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Malaysia has close ties with Egypt before diplomatic ties established - envoy

By Muammar Eusouffi Zainol Abidin

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 (Bernama) -- The sending of Malaysian students to Al-Azhar Univiersity in Egypt since the 1930s proves the close Malaysia-Egypt ties before diplomatic ties were established.


Pakistan enhances security ahead of general election

ISLAMABAD, July 20 (Bernama) -- The Pakistani Government has enhanced nationwide security, especially involving politicians and public rallies ahead of the general election on July 25, an official said on Friday.


Delhi police bust gang of high-profile thieves

NEW DELHI, July 20 (Bernama) -- Delhi police on Friday claimed to have busted a gang of high-profile thieves who meticulously planned and targeted "big events", including Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public rallies, Justin Beiber's concert, Formula 1 car races, sporting events or huge religious congregations to steal high-end smartphones and other valuables.


Five Abu Sayyaf militants, one soldier killed in southern Philippine clash

MANILA, July 20 (Bernama) -- At least five Abu Sayyaf militants and a soldier were killed in recent clashes between government forces and the terrorist group in the southern Philippines, military officials said Friday.


Several injured in blast in southwest Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 20 (Bernama) -- Several people were injured at a blast Friday afternoon in the Chaman city of Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan, local media reported.


Mexico: Three children murdered every day, says rights group

MEXICO CITY, July 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-TELESUR)--Every day, three children are murdered in Mexico, the National System for the Protection of Children and Adolescents (SIPINNA) said Thursday.


South African gold mining firms make wage hike offer way below unions' demands

JOHANNESBURG, July 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-SABC) -- Gold mining companies in South Africa have confirmed tabling wage offers which are way below the demands of unions.