Thursday, January 8, 2015
Boko Haram's seizure of a key town and military base in Nigeria's far northeast has tightened its grip on the region, undermining efforts to tackle the insurgency, experts said on Tuesday.
The Palestinians have moved into uncharted territory by bidding to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), analysts say, with the decades-old conflict with Israel now set to play out on the world stage.
In some Asian cultures, time is traditionally cyclical, not linear. Time in Thailand, however, appears to be trapped in a vicious cycle without a beginning or end. This cycle usually starts with a military coup, followed by the installation of a military regime, a new charter, an elected government, a political crisis, then another military coup and another military regime.
The euro plunged to a nine-year low against the greenback on Monday, on the back of political instability in Greece, deflationary fears and the continued fall in oil prices. The currency hit US$1.1869 on Monday, before recovering to US$1.1913 late yesterday. Go back a year, and it was US$1.3724.
The tragic case of a dead Roma baby refused burial in a Paris suburb has underscored the plight of the community in France, where supporters say they are a scapegoat for the country's ills.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
As a new year begins, China is painting a world in which it plays an enhanced role while the United States and the West in general, though still important, are relegated to a less dominant position. This shows China's confidence in itself and its realization that American power will be around for a long time to come., 1 Comment
The New Year parties are over, but Singapore's economy is still suffering a hangover from 2014.
The risk of Greece exiting the euro once again took center stage in European economic life on Monday, threatening the European Central Bank's (ECB) plans to spur eurozone growth while helping to boost opposition to the region's swingeing economic reforms.
Verging on full-blown civil war, Libya may pose an even greater threat to Europe than jihadists in Iraq and Syria, yet the international community has few tools to help resolve the crisis.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
After having lived in the U.S. for some time, Regan Shieh moved back here 4-5 years ago due to the country's karaoke, convenient transportation and food, to name just a few reasons, 1 Comment