Democratic aspirations in Burma are mostly seen in the West through Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate. But Burma's opposition includes hundreds of leaders and thousands of democracy foot soldiers. A Q & A with author Delphine Schrank.
Thai authorities on Saturday issued an arrest warrant for Abudusataer Abudureheman, 27-year-old ethnic Uighur from China, in connection with last month's bombing at a Bangkok landmark that killed 20 people.
Japan is one of the world's least religious countries, according to a Gallup survey this year. Yet some observers have noted an uptick in the number of young people visiting religious sites at pivotal moments in their lives.
An informal collaboration between police and more than 100,000 motorcycle taxi drivers has informed the footwork that led authorities to detain suspects in the case. Twenty people died when a bomb exploded at a Hindu shrine two weeks ago.
The first round of talks, which started Saturday evening and finished just before dawn Sunday, came to nothing, but the second day of diplomacy has, for the time being, pushed aside the heated warnings of imminent war.