World Cup 2018 | Syria to make Macau its ‘home’ for qualifiers in China group

Syrian National Football team will play all of their “home” matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Macau, as proposed by Macau Football Association (MFA) and the Asian

Black Market | Tickets to see China’s Olympic gold medalists resold for up to RMB500

The free tickets issued by the Sports Bureau (ID) for Macau residents to meet with China’s Rio Olympic champions are being resold for up to RMB500 on a mainland online

Secretary Alexis Tam’s turbulent year so far

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam has had a turbulent 2016 so far, finding himself at the center of several controversies and the focus of much public discord. The

Briefs | Two new bus routes begin operation

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) has announced that two new bus routes, 51A and 30X, will be implemented  from today. The two buses will pick up and alight passengers along the

‘Legislative year to bring many challenges’ says Ho Iat Seng

The 2016/2017 legislative year, which starts October 17, will be a year with many challenges for the Legislative Assembly (AL) and its lawmakers, said the AL’s president Ho Iat Seng,

TurboJET ferry collides with fishing boat

Hundreds of TurboJET passengers were left stranded after a high-speed ferry collided with a fishing boat off Lantau Island on Saturday night, leaving a woman injured. The vessel departed from Macau

Corporate bits | Kelly Chen performs at the Venetian

Presented by The Venetian Macao and Media Asia Group, Kelly Chen took to the stage at Cotai Arena with her latest “Kelly let’s celebrate! World Tour” at Cotai Arena of

Uber gets the green light in Victoria, Australia

While popular ride-hailing service Uber looks set to withdraw from Macau, the company is on the path to see its operations legalized in other parts of the world. After China’s ride-hailing

German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed

Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany’s economy minister said yesterday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of

Pirelli’s starry calendar focused on acting talent, not skin

Pirelli has unveiled a star-studded lineup for its 2017 calendar that looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups. Among the subjects announced are actresses

Does China still harvest organs of executed? Doctors divided

A Canadian patient’s receipt of a kidney transplant after waiting just three days during a recent visit to China raised an immediate red flag among surgeons at the Montreal-based Transplantation

Authorities say school in TV pollution report is safe

Investigators in eastern China said they have not found high levels of pollution around a school where an explosive state television report in April said hundreds of kids had fallen

Hong Kong | US short seller Left engaged in misconduct

U.S. short-seller Andrew Left engaged in market misconduct by publishing false or misleading information about a Chinese property developer, a Hong Kong tribunal ruled on Friday. The city’s Market Misconduct Tribunal

Philippines | Militants free 8 comrades, 15 others in jail attack

Muslim extremists supporting the Islamic State group freed eight fellow militants in a daring attack that also allowed 15 other inmates to escape from a provincial jail in the southern

Singapore | Locally transmitted Zika virus infects 41

More than 40 people have been infected locally by the Zika virus in Singapore, but most have fully recovered, officials said yesterday. Singapore announced its first Zika infection in May, with

South Korea | Lotte Group vice chairman found dead before corruption probe

Lotte Group’s vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea’s fifth-largest business group, officials at the company and police said on Friday. Lee