Saturday, January 10, 2015
The appalling attack on the offices of a satirical magazine in Paris, which killed 12, was a deliberately focused and targeted hit not only to stun and intimidate a free press but a free society as well. In recent months France has seen a spate of attacks not only on the media, but on Christmas markets and Jewish synagogues.
Wednesday's shocking terror attack on the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo should finally awaken the Western public to the threat posed by radical Islamists to free speech worldwide.
The crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501 and ongoing investigations into the tragedy have exposed new gaps in Indonesia's aviation sector after years of efforts to improve its reputation.
Scenes of mayhem have flared up again in Mexico's troubled western state of Michoacan, putting the security spotlight back on a restive region that the government has struggled to tame.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Egypt's president opened the new year with a dramatic call for a “revolution” in Islam to reform interpretations of the faith entrenched for hundreds of years, which he said have made the Muslim world a source of “destruction” and pitted it against the rest of the world.
As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to ask Congress to lift the Cuban trade embargo — in line with his decision to normalize diplomatic ties — some Cubans wonder if they're ready for such an economic tidal wave.
Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Bugatti. The prestigious names embody performance and luxury across the automotive world.
The trouble with setting ambitious deadlines, especially in the unpredictable world of high-stakes foreign diplomacy, is that you run the risk of very public failure.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Boko Haram's seizure of a key town and military base in Nigeria's far northeast has tightened its grip on the region, undermining efforts to tackle the insurgency, experts said on Tuesday.
The Palestinians have moved into uncharted territory by bidding to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), analysts say, with the decades-old conflict with Israel now set to play out on the world stage.