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Malaysia’s former PM charged with abuse of power, money laundering
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was charged with abuse of power and money laundering at a Kuala Lumpur court on Friday.
Muhyiddin pleaded not guilty and has previously said the charges were politically motivated.
The former premier faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty on the money laundering charge, and up to 20 years for the abuse of power charge.
He will also be subject to a heavy financial penalty.
Muhyiddin was granted bail by the judge and asked to surrender his passport.
UAE’s ‘Second Salary’ plan: What you need to know about the new retirement scheme
The UAE’s National Bonds on Monday announced the launch of a ‘Second Salary’ plan, a customized savings scheme created for nationals and residents to help generate a supplementa...
Abu Dhabi’s Presight AI soars on market debut
Shares in Abu Dhabi big data analytics company Presight AI climbed as much as 176 percent on their stock market debut after raising 1.82 billion dirhams ($495.6 million) in an i...
Bahrain summons Iraq’s Charge d’Affairs for violating diplomatic norms: State media
Bahrain’s foreign ministry has summoned Iraq’s Chargé d’Affairs Moayad Omar Abdul Rahman for breaching diplomatic norms, the Bahrain state news agency said on Tuesday.
UAE central bank sees 4.3 percent economic growth in 2024: Report
The United Arab Emirates’ central bank expects the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to increase by 4.3 percent in 2024, up from an estimated 3.9 percent this year, the UAE...
Iraq ordered to pay compensation to Ankara in arbitration case: Turkey
Turkey’s Energy Ministry said on Tuesday that Iraq had been ordered by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to pay compensation to Ankara in a longstanding arbitration ca...
Saudi Arabia, UAE and more condemn Quran burning outside Turkish embassy in Denmark
Saudi Arabia and several other Muslim nations condemned the burning of the Quran by an extremist group in Denmark in front of the Turkish embassy in Copenhagen.
Determined to see fair vote, Turks mobilize for May election
Sensing the best chance yet to end President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s two-decade rule in Turkiye, his opponents are mobilizing to make sure every ballot is counted in a May electi...
In Egypt’s ‘Garbage City,’ a charity teaches children to recycle
As a child growing up in Cairo’s Manshiyat Nasser, a shanty town also known as “Garbage City,” Teresa Saeed spent her free time rummaging through the piles of rubbish strewn eve...
Saudi minister meets French envoy in Riyadh
Saudi Deputy Minister for International Multilateral Affairs Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Rassi met Ambassador of France to the Kingdom Ludovic Pouille in Riyadh on Tuesday.
US officials, Syria experts urge Biden administration to resist any Assad normalization process
A group of American former officials and experts on Syria have written to US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging their administration to push back a...
Tunisia cuts off water supply at night amid severe drought
Tunisian authorities have started cutting off drinking water at night in areas of the capital and other cities, residents said, in what appears to be a bid to reduce consumption...
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