Given that the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum account for some 54 percent of global GDP and about 44 percent of world trade, the agenda for this month's APEC summit should be drawing much global attention.
In 2002, Sisters in Islam wrote a letter to the editor in The Star, asking why the rights of those who publicly preach hate, injustice, discrimination, intolerance, and extremism are protected while the rights of other citizens who speak out for justice, equality, tolerance, respect, and moderation in Islam are denied?
Is Modi's belligerence and disproportionate use of force against Pakistan response or strategy?
2014/11/6, 2 Comments
For someone whose public life is an open book, many people are still puzzled by China's leader Xi Jinping, who became General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and Chairman of the Central Military Commission two years ago.
Last week's unfortunate outburst of name-calling between the White House and the prime minister's office in Israel doesn't speak well for either President Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Is suicide bombing justified? Can women lead prayers? Is there a feminist interpretation of Islam?