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