TOKYO: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob met his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida here on Friday (May 27) and proposed that Malaysia-Japan ties be upgraded to comprehensive strategic partnership (CSP). In the meeting at the Kantei, the Japanese Prime Minister's Office, Ismail Sabri, accompanied by a high-profile delegation, held bilateral talks with … [Read more...] about Ismail Sabri meets Japanese counterpart, proposes upgrading ties
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It’s unclear whether the Russian homegrown vaccine Sputnik V will be approved anytime soon in the West, making life difficult for many Russian nationals. That’s because entry to many countries requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with a jab that is approved in the European Union (EU). It’s not only tourists who are affected. Many Russian citizens also travel abroad, … [Read more...] about Why are Russian ‘vaccine tourists’ flocking to Europe?
B.1.1.529 is the scientific name of the new coronavirus variant discovered last week in South Africa. It has since been detected in several other countries, with Germany, Portugal, Great Britain, Israel and Canada, for instance, all reporting omicron infections. There are fears that the new mutant could be even more contagious than the currently rampant delta variant and that … [Read more...] about Omicron Covid-19 variant sparks growing curbs on global travel
TOKYO (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his visiting Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong pledged to work together to preserve regional peace and stability at their summit on Thursday (May 26). Lee, noting that ties with Japan form one of Singapore's most important bilateral relationships in Asia, said at the outset of their … [Read more...] about Singapore, Japan key partners to protect regional peace: Lee and Kishida
TOKYO (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (pic) on Thursday (May 26) described the Republic's brand of democracy as a system that works and has yielded results such as law and order, growth and efficient governance. He was responding to a question by Nikkei Asia editor-in-chief Shigesaburo Okumura, at a discussion at the 27th … [Read more...] about Singapore’s democracy is a system that works: Lee Hsien Loong