Beneath the rare show of unity over the Peshawar school tragedy the divide is more than apparent. While seemingly united in grief over the ghastly massacre, there is still no clear national narrative about how to deal with those responsible for this heinous crime. It is not just the matter of six killers who slaughtered innocent children, but also the apologists for militant groups that continue to operate with impunity.
Last Monday, 13 years after the construction first began, a steel truss bridge connecting Toksel in Okhaldhunga district to Lekhani in Udayapur finally came into operation.
About two and a half months after they began, the street sit-ins conducted by students and activists to call for greater democracy in the election of Hong Kong's chief executive have ended. Sooner or later, however, these demands for democracy will inevitably catch fire again.
The terrorist outrage in Pakistan and the siege crisis in Sydney reveal dimensions of the terror threat that are dangerously relevant to Singapore.
Regardless of whether you think police conduct is a problem in America, we can all agree on this: Vigilante violence against the brave men and women who keep us safe must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.
Toward the end of each year, the world's mass media outlets compete to select the top 10 news events. This contest is enough to excite general readers but not educational enough to show them the future trends in the world.
It was spontaneous and unprecedented. The gathering outside Lal Masjid to protest Maulana Abdul Aziz's refusal to condemn the perpetrators of the Peshawar massacre was an unusual spark in otherwise dark days.
On the third floor of the City of Dreams casino in Macau, private VIP saloons for high rollers are named after iconic rivers in China such as the Huangpu in Shanghai.
Going into his second month in office, Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has done quite a lot to allay concerns that his weak political position, particularly against a determined and bitter opposition in the House of Representatives, could prevent him from pushing his ambitious reform agenda.
The year's end is not a bad time to reflect where we are likely to proceed in a year of huge uncertainties. At the beginning of the year, the major headline events, such as Ukraine, ISIS, oil crash and Occupy Central were not on most people's radar screen. As the year proceeded, there was realization that we are heading toward a period of slower growth and higher volatility, without much inflation as commodity and oil prices tanked to record levels not seen since the 1990s.