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November 6, 2017 10:05 AM Saudi king receives ex-Lebanon PM Hariri in Riyadh

RIYADH - Saudi King Salman received former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Riyadh on Monday following his resignation, Saudi media reported. Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday from Riyadh, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-rival, and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing 21

November 1, 2017 12:15 PM Trump to push for more balanced trade ties and free markets in trip to Asia

SINGAPORE — Mr Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Asia demonstrates his administration’s engagement of the region and his personal interest in helping it grow economically, said senior American officials, adding that the president will push for more equitable trade relations and for countries to adopt free-market principles. “The President’s travel is going 3

October 31, 2017 4:18 PM Interfaith dialogue, official dinner among British royal couple’s busy Singapore itinerary

SINGAPORE — Britain’s Prince Charles, who is on a four-day visit to Singapore, had a packed itinerary on Tuesday (Oct 31), as he attended an inter-faith dialogue with religious leaders, students and youth volunteers, among other things. Accompanied by his wife, Camilla, the British royals’ day kicked off with an official welcome at the Istana, where 3

October 31, 2017 3:16 PM Singapore shares rich and enduring relationship with the UK: President Halimah Yacob

SINGAPORE: Singapore and the United Kingdom enjoy a natural affinity due to the countries' common history, President Halimah Yacob said on Tuesday (Oct 31). The two countries share a rich and enduring relationship as well, Madam Halimah said during an official dinner at the Istana's Banquet Hall for Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall 3

October 31, 2017 1:29 PM Beijing seen poised for fresh South China Sea assertiveness

HONG KONG/BEIJING: China has quietly undertaken more construction and reclamation in the South China Sea, recent satellite images show, and is likely to more powerfully reassert its claims over the waterway soon, regional diplomats and military officers say. With global attention focused on North Korea and Beijing engrossed in its Party Congress, tensions 9

October 31, 2017 6:20 AM Turkey's Erdogan takes legal action after lawmaker calls him 'fascist dictator'

ISTANBUL - President Tayyip Erdogan filed a criminal complaint against a prominent opposition lawmaker, one of Erdogan's lawyers said on Tuesday, after the deputy called the Turkish leader a fascist dictator. In blistering criticism of Erdogan, the spokesman for the main opposition Republican People's Party Bulent Tezcan attacked what he said was a "fearful 3

October 31, 2017 12:57 AM Chan Chun Sing says he is prepared to become next PM if called upon

SINGAPORE - One of the contenders to be Singapore's next leader on Monday said he had an obligation to be ready to take on the job. In rare comments about succession by a public official, cabinet member Chan Chun Sing said whoever took over was unlikely to drastically change the government's policy direction. "All of us have to be prepared to do the job when called 14

October 30, 2017 3:04 PM Uhuru Kenyatta: Re-elected, but at what cost?

Uhuru Kenyatta, who won a second and final term in Kenya's controversial election re-run, is the son of the country's founding president and a man who epitomises the country's elite. The 56-year-old US-educated multi-millionaire, whose family owns an array of businesses, properties and land, followed in his father's footsteps when he defeated his rival 12

October 30, 2017 9:47 AM Saudi Arabia will allow women to attend sporting events in stadiums

About a month after Saudi Arabia granted women the right to drive, the kingdom has announced another historic move: Starting next year, women will be allowed to attend sporting events in stadiums for the first time. Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority made the announcement on Sunday, tweeting that preparations will begin to “accommodate families 3

October 30, 2017 3:36 AM Malaysian Budget 2018: Why SMEs cannot afford to be left behind

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak (pictured) has announced that a sum of RM280.25 billion will be allocated for the 2018 Budget, according to The Star. Moreover, RM83.5 million being set aside to construct infrastructure for the first phase of the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) in Aeropolis, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). In his Budget 9