• Drug suspect shot dead near Singapore security summit

    Drug suspect shot dead near Singapore security summit

    aljazeera.com 31 May '15, 2am

    An Asia-Pacific security summit in Singapore has been placed under lockdown after police shot a man dead in an apparent drug-related incident outside the venue, according to a police statement. Police said they opened fire after a car with three persons which was stopped at a checkpoi...

  • War of words heats up over South China Sea conflict: At Singapore summit, critics accuse China of setting a co...

    War of words heats up over South China Sea conflict

    aljazeera.com 31 May '15, 9am

    "The United States is deeply concerned about the pace and scope of land reclamation in the South China Sea, the prospect of further militarisation, as well as the potential for these activities to increase the risk of miscalculation or conflict among claimant states," said US Defence ...

  • Iran navy fires warning shots at oil tanker in Gulf: Singapore-flagged ship retreats to the UAE after incident...

    Iran navy fires warning shots at oil tanker in Gulf

    aljazeera.com 14 May '15, 5pm

    Iranian naval vessels have fired what appeared to be warning shots at a Singapore-flagged ship in international waters in the Gulf, prompting it to flee to United Arab Emirates (UAE) waters, US officials said. The Alpine Eternity, an oil tanker, has safely reached the UAE port of Jebe...

  • Singapore teen charged after insulting late leader Lee

    Singapore teen charged after insulting late leader Lee

    aljazeera.com 31 Mar '15, 5am

    More to this story Singaporeans pay last respects to Lee Kuan Yew Singapore begins mourning for Lee Kuan Yew A teenager in Singapore has been arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew and Christianity. A district co...

  • Singapore to cane Germans for graffiti on train

    aljazeera.com 05 Mar '15, 9am

    Two Germans have been sentenced to nine months in prison and three strokes of the cane in Singapore for breaking into a depot and spray-painting graffiti on a commuter train. Andreas Von Knorre, 22, and Elton Hinz, 21, who had pleaded guilty, expressed remorse while being sentenced on...

  • Singapore set to honour founding father Lee Kuan Yew

    Singapore set to honour founding father Lee Kuan Yew

    aljazeera.com 29 Mar '15, 1am

    Singapore has prepared an elaborate state funeral for its founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, ending a week of mourning for the man who led the city-state to independence 50 years ago. Tens of thousands of people are expected to line a 15.4km route on Sunday to bid farewell to the authorita...

  • Crowds line up to say goodbye to Singapore's first PM

    aljazeera.com 30 Mar '15, 2am

    It’s all I heard all morning. As the Al Jazeera team set up our live broadcast location it’s all that anyone could say to us. "We love him!" "He did so much for Singapore." Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was a man of many talents, some admired, some not, by the internat...

  • Singapore PM's prostate cancer surgery 'successful'

    aljazeera.com 16 Feb '15, 6am

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has successfully undergone surgery for prostate cancer and is expected to make a full recovery, his office said. On Sunday, Lee's office announced he would have an operation on Monday to remove his prostate gland and would take a week of medica...

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