Erdogan says 10 Western ambassadors ‘persona non grata’

In this July 20, 2021 photo, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a speech following a parade in the northern part of Cyprus' divided capital Nicosia, in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. (Iakovos Hatzistavrou / AFP) ANKARA- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said he instructed the Turkish foreign minister to declare […]

Singapore to restrict workplace access for unvaccinated people

The Marina Bay Sands beyond Merlion Park in the central business district of Singapore. (BLOOMBERG) MELBOURNE – Singapore said only fully-vaccinated people and those who had recently recovered from the coronavirus will be allowed to enter workplaces from January, while those who haven’t taken the shots must test negative daily before they are granted access. […]

US deal with UN agency for Palestine refugees sparks concerns

Palestinians wait for their turn outside al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on April 7, 2021. (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP) A funding deal between the United States and a United Nations agency working for Palestinian refugees is “immoral” and will put Palestinians at a disadvantage, analysts said, lamenting the absence of consultation with stakeholders. Palestinian factions […]

Ev Dynamics Delivers Over 70 Electric Minibuses to the Philippines

HONG KONG, Oct 19, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (the “Company”, Stock Code: 476, together with its subsidiaries, collectively “Ev Dynamics” or the “Group”), a provider of new energy vehicles and integrated technology solutions, has already delivered over 70 units of 6.5-meter COMET electric minibuses to the Philippines. Ev […]

Asian nations look to reopening

Airport officers stand in the international departure terminal at Ngurah Rai airport in Tuban on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Oct 14, 2021, on the first day of reopening to foreign tourists amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP) As Asian countries mull gradual reopening of borders, vaccination rates are proving critical in […]

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 […]