Asia

Fallout of Bin Laden raid: Aid groups in Pakistan are suspect

by Declan Walsh New York Times May 2, 2012

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — In the shadows of the American operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the fate of a small-town Pakistani doctor recruited by the C.I.A. to help track the Qaeda leader still looms between the two countries, a sore spot neither can leave untouched....

As China official Bo Xilai rose, his family’s wealth grew

by David Barboza New York Times April 23, 2012

DALIAN, China — Just a few weeks before his dramatic fall from power, Bo Xilai wrote an inscription in calligraphy, praising the Chongqing Water Assets Management Company, and urging support for its operations....

Murder aside, China inquiry puts couple’s wealth on trial

by Andrew Jacobs and Michael Wines New York Times April 12, 2012

BEIJING — What began as a scandal involving the mysterious death of Neil Heywood, the British businessman whose body was found in November in a Chongqing hotel room, appears to be evolving into a broader investigation into the wealth of a politically powerful Chinese couple, Bo Xilai and his wife,...

Across India, nepotism as a way of life

by Manu Joseph New York Times April 11, 2012

NEW DELHI — The Indian upper class, like royalty, is sexually transmitted. Politics, business, mainstream cinema and other occupations where talent is subordinate to lineage are dominated by family cartels, who plant their own over the rest. The Indian elite is a system where there is a 100 percen...

Maid’s cries cast light on child labor in India

by Jim Yardley New York Times April 4, 2012

NEW DELHI — The girl’s screams were brittle and desperate. Neighbors in the suburban housing complex looked up and saw a child crying for help from an upstairs balcony. She was 13 and worked as a maid for a couple who had gone on vacation to Thailand. They had left her locked inside their apartm...

Pakistan schoolboy’s self-immolation over school uniform raises alarm over poverty

by Richard Leiby and Haq Nawaz Khan Washington Post April 2, 2012

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — As the school term ended across Pakistan last week, proud families flocked to their children’s grade-promotion ceremonies much as they do in the United States. For a 13-year-old named Kamran Khan, the occasion promised special honors: He ranked first in his class. ...

US suspends food assistance to North Korea

by William Ide Voice of America March 28, 2012

The United States says it has suspended a food aid package to North Korea in response to Pyongyang's plans to carry out a missile launch next month. While the North says its plan to hurl the satellite into space is peaceful, the U.S. and other countries say the launch could help it further its balli...

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