Friday, October 3, 2014
Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And
Months after the collapse of U.S.-led efforts to advance Middle East peace, experts say Palestinians and Israelis have finally agreed on at least one thing — further talks would be futile.
The United States has yet to explain exactly what victory might look like in its war against the Islamic State (IS) group, but it is becoming clear that success will depend heavily on political events in Syria and Iraq that are beyond its control, experts say.
The system of justice in the strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) is so battered by neglect and a funds crunch that police, prosecutors and courts are helpless in tackling “endless” atrocities.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The disparity in African countries' ability to fight Ebola has left the continent fighting an uneven struggle against a disease that doesn't respect borders — yet relatively simple measures could help, experts say.
A new battle is brewing over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcement.
Honduras, terrorized by drug gangs, railed against the world for ignoring the violence and lack of jobs that sends thousands of young Central Americans fleeing north to the United States.
The Obama administration is spending US$4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Last week, President Xi Jinping addressed the International Confucian Association to mark the 2,565th anniversary of the birth of Confucius. This would have been impossible for a Communist leader in earlier times. During the reign of Chairman Mao Zedong, Confucius was subjected to vilification and contempt., 1 Comment
The last half century has been very good to southern Africa's political incumbents — but persistent poverty and unemployment are now fueling the rise of populists vowing to upend the economic status quo.