Analysis: New Japanese emperor looks to match father

Asia & Pacific 04/29/19, 19:58

When Crown Prince Naruhito on Wednesday becomes, by official Japanese count, the 126th person to occupy the Chrysanthemum Throne since 660 B.C., he will be ceremonially armed with the glittering, ancient imperial regalia of sword and jewel.Beyond the material trappings ...

UN: Palestinian Authority faces risk of financial collapse

Asia & Pacific 04/29/19, 19:34

The U.N. political chief warned Monday that the worsening Palestinian financial crisis poses a growing risk "of a financial collapse of the Palestinian Authority." Rosemary DiCarlo told the U.N. Security Council that "a sustainable resolution" to the authority's funding crisis is ...

Yazidis divided over children born of IS rape

Asia & Pacific 04/29/19, 18:55

A recent decision has caused controversy in the Yazidi community, with some siding with the Yazidi Spiritual Council's reversal, while others blame the clerical leadership for not being flexible in addressing the issue of children born of rape