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Arab coalition says foiled Houthi attack in Red Sea off Yemen

The Arab coalition says the foiled attack represents a threat to regional and international security and the safety of maritime routes and international trade.

Saudi Arabia joins US-led coalition to protect oil shipping

The move to join the International Maritime Security Construct aims to support efforts to thwart threats to trade as well as guarantee energy security.

Saudi forces intercept two more Yemeni rebel drones

The attacks come amid spiralling regional tensions with Iran, which Saudi Arabia has repeatedly accused of arming the rebels with sophisticated weapons.

Thailand’s opposition forms alliance, claims lower house majority

The coalition would likely to fall short of electing a prime minister as it requires a combined vote with the upper house of parliament.

Italy premier takes more time on rail link to save coalition

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte asked Telt, the French-Italian consortium building the TAV rail line between the cities of Turin and Lyon will refrain from any action which can harm the Italian state legally and economically.

PBS ridicules Upko’s presidential council proposal for Sabah ruling coalition

PBS vice-president Johnny Mositun says proposal shows insecurities within Upko after many Umno members quit party to pledge support for ruling government.

US-led coalition says it destroyed IS site in Syrian mosque

The statement comes as Kurdish-led forces mop up the final remnants of IS jihadists in Hajin.

7 civilians killed in Yemen air strike: official

The strike hit a house in the Huran district of central Yemen's Bayda province on Sunday, leaving one man, four women and two children dead, an official said.

Saudi-led coalition seizes main road linking Yemen’s Hodeidah to Sanaa

The coalition of Sunni Muslim states led by Saudi Arabia and the UAE repeatedly contends that taking control of Hodeidah would force the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement to the negotiating table by cutting off their main supply line.

Poll shows support for Merkel’s coalition parties hits record low

The survey by pollster Emnid had support for Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU), down by one percentage point on the week to 29%.

Umno is here to stay, says Sabah Umno Youth chief

Abdul Aziz Julkarnain dismisses talk by non-members that Umno will disband after the opposition bloc GBS – of which it is a member – is registered.

Pakistan’s Imran Khan wins vote but no majority

Although Imran Khan won the election, he has to form a coalition before he can take power.

PH abandons legal challenge against RoS

Lawyer Michelle Ng says the suit is academic as Pakatan Harapan is now a registered body.

German coalition reaches deal on migration, no transit centres

Germany's ruling coalition reached agreement on a package of measures to deal with asylum-seekers who have already registered in other European Union states, and vowed to push ahead with an immigration law before year's end.

Côte d’Ivoire’s Ouattara dissolves government amid coalition infighting

President Alassane Ouattara’s RDR party and former President Henri Konan Bédié’s PDCI party have not seen eye to eye on a great many issues.

Dollar dips as euro steadies after German coalition partners resolve row

The dollar index against a basket of six major currencies inched down 0.1% to 94.955 after gaining about 0.45% the previous day.

German coalition crisis talks fail to resolve migrant dispute

This is anathema to the usually flexible Merkel as it would undermine her open-door migrant policy and be a major setback to the EU's Schengen free border system.

Tsipras shrugs off lawmaker’s exit from fragile Greek coalition

Despite Georgios Lazaridis' resignation, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras remained unperturbed.

I’m sorry, we must forget BN, says Annuar Musa

The party must strengthen itself to attract others to work with it in a new coalition, says the Umno info chief.

Merkel at Risk as German Coalition Crisis Enters Critical Phase

She insists that unilateral action by Germany would trigger a wider crisis, and will now use the run-up to a June 28-29 summit of EU leaders to try and forge some sort of agreement.

Civilians flee bombardment as Arab states pound Yemen port

The Arab coalition also struck the main road linking Hodeidah to the capital Sanaa to block reinforcements, residents and anti-Houthi Yemeni military officials said.

Evidence shows coalition attacks on Syria’s Raqqa broke law, Amnesty says

According to Amnesty International, the US-led coalition did not take enough account of civilians or take the precautions necessary to minimise harm to them.

Going it alone, without BN, better for Sarawak parties, say analysts

They say in order to survive the next polls, the coalition ruling Sarawak should not be seen as an associate of BN.

Amid the euphoria, a reminder of what comes next

Shashi Tharoor, author and politician, is confident Malaysian politicians will learn from the Indian experience when, two years after coming to power by defeating Congress, the Janata coalition split.