Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh


Bangladesh: After Fire, Companies Evade Compensation, Says HRW

Global clothing brands tied to a Bangladesh factory that caught fire two years ago should immediately support full and fair compensation for workers and families of the dead, said Human Rights Watch, adding that survivors of the fire at Tazreen Fashions are still suffering from their injuries and loss of income. According to Human Rights […]

ASEAN Flags, photo by Gunawan Kartapranata
ASEAN Flags, photo by Gunawan Kartapranata


Asians Told To Look Near East For Prosperity, Not Far West – Analysis

By Kalinga Seneviratne* Eminent political analysts, academics and journalists have predicted a promising Asian resurgence in 2015 and called for Asians to learn to look to the Near East for inspiration and not the Far West. They included participants in the annual ‘Global Outlook’ conference organized by Singapore’s Straits Times group on November 21. “The […]

Fiji Islands
Fiji Islands


Pacific Island Countries Warned Of High-Risk Of Extreme Weather During Upcoming Wet Season

Extreme weather conditions predicted for the Pacific Ocean pose a significant threat for island states’ industry and infrastructure warns a new advisory note from the United Nations. Global forecasts indicate the onset of an abnormal warming of surface ocean waters, known as the El Niño effect, as the Pacific region experiences its wet season during […]

An AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter from 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, based at Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway, US Army.
An AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter from 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, based at Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Dunaway, US Army.


US To Send Saudi Arabia Apache, Black Hawk Helicopters

Saudi Arabia will receive Black Hawk and Apache military helicopters from the US earlier next year to bolster National Guard forces, said visiting National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah after talks with Pentagon officials. “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah seeks to modernize and develop the military systems of all armed forces, […]