"... Nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." In that Biblical statement (Galatians 3:28) St. Paul underscores basic equality between women and men. Elsewhere in the New Testament, women leaders are highlighted, often in caring and positive roles.
Climate change has gained recognition as an imminent danger, but the threat to existing fresh water resources requires more immediate attention.
On a picture perfect September morning, the Grim Reaper struck in New York. Hijacked aircraft slammed into the Twin Towers of the Word Trade Center, shattering the myth that terrorism "can't happen here." Before long, the towers were like two belching black smokestacks set against the azure blue sky. America was under direct attack.
The Hong Kong election has conveyed a pregnant message to China. The pro-democracy groups, chiefly the generation that has grown up since the transition from Britain to China in 1997, has for the first time gained ground in Sunday's tryst with democracy.
For all the differences in what both sides assert, it is essential for Japan and China to make efforts to build trust through constructive dialogue.
The Pakistani government is hatching new plans to cover up old failures.
A political trap is laid ahead of Thai junta chief Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha.
LGBT activists and NGOs started carrying out activities in the second half of the 1990s in Mongolia, and as a result, the situation for LGBT people has improved.
The most closely fought election in Hong Kong's history attracted a record turnout on Sunday.
The Mongolian parliament had an irregular session start last week. The authorities concluded that the social, economic, and fiscal state of the country are difficult and in crisis mode.