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.
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.
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.
If you have lived in a middle-class neighborhood in a large city in Pakistan, you probably grew up deprived of what urban living offers elsewhere: quality education, entertainment, hope and opportunities.
By the year 2030, Pakistan will overtake Indonesia as the largest Muslim country in the world.
Malaysia's Internal Security Act (ISA) was enacted in 1960 and remained in force right until its repeal in 2012.