Friday, August 29, 2014
In speech on National Heroes Day last Monday, Philippine President Aquino lambasted his critics for “becoming desperate” in their opposition to his campaign for good governance.
As the U.S. Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.
Israel and Palestinians both boasted of victory in the Gaza war but analysts say Hamas received only promises while the conflict aggravated divisions in the Israeli leadership.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
U.S. spy agencies face a difficult task in tracking Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, as Washington lacks a robust network of informants and faces threats to its drone fleet, experts and former officials say.
Premier Narendra Modi has put a pledge to give bank accounts to all Indians on a war footing, but experts say taking banking to rural areas where many people have no identity papers will be a huge challenge.
Turkey's new premier and outgoing foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu leaves his successor a troubled legacy after a bold policy to expand Turkish influence across the ex-Ottoman empire left the country painfully exposed to the Syria and Iraq crises.
Oprah Winfrey has done it. So has Bill Gates. And Lady Gaga, Lewis Hamilton, Cristiano Ronaldo, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lopez, David Beckham, Joan Rivers, Justin Bieber (who did it twice) ... the list goes on and on.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The 110th anniversary of the birth of Deng Xiaoping on Aug. 22 has brought forth a flood of articles and speeches on the late reformer, including a 48-part miniseries on his launching of economic reforms, reversing Chairman Mao Zedong's focus on class struggle and political campaigns.
Mozambique rebel movement Renamo's agreement to a cease-fire is seen as aimed at keeping its political aspirations alive ahead of national and presidential elections on Oct. 15.
Signs the United States may strike Islamic State (IS) militants in their Syrian stronghold reveal a shift in the politics of foreign war in Washington, after the trauma of the post-Iraq era.