For Nobel Peace Prize, it's politics as usual

| Oct 11, 2014

For Nobel Peace Prize, it's politics as usual

One is Muslim, the other Hindu; one a Pakistani, the other Indian; one a school girl just starting out in life, the other a man with decades of experience. Despite their many differences, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai and 60-year-old Kailash Satyarthi will be forever linked ...

Slain British hostage Henning aimed to help Syrians

| Oct 4, 2014

Slain British hostage Henning aimed to help Syrians

Alan Henning, a British volunteer aid worker apparently slain by the Islamic State militant group, was described by friends as a hard-working family man who felt compelled to help people suffering from the civil war in Syria. Henning, 47, had joined an aid convoy ...

Saudi Arabia fears Yemen tumult may boost its main foe Iran

| Oct 2, 2014

Saudi Arabia fears Yemen tumult may boost its main foe Iran

The capture of Yemen’s capital by rebels with ties to Iran has jolted Saudi Arabia, prompting a scramble by Riyadh to prevent its Shiite Muslim rival from exploiting the takeover to make trouble in the kingdom’s backyard. The Sunni Muslim country is also concerned ...

Secrecy law creates ruckus over guidelines

| Sep 22, 2014

Secrecy law creates ruckus over guidelines

by Noriyuki Suzuki

With less than three months to go until the contentious secrecy law takes effect in December, Japan faces the daunting task of finding the right balance between national security and the public’s right to know. The law will toughen the penalties for leaking state ...