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PM Lee responds to PERGAS letter on concern over Israeli-Palestinian situation

"Singapore fervently hopes for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, which will contribute to a stabler Middle East and indeed a safer world," wrote Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has responded to a letter from the president of the Singapore Islamic Scholars and Teachers Association , asking him to convey to the Israeli Prime Minister concerns of the Singapore Muslim community on the situation in the Palestinian Territories.



Five on Friday: 5 unusual natural world sightings in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Folks on this sunny isle did not know what to make of a swirl of colours emerged from behind some innocuous-looking clouds on Monday . Most people, however, just marvelled at a unique optical phenomenon known as a circumhorizontal arc, or - to the layman - a "fire rainbow".



Bibi's brand

As a well-known world leader, conservative politicians like Netanyahu around to boost sagging political fortunes - just ask Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appeared inseparable during Netanyahu's visit.



1,125 SAF servicemen and women graduate as specialists

When she was six years old, Emerald Lim beamed with pride as she put a Ranger tab on her father's uniform, after he completed one of the Singapore Armed Forces' most gruelling courses. But on Thursday, their roles were reversed.



Benjamin Netanyahu kicks off four-day visit to Australia, a first for an Israeli PM

Netanyahu, joined by his wife Sara, landed in Sydney aboard an El Al aircraft from Singapore, where the Israeli leader met with Singaporean prime minister Lee Hsien Loong. Landed in Sydney for 1st-ever visit of an Israeli PM to Australia.



Cabinet secretary recommends indicting Yoel Hasson for forgery

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inspects an honor guard with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana presidential palace in Singapore.. Cabinet secretary Tzahi Braverman on Tuesday recommended that Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit consider opening a criminal investigation against MK Yoel Hasson for alleged document forgery on Twitter.



Commentary: Budget 2017 and the carbon tax lays the groundwork for climate leadership

Apart from announcements aimed at further nudging the Singapore economy along the route of transformation, one that stood out was Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat's signal that from 2019, Singapore will join the ranks of many other jurisdictions around the world with a carbon tax . The main target of the tax: some 30 to 40 large, upstream "direct emitters" which will include power stations, but naturally also other mega-emitters in the manufacturing sector, especially refining and petrochemicals.



We paid for the Libs' post-election, celebratory 'tiger...

The government spent almost $5000 throwing a party for itself after the 2016 election, documents released to a Senate committee show. In answer to a Senate estimates question to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet on functions held by the ministers and assistant ministers last year, it was revealed that a reception for "Coalition members/senators" held on July 17 was charged to the taxpayer.



Singaporean PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses 'two-state' plan

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday his country believes in a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Lee explained his stand at a joint news briefing with Netanyahu, who does not endorse the two-nation approach.



Singapore Budget 2017: Slew of measures to help workers deepen skills and operate overseas

Students and workers hoping to connect to start-ups overseas will soon have the help of a programme meant to give Singaporeans the skills to operate outside the country. It will, for instance, help students in Singapore universities get work experience in foreign start-ups; set up launchpads overseas to connect entrepreneurs and business owners here with mentors and investors abroad; and also facilitate partnership between local and foreign firms looking to expand in the region.



Netanyahu to face protests on Australia state visit

Prime minister arrives in Singapore on first leg of trip aimed at strengthening economic and security ties with both countries Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, set off for a week-long state visit to Singapore and Australia, February 19, 2017. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to face a series of protests during a state visit to Australia this week, after a first stop in Singapore.



Dozens search for missing 27-year-old Singaporean Steward Lee

Around 70 people scoured popular nature parks and areas including Bukit Timah Hill, Dairy Farm, Mandai, Zhenghua and the Rail Corridor but could not find him, his sister Yunqin Lee told Channel NewsAsia. SINGAPORE: Dozens of people on Sunday formed a search party to help find missing Singaporean Steward Lee, however the 27-year-old who went missing on Friday afternoon had yet to be found.



Netanyahu leaves Sunday for historic visits to Singapore, Australia

Fresh off visits to Washington last week and the week before to London, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will fly to Singapore on Sunday afternoon, and from there to Australia on Tuesday, for the first visit by an Israeli prime minister to those countries. Dave Sharma, Australia's ambassador to Israel, called the visit to his country "massively significant" and "historic."



'Syonan' meant to evoke dark, traumatic period in Singapore's history: PM Lee

In a Facebook post, Mr Lee said many Singaporeans have spoken up in recent days about the exhibition on World War II-era Singapore at the Former Ford Factory, out of respect for the people who suffered under the Japanese Occupation. SINGAPORE: The exhibition at the Former Ford Factory, previously known as "Syonan Gallery: War and its Legacies", was meant to evoke that dark and traumatic period in Singapore's history, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday .



PM Lee hopes Singapore-Sri Lanka free trade deal can wrap up in 2017

SINGAPORE: The Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement will hopefully be completed this year, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in a Facebook post on Saturday . Mr Lee expressed his hopes in a post stating he had dinner with Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife on Friday night.



Building students' interest in heritage, community engagement in arts a key focus for MCCY

SINGAPORE: The government is exploring introducing a national programme where, over time, students of a certain cohort will visit Singapore's art and heritage institutions. Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Grace Fu, said this in an interview with members of the media on Tuesday during which she gave an overview of her Ministry's plans, from enhancing Ms Fu said the programme would be similar to plans announced by the Education Ministry last year, for all Secondary 3 students to undergo an Outward Bound Singapore programme from 2020 onwards.



Rivals Singapore and Hong Kong Fight to Snag the Hottest IPOs

Hong Kong and Singapore are at it again. The Asian financial hub rivals are reviving a debate on dual-class shares as global competition for the hottest initial public offerings intensifies.





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