Israel dismisses suggestions it killed Palestinian in Malaysia

Israel dismisses suggestions it killed Palestinian in Malaysia

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s defense minister said on Sunday a Palestinian scientist shot dead in Malaysia was a rocket expert and “no saint”, but dismissed suggestions by Hamas that Israel’s Mossad spy agency assassinated him. Two men on a motorcycle fired 10…

Authorities say Palestinian lecturer shot dead in Malaysia

Authorities say Palestinian lecturer shot dead in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR – Two unidentified men shot and killed a 35-year-old Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday morning, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities said. The Islamist group Hamas, which exercises de facto control over Gaza, said one of its members was “assassinated”…

Gunmen shoot dead Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia

Gunmen shoot dead Palestinian lecturer in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Two unidentified men shot dead a Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities reported, and Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister said the suspects were believed to be linked to a foreign intelligence service. A man…

Palestinian lecturer shot dead in Malaysia: authorities

Palestinian lecturer shot dead in Malaysia: authorities

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Two unidentified men shot and killed a 35-year-old Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday morning, Malaysian and Palestinian authorities said. A man hangs a poster depicting Palestinian electrical engineer Fadi al-Batash, who was shot to death in…

Explainer: Why scandal-hit Najib is expected to win Malaysia’s…

Explainer: Why scandal-hit Najib is expected to win Malaysia’s…

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his Barisan Nasional ruling coalition may be able to shrug off a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal, disenchantment about the increased costs of living, and a challenge from former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad,…

Stiff contest expected as Malaysians go to polls on May 9

Stiff contest expected as Malaysians go to polls on May 9

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia will hold a general election on May 9, the Election Commission said on Tuesday, in what could be the toughest test of the ruling coalition’s 61-year grip on power. Malaysia’s Prime Minister and president of ruling party…

Malaysia’s Najib targets key support base at manifesto launch

Malaysia’s Najib targets key support base at manifesto launch

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a raft of manifesto pledges targeting key voter bases on Saturday as his ruling coalition gears up for one of its toughest elections since independence in 1957. Malaysia’s Prime Minister and president…