By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “This Is Not a Film,” a documentary by co-directors Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, opens with a man seated at his breakfast table, preparing to eat. He takes a phone call, puts it on speaker phone, and seems to tense up in his shoulders, bending slightly to avoid looking […]
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation on Monday urged football’s top lawmaking body to approve a headscarf with safety features for use by Islamic female players.
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that Secretary Tim Geithner will travel to Beijing, China, and Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 10-12, for meetings with senior government officials in both countries to discuss the state of the global economy, policies to strengthen global growth, and other economic issues of mutual importance. Secretary Geithner will also […]
By Maria Cheng The Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For the Iranian competitors, simplicity rules. Whereas for the Taiwanese, it’s grace and accuracy. But for the Europeans, it’s strength and speed. At last weekend’s British Open in Manchester, regional interpretations of Korea’s oldest martial art are clashing in one of the key taekwondo competitions […]
Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up a visit to China last Sunday that offered him extensive face-time with the country’s expected future leader, Xi Jinping, and delivered a strong message of U.S. mutual interdependence with the world’s second-largest economy …
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia and Australia sealed a pact Monday, July 25, to swap refugees in a contentious new strategy aimed at deterring asylum seekers from undertaking perilous boat journeys to Australia. The deal will see Australia send 800 asylum seekers to Malaysia over the next four years in exchange for Australia resettling […]
Released to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Battle of P’ohang-dong in the Korean War, this historical re-creation of those conditions satisfies on all the levels of the classic war movie.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Japanese economy has been staggered by an earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear crisis. But history suggests it will bounce back with no lasting damage.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bristling over the unauthorized release of more than a quarter million classified State Department documents, the White House ordered a
GUANGZHOU, China (AP) — Back home, the Pakistani women’s cricket team is unknown, especially compared with their illustrious male counterparts.