During an interview with The Associated Press, Syrian President Bashar Assad made several denials, insisting that the city of Aleppo is not under siege and that Syrian and Russian aircraft did not carry out a strike on an aid convoy.
The Milken Institute organized the third Asia Summit in Singapore last week on Sept. 15 and 16. Over 450 high-profile executives, CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, institutional investors, asset managers, policymakers, philanthropists and academics from 25 countries participated.
Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign.
The New York Mayors assertion that Sunday's blast was an "internal act" may be of little consolation to discerning Americans. For, an internal threat is far more worrisome and intractable than an external one.
Few people have anything good to say about Hong Kong's taxi services. This is unfortunate for a city that boasts one of the world's most efficient public transport systems.
North Korea has rapidly improved its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile technology, making it a serious threat to Japan's national security. "We sort of knew that they were going to do it. It was the first time there were two tests in the same year, and the scale of the explosion was the largest yet.
The views are great but that's only because we are getting higher on a steep and dangerous road. Thailand's lumbering journey toward the next election is like a car ride up a mountainous path made slippery and treacherous by rain. An accident might happen at any time, and, if it does, what now looks so near will suddenly appear so far.
When finally coming around to the fact U.S. President Barack Obama was born in the United States, Donald Trump tacked on a dig at his White House rival. It was Hillary Clinton, he said, who started the rumor that Obama was born abroad.
After a clean sweep of the Olympics table tennis stakes in Rio -- winning all four gold medals in the men's and women's singles and the men's and women's team events in table tennis -- China is moving forward to clinch gold medals in the Paralympics for table tennis as well, winning two team victories on Friday.
Bombings in the New York region and a stabbing attack in Minnesota have thrust Islamic extremism into the forefront of the 2016 election just a week before the first presidential debate, with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offering dramatically different visions of how to fight it.