The number of refugees fleeing their native lands as well as people being internally displaced in their home countries has surged beyond even the most dire predictions. Just six months ago, a U.N. report launched an urgent appeal for US$16.4 billion to assist 58 million people; a record number of refugees, internally displaced persons and victims of famine.
On June 15, the day marking the 15th anniversary of the historic summit between President Kim Dae-jung and North Korea's Kim Jong Il, Pyongyang offered dialogue with Seoul. However, in a typical North Korean fashion, several preconditions were attached to the offer.
Perhaps we don't have to worry about the rising sea levels as a result of climate change, after all. We can "outland" it by pouring sand on tiny islands and coastal cities. The recent experiment in the South China Sea is proving it works.
Four months after the formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission for the Investigation of Enforced Disappearance, little progress has been made toward addressing conflict era violations.
Can the expected referendum on whether to allow the military regime of General Prayuth Chan-Ocha to stay for two more years "legitimize" the government?
At a time when Chinese capital and Chinese tourists are flooding into every corner of the world, the Chinese government is seeking the return of hundreds, possibly thousands, of former officials who have fled overseas, taking with them vast sums of illicit money to their newly adopted homes.
It was March 1997 and very much a routine day at The Review, Dawn's mid-week magazine.
Last week's G-7 meeting at Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps marked a major breakthrough in climate-change policy. The seven largest high-income economies (the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Canada) made the revolutionary decision to decarbonize their economies during this century.
So it's going to be a battle of "Little Red Pepper" against "Water Spinach" come next Jan. 16. Hung Hsiu-chu, Little Red Pepper, will face-off with Water Spinach, Tsai Ing-wen, in the presidential election.
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About a month after the April 25 earthquake hit Nepal, a landslide occurred about 10 kilometers north of Beni, the headquarters of Myagdi district.