Malaysia reports first case of Zika virus

Woman contracted disease after travelling to Singapore, where 115 people have been infected.


Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted Zika cases

Singapore expects more cases to be identified as dozens of people, mostly foreign construction workers, test positive.


Indonesia says Singapore attack plot foiled

Singapore steps up security after arrest of six people on Batam island for allegedly planning attack on Marina Bay.

South China Sea

Tensions escalate over South China Sea claims

At security summit, Beijing vows to ignore pending international court ruling while US steps up military patrols.

Business & Economy

Finalising the TPP: A critical step for East Asia

Leadership on ratification of the TPP would provide a shot in the arm to the economies of many states in East Asia.

by J Berkshire Miller


Tumbling oil prices fall to 12-year low

Prices fell below $30 a barrel briefly as British oil and gas company BP says it will cut 4,000 jobs.

Humanitarian crises

'Broken' part and crew response caused AirAsia crash

Report reveals reasons behind crash of the Airbus A320 into the Java Sea last year that killed all 162 on board.

Science & Technology

Singapore festival shows off future of architecture

Environmentally friendly solutions presented at event in the city state, offering a glimpse of things to come.


Singapore church leader found guilty in $35m graft case

Mega-church founder convicted of misappropriating donations to support wife's singing career for "evangelical causes".


Vettel overtakes Senna with Singapore GP win

German wins his third race of the season and moves into third on the all-time list; Hamilton retires on lap 32.


Vettel on pole for Singapore GP to end Hamilton's reign

Vettel takes Ferrari to first pole since 2012 and ends Mercedes's 15-month domination.


Forest fires put Singapore Grand Prix under a cloud

Smoke from the forest fires has worsened Singapore's air pollution issue ahead of this weekend's F1 race.


Obedience and uncertainty in Singapore

The ruling People's Action Party has won a decisive victory, but the city-state is a place of growing disquiet.

by Madeleine Thien


Singapore's ruling party sweeps general elections

Results, which shows PAP won almost all of the seats, strengthen the mandate of the party amid an economic slowdown.


Singapore poll set to test ruling party dominance

Voting begins in snap elections considered a test for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's People's Action Party.