Civil wars and internal armed conflicts rage on in many countries across the globe, and as ever it is innocent bystanders who bear the brunt of the violence. Each day sees more ordinary men, women and children fall victim, killed, maimed or fleeing their homeland to escape the fighting.
Death is everywhere -- in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza. Every day young Palestinian men, allegedly caught hurling stones at the other side, are being shot dead by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
Is the haze from Indonesia's forest fires hazardous to health?
For centuries, relations between Britain and China have been undulating, rising rather more than declining.
It has been 11 years since that unforgettable day but the ghost of the Tak Bai massacre continues to haunt Thailand. And so it should.
When Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena was that country's health minister, he was offered a certain amount of money -- "enough to buy properties for 15 generations of my family" -- by a major tobacco company if he aborted his policy on strict tobacco control, as reported in September 2013. However, he rejected this offer outright because he valued his country and its people.
Pyongyang's renewed efforts for a peace treaty are backfiring with Seoul and Washington dismissing them as yet another attempt at deflecting attention away from the allies' focus on its denuclearization.
In the last U.S. general election, polling data showed that among Asian-Americans there was a good number of what I call GOPinoys. In other words, a right-ward drift from among us.
There are many reasons why former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra should not be compelled by an extrajudicial order to pay hundreds of billions of baht in rice-scheme compensation. However, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha sees no need to consult legal textbooks.
Bangladesh's story is one of miraculous success, especially in terms of macro and micro indicators of economic and social development. Beginning with a mere US$100 per capita income in the early 1970s, today Bangladesh can boast about crossing the World Bank-defined low-income economy threshold by achieving US$1,200-plus per capita income.