Recently, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to this tiny kingdom and made a good impression of continued friendship and assistance even though he mistook the host's name as Nepal and Ladakh during his speech in the Parliament. Modi's visit highlighted Bhutan's geostrategic location at the roof of the world. Apart from India, major powers such as China, the U.S. and EU are closely watching.
For years, the publicly adversarial role the Pakistanis took on drones while privately either condoning or even encouraging them was one side of a seemingly intractable problem; the other side being the arrogance of the U.S. when it came to working with Pakistanis, who the American side seemed more interested in brushing off than finding ways to work with to address legitimate Pakistani concerns.
It is imperative that Russian-backed rebels allow international investigators unimpeded passage to the wreckage in east Ukraine
The global crisis is essentially a dollar crisis, which might have a spill-over effect into the next world war. In an interview with USA Watchdog, Egon von Greyerz, founder of Matterhorn Asset Management, says another world war seems inevitable. “That's been the rule whenever an empire is collapsing. The actions they take are they start wars everywhere, because then you can frighten people and you can borrow more money. Of course, to some extent, the United States has done that ...
Like being tortured all over again. This must be how it feels for the tens of thousands of survivors required to relive the nightmare of their incarceration and abuse during Ferdinand Marcos' dictatorship, to be able to qualify for a share of the compensation set aside for them.
The appalling rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on a Bangkok-bound train last week generated widespread discussion in the social and mainstream media about possible solutions to Thailand's rampant sexual violence. The many factors contributing to the problem have been scrutinized in detail, but let's face the cruel truth: we must first acknowledge our sexist culture and then try and dismantle it.
Another week, another feather. In an upward revision of its outlook for Pakistan's credit rating, Moody's has served up a hat trick for the government.
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With the rise of Internet, the world has seen transnational communication, exchanges and commerce surge. The Internet has become a vital conduit for economic and social transactions.
Streams of Thai investment in canned sea food, paper and petrochemicals in recent years to France have contributed to the well being of the French people and improved their country's stuttering economy. In Correze, 382 kilometers outside Paris, it was Yothin Dumnernchanvanit's determination that eventually turned a dying French paper company, Alizay Paper Mill, into a lively enterprise, saving hundreds of jobs for the supporters of President Francois Hollande, who was elected in this constituency.
An alternate history: Bhanu was a great poet but others too have helped enrich Nepal's cultural life