Precisely 100 years ago this morning, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. At first sight, just a confrontation between a decrepit empire which was already breaking up, and an impoverished, small Serbian state on the southern edge of Europe whose most substantial exports at that time were banditry and terrorism.
It has been a week since the deadly explosions took place in downtown Kaohsiung, and yet not a single governmental agency is willing to hold itself accountable over the incident.
His name doesn't ring a bell for many here. Friends scratch their heads and mutter: “Kishore-who?”
MH370 remains a tragic mystery. MH17 is just tragic. A passenger jet flying an approved route at an approved height apparently shot down by a missile. It could have been one of a number of airlines but it was Malaysian.
The full-scale military onslaught by Israel on Gaza has been barbaric and outrageous.
Around 300 B.C., a Chinese widow moved house three times in search of a better place to raise her son.
2014/8/3, 1 Comment
The work of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has entered its second phase, and though the situation appears to be calm on the surface, the rippling undercurrents should not be underestimated.
Of the 26 who died as a result of yesterday's gas explosions in Kaohsiung, at least four were firefighters at the scene of the accident while others were either people traveling through the area or local residents.
An unprecedented investigation has been launched into alleged wrongdoing by a member of China's top leadership.
Sooner or later, Israel's vicious bombardment of Gaza will come to an end and both sides will claim victory.