4:02 pm August 29, 2014 | No Comment
Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said.
3:35 pm August 29, 2014 | No Comment
Half of India’s thermal power stations have less than a week’s supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when millions of people were left without power in one of the world’s worst blackouts.
12:11 pm August 29, 2014 | 1 Comment
Macau chief executive Fernando Chui is widely expected to be “re-elected” on Sunday after the pro-China government stifled an unofficial referendum on democracy, taking a much harder line on the gambling hub than leaders have in neighboring Hong Kong.
11:55 am August 29, 2014 | No Comment
Joshua Oppenheimer, whose film about a 1960s massacre in Indonesia has caused a sensation at the Venice Film Festival, says he has no time for human rights documentaries that suggest everything will turn out fine.
11:47 am August 29, 2014 | No Comment
Indonesia’s powerful anti-graft agency will launch a probe into the nation’s subsidized rice scheme unless major flaws are fixed, threatening moves to expand the role of the state food buying agency into other staples such as corn, beef and sugar.
11:13 pm August 28, 2014 | 2 Comments
Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo on Thursday said tackling a big fuel subsidy bill will have to wait until his October inauguration, after the outgoing leader indicated conditions were not right to raise fuel prices.
10:50 pm August 28, 2014 | No Comment
American director Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence”, shown out of competition, is his second documentary based on death squads that roamed Indonesia in the wake of a failed communist-led coup attempt and killed as many as a million people. The first, “The Act of Killing” (2012), was nominated for an Oscar in the documentary category.
7:11 pm August 28, 2014 | No Comment
Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti urged young people on Thursday to ignore calls to jihad from people representing “deviant principles”, the latest salvo in an anti-militant campaign by the kingdom’s religious establishment.