Taliban encounter Afghan cities remade in their absence

Ezanullah, one of thousands of young Taliban fighters from the countryside who rode into Afghanistan's capital over the weekend, had never seen anything like it. The paved streets of Kabul were

Covid-19 | No plans to loosen border restrictions: SSM

Dr Leong Iek Hou, coordinator of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has stressed the importance of stability in Macau, hence tighter measures need to be put in place

New Covid-19 report system has pros and cons, medical experts say

Some medical practitioners at private clinics agree that the newly implemented mandate — which requires all public and private doctors to report any suspected Covid-19 case where the patient presents

Lawmakers push gov’t to offer aid for travel trade & SMEs

Several lawmakers called on the government to bring forward some sort of economic stimulus for the city’s travel industry and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) — considered the industries hardest-hit

Lawmaker suggests gov’t link ‘cash handouts’ to investment fund

Lawmaker Si Ka Lon has submitted an unusual proposal to the government calling for a complete overhaul of the system that currently regulates the government’s wealth partaking scheme. In the proposal

Sands continues to lead gaming market with 24.9% share in Q2

Sands China has continued to lead the local gaming market in the second quarter (Q2) of this year with a total share of 24.9%, as data published by German multinational

Property transactions surge up to MOP16b in April-June

According to data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), a total of 2,731 building units and parking spaces were purchased and sold in the second quarter of 2021 according

Crime | Local man detained for taking upskirt videos of people in streets

  A man in his 40s has been detained by the Public Security Police Force (PSP) after being caught taking video footage up the skirts of women walking on the streets

Authorities to investigate Galaxy incident as suicide

Murder has been ruled out as the cause of the death of the non-resident worker at Galaxy Macau on Monday, the Judiciary Police (PJ) and the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL)

1,561 social housing applications accepted

From August 20, 2020, to August 17, 2021, the government received a total of 3,695 applications for the social housing scheme. Of all the applications, 3,144 of them filed with all

China’s military conducts assault drills in seas near Taiwan

Chinese fighter jets, anti-submarine aircraft and combat ships conducted assault drills near Taiwan yesterday with the People’s Liberation Army saying the exercise was necessary to safeguard China’s sovereignty. China has stepped

Hong Kong | Groups crossing ‘red lines’ should disband: Lam

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said yesterday organizations that cross “red lines” and disregard national security should disband and the government would not hesitate to cut ties with professional groups

Chinese-Canadian pop star arrested on suspicion of rape

Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu was arrested this week on suspicion of rape in a high-profile case that followed an accusation the singer had sex with a 17-year-old while she

Imprisoned citizen journalist not well, lawyer says

Chinese citizen journalist serving a four-year sentence after reporting on the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city of Wuhan is in ill health after staging a long-running

Europe urges unity on Taliban but is quiet on failed mission

European leaders said yesterday (Macau time) they will press for a unified international approach to dealing with a Taliban government in Afghanistan, as they looked on with dismay at the

China blames US over Afghanistan, but says will work with it

  China has expressed a willingness to hold talks with the U.S. to promote a “soft landing” in Afghanistan, while heavily criticizing Washington and again demanding that the Biden administration halt

This day in history | 1969 Woodstock music festival ends

Thousands of young people are heading home after three days and nights of sex, drugs and rock and roll at the Woodstock music festival. An estimated 400,000 youngsters turned up to

Sri Lanka | Banks on vaccination to see it through delta surge

Manjula Wijesuriya had COVID-19, but his friends and family say that’s not what killed him. When the 51-year-old tutor suffered a heart attack in late July, his loved ones rushed him

Communications | Huawei CFO’s legal team resumes defense in Canadian court

Lawyers for a senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies told a court yesterday that there is no evidence she made any misrepresentations that resulted in a bank

Staff wanted: Job vacancies in UK hit record high

Job vacancies in the U.K. have spiked to their highest recorded level, official figures showed yesterday, in a further sign that the British economy is rebounding by more than anticipated

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