NSA's Spying on Latin America Emerges as Snowden 'Likely' to Pick Venezuela for Asylum

In another revelation of National Security Agency's controversial activities, the American intelligence community targeted many Latin American countries as well. The news comes at a time when whistleblower Edward Snowden, who leaked the NSA's controversial surveillance programs, appeared "likely" to pick a Latin American country for asylum. Jul 11, 2013

Bhutan Readies for Second-Ever General Election Amid Strained Ties with India

The tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, India's only close and trusted ally, has begun the countdown for the second ever democratic general election scheduled to be held on 13 July. The historic moment has been marred by uneasy circumstances wherein Bhutan's relations with India has been strained over the latter's withdrawal of subsidies for the tiny nation's LPG gas and kerosene supply. Jul 9, 2013

Pakistan, China Find Ties 'Sweeter than Honey', Take Aim at India

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday told his Chinese counterpart Li Kequiang that the Pakistan-China relation was "sweeter than honey", a comment that is likely to send shockwaves of bitterness across Indian territories which were relegated to the position of "troublemaker" by a top Chinese general on Thursday. Jul 5, 2013

What Next for Egypt after President Morsi's Ouster?

What kind of future lies ahead in a country where the Muslim brothers are likely to be relegated again to an isolated position, devoid of power as they have been for 80 years? It could possibly be an invitation to another series of violence or a civil war. Jul 4, 2013