Thursday, February 20, 2014
As the bombs and grenades ripped through the trenches, the Great Powers were also waging another deadly battle, using the power of words and images to recruit, cajole and shock in “the first modern propaganda war.”
After years of rolling blackouts that have wreaked havoc on industry and fuelled political unrest, energy-starved Pakistan has set its sights on a coal-fired future.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policy package, dubbed Abenomics, is being put to the test in terms of whether it will achieve stable and sustainable growth.
Thirty years ago, South Korea's state broadcaster KBS decided to help reunite families separated by the chaos of the Korean War, and put together a live TV special with a 95-minute time slot.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
In 2008, after Ma Ying-jeou was elected president, he halted the political war over sovereignty between Taiwan and mainland China and focused on improving cross-strait relations. Dialogue with the mainland since then has resulted in more than a dozen agreements, primarily on economic issues.
The Christian extremists came in waves, first a small group, then larger and increasingly violent forces, until Berberati, the second city in the Central African Republic, had been completely invaded.
Under the watch of vigilantes, a pair of captured drug cartel henchmen mop the floors and cook in a dusty, sparsely furnished house in Mexico's unruly west.
Defectors and activists welcomed Tuesday a U.N.-mandated inquiry's searing indictment of gross human rights abuses in North Korea, but analysts questioned the international community's ability to act on its recommendations.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
“Murli Melwani lived and worked for 25 years in Taiwan. In semi-retirement now in the U.S, he writes as a hobby. His short stories have been published in various countries including, U.S.A., U.K., Hong Kong and India. A few have been included in anthologies., 2 Comments
In a time, like today, of rapid power shifts, the world's heavyweights are no longer occupying themselves with the usual strategic ambivalence — their mantra over the past three decades. Such a mindset was the right attitude to have in the past, but somehow this non-committal behavior is no longer the norm. Friends and foes alike want to make sure they are on the right side. It's time to speak out.