In his widely anticipated new economic strategy Tuesday, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak criticized longstanding affirmative action policies – which benefit his political base of ethnic Malays – but gave few specifics on how he would undo them.
People place LED lights to form a 'No CO2' slogan in support of global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases during the Earth Hour Saturday, in Taipei, Taiwan. More than 20 high-rise buildings in Taiwan's capital dimmed their lights for an hour in a gesture against global warming.
A 2-week-old Ring-tailed Lemur clings to its mother as it greets another lemur at the Singapore Zoo on March 26. The endangered Ring-tailed Lemur babies were born in the city-state's zoo.
Muslim women are addressing issues in conflict zones. Pay attention.
The attack by Somali pirates on the MV Almezaan Tuesday, in which one pirate was killed, highlights how more commercial ships are hiring private armed security groups for protection.
British Royal Marines and sailors from the Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose intercept a pirate gang in the Somali basin on Oct. 14, 2010. Cyber attacks, terrorism, inter-state conflict and natural hazards are the top threats to British security, officials said, a day before a major military review due to include deep spending cuts.
The sandwich in China costs half of what it does in the US, according to The Economist's Big Mac index.
Malaysia's opposition coalition is struggling to stay united as their popular leader Anwar Ibrahim focuses on his sodomy trial. Already four lawmakers have defected.
Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore raised terror alert levels after a tip-off that terrorists are planning to attack vessels in the Malacca Strait. The threat hasn't prevented millions of barrels of oil from being shipped through the strait daily.
This week at the UN Human Rights Council, the US seeks to draw attention to Iran’s repression of domestic opposition. Iran, meanwhile, launched a fiery attack on the West.