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Hugging for India’s security

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugged US President Barack Obama in New Delhi, it marked what could be the distant opening bell of a great geopolitical game.

Miss France crowned Miss Universe

Manila, (AFP) : Miss France was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in a made-for-television spectacle free of last year’s dramatic mix-up but with a dash of political controversy as the finalists spoke out on the refugee crisis and other hot-button global issues.

Asian shares, dollar retreat on Trump travel ban, US GDP

SINGAPORE: Asian share markets and Wall Street stock futures fell on Monday after immigration curbs introduced by U.S. President Donald Trump heightened concerns about the impact of the new administration's policies on trade and the economy.

Nepali to become India’s first transgender runway model

KATHMANDU: A Nepali who will become the first transgender model to walk the runway at an Indian fashion show hopes to inspire other victims of gender identity discrimination across conservative South Asia.

AirAsia X gets licence to fly to US

JAKARTA: AirAsia X has obtained a licence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly to the United States, AirAsia X CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun has said.

Putin's Russia in biggest Arctic military push since Soviet fall

MURMANSK, Russia (Reuters) - The nuclear icebreaker Lenin, the pride and joy of the Soviet Union's Arctic great game, lies at perpetual anchor in the frigid water here. A relic of the Cold War, it is now a museum.

Trump travel curbs slam stocks, hit dollar vs yen

NEW YORK: Major world equity markets fell on Monday and the dollar slipped against the safe-haven yen after new U.S. immigration curbs stirred concerns about the impact of U.S. President Donald Trump's policies on global trade and the economy.

Helping Filipinos break poverty cycle

THE launch of the newly-upgraded Berjaya Garden Restaurant and Culinary Centre (BGRCC) is the latest achievement in a mission to end poverty in the Philippines.

Asli think tank scores high in global study

PETALING JAYA: The Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute (Asli) think tank has been ranked as Malaysia’s top institution and the world’s 48th best by a global study, said Asli CEO Tan Sri Michael Yeoh.

Suiwah plans more outlets

GEORGE TOWN: Suiwah Corp Bhd is planning more stores, new products and fresh business initiatives to boost its growth in 2018. Group executive director Cynthia Hwang told StarBiz the group planned to open three more convenience outlets on the island by mid-2017.

Life Inspired has a chic new look

2020 is all about change, and Life Inspired did just that with a fresh makeover!

This month, we speak to 3 female icons about empowerment and more - read it for FREE this week.