Commentary / World May 16, 2009

Building trust between contentious brothers

by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

SINGAPORE — Thai Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya recently announced that Thailand would facilitate resettlement in third countries for 158 Hmong refugees detained in Nong Khai province. "They are regarded as political- asylum seekers, so they have the right to request resettlement in the United States ...

Editorials Jan 21, 2009

Extending the calm in Gaza

Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire Sunday in the 22-day offensive against the Gaza Strip controlled by the Islamist group Hamas. Hours later, Hamas declared a separate ceasefire. Since both parties refused to talk and weigh each other's demands, the calm is tentative. Israel, Hamas ...