Sunday, September 28, 2014
Dementia is a cruel disease that dilapidates not only patients but also their families. Its psychological, physical and financial impact is so severe that we often encounter tragic cases in which people affected by the illness commit suicide, mercy killing or even murder.
Asia's role in the battle against ISIS is increasingly coming into question as governments in the region continue to sit on the sidelines of the fight.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The specter and shadow of international terrorism tragically clouds the opening of the U.N. General Assembly session, yet again. The growing menace from ISIS/ISIL jihadi terrorists threatening the sovereignty of Iraq and Syria goes beyond the Middle East and now extends to possible terror strikes in Western Europe and the United States.
Already grappling with homegrown Islamists, Jordan has kicked the “hornet's nest” by joining the U.S.-led war on jihadists in neighboring Iraq and Syria, analysts say.
More than 100,000 phantom employees on government payrolls have materialized in Hebei, Sichuan, Henan and Jilin provinces. In Hebei alone, more than 100 million yuan (US$16 million) has been recovered.
What was set up in Bangladesh to protect the press and its freedom appears to be poised to destroy both.
Friday, September 26, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama has pulled off a diplomatic coup, knitting together a coalition of Arab nations with differing agendas to strike jihadists, but experts question its long-term staying power.
The Russian songs blared and men in red USSR and Putin T-shirts danced as 7,000 people gathered for a recent celebration of all things Russian. But this was not Russia, this was EU member Bulgaria.
Ukraine's cease-fire may be holding elsewhere, but the country's army and pro-Russian insurgents have no intention of letting peace take off at the shattered remains of Donetsk airport.
China's sentencing of a leading Uighur academic to life in prison is an ominous turning point that will deter other intellectuals and risks silencing debate on Beijing's handling of ethnic issues including Tibet, experts say.