By Peter Dhondt
BRUSSELS, Jun 13 (IPS) - The Indian economy can start growing by 10 percent a year if India is able to attract the huge investments it needs in infrastructure and agriculture, including from Europe.
By Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - India's formal announcement in june of its candidate for the next U.N. secretary-general has threatened to trigger a nomination from neighbouring Pakistan -- possibly turning the race into an all-too-familiar Indo-Pakistan political battle in the world body.
By Lin Zixin
BANGKOK - A colourful extravaganza of performances, exhibitions, art and games has the lobby of Chulalongkorn University's College of Public Health here in the Thai capital buzzing with activity, each clamouring for one's attention. Oh yes, being young sure is tough.
By Richel Dursin
FLORES, Indonesia (Asia Water Wire) - None of Satar Lenda's 5,000 residents know who initiated the practice and when, but they say they have always gone to the Wae Aweng and Wae Ntijo rivers, which flow through the subdistrict, to catch shrimps and eels for their consumption.
WASHINGTON, Jul 12 (IPS) - A senior U.S. official has vehemently defended a recently uncovered U.S. programme that tracks suspected terrorist financing and which sparked controversy over privacy rights and freedom of the press, saying that the disclosure was harmful to his country's anti-terror efforts.
WASHINGTON, Jun 22 (IPS) - A much-touted "development package" offered recently to the world's least developed countries is "rife with tricks" and could be far more limited than originally publicised because the United States maintains the right to deny the promised duty-free access to some of those countries' most important exports, a new study says.
WASHINGTON, May 16 (IPS) - The mammoth Three Gorges dam in China is attracting renewed calls for an independent financial and environmental audit, as concerns mount over the hefty costs of the world's largest dam and its social and environmental impacts.
By John Samuel*
Even as it connects the world, globalisation is creating a sense of alienation, injustice and inequality amongst communities. 24X7 media coverage of the controversy over the Danish cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed has reinforced this sense of alienation.
They may be fledgling players in Pakistan, where the military remains a dominant force, but the electronic media stuck to the Oct. 8 earthquake story all the way. Zofeen Ebrahim looks back at how they did in recent months, in this report for the Asia Media Forum.