All politics being local even when politicians are abroad, it was not surprising that Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's public pronouncements, during her visit to Singapore, were made largely with citizens back home in mind.
For weeks, Indonesians have been fixated on the issue of beauty pageants.
The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will present a summary of its Fifth Assessment Report today, setting out the latest scientific evidence on climate change. The Met Office, the UK's weather bureau, is a world leader in climate science and a key contributor to the report.
The recent arrest of a South Korean lawmaker and his aides for sedition stirred the whole nation. Some people were appalled at the fact that North Korean sympathizers who deny the legitimacy of South Korea had infiltrated the National Assembly.
Forty-one years after Ferdinand Marcos imposed authoritarian rule on the Filipino nation, we tell ourselves with all conviction that never again should we permit this to happen.
Overshadowed by the bad news on hostilities in Zamboanga and the pork barrel scandal is this bit of sunshine: in the coming Miss Universe Pageant in the United States, we have not one but three Filipino beauties competing for the crown. We have Miss Philippines, of course; but Miss Canada and Miss Gabon are also Filipinos by blood if not by citizenship.
Since the end of May, there has been a total change of fortune. Those who were condemned to economic despair and doom have sprung back to life and those who were glowing like stars are being gobbled up in cosmic turbulence. This is the quick changing world of global economics.
A Chinese container ship has made the news for being the first commercial vessel to go through the Arctic sea route, reviving questions over the Suez Canal's influence, and Singapore's position as a maritime hub.
The Philippine government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels should step back and reactivate an existing truce before tackling wider issues concerning autonomy.
Five years after the global financial crisis, there are still no effective financial regulations in developed countries, while developing countries face big new challenges.