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Singapore: Republic in Southeast Asia
Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state in Southeast Asia. It lies one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%.

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Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial in Zimbabwe

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was en route from Singapore to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule issued..
Reuters - Published

Body of Zimbabwe's Mugabe to leave Singapore for burial at home

The body of Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe will be flown home from Singapore on Wednesday, five days after he died in hospital in the city-state, according to an event schedule.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Singapore

Former Zimbabwe leader Mugabe honoured at state funeral [Video]Former Zimbabwe leader Mugabe honoured at state funeral

African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral for Zimbabwe’s founding president, Robert Mugabe on Saturday. The service and viewing of the body of Mr Mugabe, who died last..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial at home [Video]Mugabe's body leaves Singapore for burial at home

A hearse carrying the body of former Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe departs funeral parlour on Wednesday (September 11), heading home for burial. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:34Published

Dennis Rodman says North Korea's Kim Jong Un Dennis Rodman says North Korea's Kim Jong Un "wants peace"

Rodman says Trump and Kim Jong Un can work out a deal

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

Bigger Than Life Ousted Zimbabwean Leader Mugabe Dead At 95 [Video]Bigger Than Life Ousted Zimbabwean Leader Mugabe Dead At 95

Zimbabweans on Saturday mourned the death of their founding father Robert Mugabe. However, Reuters reports there was confusion over when his body would be returned from abroad for burial. Bulawayo..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Singapore seizes record volume of elephant ivory [Video]Singapore seizes record volume of elephant ivory

Singapore said on Tuesday (July 23) it had seized 8.8 tonnes (9.7 tons) of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups said is a transit point for the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Harry Kane scores injury-time winner from halfway line against Juventus [Video]Harry Kane scores injury-time winner from halfway line against Juventus

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino reacts to Harry Kane's 'amazing' winning goal in the 3-2 thriller against Juventus in Singapore. Harry Kane scored from the halfway line in injury time to win..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compares Mason Greenwood to Ryan Giggs [Video]Ole Gunnar Solskjaer compares Mason Greenwood to Ryan Giggs

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Mason Greenwood and compared the teenage star's development to that of Ryan Giggs following Manchester United's friendly win against Inter Milan in Singapore. The..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published

Sarri says likes Pogba, unsure if he will join Juventus [Video]Sarri says likes Pogba, unsure if he will join Juventus

Sarri unwilling to talk about Pogba

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:43Published

Lucas Moura on Champions League final disappointment [Video]Lucas Moura on Champions League final disappointment

Lucas Moura respects Mauricio Pochettino's decision to drop him for the Champions League final - and will try to use that disappointment to drive Tottenham to silverware this season. Signed from Paris..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Icardi, Nainggolan not in Inter plans, says Conte [Video]Icardi, Nainggolan not in Inter plans, says Conte

Conte says he likes Lukaku but says Icardi and Nainggolan are not in Inter plans

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:55Published

Man Utd's Lukaku still not fit to face suitors Inter Milan [Video]Man Utd's Lukaku still not fit to face suitors Inter Milan

Lukaku to miss Manchester United's clash with Inter milan

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:13Published

Harry Kane: Champions League was there for the taking [Video]Harry Kane: Champions League was there for the taking

Harry Kane is still reeling from Tottenham’s Champions League disappointment as the trophy “was there for the taking”. It is just 48 days since Spurs’ first ever European Cup final appearance..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:45Published

 

US-China trade war may not be such a bad thing: Jaishankar

S Jaishankar has said the ongoing trade war between the US and China “may not be such a bad thing” if it results in fairer market access all over the world. The minister’s remark came in the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indonesia names former trader graft suspect in 'oil mafia' probe

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) on Tuesday named a former managing director of the trading arm of state energy company PT Pertamina [PERTM.UL] a suspect in a graft case linked to..
Reuters - Published

Singapore fulcrum to India's ASEAN ties, says S Jaishankar

Today we are entering a new phase of a strategic partnership...Singapore has becom e the fulcrum of India's policies to the east of India, says Jaishankar
DNA - Published

Plane leaves Zimbabwe for Singapore to bring home Mugabe's body

A plane has left Zimbabwe for Singapore carrying government officials and relatives to bring home the body of Robert Mugabe, but it was still not clear where the former leader would be buried, a family..
Reuters - Published

Enormous trade deficit with China due to unfairly restricted market access: S Jaishankar

During the Plenary session, the minister recalled that India and Singapore came together in a very contemporary phase, at a time when the world was changing, including India.
DNA - Published

