Day: September 25, 2011

Suicide bomber attacks Indonesia church

Solo, Indonesia — At least one person was killed Sunday when a suicide bomber attacked an Indonesian church, officials said, the latest sectarian incident to hit the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation. “I can confirm that there was a suicide bomb attack in Church Bethel Injil at 10:55,” Central Java […]

Saudi king gives women right to vote

RIYADH — Saudi King Abdullah announced on Sunday he was giving women the right to vote and run in municipal elections, the only public polls in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom. He also announced that women would have the right to join the all-appointed Shura (consultative) Council, in an address opening […]

GCC asks Saleh to hand over power

By AGENCIES ARABNEWS SANAA: The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) urged Ali Abdullah Saleh to sign a power transfer plan “immediately” as forces loyal to the Yemeni president attacked pro-opposition troops with mortar shells and heavy gunfire Saturday and rooftop snipers picked off unarmed protesters fleeing in panic. The streets of […]

Conservation of turtles given a boost

PETALING JAYA: Turtle conservation in Malaysia will enter a new era from Dec 1 when the country enforces its inter-governmental agreement on the Conservation and Manage-ment of Marine Turtles and their Habitats within the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia (IOSEA) region. Malaysia is the 33rd state to join the agreement, […]

Local govts get small windfall

PUTRAJAYA: The Government is giving local authorities RM44.4mil more to spend, besides the RM182mil already budgeted for the year. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung, who announced this, said RM29.4mil was for 98 local authorities in the peninsula while the rest was for Sabah and Sarawak. He […]