Will Australia have to choose between its roaring trade with Beijing, and its relationship with the United States, which has provided its security umbrella since the end of World War II?

To its dismay, Singapore is finding out that the very porous digital frontiers are not just affecting companies and commerce; government services and infrastructure are also at great risk from cyber terror.

In view of the worsening security situation in the world, Singapore has passed new laws to protect its infrastructure.

The new laws are designed especially to protect historic buildings, others with aesthetic appeal, and those where human footfall is the greatest.

"All buildings have to be fitted with some security measures", were the cautionary words of the nation’s Second Home Affairs Minister, Josephine Teo.

Government recognizes a need to prepare the business sector to be vigilant for potential terror activity.

Al-Qaeda calls upon mujahid brothers to resist the oppression facing the ethnic Rohinhya minority in Myanmar.

New arrests for terrorism-related activities adds to the increasing cascade of arrests and detentions that Singapore authorities have been making since 2015.

Authorities from Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and New Zealand met over the weekend to map out a plan to meet and defeat the threat emanating from ISIS.

Sitting at one of Asia’s most strategically vulnerable hotspots, Singapore is pulling out all the stops to prevent terrorists from ever ‘disfiguring’ it, in the way the United States, Australia and Britain have so painfully experienced.