Prospects of a second round of high-level inter-Korean talks seem to have dimmed as Seoul's date for the talks, Oct. 30, has come and gone.
Twenty-five million Pakistani children of school-going age are not currently enrolled in any educational institution.
Appointments to the Indonesian Cabinet certainly should take both professional and political considerations into account to establish a highly competent working team with strong political foundations. But the process of working out the best balance between the need to secure maximum policy effectiveness and the imperative of accommodating political realities is quite delicate and complex.
Smoking cigarettes is the number one preventable cause of death. Six million people die each year from tobacco use and this number will rise to eight million by 2030, most of them in developing countries.
Government data this week showed South Korea's tax collection continuing to fall below target this year amid a prolonged economic slump.
Here in the world's U.S. financial capital, some extraordinary tales of old and new wealth emerged last month. On the eve of a United Nations climate summit, members of the storied Rockefeller family, which made its vast fortune originally in oil, joined in a pledge to divest more than US$56 billion of investments in fossil fuel in favor of clean energy.
Traveling through to Washington D.C. last week to attend a conference on the future of emerging markets, I was cut off from the rest of the world when my Mac hard drive crashed. Luckily my Mexican host was a young computer genius who fixed it by changing the drive to a new flash memory card and lo and behold, my computer is faster and slightly lighter, but I lost all my past files.
The fourth plenary session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which opened on Monday, comes with a theme of the rule of law.
President Ma Ying-jeou on Oct. 21 announced further measures to prevent Ebola from entering Taiwan. He is not alone in this, as people and governments around the world are taking precautions to stop the disease from spreading amid media-fueled panic. Some of these measures are more effective than others.
Muslim women in the West do not disown Islam. Like other Muslims, they too love it. They also are not afraid of the anti-Muslim sentiments that emerged after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.