A day after urging a joint India-Pakistan war against poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and infant mortality, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi executed his latest about-turn by implicitly threatening to use water as a weapon against Pakistan -- this in a region where great swathes of humanity eke out a subsistence living and are wholly dependent on agriculture and the agrarian chain for their livelihoods.
"The day I saw those people being cut in front of me, yes, I was afraid. I started crying." These words belong to a little Syrian girl that has suffered so much for her age. Many adults wouldn't be able to stand the things she has been through, but she bravely embraces it with an admirable composure.
Media outlets should be wary of creating such hype that reality is forced to live up to the fiction, and politicians compelled to make rash, uninformed decisions.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has made his case at the U.N. for the world to pay attention to the Kashmir dispute and for India to engage Pakistan in a sustained dialogue.
In a decade's time, visitors to ASEAN, South and North Asia may find their personal experiences in their respective destinations differ quite drastically.
The reverberations of the Syrian conflict continue to rock the U.N. General Assembly and Security Council as the shock waves of a churning war, a deepening political crisis and a widening humanitarian disaster plague both the region as well as the wider world community.
The Milken Institute organized the third Asia Summit in Singapore last week on Sept. 15 and 16. Over 450 high-profile executives, CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, institutional investors, asset managers, policymakers, philanthropists and academics from 25 countries participated.
The New York Mayors assertion that Sunday's blast was an "internal act" may be of little consolation to discerning Americans. For, an internal threat is far more worrisome and intractable than an external one.
Few people have anything good to say about Hong Kong's taxi services. This is unfortunate for a city that boasts one of the world's most efficient public transport systems.
North Korea has rapidly improved its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile technology, making it a serious threat to Japan's national security. "We sort of knew that they were going to do it. It was the first time there were two tests in the same year, and the scale of the explosion was the largest yet.