News headlines in May 2012, page 2

  1. OP-ED: Korea Takes the Spotlight with Yeosu Expo

    Thursday, May 31, 2012

    The Yeosu Expo 2012 exemplifies how the Republic of Korea (ROK) has made its debut on the world stage.

  2. Q&A: Time for a More Sustainable Global Food System

    Thursday, May 31, 2012

    It is vitally important that governments and civil society organisations start transitioning to a more sustainable global food system in order to achieve lasting development.

  3. Singapore Still Hostile to Immigrants

    Thursday, May 31, 2012

    The crash of a million-dollar Ferrari driven at high speed by a wealthy Chinese expatriate in the early hours of a weekend morning earlier this month has reignited the stormy immigration debate here, highlighting many Singaporeans’ resentment towards foreigners living and working in this small island nation.

  4. Egyptians Protest Choice Between Right and Right

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Like the delayed after-effects of an earthquake below the ocean before the subsequent tsunami hits adjacent coastlines, Egyptian anger finally exploded this week after several days of stunned silence following the controversial results of Egypt’s first-round of presidential elections.

  5. Parliamentarians Seek to Deliver Sexual Rights

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Lawmakers from 110 countries, representing all continents, pledged here last week to intensify efforts, individually and collectively, aiming to attain the goals on safeguarding people’s rights to sexual health and freedom to determine their reproductive choices. The goals were set at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), held in 1994 in Cairo.

  6. Cultivating Food Security in Their Own Backyards

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Misradi, a 58-year-old farmer from the Jelok neighborhood in Pacitan, East Java, some 524 kilometres east of Jakarta, has found a way to reduce his monthly expenses by 30 percent: instead of buying produce from the local market, he and his family now harvest most of their vegetables from their own yard.

  7. Muslim Extremists Go Gaga in Indonesia

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    A sell-out concert by controversial U.S. pop star Lady Gaga scheduled for June 3 in the Indonesian capital was called off by the concert promoters on the weekend citing security concerns. This has reignited debate in the local media about the clout of 'extremist' Islamic groups in the country and police inaction to limit what many in the media call their 'thuggery'.

  8. Israel Fans a Virtual Flame Against Iran

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    A new super-weapon has entered the Mideast cyber arena. First detected on Monday by a Moscow-based security company, ‘Worm.Win32.Flame’ — just call it ‘Flame’ — might be 'the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed' on Iran’s secret nuclear networks.

  9. Q&A: Afghanistan Between Peace and Stagnation

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Although Afghanistan's government and economy remains fragile and the security situation unstable, the 28 members of NATO plan to withdraw International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops by 2014, as they believe it is time to hand over responsibility to the Central Asian nation.

  10. Half of U.S. Corporations in Study Skewed Climate Science

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    According to a report released by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) here on Wednesday, at least half of the U.S. corporations under review have actively supported the misrepresentation of the science around climate change.