It's no secret that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sees his country as the pre-eminent Muslim power in the Middle East. He regards his vision of political Islam as competing with that of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He frequently accuses the United States of trying to belittle his country, and ruminates about a "greater Turkey."...Tue, Oct 22, 2019
Japan's Emperor Naruhito is set to officially proclaim his enthronement, in a ritual-bound, centuries-old ceremony attended by more than a hundred dignitaries from around the world. ...Tue, Oct 22, 2019
Amid the speeches, customary robes and ancient rituals of the enthronement of Japan's new emperor Naruhito, one might easily overlook the collection of seemingly innocuous items carried in by palace officials....Tue, Oct 22, 2019 Tue, Oct 22, 2019
The King of Thailand has stripped his royal consort of her titles, status, and military ranks for being "disloyal," only three months after she was anointed....Tue, Oct 22, 2019
Chinese state-run media has published a series of editorials and opinion pieces drawing parallels between violent protests in Hong Kong, Spain and Chile -- accusing the West of hypocrisy in its response....Tue, Oct 22, 2019
For the second time this year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to form a government, opening the door for his main rival Benny Gantz to do so....Mon, Oct 21, 2019
For the first time, there are more rich Chinese than Americans in the top 10%. ...Mon, Oct 21, 2019
Every family has their ups and their downs, and Britain's royal family are no exception -- we just don't normally hear about them....