Thursday, May 7, 2015
At a joint press conference with the Japanese Prime Minister on April 28, U.S. President Barack Obama expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for visiting the Arlington National Cemetery, a U.S. military cemetery, saying: "Your gesture is a powerful reminder that the past can be overcome, former adversaries can become the closest of allies, and that nations can build a future together."
As veteran cremation worker Khadga Adhikari placed a handful of uncooked rice and a coin on the chest of yet another young victim of Nepal's earthquake, his own heart was filled with sadness.
On Sunday, the world marked World Press Freedom Day under the theme 'Let journalism thrive! Towards better reporting, gender equality and media safety in the digital age'.
The two main South Korean political parties are facing mounting criticism for agreeing to expand payouts from the national pension service without suggesting plans on how to fund the increase.
Never has there been so much public anger and outrage over a traffic accident and the reasons are obvious.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Last week, on the eve of the annual ASEAN summit meeting, Beijing warned the 10-nation grouping to "refrain from entangling itself" in rows with China, which risked "win-win cooperation" with the emerging superpower.
When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts.
Nepal's health sector has been badly hit by the great earthquake, and it will be months before many of the health facilities are up and running.
Law student Mikhail Kosyrev used to have a negative view of Stalin but his attitude has drastically changed in recent years, he said, insisting the wartime tyrant meant well.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Solutions will be hard to find Tuesday when Gulf monarchs hold their annual summit in a region threatened by jihadists and a war in Yemen that has raised tensions with Iran.