Singapore

Former Singapore leadership candidate plans new opposition party

Move by former ruling party stalwart Tan Cheng Bock could boost opposition amid talk of election as soon as this year.

Former Singapore leadership candidate plans new opposition party

Singapore

Life after the Lees? Singapore prepares for the future

Finance minister becomes likely successor to Lee Hsien Loong as city-state positions for more challenging future.

Life after the Lees? Singapore prepares for the future

Asia Pacific

Singapore summit: US-China trade war dominates talks

Will US Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meet to discuss the trade dispute?

Singapore

Singapore's bid for UNESCO hawker food listing eats at neighbours

As regional rivals and food critics scoff, city-state is petitioning for UNESCO recognition of its street-fare culture.

Singapore's bid for UNESCO hawker food listing eats at neighbours

Singapore

Human rights groups urge Singapore to halt imminent executions

City-state expected to execute two men, including a Malaysian, following convictions for drug offences.

Human rights groups urge Singapore to halt imminent executions

Singapore

Singaporean artist jailed after peaceful protest

Human rights groups denounce two-week sentence as an affront to free speech and call for Seelan Palay's release.

Singaporean artist jailed after peaceful protest

Asia Pacific

Singapore court convicts activist, politician over Facebook posts

Jolovan Wham and John Tan face up to three years in jail after judge finds pair guilty of contempt for their remarks.

Singapore court convicts activist, politician over Facebook posts

Asia Pacific

Myanmar's neighbours urge accountability for Rohingya violence

ASEAN foreign ministers express concern over 'man-made humanitarian disaster' in Myanmar's Rakhine, and call for probe.

Myanmar's neighbours urge accountability for Rohingya violence

Opinion

Crazy Rich Asians: The return of Sham-East Asia?

While Chu's film is celebrated as a diversity win in the West, in the East it's seen as more of the same Western gaze.

Nazry Bahrawi

by Nazry Bahrawi

Nazry Bahrawi

Privacy & Surveillance

Medical data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including PM, stolen

Cyber attackers steal information from the database of SingHealth, the country's largest group of healthcare providers.

Medical data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including PM, stolen

Asia Pacific

White House video shows its vision of a prosperous North Korea

The video, shown in a press conference during the summit, shows an engaged, open North Korea, after following through on denuclearisation promises.

Opinion

Kim Jong-un came out victorious from the summit

The Singapore summit has not done more than legitimise the North Korean regime.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Singapore

Trump calls meeting 'honest, direct, productive': live

Live updates: North Korean leader and US president meet at landmark summit in Singapore.

Trump-Kim Singapore summit: All the latest updates

Asia Pacific

Trump-Kim timeline: From insults to handshakes

From threatening to destroy each other's countries, to an historic meet-and-greet, the rocky relationship between US president and North Korea's leader has been one filled with fluctuations.

Asia Pacific

Final preparations under way for Trump-Kim summit

US president has said he does not have to 'prepare very much' for the two-day summit in Singapore with the North Korean leader, saying success in the meeting will be 'about attitude'.