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 ...

As mobile arm struggles, Sony looks to PlayStation

| Sep 19, 2014

As mobile arm struggles, Sony looks to PlayStation

by Sophie Knight

The head of Sony Corp.’s PlayStation division hopes to raise its profit outlook for this year, in stark contrast to the electronics firm’s mobile business, which has forecast deep losses and sent Sony’s stock reeling. With Sony’s three core electronics businesses — the third ...

North Korea is a mystic draw for some Americans

| Sep 18, 2014

North Korea is a mystic draw for some Americans

by Foster Klug

One shouted about God’s love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines. Time and again, Americans over the years have slipped illegally into poor, deeply suspicious, fervently anti-American North Korea, ...