A Kuwaiti recipient and a Pakistani donor; an Israeli recipient and a Ukrainian donor; an American recipient and an Indian donor. The global dimensions of organ trafficking were exposed in shocking detail at an international summit on the subject at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican in February.
China has deepened its influence on ASEAN nations, and the just-concluded ASEAN Summit with its chairman's watered-down statement stands testimony to this.
The actual use of one of the most destructive non-nuclear bombs in Afghanistan, reports of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, the disturbing recent discussion on the threat of use of extremely destructive weapons in places such as the Korean peninsula have again focused attention on the extent to which the race for destructive weapons is threatening humanity and all other forms of life on earth.
Calls from the international community for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to play a role in easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula could reinvigorate the bloc's ambitions to steer regional security. But ASEAN needs to proceed carefully -- the stakes are high and it has little to gain and much to lose.
"You can't clap with one hand," one of the rapists in the notorious Delhi gang rape case had famously said after being convicted of rape and murder.
The pervasive sentiment of Asian financial leaders and economists who gathered for the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) 50th annual meeting in Yokohama in the past few days was optimism about Asia's prospects.
Newly elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in faces an enormous challenge in governing one of the world's most democratic and dynamic countries.
Pro-North Korea and left-leaning candidate Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party has won the South Korean presidential election that was held in the aftermath of the dismissal of former President Park Geun-hye.
Indonesia's march to democracy suffered a huge setback with Tuesday's guilty verdict in the blasphemy case against Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama.
During his campaign for the U.S. presidency, Donald Trump had said that he believed that human induced climate change was a Chinese hoax, and promised that he would "tear up" the Paris Agreement if he became president.