Taiwan, an island of 23 million people 80 miles off the coast of China, has long been a point of tension between Washington and Beijing. Now those tensions are at a new high. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to set off soon on a tour of several Asian nationsContinue Reading

Singapore introduced a new parliament bill on Monday that empowers the government to investigate and stop foreign actors from influencing national politics and inflaming social issues, in the latest move to assert control over potentially threatening content online. The Foreign Interference (Countermeasures) Bill will give officials the power to orderContinue Reading

Good morning. A gas crisis looms over Europe, anger grows in Shanghai and Singapore executes an intellectually disabled man. Infrastructure: Ukrainians are blowing up their own bridges and dams in an effort to stop Russia’s advance. In Demydiv, a village north of Kyiv that Ukrainians flooded intentionally, residents couldn’t beContinue Reading

Singapore’s Omicron wave likely to see a fairly sharp peak, says infectious disease Expert Nine out of 10 people in Singapore have now completed the basic vaccination regimen and half of the population have received their booster shots. ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN SINGAPORE – Will Singapore’s Omicron wave formContinue Reading

Even as the government reiterates commitment to make the country a global MRO hub, insiders recommend a mix of benefits and penalties to make this a reality. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has urged Indian airlines to persuade their original equipment manufacturer (OEM)Continue Reading

As Asian countries are learning to live with the coronavirus — with the notable exception of China — and gaining momentum in their vaccination campaigns, several are cautiously reopening their borders and welcoming travelers. Although the Asia-Pacific region initially lagged in vaccinations and many countries remained committed to some ofContinue Reading

PARIS — Vice President Kamala Harris spent hours talking with Emmanuel Macron, the French president, managing to skirt a recent diplomatic rift between the two allies over an Australian submarine deal. She attended a conference on promoting democratic elections in Libya. And she secured a commitment for the United StatesContinue Reading

Singapore will no longer cover the medical costs of Covid-19 patients who are eligible to get vaccinated against the virus but choose not to, the country’s Health Ministry says. “We will begin charging Covid-19 patients who are unvaccinated by choice,” starting Dec. 8, the ministry said in a statement onContinue Reading

Human rights groups are urging Singapore to halt an execution next week of a Malaysian man convicted of smuggling heroin into the city-state, arguing that he should be exempt under international law because he has an intellectual disability. Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, 33, was caught in 2009 with about 1.5 ounces ofContinue Reading

Though only 4 percent of the work force in Singapore is unvaccinated for Covid-19, the government announced on Saturday that a vaccine-or-test mandate would take effect in January for practically every worker in the public and private sectors. Those who refuse vaccination will have to pay for a daily test,Continue Reading