RIDDING E-SCOOTERS OFF PAVEMENTS

What happened? E-scooters were banned from footpaths from Tuesday (5 November), following an announcement by Senior Minister of State for Transport Dr Lam Pin Min the day before, a move that will see E-scooters confined to 440km of cycling paths islandwide. Errant users will…

TURKS AND KURDS CLASH IN SYRIA

What happened? Turkey launched a military offensive, codenamed Operation Peace Spring on 9 October, two days after the Trump Administration ordered American troops to withdraw from northeastern Syria, where the US had been supporting its Kurdish allies. The operation’s aim is to push back…

UKRAINEGATE THREATENS TRUMP PRESIDENCY

What is UkraineGate? A new scandal involving US President Donald Trump has emerged, with allegations that Trump pressured the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky over a phone call to open a corruption investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the…

HAZY SKIES AS OLD ISSUES RESURFACE

What Happened? For the first time since 2016, air quality in Singapore hit unhealthy levels on Saturday (14 September) as the 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) went beyond 100. This came on the back of a rise in the number of hotspots in Indonesia…