The distribution of 50 percent of the 2018 tourism tax revenue will be made to all Malaysia’s state governments in the first quarter of 2019, courtesy of the federal government, according to Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
California moved on Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road.
China, the world’s most populous nation, appears to be setting the stage to end its decades-long policy of determining the number of children that couples can have, a social media post by a state-run newspaper suggested.
The separatists’ leader of a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine announced proposals to abolish Ukraine and create a new state in its place on Tuesday, comments that could further undermine a 2015 peace deal that is already faltering.
A senior State Department official was visibly caught off guard when asked about the US government’s criticism of the Iranian elections and its silence over lack of such democratic process in Saudi Arabia.
Doha claims hackers have broken into the website of its official state news agency hours after the news outlet reportedly sparked anger in Persian Gulf states by releasing comments attributed to the Qatari emir on sensitive issues, including Iran, Israel and the US.