Amid nationwide grief over Monday's deadly bombing at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, a slogan of solidarity among Thais has emerged. "Stronger Together" is now echoing across social media, after it appeared on a banner at the candlelit vigil held at the shrine a day after the attack.
Two brief statements by Singapore's Minister of Foreign Affairs K. Shanmugam yesterday brought home how closely the fate of Singapore is related to the internal politics of its closest neighbors.
Nepal is currently in a very crucial phase of its history. The government of Nepal has completed the collection of opinions from the people and civil society on various issues of the draft constitution.
Live cattle, boxed beef and wheat imports from Australia are detrimental to Indonesian interests in ensuring greater food security and establishing high-value strategic partnerships in Asia.
Southeast Asia faces a multi-faceted challenge: How to intercept those returning from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, differentiate the hardcore extremists from the misguided ones, and deal with them accordingly.
Mainland China shocked global financial markets last week when it allowed its currency, the yuan, to fall in value against the U.S. dollar for three straight days, fueling fears that the world's second-biggest economy was slowing down more than what experts had expected. Stock markets in Asia and Europe suffered widespread losses and many currencies in the region weakened.
Myanmar President Thein Sein has launched a palace coup within the ruling party to shore up his support and end the presidential hopes of his rival, the speaker of the lower house Thura Shwe Mann.
Aug. 15 this year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. We should take this occasion to offer silent, sincere prayers for the repose of the souls of more than 3 million people who perished against their will in that terrible conflict, while renewing our resolve for peace.
2015/8/16, 1 Comment
The Chinese yuan's sharp plunge this week, after the People's Bank of China widened the trading band, has led to understandable nervousness in the markets.