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Singapore sees rare travel delays due to tech glitch

Travelers arrive at the departure hall in Singapore Changi airport in Singapore on March 31, 2023. A disruption at automated immigration clearance counters on the same day led to rare delays at Singapore's Changi airport, affecting hundreds of travelers. (PHOTO / AFP) SINGAPORE – A technical glitch at entry points into Singapore led to rare […]

Report: Israel conducts air strike in Syria

People view the damage in a residential neighborhood after an early morning Israeli airstrike in the capital city of Damascus, Syria, Feb 19, 2023. (PHOTO / AP) DAMASCUS – Israel carried out an air strike near the Syrian capital early Friday, Syrian state media reported, the second attack near Damascus in the last two days. […]

Japan imposes record fine on power companies over cartels

TOKYO – The Japanese antitrust watchdog on Thursday slapped a record-high fine on four power-related companies for forming cartels over electricity sales to forestall competition in the liberal power market. A total of 101 billion yen ($763 million) in penalty will be collected from the four major power suppliers, which are Chugoku Electric Power Co, […]

Israel ‘launched missiles at targets near Damascus’

People shovel debris at the scene of a reported Israeli missile strike in Damascus, on Feb 19, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) CAIRO — Israel launched "a number of missiles" from the Golan Heights targeting the vicinity of Syria's capital Damascus that left two soldiers wounded and "some material damage," Syrian State Media reported early on […]

Kazakh PM Smailov set to keep job after election

Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov delivers a speech at the leaders summit of the COP27 climate conference at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre on Nov 7, 2022. (PHOTO / AFP) ALMATY — Kazakhstan's ruling Amanat party nominated Alikhan Smailov, prime minister since January 2022, for the same position on Thursday, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's office […]

ADB: ASEAN must strengthen position in global value chains

A woman poses with the newly set up logo of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as Indonesia officially assumes the group's chairmanship following a ceremony in Jakarta on Jan 29, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) MANILA – Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies must strengthen their positions in global value chains to bolster […]

‘Teheran, Moscow taking final step for cooperation deal’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdoulahian hold a joint press conference following their talks in Moscow on Mar 29, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) TEHRAN — Iranian foreign minister said on Wednesday that Teheran and Moscow are taking the final step toward the signing of a long-term cooperation agreement. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, […]

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano erupts 4 times

In this July 18, 2018 file photo, a plume of ash rises from Anak Krakatau volcano are seen in Lampung province, Indonesia. (PHOTO / AFP) JAKARTA – Anak Krakatau volcano in Indonesia's Lampung province has erupted four times as of Tuesday afternoon, spewing ash columns up to the height of 2,500 meters above the crater, […]

PM: Israel’s decisions not based on external pressures

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) sits at the Knesset, Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, on March 27, 2023. (PHOTO / AFP) JERUSALEM – Israel is a sovereign country that does not make decisions based on pressures from abroad, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday in response to comments by US President […]