Saturday, February 6, 2016
Like millions of women in India, Mousumi Kayal and Tumpa Kayal too were perhaps born to get married, produce children and spend the whole of their lives in the kitchen.
"Hitting a bullet with a bullet" aptly describes the challenge of destroying incoming missiles, but effective defenses do exist. North Korea threats have led the Obama administration to discuss deployment in South Korea of the Lockheed Martin THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Air Defense) anti-missile system.
Business persons, diplomats and government officials in Taiwan need to be aware of the latest United States law that is detrimental to expatriate United States citizens who live in Taiwan, including dual citizens.
It was hardly unexpected that the Syrian peace talks in Geneva would break off in recrimination.
Friday, February 5, 2016
The timing couldn't have appeared worse. North Korea announces it will launch a long-range rocket smack in the middle of a top Chinese envoy's visit to Pyongyang. In diplomatic terms, it was yet another sign of disrespect for North Korea's chief ally.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his eighth and last State of the Union address on Jan. 12. It was essentially a victory lap. He has earned it.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed all set to regain control of Germany's polarizing debate over refugees.
Poland's parliamentary elections were held last October and since then the far-right Law and Justice party has controlled the presidency and both houses of parliament.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Taliban suicide bombing against a bus carrying employees of Afghanistan's biggest media company last month has shocked local journalists, who fear they are now in the cross hairs of an increasingly lethal insurgency.
The Israeli government's decision to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall is a major breakthrough for the country's long-marginalized liberal streams and their powerful supporters in the United States.