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Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Appointed Prime Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's king appointed long-time opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as prime minister on Thursday, 24 November, and he will be sworn in at 5 pm (0900 GMT), ending five days of unprecedented…

Cambodia and Morocco Could Establish Economic and Trade Ties

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia and Morocco may establish further relations, starting from economic and trade ties between the two countries. This was stated by Prime Minister Hun Sen during a meeting with the Speaker…

Germany Players Cover Mouths In Team Photo Amid Armband Row

DOHA: Germany players placed their hands over their mouths during a team photo ahead of their game against Japan for their World Cup Group E on Wednesday as the row over FIFA's threat of sanctions over…

Ronaldo to Leave Manchester United After Criticism of Club

INTERNATIONAL: Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo will leave with immediate effect, the Premier League team said on Tuesday, 22 November, marking a bitter end to the Portugal captain's second…

European Nations Ditch World Cup LGBTQ Armband Plans

DOHA: Seven European teams have backed down with plans for their captains to wear a ‘One Love’ armband at the World Cup in Qatar, following the threat of FIFA sanctions against players.

PM: Covid-19 Can No Longer Stop Us This Year

PHNOM PENH: Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that the Covid-19 pandemic is no longer an issue that can hinder Cambodia's ambitions, making this remark after successfully reopening the national sports competition.

Malaysia Faces Hung Parliament for First Time in History

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is facing a hung parliament for the first time in its political history, after a divisive, tightly-contested general election left major parties unable to secure enough votes to…

PM Asks UN Secretary-General to Include Demining in SDGs

PHNOM PENH: Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to consider demining issues in the United Nations Sustainable Development Plan.

Over Past 30 Years, 150 Cambodian Deminers Dead and Injured

PHNOM PENH: The First Vice President of the Cambodian Mine Action Authority, Senior Minister Ly Thuch, has said that over the past 30 years, 150 Cambodian deminers have made huge sacrifices to help clear…

Hong Kong Leader Lee Tests Positive for COVID-19 After APEC

HONG KONG: Hong Kong leader John Lee tested positive for Covid-19 after meeting with other regional leaders the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Thailand, the city government said Monday, 21…

Ecuador Fans Chant 'We Want Beer' At World Cup

AL KHOR: Qatar banned alcohol sales inside the eight stadiums hosting the FIFA World Cup this month, after insisting that beer would be available for fans during the event.

Turkey Attacks ‘Terrorist’ Targets in Syria and Iraq

INTERNATIONAL: The Turkish Air Force has struck a number of targets linked to Kurdish groups in northern Syria and Iraq, the country’s defense minister, Hulusi Akar, said on Sunday. The raids followed…

World Cup Gets Underway with Stakes High for Host Qatar

AL KHOR: Qatar's ruler opened the World Cup on Sunday, 20 November, with a call for people of all races and orientations to put aside their differences, speaking as the host nation faced a barrage of…

‘GMAC’ is Renamed ‘TAFTAC’

PHNOM PENH: The Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) has officially changed its name to the “Textile, Apparel, Footwear & Travel Goods Association in Cambodia” (TAFTAC).