Singapore Using Cyber Diplomacy as Weapon Against Cybercrimes

The Daily Star | Oct 24, 2016

Singapore is taking the lead in the war against cybercrime by building alliances regionally and globally. [...] Singapore has been deploying 'cyber diplomacy' - building alliances with other countries [...] Singapore's Cyber Security Agency (CSA) has signed bilateral cyber agreements with five countries: France, the UK, India, the Netherlands and the US. 

Fashion Diplomacy: More Than Simply a Wardrobe Choice

Daily Sabah | Oct 24, 2016

So as not to miss any stitches in the fabric of international relations, leaders attach extra importance to what they wear during diplomatic talks, adhering to the unspoken rules of what is known as ‘fashion diplomacy'. [...] Would you be surprised, if I claimed that the dress the Queen was wearing during a State Banquet was more telling in terms of diplomacy than other political procedures? ​

Aspiring Young Leaders From Asia Pacific Meet in Manila to Upgrade Earth

Jakarta Globe | Oct 24, 2016

The fifth World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific Emerging Leaders Conference [...] with the stated aim of contributing to solution to the world's environmental problems. The Emerging Leaders Conference is an annual event of the youth-led World Youth Alliance Asia-Pacific and seeks to enable young people from diverse backgrounds to connect and share ideas in response to today's important issues. 

Saudi Arabia Distributes 30,000 Baskets of Food Supplies in Yemen

Al Arabiya | Oct 23, 2016

King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aids began distributing 30,000 baskets of food supplies to needy families in the Hudaydah province in Yemen. It's expected for this aid to help 180,000 people in need. The number of beneficiaries from the center's food programs in the province until the month of October will thus reach 400,000. The food programs have been implemented by a group of local and international partners. 

CPTC: Cross-Pacific Partnership Continues with Osaka Jikei Visit

The Suburban Times | Oct 23, 2016

The Clover Park Technical College Lakewood Campus served as a cross-cultural center of learning last week, as a group of students from Japan’s Osaka Jikei College partnered with CPTC’s Medical Laboratory and Medical Histology Technician programs for a study tour and cultural exchange. [...] It was all the continuation of a partnership between the two colleges stretching back more than a decade.

‘Women Economic Empowerment’ Global Summit in Fall 2017

The Gulf Today | Oct 23, 2016

In what became one of this year’s most crucial announcements for global women’s economical empowerment, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the NAMA, declared that NAMA will be organizing the first edition of Women Economic Empowerment Global Summit in Fall 2017, during a NAMA–UN Women roundtable held on the sidelines of the second day of ‘Investing in Future’ (IIFMENA) conference in Sharjah. 

From the Outside Looking In: How the International Media Is Reacting to the 2016 Election

Salon | Oct 23, 2016

Because of the United States’ predominant role in geopolitics and global economics, foreign governments and their citizens scrutinize the candidates and their positions, which can hint at future American policies. The campaign also acts as a snapshot of American democracy. According to political scientist Joseph Nye, America’s soft power – its ability to persuade foreign leaders and exert influence abroad – partly depends on how the rest of world interprets our political process, values and outcomes.

Health Ministry Plans National Survey to Improve Medical Services for Foreigners

The Japan Times | Oct 23, 2016

The health ministry is set to conduct the first large-scale survey on the nation’s medical infrastructure for foreign patients as part of efforts to improve services ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, ministry sources said. Targeting some 4,000 hospitals and other medical facilities, the survey will assess records regarding foreigners’ past medical treatment.


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