Asia News

Bomb kills at least 10 in northwest Pakistan

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 8:49AM UTC

A suicide attacker drove a vehicle packed with explosives into a hospital for Shiite Muslims that was under construction in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 10 people, police said. Several people were also wounded in the blast in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Hangu district, senior government official Khalid Khan

SKorea says reunification with North not long off

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 8:43AM UTC

South Korea’s president has declared that the reunification of Korea is drawing near — a surprising statement at a time of soaring tensions on the divided peninsula. While a single Korea is the stated goal of both the communist North and the democratic South, it has seemed a faraway dream

Thailand’s red fever

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 8:00AM UTC

Channel 4’s (UK) Unreported World program aired a 24 minute report entitled “Thailand’s red fever” (unfortunately, it is blocked for those who are outside of the UK/don’t have a UK IP address).* The synposis: Reporter Aidan Hartley and director Matt Haan travel to Thailand to find that, while the world’s

Boding well for Benigno Aquino III

By Sat, Dec 11, 2010 7:39AM UTC

Events that developed this week are boding well for the presidency of Benigno Aquino III.  First, his negotiating panel announced early in the week that the Philippine government and the communist-led National Democratic Front (NDF) have finally agreed to resume the mothballed peace talks in February next year. Then a

Military, football, and politics in Thailand

By Fri, Dec 10, 2010 11:00PM UTC

The Bangkok Post: Like it or not, you have to admit that Newin Chidchob is a politician who has boosted the popularity of football this season. And the de facto leader of the Bhumjaithai Party now enjoys political benefits from his new sideline as well. Just take a look at