Daily Archives: May 18, 2018

US References to Libya Model Ahead of Kim Summit Confuse

Libya is suddenly on the lips of President Donald Trump and his hawkish national security adviser John Bolton ahead of the much-vaunted summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, or more precisely, the “Libya model” is.There seems to be… Read More

The Philippines, Usually a Receiver of Foreign Aid, Offers Some

The Philippines, usually a receiver of international aid, got a unique chance this week to give some as the government agreed to help struggling Papua New Guinea with rice cultivation.Philippine and Papua New Guinean officials signed an agreement Wednesday on… Read More

NO AGENDA SET YET FOR SATURDAY’S MEETING BETWEEN MALAYSIAN PM MAHATHIR DAN SINGAPORE’S LEE

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia’s new prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, could not confirm if the KL-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project would be on the agenda when he meets Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday.When asked at a news conference… Read More

NO AGENDA SET YET FOR SATURDAY’S MEETING BETWEEN MALAYSIAN PM MAHATHIR DAN SINGAPORE’S LEE

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia’s new prime minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, could not confirm if the KL-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) project would be on the agenda when he meets Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday.When asked at a news conference… Read More

South Korea’s President Heads to Washington to Salvage Nuclear Deal

SEOUL North Korea’s recent threat to pull out of the upcoming nuclear summit with the U.S. has added new urgency to South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Washington next Tuesday.President Moon has played a key role in facilitating the… Read More

SINGAPORE AIRLINES REPORTS 150% JUMP IN FULL-YEAR PROFIT

SINGAPORE, National carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) topped market expectations by reporting a 148 per cent rise in full-year net profit to the highest level since 2011, as passenger and cargo revenue rose and it benefited from a transformation programme.The carrier,… Read More

SILKAIR TO BE MERGED WITH SINGAPORE AIRLINES AFTER CABIN REVAMP

SINGAPORE, SilkAir, Singapore Airlines’ regional wing, will be merged with its parent brand after undergoing a major cabin upgrade, Singapore Airlines announced. In a news release, Singapore Airlines said more than S$100 million will be invested in the multi-year cabin… Read More