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Singapore may prove a tough nut for China to crack over regional security

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:21:10 GMT

As the impounding of Singaporean troop carriers in Hong Kong exposes rising tensions between China and Singapore, the Lion City is unlikely to budge on core security interests concerning Beijing: its military relationship with Taiwan, worries over the South China Sea and its hosting of the U.S. military. Singaporean officials, retired military officers and analysts stress that even while Singapore publicly plays down the spat, its leadership will not easily give in to what it sees as intimidation on matters of national importance.




Jokowi changes tune in handling rally

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:36:42 GMT

United in prayer: Indonesians in white robes gathering at the National Monument park and chanting Islamic verses and singing the national anthem, as part of a rally against Jakarta's governor. - AFP JAKARTA: When protesters began to swarm Jakarta, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo left the State Palace to inspect a construction project, raising suspicion that he would again evade the large-scale rally by conservative Muslim groups against Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama over blasphemy allegations.




Indonesians rally for tolerance Indonesians have rallied in the...

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:57:25 GMT

Tens of thousands of Indonesians have rallied in the centre of Jakarta, calling for tolerance and unity after massive protests by conservative Muslims against the city's minority Christian governor. The crowds filled a major traffic circle in the heart of the city and sprawled into its main thoroughfares on Sunday.




Indonesians rally for tolerance after blasphemy protests

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 04:04:02 GMT

Indonesians display a large red and white national flag and smaller ones during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. Thousands of people staged the rally in attempt to demonstrate national unity as religious and racial tensions divide the world's most populous Muslim nation.




Rebels won't surrender Aleppo, rebel official says

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:13:28 GMT

Dec 3 Syrian rebel commanders in Aleppo will not surrender eastern Aleppo to government forces, a rebel official said on Saturday, after Russia said it was ready for talks with the United States on the withdrawal of all rebels from the area. "I asked the factions, they said 'we will not surrender'," said Zakaria Malahifji, the head of the political office of the Aleppo-based Fastaqim faction, speaking from Turkey.




Landslides hit Indonesia, 1 dead

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 21:55:52 GMT

Jakarta, Dec 3 - One person was killed and 2 others injured after landslides struck Indonesia, National Disaster Management official said on Saturday. Heavy rains triggered the landslide in East Java when loose earth fell on a house in Plosorejo village, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the agency.




Indonesia police aircraft loses contact with Singapore air traffic

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 18:06:58 GMT

SINGAPORE: Search and rescue operations have been activated by the Singapore Rescue Coordination Centre to locate an Indonesian police light aircraft, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore on Saturday . The aircraft departed Pankal Pinang at 10.24am Singapore time and was expected to arrive in Batam at 11.58am.




News 20 mins ago 8:37 a.m.Indonesian police plane loses contact, 13 feared dead

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:17:22 GMT

Thirteen people are feared dead after an Indonesian police plane lost contact during a flight Saturday to the island of Batam near Singapore. The light cargo and passenger M28 Skytruck plane, carrying five crew members and eight passengers, dropped out of contact midmorning about 50 minutes after taking off from Pangkal Pinang in Bangka Belitung province off the southeast coast of Sumatra island, police said in a statement.




Indonesian police plane loses contact, 13 feared dead

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:17:21 GMT

Indonesian police plane loses contact, 13 feared dead Police said the plane, carrying five crew members and eight passengers, lost contact while flying between two islands Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2gyJerE JAKARTA, Indonesia - Thirteen people are feared dead after an Indonesian police plane lost contact during a Saturday flight to Batam, an island near Singapore. Police said the plane, carrying five crew members and eight passengers, lost contact midmorning, about 50 minutes after taking off from Bangka Island off the southeast coast of Sumatra Island.




Indonesia police release treason suspects, continue probe

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:23:54 GMT

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US warns crackdown in Myanmar could radicalise Rohingya

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 10:27:32 GMT

It's a scene straight out of Myanmar's dark past: a military offensive waged beyond world view that forces ethnic minority villagers from the smouldering ruins of their homes. The US government, a key sponsor of Myanmar's democratic transition, says a security crackdown that has displaced tens of thousands Rohingya Muslims and left an unknown number dead risks radicaliding a downtrodden people and stoking religious tensions in Southeast Asia.




Indonesia Muslims Push to Jail Christian Politician Accused of Blasphemy

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:37:26 GMT

JAKARTA, Indonesia-Conservative Muslim groups on Friday held the second mass rally in a month against the capital's Christian governor for allegedly insulting the Quran, stoking tensions in a city already on alert following recent arrests linked to Islamic State.




Thanks to toys, UK prof forms bond with Thieves Market vendors

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 02:04:44 GMT

Prof Steve Dixon with one of his friends at Thieves Market, a vendor who regularly keeps toys for when he visits. SINGAPORE: Professor Steve Dixon is wandering around the makeshift stalls, when, amidst used phones, piles of clothing and other assorted items, something catches his eye - a Transformers action figure.




Global effort to fight AIDS far from over - UNICEF

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:59:48 GMT

The United Nations Children's Fund released a report on Thursday in Johannesburg showing that progress has been made globally in fighting HIV but more still needs to be done. Indonesian Muslim women participate in the commemoration of World AIDS Day in Medan, Indonesia, Dec. 1, 2016.




Threat of terror attack 'pretty high': Shanmugam

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:47:50 GMT

SINGAPORE: The threat of a terror attack in Singapore is higher than it was earlier this year, even as radical Islamists seek to cement their presence in the region, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam told a forum organised by the Foreign Correspondents Association on Friday . "The threat, if anything, I think has increased compared to last year and earlier this year," he said to the audience of about 30 journalists.




Indonesian Muslims protest against Christian governor

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:34:14 GMT

More than 200,000 Indonesian Muslims take part in the second major demonstration against Jakarta's Christian governor, as conservative groups push for his arrest for allegedly insulting Islam. Video provided by AFP Indonesian Muslims protest against Christian governor More than 200,000 Indonesian Muslims take part in the second major demonstration against Jakarta's Christian governor, as conservative groups push for his arrest for allegedly insulting Islam.




Sukarno's daughter arrested over alleged treason

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:29:43 GMT

Rachmawati Soekarnoputri visits residents in the Luar Batang area of North Jakarta on Apr. 27. Rachmawati was arrested on Friday for alleged treason. JAKARTA: Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, the daughter of the country's first president, Sukarno, has been arrested over alleged treason, according to her lawyer.