Stories from 5 November 2014
Lebanese politician and Druze leader Walid Joumblatt is on Twitter – and had a hard time proving it really was him. The account set up on October 27 has attracted about 17,000 followers so far — and a confirmation from the man himself. Yes it is me — Walid Joumblatt...
Global Voices continues its conversation with the show's librettist, Caitlyn Kamminga, and its composer, Dominique Le Gendre.
Another violent and exploitative cotton season wraps up in Uzbekistan. The harvest's front line, from teachers and schoolchildren to doctors and nurses, will be the last to see the profits.
A high turnout, a relatively trouble-free vote and the candidates' acceptance of the results of Tunisia's October 26 election signal the country's maturing as a democracy.
Many employers in Japan's affluent and densely populated Pacific Seaboard axis stretching between Tokyo and Osaka subsidize the substantial cost of train and bus tickets for regular, full-time employees.
Although Russia’s Internet economy appears to be growing, a close look at recent trends suggests that it's slowing down under the weight of the country’s economic crisis and draconian legislation.
Thailand's new military leader, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, is asking the media not to report about the movements of Thailand's erstwhile heads of state.
Those responsible for the Ayotzinapa crimes have been identified as José Luis Abarca and María de los Ángeles Pineda, both of whom were arrested in Mexico City.