World Court orders Israel to halt assault on Gaza’s Rafah

THE HAGUE: Judges at the top United Nations court ordered Israel on Friday (May 24) to halt its military assault on the southern Gaza city of Rafah. Reading out a ruling by the International Court of Justice or World Court, the body's president, Nawaf Salam, said provisional measures ordered by the court in March did not...

Europe tour for Malaysian family on SQ321 ends in Bangkok hospital; expectant mother among injured

SINGAPORE: Eva Khoo panicked when she first learnt that her family, including her brother and two-month pregnant sister-in-law, was on the ill-fated Singapore Airlines (SIA) Flight SQ321 on May 21. After the 34-year-old Malaysian event specialist got a call from the travel agency which her family booked the trip with, she flew to Bangkok, where the...

Shaken passengers arrive in Singapore after deadly turbulence-hit flight

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -More than 140 passengers and crew from a Singapore Airlines flight on which one person died during heavy turbulence finally reached Singapore on Wednesday, with 20 still fighting for their lives in a Bangkok hospital. The London-Singapore flight on a Boeing 777-300ER plane diverted to Bangkok for an emergency landing on Tuesday after the...

UK’s Sunak fails to quell early election rumours

LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak failed to stem growing speculation on Wednesday that he might call an early election after ministers cancelled events and either curtailed or delayed foreign trips to attend a government meeting. For most of Wednesday, rumours swirled around parliament that the British leader was poised to call an election -...

A Singapore foreign ministry D-G sentenced to jail for diplomatic bad misuse

SINGAPORE (Bernama): A director-general at Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) was sentenced to a week in jail on Monday for giving false information to a public servant over the use of diplomatic bags to deliver luxury watches from China to Singapore for a friend, Straits Times (ST) reported. Gilbert Oh Hin Kwan, 45, who pleaded...

Iranian president missing after copter crash, says state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister crashed on Sunday as it was crossing mountain terrain in heavy fog, an Iranian official told Reuters, and rescuers were struggling to reach the site of the incident. The official said the lives of Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were "at...

Businessmen in Singapore placed on China’s wanted list weeks after money laundering raid in 2023

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Two businessmen living in Singapore since 2021 have been placed on the wanted list in China for their involvement in a cross-border online gambling syndicate. Su Shuiming and Su Shuijun were first added to the list in September 2023, just weeks after the Commercial Affairs Department led a police operation that saw...

Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Friday (May 17, 2024)

Malaysia: * Anwar calls for firm action following Ulu Tiram police station attack * Ulu Tiram police station attack: Two cops and assailant dead / King expresses condolences to families of slain policemen * Ulu Tiram police station attack: Slain officers joined force less than two years ago * Ulu Tiram police station attack: Suspect believed to be Jemaah...

Tony Leung Wears S$139 Women’s Casio G-SHOCK Watch… And Now We Want One Too

The model has yet to be released and we expect it to fly off the shelves now that Tony has endorsed it. Mention frugal stars and Hong Kong screen legend Tony Leung is probably one of the first that comes to mind. Despite having an estimated net worth of US$20mil (S$26.5mil), the 61-year-old is famously down-to-earth. He has been known to drive the same...

Slovakian PM in life-threatening condition after being shot, his Facebook profile says

PRAGUE (AP): Slovakia’s populist Prime Minister Robert Fico is in life-threatening condition after being wounded in a shooting Wednesday (May 15) afternoon, according to his Facebook profile. The message posted to his account said that Fico "has been shot multiple times and is currently in life-threatening condition. At this moment he is transported by helicopter to...