The final doomsday countdown has begun for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Calling for a major reappraisal of how the international community responds to a widening series of conflicts, and challenging policymakers to take a courageous look at a new template to maintain global peace and security, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, made a bold and far reaching appeal for Conflict Prevention initiatives.
The wealth and pomp of several Muslim monarchies notwithstanding, the world of Islam is in tatters. Torn by internal strife, lack of focus on starving millions and controlled by greed as well as external powers, Muslim governments are in a state of disarray.
This spring, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will become the second longest-serving leader after German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Group of Seven advanced nations.
One could argue that the singular highlight of the Golden Globes grandstanding 2017 was Meryl Streep's robust debunking of the incoming president of the United States of America.
Hanging a prisoner, and that too one diagnosed as mentally ill, is inhumane and does not serve the objectives of criminal justice. Warrants being repeatedly issued for mentally ill prisoners expose serious anomalies in the justice system.
Living in an urban area, especially Kathmandu, offers countless advantages and opportunities, but it also comes with its own share of problems.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has at least 45 trademark applications pending in China, AFP has learned, each of which could potentially violate the American constitution -- underlining possible conflicts of interest in his relations with the Asian giant.
Morocco is facing an unprecedented political deadlock after the Islamist prime minister broke off talks on forming a coalition government following three months of fruitless effort.
With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's administration on track to become the longest-serving among our nation's governments, the question now turns to how Abe will utilize his solid power base to produce tangible achievements. For the prime minister, this year will serve as a harbinger of his future.