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Malaysia investigates China-backed project links with 1MDB

Malaysia investigates China-backed project links with 1MDB

The project between the Malaysian and Chinese railway companies was done under the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract (EPCC), The Star Online reported. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday the "unfairness" of contracts for Beijing-backed projects were a key issue he would raise during a visit to China next month.


Japan executes Shoko Asahara, founder of Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult

Japan executes Shoko Asahara, founder of Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult

On March 20, 1995, members of the cult left punctured bags filled with liquid nerve agent on train lines going through Tokyo's political district. Victims, families and their supporters, as well as those involved in the legal system believe it is necessary to come to terms with the crimes and draw lessons from them to avoid a similar incident happening again.


Why Iran Is Threatening to Close the Strait of Hormuz

Why Iran Is Threatening to Close the Strait of Hormuz

Washington has since told countries they must stop buying the OPEC producer's oil from November 4 or face financial consequences. Araghchi called allegations against the diplomat a "plot aimed at damaging EU-Iran relations" ahead of a nuclear meeting on Friday.



"Explain Nerve Agent Attack":Britain To Russia

Police believe the couple may have accidentally come into contact with a container - such as a phial or syringe - used to transport the nerve agent for the Skripal attack. It is the same hospital where the Skripals were treated. Novichok is a Soviet-designed nerve agent that experts say is far more potent than more familiar toxins such as VX or sarin.


White House Says 'Great Momentum' on North Korea; Intel Indicates Not

White House Says 'Great Momentum' on North Korea; Intel Indicates Not

He said that "our experts have devised is a program that, with North Korean cooperation, with full disclosure of all of their chemical and biological, nuclear programs, ballistic missile sites" could dismantle the program within a year, but said that disclosure hasn't happened yet.


Jordan to hold talks with Russian Federation over Syria

Jordan to hold talks with Russian Federation over Syria

And regime forces would take over the Nasib border crossing with Jordan as well as deploy along the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said. Both countries have kept their borders closed, despite mounting calls by rights groups to let Syrians escape to safety. Some displaced families whose hometowns had fallen back under regime control have been returning, but even that journey is risky.