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National Day Rally: 40,000 new pre-school places to be added in next 5 years

With the increase, the total number of pre-school places in Singapore will go up to 200,000, almost ...

National Day Rally: KidSTART initiative likely to be expanded to benefit more children

The initiative, which helps children from low-income families to have a good start in life, has rece...

National Day Rally: New centralised training institute for pre-school teachers

The new National Institute of Early Childhood Development will be like the National Institute of Edu...

Saudi regulator approves Goldman Sachs application for dealing license

Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority said on Sunday it had approved Goldman Sachs' request to co...

National Day Rally: 1 in 9 Singaporeans has diabetes; problem ‘very serious’, says PM Lee

An average of about 1,200 diabetics undergo amputations every year.

National Day Rally: Govt weighing solutions to improve diabetes situation in Singapore

Several countries have tried implementing a sugar tax, but nobody has found the ideal solution yet, ...

National Day Rally: Singapore to go bigger on e-payments with PayNow, common QR code

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says efforts to simplify and integrate electronic payment systems are...

Stifled in Middle East, Lebanese band finds audience in West

Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila's blend of indie rock and lyrics about social and political injustice h...

National Day Rally: Never too late to learn and use technology, PM Lee tells seniors

SINGAPORE: As Singapore presses on with its Smart Nation drive, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong urged...

Finnish police search new premises in knife attack probe

Finnish police said on Sunday they had conducted searches of further premises in the city of Turku i...

Police say cannot rule out that suspect in Barcelona attacks may have crossed to France

BARCELONA: The chief of police in Catalonia said on Sunday he could not rule out that the last suspe...

Qatar to build World Cup stadium shaped like Arabian cap

DOHA: Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the 2022 World Cup, organisers...

Syria's Assad says war still not won but West's plots foiled

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that while his country had foiled Western designs to...

Iraq's Kurds might put off independence vote in return for concessions from Baghdad - official

Iraq's Kurds may consider the possibility of postponing a planned Sept. 25 referendum on independenc...

Crowds rally in Hong Kong after activists jailed

Thousands of supporters of three jailed young democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong S...

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM Hasina

August 20, 2017 6:19 PMDHAKA (AFP) - A Bangladesh court sentenced ten Islamist militants to death on...

Man arrested for offering to buy upskirt videos of students on Carousell, Locanto

SINGAPORE: A man has been arrested for offering to buy upskirt videos of female students online, pol...

India investigates after fourth big train accident in past year kills 23

India began investigating on Sunday a train crash in which 23 people were killed, the fourth major a...

Anger simmers in Philippines over Duterte's drug war

Mourners at the funeral of a Philippine man who police shot dead protested his innocence on Sunday, ...

As it happens: National Day Rally 2017

SINGAPORE: Upgrading Singapore's preschools, fighting diabetes and building a Smart Nation are the k...