Taliban replace ministry for women with “virtue” authorities

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers set up a ministry for the “propagation of virtue and the prevention of vice” in the building that once housed the Women’s Affairs Ministry, escorting out World Bank staffers on Saturday as part of the forced move. It was the latest troubling sign that the Taliban are restricting […]

Addendum to President's Address: S'pore's economy has to reopen safely and sustainably, says Chan Chun Sing

SINGAPORE – For Singapore to grow, it needs to reopen its economy safely and sustainably, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday (Aug 26). This requires businesses to resume their operations progressively, with tight safe management measures in place for higher-risk activities. “We will expand our testing and contact tracing capacity significantly, […]

Parliament: Government fines on Sports Hub for unmet standards

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Sports Hub has been fined over unmet standards, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community Baey Yam Keng on Friday (March 6). The SportsHub Private Limited (SHPL) is the consortium which runs the $1.33 billion facility. It consisted of four partners – Global Spectrum Pico, Dragages Singapore, DTZ Facilities and Engineering and InfraRed […]