For reasons that should be obvious, the Western media is currently focused sharply on the near civil war in Iraq and on the continuing intra-state turmoil in Syria.
The critical questions for Filipinos are: Will the United States defend the Philippines if there is a shoot-out with China in the Spratlys? How far will the United States go in terms of conforming to the Mutual Defense Treaty? Is mutual defense a myth, a misleading vague alliance for the United States to gain vested concessions?
The media, mainstream and social alike, have given Thailand's new beauty queen, Nonthawan “Maeya” Thongleng, a warm welcome. Her charm, wit and wonderful singing voice won over the judges and the public.
A recent ruling by a local court that confirmed a Korean man was the father of two half-Filipino children may have vexing implications for other Korean men with a similar story.
In the midst of the heat, tension and sometimes nasty mudslinging of the presidential elections in Indonesia, there was one heartwarming moment during the second presidential debate on June 15.
July 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference held in 1944, in preparation for the post-war global financial architecture.
Political leaders of developing countries gathered in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz last week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Group of 77, the main umbrella organization of the South.
I wanted to go where few doctors dared to go. So here I am at the Doro refugee camp in Maban, South Sudan.
My sisters. Unite/Get a pole/Wave your bras/[…]/Around town/[…]/Urging the wiping out of prostitution/Without urging/Marrying ex-prostitutes/Is nonsense.” These were the words of the late famed poet WS Rendra in his work Bersatulah Pelacur-Pelacur Jakarta (Whores of Jakarta, Unite).
According to the Asia University Rankings 2014, published recently by Times Higher Education, when it comes to the nation with the most institutions in the running, Taiwan fell from second to fourth place. National Taiwan University (NTU) is still Taiwan's leading institution and took 14th place, remaining in the same position as last year.