Sunday, September 21, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama faces growing skepticism in Washington over his plan to defeat Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria without U.S. ground troops, with critics blasting the strategy as unrealistic and half-hearted.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Presidents, prime ministers, kings and potentates are gathering in New York for the 69th General Assembly of the U.N. But as diplomats come together for the annual general debate which begins on Sept. 24, there' s a cloud of political and social unease greeting delegations from the 193 member states; issues ranging from regional wars, to humanitarian crises, nuclear proliferation, the spread of infections disease, and the scimitar of ISIS terrorism.
Alibaba Group's U.S. stock offering is a wakeup call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China's state-dominated economy.
Scotland may have rejected independence but will now be handed new powers by Britain which could amount to effective home rule — though experts warn that agreeing these could be messy.
The last time Malaysia was elected to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), it received an overwhelming 174 votes out of 176 cast. That was 16 years ago.
Friday, September 19, 2014
In recent months, Chinese consumers have seen U.S. companies in mainland China come under government criticism, if not outright attack, for food safety, price fixing and other unsavory practices. The not-so subtle message to China's citizens could well be: don't go thinking foreign brands, products or behaviors are better than those of China.
From the closure of a newspaper to arrests and harassment of journalists, rights groups and the media say Liberia's fight against Ebola is being accompanied by an alarming assault on press freedom.
With voters souring on his statesmanship as never before, U.S. President Barack Obama has a sudden chance to use two sudden world crises to recast his final two years in office.
Western governments are facing an uphill battle trying to squeeze the finances of Islamic State (IS) jihadists, as the extremists operate like a “mafia” in territory under their control in Syria and Iraq, experts said Wednesday.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
A senior R.O.C. naval officer yesterday expressed hopes of obtaining submarines from the United States to beef up the defensive capabilities of the nation's armed forces.