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Commentary / World Sep 1, 2011

Common cause could draw India, China closer

In an unusual outburst, China has for the first time publicly blamed Pakistan for the trouble in Xinjiang province where around 20 people we killed in a flareup last week. Even as ISI chief Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha was visiting China, the state-run Xinhua ...

Editorials Feb 24, 2009

Breaking the U.S.-Iran deadlock

In his attempt to find a new U.S. policy toward Iran, U.S. President Barack Obama is trying to engage the nation through direct dialogue, a move that Iran appears to have responded to rather positively. The Iraq war provided Iran with an opportunity to ...

Editorials Jun 17, 2008

Earthquake sends reminder

The earthquake that hit inland areas of the Tohoku region Saturday morning serves as a strong reminder that Japan's central and local governments, and its individual citizens must take earthquake precautionary measures in earnest. If a quake with the power of the Saturday temblor ...

Editorials May 15, 2008

Devastating quake in China

The death toll from the massive earthquake that hit China's Sichuan province Monday has neared 15,000, and more than 20,000 are reportedly still trapped under rubble. This is China's most devastating earthquake since the July 1976 earthquake in Tangshan, Hebei Province, which killed about ...