In towns and cities all over Japan farewell gatherings were being held, as "returnees" to North Korea packed their bags and boarded trains that would take them to the port of Niigata where, after various formalities including a "confirmation of free will" by the International Committee of the Red Cross, they would board Russian ships for the voyage to Cheongjin in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The South Korean government is on the verge of bringing much-needed reform to what has been the world's largest child-export industry.
Beijing's recent crackdown on human rights has revealed the importance of a new group of activists.
As the president clarifies his plan for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the most important thing is not the what or the when but the how.
The foreign policy of the Republican presidential candidates -- in verse.
Under the radar, North American integrationists are once again pursuing harmonization of security and economic interests between Canada and the United States -- to the detriment of both countries' citizens.
Warily eyeing Cairo's new foreign policy positions, Washington should instead take a position of strategic patience.
Money has been pouring into Timor-Leste, but it has not translated into meaningful development.
In Mun Dok-su's epic poem, a postman travels through the history of war to deliver an important message to humanity.
We have become inured to war.