If there's one steryotype about people from Singapore, it's of a people who are materialistic and kiasu (translated to English as “afraid to lose”), always judging people by the money they have.
The sectarian violence in Myanmar's western Rakhine state in 2012 escalated to a larger conflict between Muslims and Buddhists in the central part of the country in 2013.
Suthep Thaugsuban's call for widespread civil disobedience might have been aimed at firing up the protesters at Bangkok's Democracy Monument. It was, at most, a symbolic gesture.
Argentina's next leader will likely try to end interventionist policies that scare off investment, although any reform effort is sure to hit a wall when it comes to cutting popular subsidies that also distort the economy.
About a year ago, as negotiators met at an annual United Nations climate change conference in Qatar's capital Doha, Typhoon Bopha struck the Philippines. Over 1,000 people were killed and tens of thousands were left homeless.
The coverage of the Preah Vihear Temple's promontory might matter for many nationalists but it pales next to the 4.6-square-kilometer area claimed by Thailand that was fortunately not included in the definition of the temple's “vicinity” under Cambodian control by the World Court on Monday.
Already deemed a stronger leader than his predecessors, President Xi Jinping has emerged from his first policy summit looking more powerful than before.
I've more affinity with the south than the north and was horrified by what happened to Tacloban. I like the place, even if it is Imelda Marcos' favorite city, and even if my stomach protests its liberal use of bahalina.
2013/11/14, 1 Comment
Although 90 percent of democratic politics is about good timing and seizing opportunities, sooner or later you will have to do the remaining 10 percent and nothing else.
A day after foreign governments began rushing emergency relief aid to typhoon victims in the Philippines came China's belated offer of assistance.