The issue of Muslim integration is not exclusively a European problem, but is also an issue in many Muslim-majority countries. Over the last two or three decades, media and political talks have addressed the matter as if it is a specific problem of Western countries.
To preserve the stability and prosperity of Asia, the relationship of "strategic partnership cooperation" should be enhanced between Japan and the Philippines.
The debate on overhead costs and corruption is being talked about not only among experts but also the citizenry. People are curious to know as to how much money has come into the country and where will it go in the next five, ten years or even more.
Barely a month after moving to Seoul, my husband and I are wondering if we should send our 5-year-old daughter back to Singapore.
According to the Malaysian Director of Internal Security and Public Order, there is only one mass grave in the quiet settlement of Wang Kelian, Perlis, Malaysia although a few more have been uncovered across the Thai border. Still, it came as a shock to Malaysians when that one grave had 139 bodies.
It takes about three hours to cross the Padma river by ferry. So, Rezaul Karim, a private jobholder, was happy to hear the finance minister insisting that the Padma bridge will open to the public by 2018.
Both bad news and good news came Monday regarding South Korean exports: The nation's outbound shipments suffered their biggest fall in almost six years in May, but South Korea and China officially signed their bilateral free trade agreement.
The blueprint of its corporate reconstruction has been presented, but it is still uncertain whether the planned rehabilitation will succeed or not.
It is unwelcome news for many indebted households in South Korea that mortgage interest rates have been rising recently. The increase in the interest rates for home-backed loans extended by major banks has ranged from 0.23 percent to 0.68 percent over the past month.
The drumbeat is, by now, familiar. Senior United States officials use the Shangri-La Dialogue as a platform to rebuke Beijing for disturbing security in the South China Sea, Chinese officials reject the claims as "unfounded," while everyone expresses the hope that the yearly meetings should be more about cooperation than confrontation, in the full knowledge that this is unlikely to happen.