Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: SINGAPORE

Singapore detains Indonesian maids for ‘funding ISIS’

:: Singapore has detained three Indonesian maids without trial under tough security laws over allegations they donated funds to support ISIS, authorities said. It is the latest case of allegedly radicalized foreign domestic helpers arrested in the city-state, and the

Philippines says ‘big possibility’ Malaysian militant leader killed

:: The Philippine military said on Thursday there was a “big possibility” that a top Malaysian militant tipped to become ISIS’ point man in Southeast Asia has been killed in an overnight battle. Thirteen rebels among the few dozen ISIS

Award-winning Singapore cartoonist challenges history

:: Singapore cartoonist Sonny Liew swept the comic industry’s “Oscars” and is a hit at home, but the city-state has struggled with how to respond to his surprise best seller, which challenges its own carefully-scripted version of history. With a

Halimah Yacob formally elected Singapore’s first woman president

:: Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was declared elected as Singapore’s first woman president on Wednesday, after the returning officer announced she was the sole candidate to qualify for the contest. Aiming to strengthen a sense of inclusivity

Malay set to be Singapore’s first woman president-Straits Times

Halimah Yacob

:: A former speaker of Singapore’s parliament, Halimah Yacob, was set to become the city-state’s first woman president after other candidates did not qualify for the contest, the Straits Times newspaper reported on Monday. The largely ceremonial post had been

Singapore’s Changi is the face of future airports

:: Passengers’ baggage is collected by robots, they relax in a luxurious waiting area complete with an indoor garden before getting a face scan and swiftly passing through security and immigration — this could be the airport of the future.

Bodies found in search for 10 missing US sailors

:: Divers searching for 10 missing American sailors have located some bodies inside the stricken US destroyer, a day after it collided with a merchant vessel near Singapore, a US Admiral said on Tuesday. Admiral Scott Swift, the commander of

10 sailors missing after US destroyer collision near Singapore

:: Ten US Navy sailors were missing and five were injured after a US Navy guided missile destroyer collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday, officials said. The destroyer USS John S. McCain was sailing towards east of

US destroyer in collision off Singapore, rescue efforts launched

:: A rescue operation is under way after a US destroyer was damaged in a collision with a tanker east of Singapore on Monday, the US Navy said, in the second accident involving an American warship in two months. Guided-missile

Singapore passes death penalty law for nuclear terrorism

:: Singapore’s Parliament on Monday passed a death penalty law for nuclear terrorism acts. Death penalty will be given to a person who commits a fatal act of terrorism using radioactive material or nuclear explosive devices, Xinhua news agency reported.

Emirates, Scoot planes collide at Singapore airport

Emirates Airways flight EK 405 from Singapore to Dubai suffered minor damage after it collided with a Scoot aircraft on Thursday. The Scoot flight, bound for Tianjin, China, was taxiing before take-off when the accident happened at 1.40am. The left

Needy expat workers get new phones as Singapore moves to scrap 2G

A Singapore migrant welfare group has started distributing 3G-enabled mobile phones to cash-strapped foreign workers days before the city-state shuts down its 2G network. Telecom operators in the highly wired island will end second-generation services on April 1, forcing thousands

Qatar sees foreign intervention ‘changing equation’ of Syria war

Outside powers need to act fast to protect Syrians because foreign military backing for the government is “changing the equation” of the war, Qatar’s foreign minister said on Wednesday. For 14 days, a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive has been underway

Singapore deports Indonesians accused of heading to join ISIS

Singapore has deported four suspected Indonesian extremists allegedly heading to Syria to fight with ISIS, authorities said Tuesday. The four, who included a 15-year-old boy, were arrested Sunday in the city-state when officials became suspicious after checking their documents and

India cozying up to Singapore

Rajeev Sharma

By : Rajeev Sharma It is not for nothing that Narendra Modi has visited Singapore second time since he took over as prime minister 18 months ago. The only other country to have had this privileged treatment from Modi is

Oil prices turn higher as diplomats seek to ease Middle East tensions

Oil prices have turned higher in Asia on Wednesday as diplomats tried to ease geopolitical tensions sparked by Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border. But the global crude supply glut capped gains ahead of

China, Taiwan leaders join hands at historic summit

The presidents of China and Taiwan reached across decades of Cold War-era estrangement and rivalry for a historic handshake on Saturday before exchanging warm words in the first summit since the two sides’ traumatic 1949 split. China’s Xi Jinping and

Redemption looms for Scolari in Asia

Luiz Felipe Scolari

Just over a year after Brazil’s calamitous appearance at the World Cup, Luiz Felipe Scolari can prove he’s a winner once again when he leads Guangzhou Evergrande into the AFC Champions League finals on Saturday. The ebullient Brazilian has proved

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