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Pakistan’s first female MMA fighter Anita Karim gets a warm welcome after One Warrior Series win

She also bagged two gold medals last year in the Pakistan Grappling Challenge

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March 13, 2019


Singapore bans use of Boeing 737 MAX in its airspace

It comes as airlines around the world remove the model from their schedules

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March 12, 2019


Pakistan elected vice-chair at UN environment forum

As many as 41 ministers of the region voted for Pakistan to represent them at the forum in Singapore

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January 26, 2019


Despite stumbling blocks, Fakhre Alam becomes first Pakistani to fly the world solo

His 50,000km Mission Parwaaz was successful

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November 3, 2018


Ehsan Mani to attend ICC meeting on Twenty20 leagues

Important decisions about Twenty20 leagues are expected to be made during the meeting

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October 12, 2018


Singapore competition watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 million

Uber sold its Southeast Asian business to Grab in March

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September 24, 2018


Singapore’s worst cyberattack steals personal data of 1.5 million

Hackers have infiltrated Singapore’s government health database in the country’s worst breach of personal data, stealing records on 1.5 million patients including the prime minister’s own personal drug prescriptions, the government said on Friday.

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July 21, 2018


Singapore bans film focused on indicted Palestinian teen activist

Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi (R) enters a military courtroom escorted by Israeli Prison Service personnel at Ofer Prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, January 1, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad SINGAPORE: Singapore has banned a film festival from screening a documentary later this week that features a teenage Palestinian female activist whose arrest last month…

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January 3, 2018


Singapore bar offers bitcoin New Year party package

SINGAPORE CITY: A Singapore bar that bills itself as the world’s highest cryptocurrency club is offering a New Year’s Eve package that includes a limousine pick-up and butler service — but it’ll cost you a whole bitcoin. Skyline, on the 45th floor of a skyscraper overlooking the city-state’s glittering waterfront, is promising partygoers a luxury-filled…

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December 31, 2017


Bitcoin touches its highest at $14,400 in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Bitcoin hit a fresh record of $14,000 Thursday as investors piled in, triggering a warning the cryptocurrency was “like a charging train with no brakes” which would inevitably slip back. It touched a new a high of $14,400 in Asian trade before slipping back to $13,900, according to Bloomberg News. The rally came just…

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December 7, 2017


Singapore has ‘most powerful’ passport in the world, Pakistan ranked at no. 93

Singapore may be a city-state but it has the most powerful passport in the world, according to the ‘Global Passport Power Rank 2017’ by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital.  This is the first time that an Asian nation has topped the list and left behind all countries. Previously, Germany and Singapore shared the number one spot…

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October 25, 2017


This country has the world’s most powerful passport

SINGAPORE: Tiny Singapore now has the world’s most powerful passport, according to a new ranking, with its citizens able to travel to the greatest number of countries visa free. Passport Index, which keeps track of how useable such documents are, said the city-state grabbed the top spot after Paraguay removed restrictions for Singaporeans. That means…

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October 25, 2017


Karachi among top 60 safest cities

  ISLAMABAD: A report by The Economist Intelligence Unit has placed Karachi in a list comprising 60 of the world’s safest cities. The Safe Cities Index 2017, comprising of 60 cities, places Tokyo at the top and Karachi at the bottom of the list. Asia and the Middle East and Africa dominate the bottom of…

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October 14, 2017


Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore

SINGAPORE: A robot masseuse named Emma is offering Singaporeans high-tech back rubs with a gigantic metal arm and warm silicone tips which its creators say perfectly mimic the human touch. The robot, the brainchild of local startup AiTreat, began work at a clinic in the city-state this week and performs “tui na”, a type of…

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October 13, 2017


Singapore has elected Halimah Yacob as its first woman president

SINGAPORE: Halimah Yacob, a former speaker of parliament, was declared elected as Singapore’s first woman president on Wednesday, after the returning officer announced she was the sole candidate to qualify for the contest, reported Reuters. Aiming to strengthen a sense of inclusivity in the multicultural city-state, Singapore had decreed the presidency, a largely ceremonial post,…

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September 13, 2017


Summer Storm

    By: Zara Maqbool Bless my three beautiful children, but God knows it feels like being hit by a hurricane the day the summers started. How? Let me elaborate. For starters their wonderful body clocks to date refuse to sleep beyond 7:00 am whereas during school year waking them up was quite a task….

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June 10, 2017


Prince Harry breaks fast at Singapore Iftar function

SINGAPORE CITY: Prince Harry attended an Iftar fuction hosted by members of the Muslim community in Singapore. According to a foreign news agency, the prince ate dates and porridge. Secretary General of Jamiyah Singapore centre Muhammad Rafiuddin Ismail said that their thoughts go out to the families of the victims of the London terror attack…

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June 5, 2017


Singapore car ‘vending machine’ dispenses with tradition

SINGAPORE: A vending machine that dispenses luxury cars to well-heeled buyers is the latest space-saving innovation in land-starved Singapore — just don’t try to shake it if it gets stuck. Used car dealer Gary Hong has taken to displaying his wares in a glass-fronted, 15-storey building. Like choosing a chocolate bar, the buyer can see…

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May 19, 2017


Reception held on board PNS Zulfiquar

ISLAMABAD: The maritime collaboration between Pakistan and Singapore in the form of regular interactions, visit of senior officers, training cooperation or participation in bilateral and multinational exercises and exhibitions will further strengthen the existing bonds of friendship and cordial relations between the two countries.                 This was stated by the Commanding Officer PNS Zulfiquar, Capt….

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May 18, 2017


Pakistani pair set to hang in Singapore for murder

SINGAPORE: Two Pakistani men face the gallows in Singapore after a court Friday found them guilty of murdering a compatriot over a gambling dispute and dismembering the body. Street-side tissue sellers Rasheed Muhammad, 45, and Ramzan Rizwan, 28, were convicted of smothering fellow Pakistani Muhammad Noor to death in their lodging house in 2014, before…

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February 17, 2017