Brexit draft deal announced

Publication date 15 November 2018 | 11:26 | ICT

BRITISH Prime Minister Theresa May will seek her cabinet’s approval on Wednesday for a long-awaited divorce deal with the EU, but hardline Brexiteer MPs warned they will seek to block it in parliament.



  • Hamas, Israel agree to Gaza ceasefire amid worst flare-up

    Publication date 15 November 2018 | 10:50 | ICT

    Children in Israel’s south were heading to school early on Wednesday as an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire took effect, putting an end to a brief yet intense flare-up with Gaza.

  • Japan ‘reluctantly’ opens door

    Publication date 15 November 2018 | 10:31 | ICT

    AGEING Japan is reluctantly attempting to prise open its doors to migrant workers as it battles serious labour shortages, raising the hackles of conservatives worried about mass immigration.

  • Scholars slam VN communist party’s rebuke

    Publication date 15 November 2018 | 10:30 | ICT

    MORE than 80 international scholars have upbraided Vietnam’s Communist Party for condemning a prominent book publisher whose titles criticised socialism.

  • Sri Lanka’s PM ousting leaves power vacuum

    Publication date 15 November 2018 | 10:30 | ICT

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in a power vacuum.

  • North Korea ‘hiding missile bases’

    Publication date 14 November 2018 | 10:59 | ICT

    North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study asserted on Monday, as progress stalls on US President Donald Trump’s signature foreign policy initiative.

  • Indonesia to free Bali Nine female smuggler

    Publication date 14 November 2018 | 11:04 | ICT

    The only female member of the “Bali Nine” heroin-trafficking gang will be freed from an Indonesian prison next week, a corrections official said on Monday, after serving 13 years in a case that caused a diplomatic furore.

  • Amnesty strips Suu Kyi of highest honour

    Publication date 14 November 2018 | 11:04 | ICT

    AMNESTY International on Monday stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour over the de facto Myanmar leader’s “indifference” to the atrocities committed by the military against Rohingya Muslims.

  • Macron’s Paris Peace Forum to discuss ‘collective interests’

    Publication date 14 November 2018 | 11:04 | ICT

    IT was billed as a “Davos for democracy”. But will the newly launched Paris Peace Forum, the latest addition to international conferencing, have an impact?

  • Foreign soldiers pour into PNG capital for Apec meet

    Publication date 13 November 2018 | 14:01 | ICT

    PAPUA New Guinea has deployed a multi-national force of warships, fighter jets and elite counter-terrorism troops to protect world leaders attending a major summit in its crime-plagued capital this week.

  • VN activists call for trans rights law movement

    Publication date 13 November 2018 | 14:00 | ICT

    As more than 1,000 Vietnamese joined Hanoi’s Gay Pride parade on Sunday in a rousing show of support for the LGBT community, activists called on the government to make a long-tabled transgender rights law a reality.