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    Saudis lead Middle East military spending - Middle East

    aljazeera.com 14 Apr '14, 2am

    Middle Eastern nations increased their military expenditure by billions of dollars last year, with Saudi Arabia's budget now the fourth largest in the world, according to figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The Kingdom spent $67bn last year, a 14 percent...

  • Singapore: Small state, big arms purchases - Features

    aljazeera.com 28 Mar '14, 10am

    Singapore ' s determination to remain independent has fuelled a military expansionism - but in a fast-changing global security environment, the militarised city-state may be forced to take sides. "Our immediate part of the world is changing dramatically," said Singaporean Defence Mini...

  • Bitcoin is the most famous type of cryptocurrency, but it's far from the only one.

    The rise of cryptocurrencies - Features

    aljazeera.com 02 Feb '14, 8am

    Shiva Keshavan, an Olympic luger from India, wasn't sure whether he could afford to attend the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He had to raise $5,000 in a matter of days. But in only three hours, a small but active section on the popular website Reddit raised the necessary fund...

  • Singapore showers relieve the drought

    Singapore showers relieve the drought - Weather

    aljazeera.com 17 Mar '14, 9am

    It has been a welcome wet weekend in Singapore with heavy showers ending a 27-day dry spell. The rain will certainly provide relief to the parched landscape following the record drought here. February was Singapore’s driest month since 1869 according to the National Environment Agency...

  • Singapore poverty in the spotlight - Features

    aljazeera.com 09 Nov '13, 3pm

    The report cites two measures of inequality in Singapore. First, the period from 1998 to 2010 saw the real median income of employed residents in the bottom 20 percent fall by approximately 8 percent, while the income of those in the highest-earning quintile increased by 27 percent. S...

  • World powers react to the Bitcoin boom - Features

    aljazeera.com 07 Dec '13, 1pm

    Jinyoung Lee Englund , the director of Public Affairs for the Bitcoin Foundation - a member-driven non-profit organisation for the Bitcoin community - said the Senate Committee had been cautiously optimistic about the virtual currency. "They recognise that new technology is not scary ...

  • Ship's name ignites Singapore-Indonesia spat

    Ship's name ignites Singapore-Indonesia spat - Features

    aljazeera.com 18 Feb '14, 9am

    "The naming of the ship is a signal to Singapore that simply because past Indonesian leaders may have accepted the truce or Lee Kuan Yew's offering and visit to the shrine does not mean that current or future leaders will accept it," said Antonio Rappa, head of management and security...

  • Singapore PM sounds warning after riot - Asia-Pacific

    aljazeera.com 09 Dec '13, 5am

    Singapore's prime minister has pledged to prosecute individuals involved with an overnight riot in the city-state, which left at least 18 people injured. Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday that authorities would "spare no effort to identify the culprits and deal with them with the full fo...