MORNING MINUTES: What will make headlines, Dec 8, 2015

Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim will be hearing about SUTD's anti-hacking research during his visit there today.
Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim will be hearing about SUTD's anti-hacking research during his visit there today. PHOTO: ST FILE

Good morning! Morning Minutes is a round-up of stories that will break on Tuesday, Dec 8, and which we think you'd be interested in.

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SUTD to show off cyber-security research

Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim will visit the Singapore University of Technology and Design on Tuesday (Dec 8), to view its facilities and labs. Dr Yaacob, who is also the minister in charge of cyber security, will find out more about the latest anti-hacking work done by SUTD’s researchers during the visit. - LESTER HIO

ADB to release economic integration report


Construction workers buidling a high-rise project in Manila on Sept 22, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

The Asian Development Bank will today launch the latest Asian Economic Integration report, which focuses on the factors behind Asia’s recent growth slowdown, the region’s economic outlook and the regional impact of China’s structural transformation. - CHIA YAN MIN

Syrian opposition groups to meet in Riyadh


A boy sits in front of a wall painted with the flag of the Syrian opposition, in the rebel-controlled area of Aleppo's Seif al-Dawla, Syria, on Oct 25, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

Saudi Arabia will host a three-day meeting of Syrian opposition groups in Riyadh starting on Tuesday (Dec 8), aimed at choosing representatives for international talks on Syria that backers hope to convene by Jan 1. The meeting will bring together at least 65 representatives of political and armed groups opposed to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but leaves out terror groups as well as Kurdish factions involved in the conflict.

The conference marks an attempt to bring together disparate groups whose disunity has long been an obstacle to reaching a peaceful solution to the nearly five-year conflict.