Modi on charm offensive as India seeks more clout

Aug 19, 2015

Modi on charm offensive as India seeks more clout

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once a pariah of the West and a sharp critic of Asian neighbors, has confounded expectations with a relentless diplomatic charm offensive designed to raise India’s standing. In his first 15 months in office, the right-wing premier has traveled to ...

India's Modi marks year in office

| May 14, 2015

India's Modi marks year in office

Narendra Modi marks the first anniversary of his landslide election win in a bullish mood about his mission to transform India into a great power, despite doubts about the delivery of economic reforms. A year on from his victory, the prime minister’s domestic opponents ...

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Mar 30, 2015

Singaporeans bid final farewell to founding father Lee

Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build. Booms from a 21-gun salute ...