HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - This Asian foreign policy shift is of great importance. The reason is that the world faces immense challenges that can only be solved through the close collaboration of all civilizations, writes Alistair Michie.
HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN) - In seeking re-election, India's Narendra Modi has waged a muscular Hindu nationalist campaign that suggests a mandate for a second term in office could be interpreted by his Bharatiya Janata Party as consent to steer India toward a majoritarian Hindu state, in a break with the country’s constitutional legacy.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - As Indonesia is prone to natural disaster, the main problem to anticipate it may rest with the people as they tend to ignore or underestimate the obvious threats of disasters.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Apart from technical compliance, Pakistan needs to launch an aggressive diplomatic effort over the next four weeks to secure enough support and votes to exit the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Although PayPal’s refusal is disappointing, it should also push the government to make a renewed effort to expand Pakistan’s promising e-commerce industry.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Moderate Muslims must understand, deconstruct and delegitimise the extremists’ version of Islam rather than denying the existence of their interpretation.
KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - We blame the Prime Minister’s ‘authoritarian’ tendencies for constricting the space of civil society, but we need to do some introspection.