Though there is a strong demand for a deeper regional integration in South Asia, the progress has been rather slow. Actual implementation of agreements often does not match the declared ambitions, and in this context, lack of political will and leadership, institutional weaknesses, and capacity and resource constraints have been argued to be the major impeding factors.
The Saudi-U.S. relationship has endured many jolts over the decades, but there are signs that some within the U.S. establishment are rethinking their approach towards the Saudis.
SMRT Corp. should not have been publicly listed in the first place.
The Fed failed to raise interest rates on Sept. 21, giving many markets and fund managers a sigh of relief.
A day after urging a joint India-Pakistan war against poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and infant mortality, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi executed his latest about-turn by implicitly threatening to use water as a weapon against Pakistan -- this in a region where great swathes of humanity eke out a subsistence living and are wholly dependent on agriculture and the agrarian chain for their livelihoods.
"The day I saw those people being cut in front of me, yes, I was afraid. I started crying." These words belong to a little Syrian girl that has suffered so much for her age. Many adults wouldn't be able to stand the things she has been through, but she bravely embraces it with an admirable composure.
Media outlets should be wary of creating such hype that reality is forced to live up to the fiction, and politicians compelled to make rash, uninformed decisions.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has made his case at the U.N. for the world to pay attention to the Kashmir dispute and for India to engage Pakistan in a sustained dialogue.
In a decade's time, visitors to ASEAN, South and North Asia may find their personal experiences in their respective destinations differ quite drastically.
The reverberations of the Syrian conflict continue to rock the U.N. General Assembly and Security Council as the shock waves of a churning war, a deepening political crisis and a widening humanitarian disaster plague both the region as well as the wider world community.