Sunday, April 12, 2015
I had hoped to write this week on a topic guaranteed to warm the hearts of readers, and possibly win a plaudit or two for sharing a few sunny words on a recent news event. Surely I am not the only one who likes cheerful news., 1 Comment
Dakuku Peterside and Nyesom Wike, the two main candidates running for governor of Nigeria's Rivers state, signed a peace accord this week in the local capital Port Harcourt.
Across the Middle East, fierce rivalry between Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran is heightening sectarian tensions, even in conflicts that analysts say are primarily political., 2 Comments
The Thai minimum wage -- the lowest payment allowed under the law to unskilled labor -- is always linked with how good the economy will be doing and how "attractive" a country is to foreign investors.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
There's an urgent food crisis in communist North Korea, where shortages affect up to 70 percent of the population. According to an alarming new U.N. humanitarian report, some 18 million people out of the population of 24 million are considered "food insecure" and don't have access to an adequate and diverse diet to live healthily. To meet the challenge the U.N. needs US$111 million for humanitarian aid over the next year.
There is no getting away from it: Lifting martial law doesn't mean anything if it's replaced by an equally, if not more, draconian law.
I have been hoping to return to my home in Yemen for the last five years.
Eleven years old. That was the age at which I first looked down at my hands and felt unhappy about my skin color.
Friday, April 10, 2015
South Koreans tend to show a keen interest in their country's position in various comparisons among the 34 member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
On March 14, women soccer players from all over India assembled for a seven-a-side exhibition soccer match at Harishchandrapur in West Bengal.