Thursday, October 2, 2014
The disparity in African countries' ability to fight Ebola has left the continent fighting an uneven struggle against a disease that doesn't respect borders — yet relatively simple measures could help, experts say.
A new battle is brewing over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcement.
Honduras, terrorized by drug gangs, railed against the world for ignoring the violence and lack of jobs that sends thousands of young Central Americans fleeing north to the United States.
The Obama administration is spending US$4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Last week, President Xi Jinping addressed the International Confucian Association to mark the 2,565th anniversary of the birth of Confucius. This would have been impossible for a Communist leader in earlier times. During the reign of Chairman Mao Zedong, Confucius was subjected to vilification and contempt.
The last half century has been very good to southern Africa's political incumbents — but persistent poverty and unemployment are now fueling the rise of populists vowing to upend the economic status quo.
The Islamic State (IS) group's jihadist appeal is fanning fears that it could serve as a potent new rallying cry for Southeast Asian extremists who had been largely brought to heel following past deadly terror attacks.
China has a history of suppressing democratic movements, but people all over the world are hoping that, this time, the leadership in Beijing will change its tune in Hong Kong and honor its own policy of “one country, two systems.”
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The week that was began loudly with spirited declarations on the world stage against the scourge of terrorism, particularly of the Islamic State (IS) variety.
Once again, we have been confronted with a graphic reminder of the ferocity of volcanoes.