Economic divide fueling surge in Xinjiang unrest

| May 7, 2014

Economic divide fueling surge in Xinjiang unrest

Hundreds of migrant workers from distant corners of China pour daily into the Urumqi South railway station, their first waypoint on a journey carrying them to lucrative work in other parts of the far western Xinjiang region. Like the columns of police toting rifles ...

Discontent may dim al-Maliki poll hopes

| Apr 30, 2014

Discontent may dim al-Maliki poll hopes

If Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wins a third four-year term in parliamentary elections on Wednesday, he is likely to rely on a narrow sectarian Shiite base, only fueling divisions as Iraq slides deeper into bloody Shiite-Sunni hatreds. After eight years in power, al-Maliki ...