking abroad on Thursday, stating the country is “still not where we need to be” on the issue of racism and scoffed at the notion that former President Barack Obama’s election meant the end of bigotry. “We’re still not where we need to be in the United States of America when it comes to race. People thought electing Barack Obama would end racism. That’s 400 years of stuff that was going to be eliminated because of eight years of this kid from Hawaii? Are you kidding me?” Michelle Obama said...
  • Brits to continue MH370 search in Cambodian jungle despite near-fatal experience

    11/29/2019 11:40:02 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | November 3, 2019 | Dave Burke
    A tenacious Brit convinced that missing flight MH370 is in the Cambodian jungle says he will resume his search - even though a previous attempt nearly proved deadly. Ian Wilson believes he spotted the Malaysia Airlines plane when looking at Google Maps. He travelled to the area with brother Jack last year - and Jack was lucky to survive a sudden fall after ground gave way underneath him. Despite this Ian is keen to return to the mountainous terrain... However the Aviation Safety Network (ASN) is certain that the aircraft was captured mid-flight. Evidence is mounting that the crash, which...
  • What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane

    06/19/2019 3:43:44 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 17, 2019 | WILLIAM LANGEWIESCHE
    Mike Exner, a prominent member of the Independent Group, has studied the radar data extensively. He believes that during the turn, the airplane climbed up to 40,000 feet, which was close to its limit. Exner believes the reason for the climb was to accelerate the effects of depressurizing the airplane, causing the rapid incapacitation and death of everyone in the cabin. The cockpit, by contrast, was equipped with four pressurized-oxygen masks linked to hours of supply. Zaharie was often lonely and sad. His wife had moved out, and was living in the family’s second house. By his own admission to...
  • Malaysia rejects ‘less than $2bn’ compensation offer for 1MDB from Goldman Sachs

    11/01/2019 6:39:48 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 11 replies
    offer from Goldman Sachs over the 1 Malaysia Development Berhad fund (1MDB) scandal. The country’s prime minister ­Mahathir Mohamad, who is still demanding $7.5bn (£5.8bn) in compensation for losses incurred, told the Financial Times in an interview yesterday that he was not satisfied with the offer.
  • U.S. Probes Deutsche Bank's Dealings With Malaysia's 1MDB: WSJ

    07/11/2019 4:23:39 AM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    US News ^ | 11 July 2019 | Staff
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Deutsche Bank AG violated foreign corruption or anti-money-laundering laws in its work for state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), the Wall Street Journal said on Wednesday. The news comes after the bank announced plans to scrap its global equities unit, cut some fixed-income operations and slash 18,000 jobs globally in a 7.4-billion-euro ($8.34 billion) restructuring program. Deutsche Bank's work for 1MDB included helping to raise $1.2 billion in 2014 as concerns about the fund's management and financials had begun to circulate, the newspaper said, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter....
  • Briton Key Suspect In Nuclear Ring

    02/11/2004 7:19:48 PM PST · by blam · 272+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-12-2004 | Owen Bowcott/Ian Traynor/John Aaglionby/Suzanne Goldberg
    Briton key suspect in nuclear ring Man accused of smuggling parts tells Guardian: 'I was framed' Owen Bowcott, Ian Traynor in Zagreb, John Aglionby in Jakarta and Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Thursday February 12, 2004 The Guardian (UK) A Middle East-based British businessman has emerged as a key suspect in a secret network supplying Libya, Iran and North Korea with equipment to build nuclear bombs. Speaking for the first time yesterday, Paul Griffin denied that his company played any part in shipping prohibited material from the Far East. He told the Guardian: "We have been framed." His comments came as...
  • Islam Among The Converted Peoples

    11/04/2019 3:09:48 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Books and Music Review ^ | 10/4/19 | Gerard Perry
    I review V.S. Naipaul's travelogue/anthropological study of 4 separate non-Arab Muslim nations. The first, Among the Believers, published after a series of economic and political revolutions during the late 1970s, and the sequel published 2 decades later, Beyond Belief.
  • Greedy killer monkeys found eating large rats in Malaysia, leaving scientists ‘stunned’

    10/22/2019 3:36:28 PM PDT · by Boomer · 33 replies
    FNC ^ | 10/22/19 | Sean Keach
    Greedy killer monkeys were found to be catching and gobbling up large rats in Malaysia. Shocked scientists uncovered the rat-catching macaques on palm oil plantations – and say the hungry predators could be used as pest control. The southern pig-tailed macaques were typically thought to chow down on fruit. They would also hunt for meaty prey sometimes, but generally only small lizards and birds. Now scientists have confirmed that these monkeys are also regularly snatching and devouring large rats.