Sunday, May 17, 2015
Around US$1,100 should have secured passage for each of the Rohingya migrants who were found adrift in the Andaman Sea -- victims of a dark trade in humans that pivots around smuggling kingpins in Thailand's south.
The deaths of 72 people in a fire that gutted a footwear factory in the Philippine capital has exposed abusive conditions for millions of poor and desperate workers across the nation.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
In a stirring and substantive foreign policy address, Senator Marco Rubio (Republican, Florida) presented his presidential vision for a new America. Calling for transformative leadership in the 21st century, the Republican primary hopeful spoke passionately about the need for a reinvigorated American policy posture at a time when as he said, "Foreign affairs never mattered more."
This week's deadly train derailment in Philadelphia could have been averted if technology that has been available for many years had been installed, lawmakers and experts say.
The people of Osaka vote this weekend on a plan to streamline Japan's second city in the mould of global metropolises like London, New York and Tokyo, as the one-time commercial capital seeks to recapture its glory days.
Israel's Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, who has vowed to axe housing prices and take on the banks, faces an uphill battle to implement reform in a government with a razor-thin majority.
In America, where car culture has ruled for generations, train travel is the neglected cousin, burdened with ageing equipment and insufficient funding -- conditions uncomfortably in the spotlight after a fatal train accident Tuesday near Philadelphia.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Narendra Modi marks the first anniversary of his landslide election win in a bullish mood about his mission to transform India into a great power, despite doubts about the delivery of economic reforms.
If the scandalous exclusion of women from the recent polling in Lower Dir does not lead to enforcement of their right to vote, nothing else will, as this case clinches the argument for long-delayed reform.
Over the centuries, millions have made the perilous journey from South Asia across the Bay of Bengal to Southeast Asia in search of trade, employment and a better life -- sometimes voluntarily, sometimes driven or forced by circumstances.