The United States found a stage to deliver a stern reminder to the People's Republic of China (PRC), which is continuing its high-handed behavior in maritime areas and in cyberspace, that it needs to follow the rules and fulfill its responsibilities as a major power.
If the struggle to recover from the 2008-09 global economic crisis were to be viewed as a competition among the benighted nations, neutral spectators would be rooting most for Iceland, a perennial economic underdog that has done what the United States and other countries refused to do. It let its banks fail. It let them fall on the swords they forged themselves. This is moral common sense at its finest.
Every Ramadan there is always one issue circulating here in Indonesia: whether or not food stalls are allowed to be opened during this Islamic fasting month.
PARIS-International development assistance still remains a vital element in reducing global poverty. What's known as Official Development Assistance (ODA) has now reached record levels of more than US$135 billion annually and is channeled to a group of 148 countries ranging from the poorest of the poor such as Bangladesh and Haiti to better-off but needy lands such as Egypt and Kenya.
Over the past week, there has been intense debate over a proposal to legalize casinos in Thailand. The idea was floated by a group of National Reform Council members, who called themselves "NRC Patriots" and argued that revenue from casino legalization could help prop up the national economy.
Indonesia's Constitutional Court on June 18 announced its ruling on the 1974 Marriage Law, rejecting requests to change the marriageable age for girls from 16 to 18 and to make it possible to legalize interfaith marriages.
When I was in Myanmar with my family last year, I couldn't help but notice that most of the women and children had odd-looking yellow patches on their cheeks.
A new batch of documents released by WikiLeaks exposes the agreement between Marvel and Sony Pictures on mandatory traits for the Spider-Man character, including the requirement for him to be "Caucasian and heterosexual."
North Korea's decision to boycott the upcoming Gwangju Universiade is an unfortunate one tying sports with politics.
On April 25, life changed for all of us who live, love or are related in any way to Nepal; but especially for the family members and loved ones of more than 8,800 people who perished, ............