Friday, August 1, 2014
The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed.
This year's Eid al-Fitr must surely be one of the saddest experienced in Malaysia so far.
The West spearheaded the campaign to topple Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, but three years later finds itself powerless as deadly clashes between rival militias threaten to tear the country apart, analysts say.
Over-35s seem to love nothing more than being told that the Internet — and the rapid cultural developments that have paralleled it — have been a terrible mistake with huge downsides that will surely doom us. And there's no end to the opportunistic hacks lining up to dress this generational reactionary spasm as the contrarian voice of reason.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
When China and Japan first went to war 120 years ago this Friday, Beijing suffered a “national humiliation” that resonates to this day as tensions between the Asian rivals intensify again.
There is a round black plaque cradled by white granite that is dedicated to Flight MH653.
The scorching noon sun made it a brilliant day to be out in Tokyo's Ueno Park.
A fly-covered baby crawls on the baked earth of southern Sudan watched by a vulture: a brutal but iconic photograph of famine that shocked the world two decades ago.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Hong Kong's student activists have become local celebrities thanks to televised confrontations with officials as they demand reform — but their frustration with the city's wider democracy movement is growing over fears of compromise with Beijing.
Kenya takes pride in being a union of “42 tribes,” but a string of attacks in towns on its volatile Indian Ocean coast has exposed bitter and explosive ethnic tensions linked to politics.