10th son represents Brunei at Commonwealth Summit

Oil-rich Brunei. Source: Wikimedia The 10th child of the Sultan of Brunei has been sent to Malta to represent the affluent monarchy at the Commonwealth...

S’pore meeting market grows

The Union of International Associations (UIA) has ranked Singapore fourth after it hosted 736 meetings during 2015, one event fewer than third-placed Belgium,...

Suu Kyi pledges to defend Muslim rights 

Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the UN General Assembly in New York. Source: YouTube Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi pledged to promote human rights...

S’pore jails 1MDB banker

A Singapore court has jailed a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI for 4½ years for money laundering linked to the theft of...

Nike dumps homophobic Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is planning one more bout. Source: Flickr Nike has scrapped its sponsorship deal with the Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao after he said homosexuals were “worse...

Philippines eyes rosy economic future

Can the Philippines scale new economic heights? Volcano Mayon, Albay Province, Philippines. Source: Pixabay The Philippines is trying to sell itself as a manufacturing hub...

Singapore trains sent for repairs

Dover MRT station, Singapore. Source: Wikimedia A total of 26 of Singapore's 35 Chinese-made metro trains are being sent back to the manufacturer after structural...

Hanoi claims China endangered civilian aircraft

China is unwilling to compromise over its extensive claims to the South China Sea. Source: Wikimedia Hanoi has accused Beijing of endangering civilian flights over the...

Raped child jailed for abortion

Calls to decriminalise abortion grew louder in Indonesia after a teenager who was raped by her brother was jailed for six months for having...

Indonesia braced for forest fires

Deforestation in Riau province, Sumatra, to make way for an oil-palm plantation in 2007. Source: Wikimedia The dry season across much of Indonesia brings the renewed threat of...

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US U-turns on seized bells

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