In Mugabe's village, relatives say he was very bitter before death

In the dusty village where Zimbabwe's founding father Robert Mugabe grew up, family members speak of the deep bitterness Mugabe felt from his ousting as head of state two years ago until his death in..
Reuters - Published

With ASEAN in focus, EAM ends Indonesia trip, in Singapore next

In Indonesia, Jaishankar met his counterpart, the Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.
DNA - Published

As election nears, Singapore may raise spending to ease economic pain

Singapore is expected to roll out a generous budget ahead of an election as the ruling party seeks to appease voters who are feeling the pinch from a sharp economic downturn, analysts say.
Reuters - Published

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe dies in Singapore

Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has died aged 95, the country's President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on his official Twitter account.
Reuters - Published

Singapore leader in waiting seen as 'cut from same cloth' as Lee family

Mild-mannered, studious and seen as "cut from the same cloth" as his predecessors, Singapore Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will face the daunting task of reshaping a struggling economy if, as..
Reuters - Published

EAM Jaishankar to leave on two-nation visit to Indonesia, Singapore today


IndiaTimes - Published

Singapore starts countdown to elections, forms panel for constituencies

Singapore's general elections could be just months away as prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, formed a panel to review electoral boundaries, an initial step towards calling a vote.
Reuters - Published

Singapore poll could be months away as panel checks voting constituencies

Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, has formed a panel to review electoral boundaries, his office said on Wednesday, in a strong signal that a general election could be just months away.
Reuters - Published

Singapore PM takes initial step toward calling general election

Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, has formed a panel to review electoral boundaries, his office said in a statement on Wednesday, signaling an imminent general election.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka seeks extradition of ex-central bank chief from Singapore

Sri Lanka will ask Singapore to extradite former central bank governor Arjuna Mahendran in connection with an insider trading investigation, a Foreign Ministry official said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Singapore hotels see best month in years amid Hong Kong turmoil

Singapore's hotel occupancy rates have climbed to their highest in over a decade as travelers and business events switched from Hong Kong, where pro-democracy protests have slammed tourist numbers and..
Reuters - Published

PM Modi conferred highest civilian award in UAE, RuPay card launched

UAE is the first country in the Gulf and the third country globally after Singapore and Bhutan to adopt the RuPay card.
DNA - Published

PM Modi launches RuPay card in UAE

PM Modi on Saturday launched the RuPay card in UAE. RuPay card scheme was launched in 2012 to fulfil the Reserve Bank of India's vision to have a domestic, open and multilateral system of payments...
IndiaTimes - Published

Protecting Singapore from rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion

Protecting Singapore against rising sea levels could cost S$100 billion ($72 billion) or more over 100 years, its prime minister said on Sunday, as the low-lying island-state makes preparations to..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar court charges eight over alleged ties to insurgents

A Myanmar court on Friday charged eight people with financing terrorism, including six deported from Singapore last month over allegations they had sent money to ethnic rebels in the conflict-torn..
Reuters - Published

India sends back Maldives' ex-vice president Ahmed Adeeb attempting illegal entry

Indian authorities detained Adeeb early on Thursday after they were tipped off by the company operating the Singapore-flagged tugboat carrying him, port and police officials had said.
DNA - Published

Social media sites block satirical rap video in Singapore after government complaint

Facebook and other social media sites have restricted access to a satirical rap video in Singapore after the wealthy city-state's government requested the removal of content it said could fan racial..
Reuters - Published

Singapore says drug smuggling worsens, even as hangings rise

Drug trafficking into Singapore, which has some of the world's toughest drugs laws, has risen recently, the law minister said on Wednesday, and he defended capital punishment for serious drug crime as..
Reuters - Published

The feud involving members of Singapore's first family

A public rift between the heirs of Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first and longest-serving prime minister, has for years rumbled in the wealthy city-state regarded as an island of stability in Southeast..
Reuters - Published

Singapore PM's brother backs opposition party in election twist

The Singapore prime minister's estranged brother has thrown his support behind a newly-formed opposition party in an intriguing twist ahead of elections expected to be held as soon as this year.
Reuters - Published

Protesters flock to Hong Kong's airport as political crisis simmers on

Thousands of protesters calling for democracy and some chanting "free Hong Kong" converged on the Chinese-ruled city's airport on Friday as Singapore advised its travelers to avoid protest areas in the..
Reuters - Published

Myanmar citizens deported from Singapore over alleged insurgent ties remanded in custody

Six Myanmar nationals deported from Singapore over alleged links to an ethnic minority insurgent group were remanded in custody in Yangon on Friday, a court spokesman said, as relatives of the accused..
Reuters - Published

