A new resource centre for freelance arts professionals, as well as stronger collaborations with technology companies and academic institutions – these are among eight key priorities that the government has outlined in its new five-year arts plan. The 116-page SG Arts Plan, whichRead More »
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari called today for a halt to the cyberbullying of Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s nine-year-old granddaughter who defended...
China's top representative to Macau died late on Saturday after falling from the building where he lived, the Chinese government said on Sunday. Zheng Xiaosong, the head of China's liaison office to Macau, had been suffering from depression, the Hong Kong and Macau Office of the Chinese government
Hundreds of Afghan polling centres opened Sunday for a second day of voting in a chaotic legislative election marred by deadly violence and technical glitches that have eroded its credibility. Around three million people defied the threat of militant attacks to cast their ballot in the long-delayed
A crop once deemed so important it served as a form of currency, Japanese rice has fallen out of favour with younger, westernised consumers, in a shift that has left ageing farmers struggling for survival. Rice consumption has nearly halved over the past 50 years, and as the older generation of farmers
(Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would prefer to pick a woman to take over the job of Washington's United Nations ambassador.
ELKO, Nev./ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump joined European leaders on Saturday in pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi after Riyadh changed its story and acknowledged that the journalist died more than two weeks ago at its consulate in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia said
As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international scepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that in key respects contradicts previous explanations. The latest account
Mexican authorities allowed dozens of women and children from a US-bound Honduran migrant caravan to enter the country Saturday but thousands remain stranded on a border bridge between Guatemala and Mexico where riot police barred their progress. Mexico's ambassador to Guatemala Luis Manuel Lopez
Wim Kok, a former Dutch prime minister who helped forge the country's famed consensus-based politics and oversaw pioneering legalisations of euthanasia and gay marriage, died on Saturday of heart failure. In a world first, euthanasia was legalised in the Netherlands in 2002, formalising decades
A Peruvian court will decide on Sunday whether to grant a prosecutor's request to place opposition leader Keiko Fujimori in preventive detention for 36 months, which would likely scupper her 2021 presidential hopes. Anti-corruption prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez has asked the court to hold Fujimori
Voters in Poland will cast ballots on Sunday in a local election likely to earn the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party more influence over regional affairs. There are 16 regional assemblies, with 30-50 members each. In the last local election in 2014, PiS won some 26.9 percent of assembly
Poles vote in a regional election on Sunday with gains expected for the ruling eurosceptic Law and Justice (PiS) party, whose nationalist rhetoric and institutional reforms have fuelled a deepening rift with the European Union. PiS swept into power in 2015 on a promise of voter-pleasing welfare bumps
SIBU: Former Julau Member of Parliament Datuk Joseph Salang was unanimously elected as the deputy president of Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) at the party’s extraordinary delegates conference here late yesterday evening.Salang replaces former Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Joseph Entulu
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 21 — Ride-hailing company Grab will soon be required to use vehicles approved by the government and be subjected to insurance and tax requirements like taxis. This was revealed by...
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison pledged Sunday his embattled government would serve out a full term despite the conservative coalition looking set to lose its majority after a voter backlash in a crucial Sydney by-election. The Liberal-National coalition, which has a one-seat parliamentary
KOTA KINABALU: A mother and her three children were among those nabbed for alleged drugs possession in an operation at Kampung Lokub, Sepanggar, here. It was learnt the mother and her children were busy talking when the police raided their house. Pic by NSTP/JUNAIDI LADJANA.Speaking to reporters, Azis
PETALING JAYA, Oct 21 — Former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has called out on the Penang state government over its supposed lackadaisical attitude on environmental issues in development...
Emmanuel Macron has watched his approval ratings plunge as voters wait for his pro-business reforms to pay off -- but for company leaders like Pierre Loustric, that's not a problem. "I'm not disappointed because I know what it takes to move France," says Loustric, who expects the lower
This was the scene at the Bo Correctional Facility in southern Sierra Leone. It was one of eight prisons that this reporter visited last week to assess the state of penitentiaries that independent voices say are a national scandal.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has frozen plans to demolish a strategically located Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank that has drawn the world's attention, his office said Sunday. "The intention is to give a chance to the negotiations and the offers we received from different
Britain's Brexit minister Dominic Raab wants the European Union to accept assurances that the country will remain tied to the bloc's rules for longer in return for making a hotly contested so-called backstop for Northern Ireland unnecessary. Talks between Britain and the European Union have