Singapore minister says need to counter rising wealth inequality

Lawrence Wong, Singapore's finance minister and co-chair of the multi-ministry COVID-19 task force, speaks during an interview in Singapore on Sept 27, 2021. (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG) Singapore needs to guard against rising inequality and is studying options to expand its system of wealth taxes, said the country’s finance minister. The city-state’s policies should continue to […]

Iran says talks with S. Arabia have gone a ‘good distance’

A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on August 26, 2021 shows Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (right) talking with Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian ahead of a meeting with Pakistan's Foreign Minister. (IRANIAN PRESIDENCY / AFP) DUBAI – Talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia have gone a "good distance", Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian […]