The 18-year-old Korean boy believed to have joined the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria began suffering from school violence when he was in elementary school. He confined himself to his home, seldom talking to his parents, after dropping out of middle school.
China's premier Li Keqiang went hiking in the Swiss Alps around Davos just before addressing delegates at the World Economic Forum (WEF) held here last week.
Unless better sense prevails and all stakeholders choose the route of dialogue to address their differences, the impoverished state of Yemen could well plunge into anarchy.
North Korea last week made it clear that the South would have to lift blanket sanctions it imposed on the North in 2010 before the two sides could resume dialogue.
Sex (or controversy) sells. Couple it with Pakistan, and you have got a big story.
Alexander the Great cut the Gordian Knot after hearing an oracle promise that whoever could undo it would be the next ruler of Asia.
Whenever some NGO protests that Muslims in Malaysia are “under threat” from minorities who don't hold the levers of power in this country (the latest one being that K-pop is a “Kristian” conspiracy to undermine Islam), one wonders what the “silent majority” can do?
As terrorist violence from “Islamic” militants spreads across the world, from Peshawar to Paris, affected states are struggling to devise effective responses. So far, most of their responses have addressed the visible symptoms of the terrorist threat through military, police and intelligence measures.
The Paris shootings shocked the world and signaled deep polarized views. Why are views so polarized everywhere?
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's 30 years in power are undoubtedly a moment of personal satisfaction. He has walked a long road indeed: Serving the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, defecting to Vietnam, helping to unseat his former chieftains, taking the helm, staging a bloody coup to remove a coalition partner, and running the country virtually unchallenged thereafter.