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Malaysia Airlines Plane Missing At Sea Off Vietnam

Reuters | Anuradha Raghu and Nguyen Phuong Linh | Posted 05.08.2014 | World

KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam, March 9 (Reuters) - A missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner may have turned back from its scheduled route before...

Climate Change This Week: A Deluge of Droughts, Sinking Islands, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 6, 2014 How unusua...

The Trillion-dollar Question: Who Owns Emerging Market Government Debt?

Serkan Arslanalp | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Serkan Arslanalp

There are a trillion reasons to care about who owns emerging market debt. That's how much money global investors have poured into in these government...

Love Supreme

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Good News
Jack Schimmelman

ictoria believes that autistic children are powerful souls who have diminished themselves in a body gone wrong; that they are the very best of us come here to teach. They are angels.

Deteriorating Democracy in Malaysia

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

Malaysia's self-described "best democracy in the world" is looking increasingly tarnished these days, following the recent election and return to power of its long-ruling Barisan National party.

Obama To Visit Japan, Three Other Asian Countries In April

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he will visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines in April...

Street Artist Thinks Art Is Rubbish And Rubbish Is Art

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts

Hung high in collectors' homes or hidden away behind museum walls, 2D art can have the (often undeserved) reputation for being inaccessible. Street ar...

Island Life Reveals Relaxed Side of Malaysia

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.12.2014 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Pangkor Laut seems to seduce everyone. When I depart, two girls are crying on the boat back to the mainland marina.

Besmirching Allah's Name By Trying to Protect It

Imam Muhammad Musri | Posted 03.09.2014 | Religion
Imam Muhammad Musri

I'm fully convinced that the Malaysian court's decision runs counter to the core values and spirit of Islam. Moreover, I call on the Malaysian high court when it hears the appeal on February 24, to correct what I believe is a tragic mistake.

The World's 10 Best Places To Retire In 2014

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

In this, our annual Global Retirement Index 2014, we profile the best destinations for good-value living around the world today.

7 Years: Love, Celebrate, Growth

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Ellen Niver

Soon we will be celebrating the day we met nearly seven years ago. It has been an incredible amazing fantastic voyage and we cannot wait to see what happens in 2014!

You Do Not Argue With Nelson Mandela: Lessons on Business and Context in South Africa c. 1994

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 02.10.2014 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

What did I learn from him? Business cannot be left alone to be just business, and, as I learned in Pretoria nearly 20 years ago, leaders ignore this bigger picture at their peril.

Where to Go in December: 20 Places to Travel Now

Viator | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Viator

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to dust off your passport and celebrate in style.

A Club in Malaysia Tells Its Members to Be Whores -- That Way, Their Husbands Don't Have to Use One

Lina Eroh | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Lina Eroh

My husband and I learned about an organization called the "Obedient Wives Club." It was founded in Malaysia in 2011 and the Penang branch counts several female doctors and other educated women amongst its members. The goal of the club is as off-putting as its name: to teach wives how to submit to their husbands, in life and in bed.

Dim Prospects for Peace in Southern Thailand

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since February of this year the Malaysian government has sponsored talks in Kuala Lumpur (KL) with the aim of ending the bloodshed that has plagued southern Thailand for nearly a decade.

Shell, mulling a new Louisiana plant, turns to a community go-between

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...

China Amps Up Its Soft Power in the South China Sea While Washington Shows the Flag

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

The federal government shutdown debacle finally ended, but its effects live on. In this case, continuing to effect America's Asia-Pacific pivot, our big geopolitical shift from fateful over-engagement with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to heightened engagement with the rising Asia-Pacific.

Is the U.S. Losing Saudi Arabia to China?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Saudi Arabia's declared intention to pivot away from the U.S. in foreign policy implies a shift toward Beijing, which predates both the Obama presidency and the Arab Awakening.

Anyone Can Say 'Allah', Not Only Muslims

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

Such a decision cannot be accepted and defended even if it was directed at one newspaper or a single person. This decision, which is completely against Islam, a religion of peace and brotherhood, must be reversed and there must be freedom of expression for everyone.

Japan's Influence in the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Although it is not widely recognized as such, Japan is one of the most influential economic actors in the Persian Gulf -- something that is unlikely to change in the near or medium term.

Who Owns Allah, the God? The Malaysian Muslim Fitna

Mike Ghouse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

There are thousands of names and attributes for God because of the many languages, cultures, and religions.

10 Things to Know About Travel in Southeast Asia

Viator | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Viator

As much as we highly recommend you visit these places, the prudent traveler will do his/her homework as to abide the laws and traditions of these very different countries, as well as be prepared to face the risks, both financial and otherwise that could wind up tarnishing your vacation.

Defining God: Revealing the Poverty of Religious Literacy

Peter Dziedzic | Posted 12.16.2013 | Religion
Peter Dziedzic

While recent events and crises demand our mourning and reflection on the implications of violence and bloodshed, a recent development in Malaysia also demands our reflection on the implications of ignorance and fear in our world.

Playing On The Walls In Singapore

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.16.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A quickly rising street art installation artist from Lithuania is keeping his work refreshingly down-to-earth and sincerely engaging with the public...

Malaysia Says Only Muslims Can Use This Word

Religion News Service | Richard S. Ehrlich | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion

(RNS) A court in Muslim-majority Malaysia ruled Monday (Oct. 14) that only Muslims are permitted to use the Arabic word “Allah” to describe God, o...