Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

straitstimes.com 17 Aug '18, 5pm

GENEVA (AFP) - The Swiss city of Lausanne has blocked a Muslim couple's bid to become Swiss nationals over their refusal to shake hands with members of the opposite sex. The municipality said it refused to grant the couple's citizenship application over their lack of respect for gender equality, Lausanne mayor Gregoire Junod told AFP. He said a municipal commission had questioned the couple several months ago to determine if they met the criteria for citizenship, but had determined in the ruling made public Friday (Aug 17) that they missed the mark on integration. He refused to divulge the couple's nationalities or other identifying detail...

Singapore Airlines has a plan to keep your kids occupied on super-long flights

fastcompany.com 17 Aug '18, 2pm

This may be the answer: Children’s app developer Toca Boca has teamed up with Singapore Airlines to make in-flight entertainment a little mor...

Saudi Arabia tests Japan-inspired 'nap pods' for Haj

channelnewsasia.com 18 Aug '18, 2am

MECCA: Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan's famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arab...

New VC fund in Singapore to focus exclusively on enterprise tech, raising $100m

techinasia.com 17 Aug '18, 5am

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beastapac.com 17 Aug '18, 11am

Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage) The Kanzuki Beach and Skies of Honor stages are banned from play. If either stage i...

Eat & Drink

Can't decide what to eat during your time in Singapore? Maximise your meals and eat only the best.

Can't decide what to eat during your time in Singapore? Maximise your meals and eat only the best.

misstamchiak.com 17 Aug '18, 10am

Michelin today revealed a list of 50 restaurants and street food establishments that have earned the Bib Gourmand distinction in the third ed...

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aspirantsg.com 16 Aug '18, 4am

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand co-founder Henry van Asch recently unveiled a new world-first adventure tourism experience – the Nevis Catapult ...

Famed Kyoto coffee chain % Arabica Coffee to open in Singapore

asiaone.com 16 Aug '18, 12pm

SINGAPORE - Coffee fans rejoice: Popular Kyoto coffee chain - % Arabica Coffee - will welcome its first store in Singapore at 56 Arab Street,...

Startups, Entrepreneurs & Hackers

Graphic Designer job at Fussian Malaysia

startupjobs.asia 14 Aug '18, 8am
Graphic Designer job at Fussian Malaysia

Coming from different and versatile backgrounds, we at Fussian Advertising & Printing Sdn. Bhd. believe that our capabilities ensure that we ...

North Korea Sticks to Its Own Understanding of the Singapore Agreement

nationalinterest.org 17 Aug '18, 1am

There’s disagreement over the Singapore Agreement. The Trump administration claims that Kim J...

Asian-American politics don't translate on screen into sensitivity to Singapo...

foreignpolicy.com 17 Aug '18, 12pm

Earlier this month, former Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong was asked by a 70-year-ol...

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