Stories By 'The Straits Times'
The liberation last week of Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and Marawi, its Philippine stronghold, is a triumph, but one marked by lingering shadows.
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The review announced recently of the way doctors are being trained in Singapore reflects the critical need to ensure this matches public health requirements.
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Going cashless is not about bragging rights. It should be a user-centred goal, that makes the process of buying and selling a lot more convenient.
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The recent Tokyo municipal elections elicited some sharp reactions from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who deemed the outcome a “very severe judgment” on his administration and a wake-up call for his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
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The 48-hour extension of the deadline for Qatar to accept a list of demands, or face further sanctions, continues the ill-judged actions taken by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt against a small Persian Gulf neighbour.
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Asked to show up at polling booths for the fourth time in six weeks, French voters registered their fatigue with a turnout of just under 43 per cent.
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