Monday, July 14, 2014
Wednesday's presidential election lived up to the government's billing of all polls as a “fiesta of democracy.” The day went peacefully although not necessarily free from fraud, and the mood across the nation was one of a truly festive nature.
Indonesia faces a long period of uncertainty after last week's disputed presidential election, analysts warn — raising fears for Southeast Asia's top economy as growth sits at four-year lows, foreign investment slows and corruption remains rife.
The crisis in Ukraine is undermining reconciliation efforts between the Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church and has shown up Pope Francis's inability to make his peace message heard in the conflict-torn country, analysts said.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Benjamin Netanyahu, initially accused by Israel's most ardent hawks of dithering over Hamas rocket fire, appears to have found at least a temporary political balance with his punishing air campaign against Gaza.
House raids, bugging devices, threats, violence and demeaning posters are just a few things Vladimir Putin's critics have faced while trying to run for city parliament in the Russian capital.
Summer brings hot weather, especially politically on the Korea Peninsula. North Korea has announced that two detained American tourists, Jeffrey Edward Fowle and Matthew Todd Miller, will be put on trial for provocative acts. Korean-American missionary Kenneth Bae has been imprisoned since November 2012.
The people's ASEAN would not be a reality if the politics is not right – both the domestic political systems in which the people live and the wider regional order that underpins the peace, stability and prosperity of their lives.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
A 22 year old Florida man sets off a suicide bomb in Syria. Seven Dutch jihadis are killed in combat with Syrian army units.
My mother knocked at the bathroom door one morning, yelling, “Come out and watch the TV, doctors in Singapore say that smartphone addiction is a psychiatric disorder!”, 1 Comment
A wave of revelations about long-hidden child sexual abuse has left Britons wondering what is wrong with their country, but experts say they are simply facing up to a problem that exists the world over.