By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — What was meant as a gesture of respect toward women ended up reminding India that it needed to improve female representation in politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for only female lawmakers to address the Indian parliament on International Women’s Day included silence — because there […]
Jeb Bush sees similarities in his foreign policy and his dad’s
CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush believes he’s got the best prescription for American foreign policy, from his strategies for deterring North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, to destroying the Islamic State.
COMMENTARY: Acknowledging the horror of all attacks
By Andrew Russell For Northwest Asian Weekly I understand why so many people I know are upset about what happened [Nov.13]–Paris is a place many of us have been to, and the people who died were doing things that we’ve all done before (eat in restaurants, go to concerts). It’s relatively easy to relate to […]
No news is good news — On Carter’s first Asia trip as Pentagon chief, calm prevails
HONOLULU (AP)—No news is good news. That might have been the bumper sticker for Ash Carter’s first tour of Asia as secretary of defense. It was mostly quiet on the Eastern front. Carter consulted with Japanese and South Korean leaders, gave pep talks to American troops, stressed the U.S. military’s stabilizing influence in the region […]
SSAFF 2014 awards announced — Sri Lankan filmmaker receives Tasveer Emerald Award
Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithana was awarded at the 9th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival Sunday evening with a screening of his film, “With You, Without You.”
Shinseki had support of many vet groups until end
By Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – He’s one of them — a disabled veteran who lost part of his right foot to a mine in Vietnam, a soldier who riled his superiors in the Bush years by telling Congress the United States needed more troops in Iraq than the administration wanted. That bond is why […]
New India PM meets with rival leader of Pakistan
By Muneeza Naqvi Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) – New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with the leader of rival Pakistan on May 27 and asked that his country “abide by its commitment” to prevent its territory from being used in terrorism against India and speed up investigations into the 2008 attack in Mumbai.
Slain U.S. doctor’s colleague recalls deadly Kabul attack
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — It was midmorning at Cure International Hospital in Kabul when Dr. Jerry Umanos took a phone call. He told co-workers he had to meet some guests at the front gate and would be right back.
Lakewood fest to honor many Asian cultures
The Lakewood Sister Cities Association (LSCA) is hosting its annual Sister Cities International Festival from April 25 to April 27.
WHO declares India polio-free
By Manik Banergee Associated Press SHAHPARA, India (AP) – The scourge of polio ends in India with a lively 4-year-old girl, Rukhsar Khatoon, who became ill as a baby after her parents forgot to get her vaccinated.
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