Category archives: Asia

KUALA LUMPUR - Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has been hospitalized, a spokesman from his office said Saturday. The 96-year-old is being treated at the National Heart Institute's cardiac care unit, the spokesman said in a brief statement. Prior to this, Mahathir was admitted to the National Heart Institute for a full medical check-up and observation on Dec 16-23 last year. He was admitted to the same hospital for an elective procedure on Jan 7 and was discharged on Jan 13. Mahathir has served as prime minister for two terms: the first between 1981 and 2003 and the second

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani officials said Thursday that the US propaganda against China on Xinjiang is groundless. Speaking at a webinar held by the Islamabad-based think-tank Pakistan-China Institute, Pakistan"s Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said that the United States is desperately forming military alliances to undermine China on one hand, and on the other hand, it is leveling baseless allegations against China. "When the US is seeking a new Cold War, the militarization of global politics and global economics, China has a totally different way of approaching the world ... through shared economic prosperity, opening up the world through trade

SYDNEY - A 57-year-old Tongan man being hailed a real-life Aquaman for surviving 27 hours at sea after Saturday"s devastating tsunami struck his island said he went under nine times before latching onto a log and making it to safety. "On the eighth time I thought, the next time I go underwater that's it, because my arms were the only things that were keeping me above water," said Lisala Folau, who is disabled and cannot walk properly, speaking to Reuters from Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa. "So the ninth time I went under and came up and grabbed a log. And that's