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November 8, 2017 10:20 PM Egypt's Sisi against idea of strikes on Iran, Hezbollah

Sharm el-Sheikh - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against the idea of military strikes against Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah as there was enough turmoil already in the Middle East. He was asked what he thought of the prospect of such strikes in a question and answer session with journalists - two days after 309

November 2, 2017 4:25 AM Manus Island refugees 'dig for water' in Australia camp

Asylum seekers who are refusing to leave an Australian detention centre in Papua New Guinea say they are digging into the ground to find water, two days after the camp officially closed. About 600 men at the centre on Manus Island do not want to leave, saying they fear being attacked outside. Meanwhile, New Zealand has reiterated its offer to accept 129

November 2, 2017 3:46 AM More than 600 refugees refuse to leave closed Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea

The camp inside a Manus Island navy base was declared closed Tuesday afternoon and the men are without power and many of their toilets. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The 606 men refusing to leave an Australian immigration camp in Papua New Guinea were without power and many of their toilets on Wednesday as reports emerged saying one of them had resorted to harming 98

November 1, 2017 10:35 PM Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

SYDNEY: Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra 94

November 1, 2017 9:50 PM Super Salah shows his class as Klopp's Reds show signs of promise

Liverpool's transfer strategy has been criticised, but Salah is one signing the Reds got spot on It was all decidedly low key but Liverpool moved a step closer to the last 16 of the Champions League with an ultimately routine victory over Maribor at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp's men remain at the summit of Group E and if they win either of their final two games 95

November 1, 2017 5:46 AM Johor follows Singapore’s move in banning 2 Islamic preachers

KUALA LUMPUR — Johor has banned two Islamic preachers from giving religious talks in the state, a day after Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister said Putrajaya has no issues with the clerics' conduct. Johor Islamic Religious Affairs Committee chairman Abdul Mutalip Abdul Rahim said the Sultan of Johor decreed on Wednesday (Nov 1) that Zimbabwean Mufti Ismail 100

November 1, 2017 4:30 AM 1.37 million S'poreans to each receive one-off GST Vouchers of up to S$200

SINGAPORE - Some 1.37 million eligible Singaporeans will each be getting a one-off GST Voucher of up to S$200 this month, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Wednesday (Nov 1). The GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment, first announced during the Budget earlier this year, is aimed at helping lower-income households offset some expenses. A Singaporean 100

November 1, 2017 3:24 AM 1.37 million Singaporeans to get one-off GST Vouchers

SINGAPORE - Some 1.37 million eligible Singaporeans will each be getting a one-off GST Voucher of up to S$200 this month, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said on Wednesday (Nov 1). The GST Voucher – Cash Special Payment, first announced during the Budget earlier this year, is aimed at helping lower-income households offset some expenses. A Singaporean 124

November 1, 2017 3:13 AM Exclusive: U.S. pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Trump rejection

WASHINGTON - The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's public assertion that such talks are a waste of time. Using the so-called "New York channel," Joseph Yun, U.S. negotiator with North Korea, has been in contact with diplomats at Pyongyang's 89

November 1, 2017 2:14 AM 1.37m Singaporeans to receive GST voucher in November

SINGAPORE: About 1.37 million eligible Singaporeans will get S$280 million in GST vouchers this month, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said in a press release on Wednesday (Nov 1). Announced in Budget 2017, the GST Voucher - Cash Special Payment aims to help lower-income households with their expenses. It follows the GST Voucher - Cash (Regular) payout 93