Pakistan will give no quarter

May 6, 2009

With a showdown between the Taliban and Pakistan looming in Swat Valley, residents are fleeing: they know Pakistan's army will use maximum firepower and overwhelming force.

Nepal on the brink as PM resigns

May 5, 2009

The resignation of Nepalese PM and former Maoist rebel leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal has thrown the country into renewed turmoil, with tensions rising between former Maoist guerrillas and army chief Rookmangud Katawa.

Australia still looks to America as Asia’s sheriff

May 1, 2009

Australia may be big beneficiaries from China's industrial revolution, but our security in the region still hangs on the US, says the Economist.

Tamil Tigers’ ceasefire a “cry of desperation”

April 27, 2009

With no government reciprocation, there can be no immediate improvement in the dire situation of the civilians trapped in the Tamil Tigers' area.

Japanese in wacko jobless push

April 24, 2009

Japan has crafted a novel solution to the unemployment crisis engulfing the island nation -- send the jobless packing.

The Chinese housing bubble

April 22, 2009

The Chinese housing market has crashed, with prices expected to fall 10-15% this year.

Indian voters hurl abuse, and dinner, at their pollies

April 20, 2009

Inspired by the Iraqi shoethrower, this election Indians are registering their dissatisfaction by throwing dinner at their politicians.

China’s green priorities overshadowed by GFC

April 20, 2009

Less than a year ago, officials were pressing the mines and factories of northern China to shut down or move away to clear the air of dust and smog for the Beijing Olympics. But environmental concerns in China have flagged.