Politics & Economy

Abe, Obama confirm cooperation over Islamic State hostage crisis

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed in phone talks Sunday that the two countries will continue to work closely on the Islamic State hostage crisis. Their talks came after the release of an on...

Economeister

Peter Tasker: Lessons for Asia from a Greek tragedy

Greece is the cradle of both democracy and European civilization. So it is fitting that th...

Geopolitico

David I. Steinberg: Myanmar, when 'backsliding' is a matter of interpretation

The year 2015 will bring promises and problems for Myanmar. The international media, and o...

Abenomics

Abe re-elected as Japan's prime minister

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Shinzo Abe was re-elected as Japan's prime minister Wednesday at a specia...

Thai Turmoil

All the generals' men -- and two women: Thailand's new interim cabinet

BANGKOK -- Thailand's military leaders put another crucial element of their interim admini...

Changing India

Unbalanced India : 'Modinomics' needs a budget boost

TOKYO -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first eight months in office have been mixe...