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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Bold new ideas for helping Syrian refugees and their overburdened Middle Eastern host countries are gaining traction among international donors, shocked into action by this year's migration of hundreds of thousands of desperate Syrians to Europe.
France's security services are once again facing a harsh spotlight after failing to prevent the brutal attacks in Paris carried out by the Islamic State group.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The deadly assaults in Paris could bolster Hillary Rodham Clinton's image as a potential commander in chief, even as the chaos in the Middle East threatens to undercut the policy record of the Democratic White House front-runner.
The murderous attacks on French civilians enjoying a night out in Paris were proof, were any needed, that the war in Syria and Iraq will not be contained there.
With saturation media coverage of the Paris attacks, parents are asking themselves if they should talk to their children about the killings -- and how they should go about it.
The Tamang village of Larchhyang is situated atop a cliff at a height of almost 2,000 meters in Rasuwa district. To get to Larchhyang, one has to walk from the highway town of Kalikasthan, which is not too far from the Nuwakot border. The initial part of the trail is pretty even. In fact even local buses venture out to a certain point. But seasonal landslides sweep off chunks of the hill leaving no other option than to walk.
Monday, November 16, 2015
More often than not, my American and Japanese friends would ask me what is wrong with Taiwan's politics. My answer is simple. We don't have far-sighted leaders. Not even capable ones. But I would never fail to add that I took comfort in the fact that Taiwan, with a population of only 23 million, naturally has no able leaders, yet the United States with ten times as many voters and Japan with five times as many also haven't elected good national leaders.
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Wielding an overwhelming mandate from Myanmar's voters, Aung San Suu Kyi has power in her sights after a quarter century of democratic struggle against the army, but analysts say building bridges with former military foes is vital to her success.
The Islamic State group's ability to carry out the deadly Paris attacks that it has claimed reveals the growing sophistication and reach of the global jihadist network, analysts said Saturday.
U.S. President Barack Obama is set to challenge mainland China when Asia-Pacific leaders gather in the Philippines this week, speaking out on a territorial row and lobbying to set pro-American trade rules.
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