Singapore softens ban on HIV-positive visitors

2015-08-31 10:49

Singapore says it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.

Canadian teacher goes free after sex abuse conviction in Indonesia

2015-08-14 09:04

An Indonesian court has overturned convictions against a Canadian teacher and an Indonesian teaching assistant who were serving 10 years in prison for sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta,.

Singapore police kill man near US defence chief's hotel

2015-05-31 09:43

Singapore police shot and killed one person and detained two others early in the morning after the car they were travelling in crashed past police barricades near a hotel where US Defence Secretary Ash Carter was staying.

Activists demand Kenya probe after Asia ivory seizures

2015-05-20 16:56

A leading Kenyan wildlife protection activist demanded a government investigation after Singapore seized the biggest illegal shipment of ivory and other exotic animal parts in more than a decade.

Tanker attacked in Gulf reaches UAE port safely

2015-05-14 16:31

Singapore-flagged oil tanker Alpine Eternity has reached the port of Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates safely after coming under attack in the Gulf earlier.

Singapore becoming cheaper to call home

2015-04-24 18:17

Expats in Singapore have voiced concerns about high living expenses, tightening foreign labour policies and education costs at international schools.

Lee Kuan Yew eulogised as architect of Singapore

2015-03-29 12:58

Singaporeans have bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral where his son, the current prime minister, eulogised the statesman.

Nxesi to attend Singapore's founding father's funeral

2015-03-27 17:10

Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi will represent President Jacob Zuma at the funeral of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore shows the way

2015-03-26 07:45

SA badly needs leaders like the man who turned Singapore around, says Leopold Scholtz.

Thousands line Singapore streets for Lee

2015-03-25 15:01

Thousands of people have lined Singapore's streets as a gun carriage took the casket of Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore, to Parliament House for public viewing.


Singapore dissolves parliament, calls for elections

2015-08-25 12:58

Singapore's parliament has been dissolved to prepare for a general election as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong seeks a fresh mandate from voters worried over immigration and the high cost of living in a slowing economy.

Petite Vaune on bike ride of a lifetime

2015-06-03 10:23

A dainty Singaporean women is riding a Suzuki DR 200 through jungle and swamp on her way to Mount Everest - find out why...

China, India may have biggest share in new bank

2015-05-25 11:50

China is likely to hold a 25% to 30% stake in the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, while India will be the second-biggest shareholder.

Singapore nets biggest ivory seizure in decade

2015-05-19 11:07

Singapore authorities seized the biggest illegal shipment of ivory and other exotic animal parts in more than a decade, with the haul from Kenya worth an estimated $6m.

Singapore teen pleads not guilty over online video

2015-05-07 13:01

A Singaporean teenager has pleaded not guilty to two charges over an online video he posted that was critical of Christianity and the nation's late founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew.

Singaporean, Australian charged over anti-foreigner forum

2015-04-14 12:58

A Singaporean man and an Australian woman behind an online forum that often attacks immigrants and foreign workers in Singapore have been charged with sedition, an offence punishable by jail.

Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral

2015-03-29 08:57

Singaporeans are lining a 15km route through the city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.

Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours

2015-03-27 10:04

Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.

Singapore braces for change as Lee era ends

2015-03-25 15:22

The death of Lee Kuan Yew raises the question of whether a new generation of leaders will reshape the mould that propelled the city-state to a haven of prosperity.

SA mourns death of Singapore's founding father

2015-03-24 14:31

South Africa is saddened by the death of Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, the international relations and co-operation department says.

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