The controversial draft Trade Union Law will be discussed and approved by the National Assembly this week, notwithstanding criticism from some labor unions, employers and human rights groups.
TOKYO – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has long been envisioned as a foundation stone for stability, security and increased prosperity in Asia.
ITU ABA – On Itu Aba, in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, Taiwanese coast guard officials proudly haul a small wooden bucket of water from one of several simple concrete wells on the coral outcrop.
When he became Myanmar’s leader five years ago, Thein Sein was dismissed as a junta stooge – but as he prepares to hand power to Aung San Suu Kyi’s government, the taciturn…
Despite worldwide shock and indignation, it looks like little Aylan Kurdi’s tragic death last summer changed little. This is a sad – but brutal – comment on our collective humanity, if such a thing still exists.
The government has an ambition to transform Cambodia from a lower-middle income country to an upper-middle income country by 2030 and to a developed country by 2050.
The death count from Tuesday’s separate bombing attacks in Brussels continued to climb Wednesday, with Belgium police reporting at least 31 dead and nearly 270 injured. The atrocities are tragic and unacceptable.
With a bit of luck eight-year-old Chayanit will see her mother twice this year. The little girl has been raised by her grandparents for most of her life after…
Visiting the small and makeshift graveyard on Lesvos, set up by caring local volunteers, as I did in recent days, is a heart-breaking experience.
When mystery hackers launched a stunning raid on Bangladesh’s foreign reserves, a plot worthy of a John le Carre spy novel was sparked in the Philippines, exposing the Southeast Asian nation as a dirty money haven.
National Assembly President Heng Samrin is now in the Australian capital city of Canberra for his official visit from March 13-17.
The Lao People’s Army patrol boat was custom-made in China with night-vision capability and two of the most powerful engines on this remote stretch of the Mekong River.
What are Washington and its allies to do about North Korea? In January, Pyongyang tested its fourth nuclear device. It launched a satellite in February to gather additional data for developing an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Since early this year, commentators and the public alike have spent a great deal of time and effort to analyze Cambodia-US relations against the backdrop of the recent US-ASEAN Summit.
BRUSSELS – Europe’s emerging migration policy is looking increasingly like Donald Trump without the hair.
Myanmar’s military nominated a former junta stalwart who remains on a US sanctions list as its choice for vice president on Friday, pointing to battles ahead for National League for Democracy leader…
A doctor, a one-time driver and a personal assistant head a motley ensemble of possible picks for Myanmar’s next president, as democracy figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi seeks a close confidante to rule in her place.
It’s no secret that the global economic landscape has become increasingly challenging over the last few years, with many low-income developing countries feeling significant pain.
When an earthquake last year flattened this mountain village in central Nepal, killing 114 people, destroying homes and ripping apart a crucial irrigation system, many residents thought their only option was to leave, permanently.
It’s time to renegotiate the contract that put the Middle East together. The “contract” is the 1916 Sykes-Picot Agreement, which divided up most of the Arab lands that had been under the rule of the Ottoman Empire.
After risking death on the migrant trail and two months in “nightmarish” refugee centers in Germany, Mohammed Asif bought a one-way ticket back to Afghanistan, relinquishing his lifelong dream of asylum in Europe.
Would the scandal surrounding the lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan happen if the residents were rich white people?
Senators Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders scored key victories in the 2016 quest for the White House, but Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remained their parties’ frontrunners as the “Super Saturday” results came in.
Burrowing deep into a huge pile of jumbled luggage, Dick the dog wags his tail, pawing at a small green rucksack: inside is the hand-sized tip of an elephant’s tusk.
The 2016 US presidential election is a circus which will produce an outcome and policies that will tend to fatten labor’s share of the economy while reducing that of capital.
Elections in Spain, Portugal and now Ireland have rocked established politics as voters rebelled against austerity and traditional parties, creating political limbo by holding up the formation of new governments.
Garment exports are booming, defying fears that rising violence by militants and concerns over working conditions at Bangladeshi garment factories would cause global brands to source their clothing elsewhere.
Conservatives and liberals alike rounded on Republican Donald Trump for refusing to reject on Sunday an endorsement by David Duke, a white nationalist who once led the Ku Klux Klan.
New Hampshire, South Carolina and now Nevada: the evidence is mounting that Donald Trump will be the Republican presidential nominee.