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Testing times for Afghanistan
All elections are important for their results, but some also because they are held at all. Afghanistan's presidential elections are no small step forward for a war-ravaged country where the...
Japan, US must deter ‘creeping aggression’ at sea
As tensions mount in East Asia, the military threat posed by China and the anti-Japan stance of South Korea are affecting Japan's...
Effecting change in Indonesia
THE Indonesian parliamentary election did not produce the decisive result observers believe is required for a hugely disparate country poised for take-off.
A new, delicate big power dance
WHEN the Chinese took visiting US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel on a tour last week of the country's sole aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, the move was hailed as a measure of the transparency...
Outpouring of support for Polish Colleen Turzynski looking for her Singapore family
A handful offered donations, hundreds left messages of support and thousands shared the article on Facebook. The story...

Op-Ed

WITH a population of about 750,000, Bhutan rarely evokes the interest of international investors....
 
EVER so quietly, pushed along by President Barack Obama's "pivot to Asia", the...
 
GIBRALTAR received exciting news last month. The latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI),...
 

Blogs

I am fond of Lent because of the memories I have of it.
 
Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, founder of the fabled Grameen Bank which has empowered many...
 
A Singaporean woman met a Polish man while she was visiting Poland. When exactly this meeting...
 

People

The sudden death of Mr Karpal Singh - lawyer, veteran MP and a staunch member of the opposition - has left a gaping hole in Malaysian politics and its legal sector.