It is good news for the Korean economy, which has been struggling with sluggish domestic consumption, that the country's tourism revenue has been sharply increasing.
Watching BBC after the Peshawar carnage on Dec. 16 would have made any human being sick and angry. The Frankenstein that U.S. and Pakistan's ISI jointly created at the height of Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Taliban (madrassa students), massacred 145 people in an Army School in Peshawar, of which 132 were students aged between 7 and 15.
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.
More than two years after Xi Jinping gained power as China's leader, his anti-corruption campaign shows little sign of slowing down. Instead, it is now spreading its wings to other countries.
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.