Protesters calling for 'free Hong Kong' converge on airport

Several hundred protesters calling for democracy and some chanting "free Hong Kong" converged on the Chinese-ruled city's airport on Friday as neighboring Singapore advised its citizens to avoid parts..
Reuters - Published

Singapore opposition party fears use of fake news law in election

The leader of a new Singapore opposition party said on Friday he was concerned that an anti-fake news law, which rights groups fear could stifle free speech, may be used in upcoming elections.
Reuters - Published

Singapore seizes ivory from nearly 300 elephants in record haul

Singapore said on Tuesday it had seized 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory, a record haul by authorities in the city-state, which conservation groups say is a transit point for the illegal wildlife trade.
Reuters - Published

Justice AK Sikri appointed as judge in Singapore international commercial court


IndiaTimes - Published

Exclusive: Singapore cautions wealth managers on aggressively courting HK business

Singapore has cautioned wealth managers against aggressively marketing their services or making other efforts to woo clients to the city state by capitalizing on rival Hong Kong's political turmoil,..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia to build country's longest bridge linking islands near Singapore

Indonesia plans to build a 7 km (4.35 mile) bridge to connect two islands in the Malacca Strait, close to Singapore, as part of efforts to develop industry and tourism in the area, the government said..
Reuters - Published

Singapore detains Myanmar nationals accused of links to Rakhine insurgent group

Singapore authorities said on Wednesday they had arrested a group of Myanmar nationals accused of rallying support for armed violence against the Myanmar government.
Reuters - Published

Nirav Modi's Rs 44 cr worth assets in Singapore to be frozen

The agency says the bank account is in the name of Pavillion Point Corporation, based in the British Virgin Islands, a company that is "beneficially owned" by Nirav Modi's sister Purvi Modi and..
DNA - Published

ED attaches Rs 44 crore in Singapore account of Nirav Modi's sister, husband


IndiaTimes - Published

A quarter of Indian workforce is now employed in industries

A quarter of Indian workforce is now employed in industries The Four Asian ‘Tigers’ — Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan — as well as mainland China were lucky that the transition of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Singapore holds gay pride rally amid calls for repeal of colonial-era law

Thousands of people took part in Singapore's annual gay pride rally on Saturday, with many calling for a law banning gay sex to be scrapped following similar measures elsewhere in the region.
Reuters - Published

PM Modi's jam-packed visit to Japan concludes with 6 bilaterals on last day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held separate bilateral meetings with leaders of Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, Australia, Singapore and Chile, and discussed a host of key issues including trade,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Wealth managers head to Singapore as China concerns dim Hong Kong's lure

Some foreign wealth managers are scrapping plans to open offices in Hong Kong in favor of Singapore, as the rich begin to move funds from the Chinese territory where a new extradition bill has stoked..
Reuters - Published

North Korea says U.S. extension of sanctions 'a hostile act': KCNA

The recent U.S. extension of sanctions against North Korea was an act of hostility and an outright challenge to an historic summit between the two countries in Singapore last year, Pyongyang's state..
Reuters - Published

Unauthorised drones cause delays and diversions of flights at Singapore Airport, again; 38 air transports were affected last week

Flight operations at the busy Changi Airport, Singapore was hit due to unauthorised drone activities. The Civil Aviation Authorities of Singapore said that approximately 15 departures and three..
Firstpost - Published

Drones disrupt flights at Singapore airport for second time in a week

Unauthorized drone flying caused the second spate of delays and flight diversions in less than a week at Singapore's Changi airport on Monday night, the city-state's aviation authority said.
Reuters - Published

Unauthorized drone flying disrupts flights at Singapore airport

One of two runways at Singapore's main airport closed for short periods on Tuesday and Wednesday because of "confirmed sightings of unauthorized drone flying", the aviation regulator said.
Reuters - Published

Ritu Phogat trains in Singapore for ONE Championship debut

Ritu, who trains twice a day in all different martial arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling and boxing, said she was working on improving her strength, agility, and speed.
DNA - Published

Tanker Kokuka Courageous damaged in Gulf incident: manager

The Kokuka Courageous tanker was damaged in a security incident in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, a spokesman for the vessel's manager BSM Ship Management (Singapore) said.
Reuters - Published

A year after Singapore, little change seen in U.S.-North Korea ties: poll

A year after the first U.S.-North Korea summit, most people in countries with a stake in the process think relations between the old rivals have not improved significantly, highlighting a stalemate in..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: The ups and downs since Trump first met North Korea's Kim

U.S. President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the first time at a historic summit in Singapore on June 12 last year and there have been ups and downs in the North's foreign..
Reuters - Published

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