Everyone with a conscience worries about the poor. This is natural. When we see a poor person, our immediate reaction is usually wanting to help. It is a natural tendency to help those who have less than us.
There are three reasons why Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders must pay serious attention to the outcome of the most anticipated state visit by mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping and his summit with U.S. President Barack Obama later this month. Their tete-a-tete will have far-reaching repercussions in the region, coming at a time of rising tension between the world's two most powerful nations.
North Korea has been hardening its rhetoric against President Park Geun-hye's policy drive for reunification as Seoul intensifies diplomatic efforts to drum up international support amid Pyongyang's deepening isolation.
It seemed so simple at the time: the 2001 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan removed the ruling Taliban expeditiously. The ragtag band that ran Kabul was no match for the world's sole superpower.
It is becoming difficult to tell where the Pakistan State Bank stands on some of the biggest economic issues facing the country today.
Although hundreds of nameless refugees from Africa and the Middle East have perished in the Mediterranean in the last year, the world will never forget the image of three-year-old, cute and well-dressed Aylan Kurdi in a red shirt and blue pants, whose body was lying face down in the sand of Bodrum in Turkey. He died last week along with his mother and five-year-old brother. Everybody seems to have said everything possible on this tragic death. Don't we have anything new to add to the story? Of course we have.
When the silent majority in Singapore speaks, it roars.
Understandably, there is a sense of horror over the Bharatiya Janata Party government's decision to "modernize" the Jawaharlal Nehru Museum at Tin Murti in New Delhi.
Recent government data confirmed a demographic change South Korea had long been expecting to see this year: women outnumbering men. The number of women in South Korea stood at 25,715,304 in June, 492 more than the male population. This was the first time women have outnumbered men since the government began compiling related data in 1960.
A study by Indonesia's National Development Planning Ministry discovers more than 2,700 regulations, presidential and ministerial decrees hindering the country's economic development.