Friday, February 21, 2014
“It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood.” The line from Shakespeare's Macbeth might easily have been written about the legacy of World War I.
The possible withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan would hamper manhunts for al-Qaida militants in neighboring Pakistan, forcing Washington to find alternative bases for its drone flights, officials and experts say.
It is a ritual supposed to keep women “pure,” but an increased understanding of the severe health risks of extreme forms of female genital mutilation appears to be slowly rolling back its prevalence in Somalia's northwest.
More than 20 families came to Shanti Auluck's home in New Delhi with their sons, keen at first to arrange a marriage with her daughter in an age-old Indian custom.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
As the bombs and grenades ripped through the trenches, the Great Powers were also waging another deadly battle, using the power of words and images to recruit, cajole and shock in “the first modern propaganda war.”
After years of rolling blackouts that have wreaked havoc on industry and fuelled political unrest, energy-starved Pakistan has set its sights on a coal-fired future.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy package, dubbed Abenomics, is being put to the test in terms of whether it will achieve stable and sustainable growth.
Thirty years ago, South Korea's state broadcaster KBS decided to help reunite families separated by the chaos of the Korean War, and put together a live TV special with a 95-minute time slot.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
In 2008, after Ma Ying-jeou was elected president, he halted the political war over sovereignty between Taiwan and mainland China and focused on improving cross-strait relations. Dialogue with the mainland since then has resulted in more than a dozen agreements, primarily on economic issues.
The Christian extremists came in waves, first a small group, then larger and increasingly violent forces, until Berberati, the second city in the Central African Republic, had been completely invaded.