UK govt ‘in negotiations’ after three British men held in Afghanistan

BRITAIN’S interior minister Suella Braverman today said the UK government was “in negotiations” after three British men were detained by the Taliban in Afghanistan.   Media reports have identified the men as charity medic Kevin Cornwell, 53, the unnamed manager of a hotel for aid workers and YouTube star Miles Routledge.  

Dutch refinery to feed airlines’ thirst for clean fuel

SCAFFOLDING and green pipes envelop a refinery in the port of Rotterdam where Finnish giant Neste is preparing to significantly boost production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Switching to non-fossil aviation fuels that produce less net greenhouse gas emissions is key to plans to decarbonise air transport, a significant contributor to global warming.

Johor Health Dept to act against contract doctors who strike

THE Johor Health Department is likely to take disciplinary action against contract doctors in the state if they participate in a nationwide strike tomorrow. Department director Dr Aman Rabu said disciplinary action will only be taken if contract doctors fail to heed the advice for them not to participate in the strike.

Chicken being sold at appropriate prices during Ramadan, says Salahuddin

THE Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry said after the first 10 days of Ramadan, no traders were found selling whole chicken above the set ceiling price of RM9.40 per kg. Its minister Salahuddin Ayub said to ensure traders continue to comply with the ceiling price, his ministry, the Agriculture and Food Security Ministry, […]

Up to 30% of jobs may go in UBS-Credit Suisse merger

THE merger between banks Credit Suisse and UBS could see up to 36,000 jobs being cut across the world, the SonntagsZeitung weekly reported today.  The takeover by UBS of Credit Suisse was hastily arranged by the Swiss government on March 19 to prevent a global financial meltdown, following fears of contagion from the collapse of […]