Breaking News | Taliban form all-male Afghan government of old guard members

The Taliban today announced an all-male interim government for Afghanistan stacked with veterans of their hard-line rule from the 1990s and the 20-year battle against the U.S.-led coalition, a

Hong Kong scraps quarantine for Macau, mainland arrivals

Travelers arriving in Hong Kong from China and Macau will no longer need to quarantine, Hong Kong’s top official said yesterday, easing curbs imposed after summer outbreaks of the coronavirus

Crime | Man accused of sexual abuse of two children

  A 77-year-old man working as a doorman at a private building is being accused of sexually abusing two boys aged seven and nine years old in the public toilet of

Alipay launches Macau-mainland transfer feature

Users of a mobile payment app originally from mainland China can now conduct immediate cross-border transfers with real-time currency conversion, the Ant Bank in Macau announced yesterday. The service is facilitated

Crime | Woman claims to have been robbed of HKD15,000 on bus

A local woman has filed a complaint to the Judiciary Police (PJ) claiming that she was robbed during a bus trip between Taipa and Macau. According to the complainant, she took

Elections2021 | CAEAL reports 17 cases of potential electoral illegalities

From the start of the election campaign up until Monday, the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Commission (CAEAL) received a total of 17 complaints of alleged electoral illegalities, the president of

Analysis | Guangdong-Macau cooperation zone in Hengqin to bring great opportunities

The Chinese central authorities’ plan for building the Guangdong-Macau in-depth cooperation zone in Hengqin has been hailed as a “major good news” for the Macau SAR. Bringing with it new opportunities

University of Coimbra and CityU offer joint postgrad program aimed at local students

The Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra in Portugal and the City University of Macau (CityU) signed an agreement yesterday creating a joint postgraduate diploma course for. local

Economic official says new Hengqin plan to help city diversify

Describing the new Hengqin plan as “a new page in the development of Macau,” Secretary for Economy and Finance Lei Wai Nong is confident in the city’s diversification. Lei made the

#MeToo | Prosecutors drop sexual assault case against Alibaba manager

Chinese prosecutors have dropped a case against a former Alibaba manager accused by a female colleague of sexual assault, weeks after the case caused a backlash against the e-commerce firm

Hong Kong | Activists slam government for foreign agent label

The Hong Kong government is arbitrarily labeling pro-democracy organizations as foreign agents, making them subject to prosecution under a tough national security law, a leader of the group that has

Myanmar | Opposition calls for national uprising against army

The main underground group coordinating resistance to Myanmar’s military government issued a sweeping call for a nationwide uprising yesterday, raising the prospect of spiraling unrest. The National Unity Government, which views

Japan | Ex-official gets prison term in casino bribery case

A Tokyo court yesterday sentenced to four years in prison a former top government official for taking bribes from a gambling company, in a high-profile case that has added to

This day in history | 1986 Pinochet survives rebel ambush

The president of Chile has escaped an attempt on his life in a fierce attack which killed five of his bodyguards and wounded 11 more. General Augusto Pinochet’s motorcade was ambushed

France | Emotions raw before Paris trial for Islamic State carnage

For the music lover, it was nearly three hours at gunpoint, wondering if he would become yet another body on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. For the

Economy | China’s trade accelerates in August despite coronavirus

China’s import and export growth accelerated in August despite disruptions due to the spread of the coronavirus’s delta variant. Exports rose 25.6% over a year earlier to $294.3 billion, up from

Tech | When digital services meet 600-yr-old Forbidden City

China’s Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, is stepping up the use of digital technology to boost its public appeal and international exchanges. At the 2021 China International Fair

GEG relaunches ‘U-LEAD Graduate Internship Program’

This year, in support of the 2021 internship career experience program organized by the Labor Affairs Bureau (DSAL) for the second year, Galaxy Entertainment Group relaunched the U-LEAD Graduate Internship

Sands China expresses support to Guangdong-Macau master plan

Sands China Ltd. “greatly welcomes and fully supports” the master plan of the Development of the Guangdong-Macau Intensive Cooperation Zone in Hengqin promulgated by the central government Sunday, according to a statement

Football | World Cup qualifiers: Pressure mounts on US after two draws

Players walked off the field dejected. Nervous American fans are in an uproar. No, this wasn’t four years ago. This is the here and now for the U.S. soccer team, which

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