Prayers to celebrate Eid al-Adha in Indonesia

2010-11-17 14:06

Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the haj pilgrimage to Mecca by hundreds of millions of Muslims, with the slaughter of goats, sheep and cattle in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah.

Singapore jails British writer for contempt

2010-11-16 11:25

A Singapore court Tuesday sentenced a 76-year-old British author to six weeks in jail and a fine of $15,400 for contempt of court over his book deemed critical of the city-state's judiciary.

China, ASEAN ties of crucial significance to Asia

2010-11-15 16:54

The friendly and cooperative relations between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) over the years have not only benefited people from both sides but also had crucial significance to maintaining and promoting peace, stability and prosperity in Asia as a whole, visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping said on Monday.

5.7-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Indonesia

2010-11-16 11:13

A shallow moderate quake with magnitude of 5.7 rocked Papua in eastern most of Indonesia on Tuesday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported here.

Malaysia to teach safe sex in schools next year

2010-11-11 15:33

Malaysian schools will start holding sex education classes next year, an official said Thursday, as part of efforts to curb unwanted pregnancies among young teenagers.

Singapore Airlines pulls 3 A380s due to engines

2010-11-10 19:33

Tests uncovered oil stains in three Rolls-Royce engines on Singapore Airlines' A380 superjumbos, prompting the airline to yank the planes from service Wednesday just two days after Qantas announced troubling oil leaks on their A380s.

ASEAN welcomes general election in Myanmar

2010-11-09 13:38

Vietnam, the rotating chair of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) this year, said on behalf of ASEAN that it welcomed the general election in Myanmar

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