US President Barack Obama makes a statement in the briefing room of the White House on August 1, 2014 in Washington.

Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA “tortured some folks” after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into “...

Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin is feared to have been kidnapped by Hamas in Gaza on Friday.

Hamas denies abducting Israeli soldier

Has an Israeli soldier been taken hostage in Gaza?

Or is he dead?

The Hamas Islamist group’s armed wing in the Gaza Strip said on Saturday it had no...

Elder-friendly fittings for more homes

Another 100,000 households will benefit from a Housing Board programme to install elder-friendly fittings.

The age criteria for the Enhancement for Active Seniors (Ease) programme has been...

New chief for S'pore Navy

The Republic of Singapore Navy welcomed Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lai Chung Han (photo) as the new Chief of Navy yesterday.

RADM Lai took over from outgoing Navy Chief, RADM Ng Chee Peng, at a...

First Pioneer Gen cards given out

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gave out the first of some 450,000 Pioneer Generation cards at a launch event at the People's Association yesterday evening.

Mr Lee thanked about 100 pioneers...

'It's like a bomb, let's hurry'

The blasts were so powerful that they overturned cars and ripped up roads. Terrified residents fled an inferno.

News footage showed buildings hundreds of metres from each other engulfed in...

Honouring our unsung heroes

They wanted to honour people our society who are often in the shadows.

To this end, Mr Mark Lim and his friend, Mr Shakir Sazali, created a series of porcelain figurines to honour domestic...

Suffer the little children

For many children in Gaza, war is all they know.

"In the past six years, three wars happened in Gaza," Mr Rifat Kassis, director of Defence for Children International, told CNN. "So we are...

Members of the public taking photos at the Istana.

Istana open to public today

The Istana grounds will be open to the public today from 8am to 6pm, in celebration of Hari Raya Puasa and National Day.

This open house incorporates the annual Istana Art Event, the...

M'sian toll-hike protestors warn: We'll do it again

Yesterday, at 4am, he was woken up by a phone call.

One of his Malaysian workers had called to tell him that the workers' buses to Singapore were not running and he would not be able to...