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Japan secures top spot in Henley Passport Index ranking, Singapore, South Korea follow

London/IBNS: Japan has secured the first rank as the world's most powerful passport, allowing visa-free entry to 193 global destinations, according to the latest Henley Passport Index.

Singapore unveils long-term work visas to attract foreign workers

Singapore is rebuilding visa rules to attract foreign workers and ease a tight labour market that's making an impact on wage and price pressures.

Singapore further lifts border measures as Covid situation eases

Singapore: Non-fully vaccinated travelers entering Singapore will no longer be required to undergo a seven-day home quarantine upon arrival starting from 11:59 p.m. local time on August 28 after the latest Omicron BA.5 wave has subsided in the city-state, the health authority said on Wednesday.

Singapore: UN rights chief welcomes repeal of colonial-era law banning sex between men

New York: The UN human rights chief on Monday welcomed the announcement from the Prime Minister of Singapore, that the city State would move to repeal a law known as 377A, which for decades has criminalized sex between men.

Singapore to end ban on gay sex

Singapore: Singapore will repeal a law that bans gay sex, effectively making it legal to be homosexual in the city-state.

Singapore: Rights experts call for moratorium on executions for drugs offences

New York: Singapore must implement an immediate moratorium on executions for drug offences, UN human rights experts said on Friday, in a statement condemning the recent hanging of a 64-year-old man for drug trafficking – the fifth person to be executed there this year.

Singapore extends Ex-President Sri Lankan Gotabaya Rajapaksa's visit pass by 14 days

Singapore: The Singapore government has granted another stay of 14 days to former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa who fled the Island Nation earlier this month.

Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa may return to country: Report

Colombo:  Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa may return to the country from Singapore, media reports said.

Sri Lanka crisis: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to leave Male for Singapore

Male/UNI: Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who flew in here before dawn on Wednesday, is set to leave the Indian Ocean atoll nation Thursday, apparently to Singapore, media reports said.

UN rights office calls for Singapore stay of execution for Malaysia nationals

New York: In Singapore, the UN rights office, OHCHR, called on Monday for a stay of execution for two Malaysian nationals accused of drug offences.

Rights experts urge Singapore to halt execution of man with mental disability

New York: A group of UN human rights experts appealed on Monday for Singapore to halt the execution of a Malaysian man who has intellectual disabilities.

Bhutan signs MoU with Singapore for technical training for Bhutanese youth

Bhutan and Singapore have signed a MoU under which the latter will provide “high-quality practice orienting skilling training” in the field of automobile technology.

Singapore: Man spying for China detained

SIngapore: A Singaporean man, who was working as a spy for China  intelligence services since 2015, has been detained, media reports said.

Singapore shuts all schools after warning new Covid strains 'affecting children more'

Singapore/IBNS: Singapore has decided to close all schools from Wednesday as authorities have warned that new coronavirus strains like the one first detected in India were affecting more children in the city-state.