International

Mosul still lacks 70% of healthcare capacity after one year since IS battle ended, says Médecins Sans Frontières
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

It has been over a year since the battle between the Islamic State (IS) group and the Iraqi forces had officially ended in Mosul, according to Al Jazeera. Yet, the health system is still in ruins and struggling to cope as thousands of Read More

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Singapore exile, Dr Ang Swee Chai to join al-Awda Freedom Flotilla at age of 69
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Letter from Dr Ang Swee Chai Dear Friends and Family, I am due to join the al-Awda (The Return) Freedom Flotilla to Gaza next week on its last leg from Europe to Gaza. She has started her journey from Norway on the 70 Read More

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Investigations into 1MDB-related activities in Singapore still running, said MAS managing director
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is closely monitoring and probing new leads surfacing from Malaysia and elsewhere in relation to the 1MDB scandal, said MAS managing director Ravi Menon on 4 July. In a briefing on the central bank’s annual report, Mr Menon said Read More

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Singapore under scrutiny for alleged involvement in illegal sand import for land reclamation
By Danisha Hakeem Published on by Danisha Hakeem 0

Singapore, the world’s largest sand importer, has come under fire in the past several years for its alleged massive involvement in illegal sand mining. According to a recent report by The Guardian, the Singapore government has claimed to import only 3 million tonnes Read More

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How much world leaders make compared to the citizens in their country?
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

It’s no surprise that Singapore’s PM Lee Hsien Loong is still paid the highest salary among all world leaders. But how does the salary of other world leaders compare to the citizens in their country? For example, Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minster of Australia, earns Read More

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Canada to become second country to legalise use of marijuana
By Neyla Zannia Published on by Neyla Zannia 0

Canada will be the second country, and the first G7 nation, to legalise the recreational use of marijuana after the Canadian Senate passed a “historic” bill on Tuesday with a vote of 52-29. In the neighboring country of United States (US), nine states Read More

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Vivian says Pyongyang impressive and beautiful but defectors tell a different story
By Correspondent Published on by Correspondent 0

Last week, in preparation for the Trump-Kim Summit, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan visited both Washington and Pyongyang. He told the media last Sat (9 Jun), “Basically I went there to make sure everything was spick and span, and in place, and that there Read More

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EIU Analyst on US-North Korea summit in Singapore: “A huge win for the DPRK”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Commenting on the North Korea-US summit in Singapore on Tuesday, Ms. Anwita Basu, Analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU), said: “The statement is quite vaguely worded as was expected but has the right phrases such as ‘commitment to complete denuclearization’ and Read More

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Joint statement of President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Read More

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International Albinism Awareness Day: “The battle continues, but we are gaining ground”
By The Online Citizen Published on by The Online Citizen 0

Speaking ahead of International Albinism Awareness Day on Wednesday,13 June, the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, Ikponwosa Ero, takes stock of progress under the theme, “shining our light to the world”. “Today, we celebrate the remarkable Read More

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