It is a relief that South and North Korea reached an agreement to defuse the crisis that had brought the two sides close to a serious armed conflict.
Hong Kong is panicking at the discovery that the drinking water supply at several of its housing estates is contaminated, with samples showing lead that exceeds the World Health Organization's guideline of 10 micrograms per liter.
Somewhere, in between all the politics of the state, we have forgotten the one thing that binds us all together – humanity.
With the media fixated on Singapore's upcoming general election, few people outside the financial markets have paid much heed to mainland China's recent move to ditch its "soft" peg to the U.S. dollar.
Can Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak deliver amid slower economic growth and the aftermath of last week's Bangkok bomb blast, which has shaken confidence?
South and North Korea sought to find ways of defusing tensions on the peninsula at high-level talks that were resumed Sunday after being adjourned earlier in the day. The talks began Saturday at the truce village of Panmunjeom, an hour after the North's deadline for the South to halt propaganda broadcasts across their heavily fortified border or face a military attack.
Dear President Lee: It has been a very long time since I last wrote you. Hence this belated letter.
- Joe Hung, 1 Comment
A country long associated with gross human rights violations, Myanmar, also known as Burma, is now trying to regulate private faith. But judging the atmosphere and conditions leading up to the passing of two laws in Nay Pyi Taw recently, morality was not high on the mind of Myanmar's parliamentarians. The bills regulate religious conversion and polygamy.
"Here is a book you should have, Mr. Director," and with that Jacqueline Kennedy handed CIA director Allen Dulles a copy of "From Russia with Love" by Ian Fleming, the latest novel in the series featuring lethal British agent James Bond. Their 1957 encounter in Palm Beach bears on continuing controversies, and too many recent embarrassments, involving U.S. government intelligence.
Sri Lanka's just-concluded polls drew abnormal interest because of Mahinda Rajapaksa's bid to return as prime minister, barely six months after he lost power as president of the teardrop-shaped island.