Halimah Yacob named Singapore’s first female president without election

Halimah Yacob (C), Singapore’s first female president Singapore has named a former parliament speaker from the Muslim Malay minority as the country’s first female president, drawing criticism for her selection without a vote. Halimah Yacob was named president on Wednesday without having to face an election for the mostly ceremonial position after government authorities concluded […]

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Fire at Singapore airport causes flight delays

Firemen inspect Changi International Airport terminal 2 in Singapore on May 16, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from Singapore’s Changi Airport after a small fire erupted in a terminal that was later extinguished, authorities and witnesses said, delaying flights at the global hub. Smoke swept through the airport’s Terminal 2 building […]

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pays first visit to Singapore in bid to expand ties in Asia

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (C) arrive for a dinner function at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore on February 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has paid his first official visit to Singapore, insisting that Tel Aviv is seeking greater ties across […]

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China files protest with Singapore over joint military exercise with Taiwan

The grab from Reuters footage shows Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaking at a press briefing in Beijing on November 28, 2016. China has protested to Singapore over military maneuvers conducted earlier between the city-state and Taiwan. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters on Monday that Beijing has filed a formal complaint […]

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Singapore detains Australia-based national for ‘glorifying’ Takfiri Daesh terrorist group

The file photo shows the Takfiri Daesh terrorists in an unknown location. Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs said Friday it has detained an Australia-based national over allegations that the individual “glorified” the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group. Zulfikar Mohamad Shariff is being held under the Internal Security Act (ISA), the ministry said in a statement. The […]

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