The Iran nuclear deal is now concluded, but the political battle over its implementation and over broader security prospects in the Middle East is just beginning.
Although it was 14 years ago, it feels like yesterday when I stood before a packed audience in New York to denounce the enforcement of the "Global Gag Rule" by the United States which barred any overseas organization that received U.S. foreign assistance from not only providing safe abortion services, but engaging in any abortion-related activities, including advocacy for law reform.
In the week ahead, hangings are to resume in Pakistan as the federal government's monthlong moratorium on executions has expired with the end of Ramadan.
Please allow me to jot down my personal experience again. I have to thank the two surgeons at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Linkou who have made it possible for me to continue keeping my Monday column.
- Joe Hung
A woman will be the next president of Taiwan, whichever party wins the election next January. On July 19, the governing Kuomintang (KMT) selected Hung Hsiu-chu as its presidential candidate. The presidential election will match her against Tsai Ing-wen, chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the principal opposition, and their 2012 presidential nominee.
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In the aftermath of the great earthquake in Nepal, thousands of youth volunteers reached out to the affected population and were widely acknowledged for their efforts in the post-disaster scenario. According to youth organizations, more than 50,000 volunteers were active in Kathmandu alone.
At a Wednesday press conference held by Japan Post Holdings Co., the firm's chairman, former Toshiba Corp. President Taizo Nishimuro, expressed frustration over the accounting scandal at the electronics giant.
Europe has been glued to the Grexit television screen for the longest time. Going on and on for at least five years, each episode of whether Greece will remain in the eurozone or not has run longer than the longest Tamil movie of yore (although we have our own MIC version, with 1MDB trying to play catch-up).
"Since last summer's onslaught by terrorists of the so-called ISIS, Iraq has been living through one of the most difficult phases of its modern history," came the sobering assessment of Jan Kubis, the U.N.'s special representative reviewing the current situation in Iraq, referring to IS using an alternative abbreviation. Yet in a Security Council briefing on the embattled Middle Eastern country, Dr. Kubis added, "While problems may seem daunting and persistent, there is hope, opportunities, and notably vision for the way out of this crisis."
Mainland China's self-serving moves to develop marine resources in violation of a bilateral agreement with Japan cannot be allowed. Japan must persistently urge Beijing to refrain from such actions.