August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021

Renewed activity ‘troubling’

North Korea appears to have restarted a nuclear reactor that is widely believed to have produced plutonium for nuclear weapons, the UN atomic watchdog said in an annual report, highlighting the...

August 29, 2021
August 29, 2021

Singapore fully vaccinates 80% of population against Covid-19

Singapore has fully inoculated 80% of its 5.7 million people against COVID-19, the health minister said on Sunday, becoming the world's most vaccinated country and setting the stage for...

August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021

Changi Airport Terminal 1 and 3 to reopen to the public from Sept 1

Changi Airport will reopen Terminals 1 and 3 to the public from next Wednesday (Sept 1), following a three-month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021

Genocide Remembrance Day: Declare crimes against Rohingyas genocide

On the occasion of Genocide Remembrance Day, the Rohingyas called on the governments across the globe, including the UK and US, to declare the crimes against the Rohingya community as genocide.

August 25, 2021
August 25, 2021

Junta mulls raising village militias

Myanmar’s junta is considering raising village militias to combat opposition to its rule, state media said yesterday, as it struggles to assert control more than six months after seizing power.

August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021

‘I am totally lost’

A week after the Taliban’s lightning seizure of Kabul, growing numbers of people in the Afghan capital are facing a daily struggle to get by with their jobs gone, banks still shuttered and food...

August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021

Ethnic diversity at the centre of Conflict

Afghanistan’s ethnic diversity has been at the centre of politics and conflict in the country for more than a century, and these divides are expected to play a role in the Taliban’s formation of a...

August 24, 2021
August 24, 2021

Medical supplies stuck at Kabul airport: WHO

More than 500 tonnes of medical supplies including surgical equipment and severe malnutrition kits due to be delivered to Afghanistan this week are stuck because of Kabul airport restrictions, the...

August 19, 2021
August 19, 2021

Former Malaysia Deputy PM Ismail Sabri poised to win premiership race

Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob looked set to form the next government after gaining a parliamentary majority from the same coalition that collapsed earlier this week,...

August 18, 2021
August 18, 2021

Stay out of politics

Hong Kong’s leader yesterday warned one of the city’s top legal bodies against getting involved in politics, in the latest sign of the government telling professional bodies to toe Beijing’s line.