What's Next: January 23, 2016

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivering a statement on the lifting of sanctions on Iran, in Vienna on Jan 16.
US Secretary of State John Kerry delivering a statement on the lifting of sanctions on Iran, in Vienna on Jan 16. PHOTO: REUTERS

Kerry to meet Gulf ministers

US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to meet senior Saudi Arabian leaders, as well as Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers, today to discuss bilateral and regional issues. The joint meeting in Riyadh is likely to focus on tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, as well as the situation in Syria. The agenda also includes a discussion of various aspects of cooperation within the framework of the GCC-US strategic partnership.

Portuguese go to the polls tomorrow

More than nine million Portuguese will vote for a new president tomorrow. Outgoing President Anibal Cavaco Silva is finishing his second five-year term, the maximum allowed by the Constitution. If a candidate takes more than 50 per cent of all votes in the first round, that candidate wins. But if no candidate meets that cut, there will be a run-off ballot on Feb 14.

IT 'boot camp' for seniors

More than 450 seniors will participate in an information technology "boot camp" at POSB White Sands today, to learn how to use the Internet as well as social media tools and online banking tools.

Students from 18 schools will conduct these IT "boot camps", co-organised by the Infocomm Development Authority, North East Community Development Council, POSB and participating schools, till the end of March.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 23, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next: January 23, 2016'. Print Edition | Subscribe