For those who track developments in the Indian military, news that its well-regarded navy chief resigned this week in the wake of a series of operational incidents for which he took “moral responsibility” should come as no surprise.
Although the smog has dispersed, with industry and transportation contributing to the pollution, how long will Beijing be spared from the “airpocalypse?”
Damning editorials in China's state media and a noticeable step-up in the dragnet against former aides of former security czar Zhou Yongkang suggest that the endgame is near for him, say analysts.
After hearing the warning of Narendra Modi to China over its repeated claims on Arunachal Pradesh, the Chinese must be laughing their heads off. Making an election speech in the north-east, Modi — Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate — advised China to give up its expansionist attitude.
2014/2/27, 1 Comment
A 4-year-old boy and his sister, aged 6, in Bangkok's Ratchaprasong; the 5-year-old girl in Trat province. They were too young to understand anything about the political war being waged by adults who claim to have so firm a grasp on “right” and “wrong.”
With her gentle demeanor and sweet smile, Chinese beautician Li Ping hardly looks the type to pick a fight. But mention an anti-Japanese demonstration and she gets all fired up.
When an ethnic Vietnamese crashed his motorcycle into an ethnic Khmer's car in Phnom Penh's Meanchey district last Saturday night, he was attacked by Khmers shouting the racially charged term for Vietnamese — “yuon” — and beaten to death.
2014/2/24, 8 Comments
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra seems to have changed her strategy from making gentle compromises to adopting a more aggressive “an eye for an eye” model as the political battle gets tougher.
A damning United Nations report has placed North Korea in hot water. The reclusive regime is, of course, no stranger to unwanted global attention.
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.