Sunday, January 11, 2015
The effort of North Korea to suppress Sony's satirical film “The Interview” has failed, but only after initial success. For months, Pyongyang has expressed outrage about the irreverent production.
Eight months is a long time. Long enough for international outrage to rise, fall and fade away. That's how long it's been since Boko Haram militants stormed a secondary school in the northeastern village of Chibok in Nigeria, abducting more than 200 still-missing teenage girls.
A battle over an oil pipeline has become the opening salvo in a power struggle between newly empowered Republicans and President Barack Obama that could consume his final two years in office and shape his legacy.
The United Nations and others have expressed concern over the Lebanese government's recent decision to bar Syrian refugees crossing the border. The aim of the new regulation, approved on New Year's Eve, is to slow the influx of asylum seekers escaping the civil war in Syria.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
The appalling attack on the offices of a satirical magazine in Paris, which killed 12, was a deliberately focused and targeted hit not only to stun and intimidate a free press but a free society as well. In recent months France has seen a spate of attacks not only on the media, but on Christmas markets and Jewish synagogues.
Wednesday's shocking terror attack on the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo should finally awaken the Western public to the threat posed by radical Islamists to free speech worldwide.
The crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501 and ongoing investigations into the tragedy have exposed new gaps in Indonesia's aviation sector after years of efforts to improve its reputation.
Scenes of mayhem have flared up again in Mexico's troubled western state of Michoacan, putting the security spotlight back on a restive region that the government has struggled to tame.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Egypt's president opened the new year with a dramatic call for a “revolution” in Islam to reform interpretations of the faith entrenched for hundreds of years, which he said have made the Muslim world a source of “destruction” and pitted it against the rest of the world.
As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to ask Congress to lift the Cuban trade embargo — in line with his decision to normalize diplomatic ties — some Cubans wonder if they're ready for such an economic tidal wave.