Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's historic apology to descendants of Armenians who were killed during World War I is only a first step that should be followed by other measures to restore ties with the Armenian government.
Two pet themes of the late writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez was the abusive relationship between big industrial powers and Latin American and Caribbean countries, and the state of human rights on the continent.
Fom the most unexpected source — the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee — we now have the conclusion that torture, or "enhanced interrogation techniques," did not help the American government find Osama bin Laden in May 2011.
Worldwide there is growing awareness that women must contribute to the identification of environmental problems as well as plan activities geared toward the sustainable development of their communities.
While much attention is paid to the consequences of environmental pollution in China, a separate crisis of water scarcity is brewing with equally dangerous consequences for people's health and for the country's development.
It is a sad time for the world when Iran, birthplace of humanity's more revered writers and intellectuals, decides instead to kill its poets, the latest being the Ahwazi Arab poet Hashem Shaabani on Jan. 27.