From Nov. 4-5, the Myanmar government's peace negotiation team and representatives of ethnic armed groups met in Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin state. The meeting took place after a four-day (Oct. 30 to Nov. 2) conference of 17 ethnic armed groups in Laiza, also in Kachin state.
It's a hard truth, but not everyone has what it takes to be a volunteer at Protect And Save The Children, a non-governmental organization that deals with child sexual abuse.
The scandal involving the false labeling of food seems to be endless. It has spread from the hotel industry to restaurants and the food sections of department stores, among other businesses.
Taipei's China Television CTV is serializing an epic of Yue Fei, the Southern Song general “serving the country with utmost loyalty (精忠岳飛).”
- Joe Hung
Of the first images of the devastating power that Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) bore as it barreled through the Visayan islands, what struck me most was the grainy footage of the frenzied swaying of chandeliers in an old cathedral in Leyte, the roof of which was torn off piece by piece by the howling wind. Throughout the day, television stations had seemed hard-pressed to show scenes of massive destruction that somehow would match the worldwide attention Yolanda had garnered even before it made landfall.
Nothing turns a person's stomach quite like nationalism, especially the in-your-face, plain ugly variety. At the moment I've got a bad feeling in my stomach.
On Nov. 1, a United States drone strike killed Hakimullah Mehsud, notorious leader of the Taliban in Pakistan. He has been a priority of the Pakistan as well as U.S. governments for initiating many terrorist attacks, including a December 2009 Afghanistan bombing which killed Americans.
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In the run up to the Third Plenum of the Chinese Communist Party on Nov 9-11, 2013, Premier Li Keqiang gave an overview of his reform priorities at a lecture to the 16th Chinese Workers' Association on Oct 21 in Beijing. It was a lesson in Likenomics 101.
As civil war, political stalemate, and the tragic humanitarian hemorrhage of refugees continues, Syria approaches its third winter of conflict.
This is what we were talking about — the manner in which the “amnesty bill” has been rewritten for just one man and then rushed through the House of Representatives. This is why the term “abuse of democratic mandate” was invented and then unfortunately mistaken as an effort by “coup apologists” to defend all the things that happened to Thaksin Shinawatra. This is why the Thai democracy is so associated with corruption, so much so that we can never be sure which one is the real driving force.