Saint Petersburg Metro Closes All Stations After Blast

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Apr 3 – The Saint Petersburg metro has closed all stations after a blast killed around 10 people on Monday, news agencies reported. The metro servicing Russia’s second largest city said it had closed all stations at 15:40 local time (12:40 GMT) amid an ongoing evacuation. It remains unclear

AirAsia X, IAA Enter Ground Handling Agreement

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 – AirAsia X Bhd and PT Indonesia AirAsia (IAA) today entered into an IATA Standard Ground Handling Agreement. In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, AirAsia X said IAA would provide ground handling services to its intended flights into and out of the Indonesian stations where the latter

’10 Dead’ In St Petersburg Metro Blast

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SAINT PETERSBURG, Apr 3 – Around 10 people were feared dead on Monday after an explosion rocked the metro system in Russia’s second city Saint Petersburg, according to authorities and news reports. “The Saint Petersburg prosecutor’s office has begun to investigate the blast in a train carriage” at the Technological Institute

Maybank Indonesia Announces New President / Ceo

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JAKARTA, Apr 3 – Maybank Indonesia Tbk (Maybank Indonesia) today announced the appointment of Group President and Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Datuk Abdul Farid Alias as its new President Commissioner. Maybank Indonesia Head of Corporate Communications and Branding Esti Nugraheni, said in a statement, that Abdul Farid was taking over

Japanese Rock Band RADWIMPS To Be Stop At Singapore In June

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SINGAPORE, Apr 3 – Japanese rock band RADWIMPS adds Singapore to Asian tour stops in June. After releasing their newest album, “Ningen Kaika” (Human Bloom), Japanese rock band, RADWIMPS had previously announced their Asian tour for 2017, visiting countries such as as South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan. Singapore marks the

Trump Says US Is Ready To Act Alone On North Korea

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POTOMAC FALLS, Apr 3 – President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand against North Korea’s nuclear program. Trump’s comments in an interview with the Financial Times come just days before he is set to host Chinese President

5.5 Earthquake Rocks Southern Sumatera

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KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 3 – An earthquake of 5.5 on the Richter scale rocked southern Sumatera at 9.55 pm yesterday. The area hit is 105km Northwest of Bengkulu. A statement issued by Malaysian Meteorological Department said that the quake was located 578km Southwest of Pontian, Johor. No tsunami threat was issued due to

France Offers €1 Billion To Strike-hit French Guiana

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CAYENNE, Apr 1 – France Saturday announced a billion euros (RM4.72 billion) aid for strike-hit French Guiana, as representatives of the Guianese told visiting ministers the South American territory should be given “special status”. The vast South American territory, which is administered as a region of France, has been in the grip

Suu Kyi’s New Govt Faces First Test At Myanmar Polls

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YANGON, Apr 1 – Aung San Suu Kyi’s government faced its first test at the ballot box on Saturday in by-elections around Myanmar seen as a barometer for growing disillusionment with her party’s first year in power. The euphoria that surrounded the democracy icon’s landslide electoral win in 2015 has ebbed as

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