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Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Pic: AP.

Joko Widodo inaugurated as president of Indonesia

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:51AM UTC Comments Off Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Pic: AP.

Joko Widodo was inaugurated as Indonesia's new president on Monday. ...

Japan trade minister resigns over election funds charges

By Mon, Oct 20, 2014 9:38AM UTC Comments Off Japan's former trade minister Yuko Obuchi. Pic: AP.

Japan's trade minister, Yuko Obuchi, has announced her resignation after allegations that she violated election laws....

Jailed Indian politician released on bail

By Sun, Oct 19, 2014 6:37PM UTC Comments Off A supporter holds a portrait of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu state Jayaram Jayalalitha as he waits with others to greet their leader outside her residence after she was released from prison. Pic: AP.

Southern India's powerful politician Jayaram Jayalalitha has been released on bail after being convicted and sentenced to four years for corruption....

What do the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong, The UK Scottish referendum and David Ricardo have in common?

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 10:00AM UTC Comments Off Protesters construct bamboo barricades at an occupied intersection in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Wednesday. Pic: AP.

We can start with a question; what do the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong, The UK Scottish referendum and David Ricardo have in common? We might include the occupy movements in New York or Egypt and indeed the whole Arab Spring. There are differences that depend on our cultures and geography but as the...

Thai leader says polls could be delayed until 2016

By Thu, Oct 16, 2014 9:03AM UTC Comments Off Junta leader and Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha. Pic: AP.

Thailand's interim prime minister, who seized power in a military coup, has suggested that the country's next elections may not occur until 2016, although he earlier set a target date of October 2015....

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