Three-hour protest in KL
KUALA LUMPUR • More than 2,000 protestors gathered yesterday to call for the abolition of the Goods and Services Tax, and Prime Minister Najib Razak's resignation over graft allegations. Former premier Mahathir Mohamed addressed the gathering, which broke up peacefully after three hours.
Third terrorist suspect charged
BRUSSELS • Belgium yesterday charged a third suspect with terrorist activities over a foiled plot to attack France, federal prosecutors said. Officials said the development was part of a joint investigation by France and Belgium. Three other people are in custody over the plot, including the main suspect who was nabbed in France.
Russia calls for ceasefire
MOSCOW • Arch foes Armenia and Azerbaijan said yesterday fierce clashes had erupted along the front line of Nagorny Karabakh, with Russia urging an immediate ceasefire to end the latest surge of violence over the disputed region. The two sides frequently exchange fire across the frontline but, in a sign that the situation was serious, the Kremlin said Russian President Vladimir Putin had called for an immediate end to fighting along the front line.