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 ...

Abe sought to boast better U.S. ties

| Apr 25, 2014

Abe sought to boast better U.S. ties

by Reiji Yoshida

For Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Thursday’s summit with U.S. President Barack Obama should have been a big moment to trumpet the strength of the Japan-U.S. alliance, which he claimed has greatly improved after relations soured under the Democratic Party of Japan-led administration that preceded ...