Opinion

The Long Hot Summer of the Arab Spring

What has happened in Charlottesville showed that temperatures and tempers are flaring in this long hot summer.   Is the Arab Spring spreading worldwide due to climate warming?

Wild elephants poaching rises in southern Rakhine, Ayeyawady Region

 

The rate of wild elephant poaching has been increasing in Ayeyawady Region and southern parts of Rakhine State, although conservation activities are being carried out at Rakhine Yoma Wildlife Sanctuary, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

A region crying out to be a community

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Unlike the European Union, Asean’s strength is like that of the bamboo that sways with the wind but does not snap.

Fighting threat of transnational terror

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Radicalisation is spreading and rings an alarm bell. 

Search for missing villager in mountains comes up empty handed

Security forces and villagers have been searching for one of three people who had been collecting shells on the Mayu mountain range. They discovered some personal items of the missing person and some huts that were allegedly built by terrorists.   

Despite the efforts of the combined team, the person has not been found. The personal items they found were an empty polyethylene bag and a catapult.

OPINION: Love democracy? Then scold the politicians

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Love democracy? That’s a rhetorical question that Prayut, or Abhisit, or Pheu Thai cannot answer without being frowned upon. Truth is, the vicious circle can be broken, albeit only with immense willpower.

Qatar crisis: Everyone’s a ‘bad guy’

(ANN/the Nation)

World watches apprehensively as sultanate unwisely accused of sponsoring terrorism

The diplomatic rivalry between Qatar and a Saudi Arabia-led coalition of Middle Eastern countries has certainly shaken up Muslims around the Persian Gulf, and the impact is felt far beyond when it comes to distinguishing between “good guys” and “bad guys” in the global war on terrorism. Like so much else, it seems, the devil is in the details.

Trump’s decision dangerous and ignorant

Bangkok, Thailand (The Nation/ANN) - But sadly the US president’s move to quit the Paris climate accord could affect every one of us.

Can our neighbours help revive the economy?

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Thailand’s joint-development deal with Laos suffers as a result of our long, politically imposed absence from the spotlight.

OPINION: Not smooth as silk

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Indian reservations over OBOR may mean a lost chance for India, Nepal and China.