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September 25, 2017 9:22 AM Longer immigration checkpoint clearance expected with new thumbprint scanning for car travellers

Heads up if you are amongst those who regularly drive across the border to visit Malaysia - you might soon experience a longer wait time at checkpoints. Soon, all car travellers aged six and above will need to step out of their vehicles to scan both thumbprints as they go through immigration clearance at car counters. This will be implemented via the new BioScreen 4

September 25, 2017 1:16 AM New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries

For Mr. Trump, whose efforts on health care, infrastructure improvements and tax reform are gaining little steam, the new order is a third attempt to make good on his campaign promise to respond to terrorist threats by tightening entry at the nation’s borders. In December 2015, he called for a complete ban on travel to the United States by Muslims “until 1

September 24, 2017 9:02 PM Latest video a sign of ISIS' focus on South-east Asia: Experts

The latest Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) recruitment video featuring a Singaporean fighter is a "game changer", said security experts yesterday, noting that it was evidence of the terror group's determined focus on South-east Asia and its English-speaking Muslims. The 31/2-minute-long video, which surfaced yesterday, featured a Singaporean fighter 2

September 23, 2017 8:07 PM North Korea says strike on US is 'inevitable' as Pentagon flies bombers off coast

North Korea's foreign minister called U.S. President Donald Trump "a mentally deranged person full of megalomania" and promised a strike on the American mainland was "inevitable" in a blistering speech to the United Nations General Assembly Saturday. The address by Ri Yong Ho began as the Pentagon announced that it had flown bombers and fighter escorts 2

September 23, 2017 5:18 AM Myanmar govt to set up working group for 'urgent repatriation' of refugees

YANGON: Myanmar's government will set up a working group to conduct a systematic verification process for "urgent repatriation" of refugees - hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Rakhine State to Bangladesh over the past few weeks, according to the office of the country's de facto leader and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The repatriation 3

September 22, 2017 5:10 AM Singapore, China reaffirm commitment to deepen defence ties

SINGAPORE: Singapore's Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen held a bilateral meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Minister of National Defense General Chang Wanquan in Beijing on Thursday (Sep 21) as the pair reaffirmed the commitment to deepen defence ties and build mutual trust as well as practical cooperation between both countries. The meeting was conducted 3

September 22, 2017 12:17 AM 5 most haunted places in Singapore

The Pasir Ris Tower can be a scary place to be at night. (Photos: Christopher Chitty) Singaporeans continue to be fascinated by the spiritual world despite the country’s modernity and rapid urbanisation. Almost everyone you talk to from schoolchildren to taxi drivers has a ghost story to share. In this issue, we visit five locations that are believed 4

September 21, 2017 11:10 AM Myanmar army chief urges internally displaced to return to Rakhine

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar’s army chief called on Thursday for people internally displaced by violence in Rakhine State to go home and rebuild communities, but he made no mention of 422,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to escape his force’s operations. Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, in a major speech on his plans for Rakhine state 3

September 20, 2017 9:01 PM Singapore, China look to new areas of cooperation

These include financial, defence and legal matters, as leaders reaffirm deep friendship Chinese President Xi Jinping and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong discussed new areas of bilateral cooperation yesterday, as they reaffirmed the deep and strong friendship built over the years by successive generations of leaders. The new areas of bilateral 3

September 20, 2017 1:47 PM Many opportunities for China and Singapore to build ties in 'new historical chapter': President Xi

BEIJING: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed new ways to advance ties between the two countries in a meeting at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on Wednesday (Sep 20). Both leaders reaffirmed the deep and strong friendship built over successive generations of high-level interactions between Singapore 4