Central Asia

US missiles strike deeper inside Pakistan

By Peter Symonds, 21 November 2008

Missiles launched from an unmanned US drone killed at least five people on Wednesday in the Pakistani village of Indi Khel. The attack is the first outside the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) that border Afghanistan.

Global recession threatens mass lay-offs in China

By John Chan, 28 October 2008

A wave of protests by laid-off workers is a sign of what is to come as the global recession hits China.

Can China fund the US and European bailouts?

By John Chan, 23 October 2008

As American and European governments outlined bailouts of their failing banks to the tune of $US2.8 trillion, it is obvious that none of them have sufficient cash.