Special Reports
EurAsia Cup 2018

Tournament a testament to rising Asian golfers’ talents

The 3rd edition of the Cup saw Team Europe clinching the title by 14-10 points on Day 3 yesterday, signifying a perfect tournament to showcase golfing ...

Asia outbreaks prompt question: Is all Zika dangerous?

CHICAGO/BANGKOK – Zika’s rampage last year in Brazil caused an explosion of infections and inflicted a crippling neurological defect on ...

Snap’s youthful founders show no fear in race to IPO

SAN FRANCISCO – Snap Inc, the red-hot messaging company, is seen by many tech investors as the next Facebook or Google, but its youthful ...

Facebook executives feel the heat of content controversies

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON – After Facebook’s removal of an iconic Vietnam war photo stirred an international uproar last month, the ...

In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative

COLOGNE, Germany – Hani Salam escaped civil war in Syria and survived the journey from Egypt to Europe. But when he saw men with bushy long ...

In fight against Islamic State, Kurds expand their territory

ZUMAR, Iraq – From the terrace of the house Abu Suhail occupies, you can see Iraq’s ethnic fault lines widening. 
Like many ...

Banking faces an escalating existential crisis

Who would chose to be a banker these days? Your colleagues are disappearing at an alarming rate as your business shrinks. The regulators don’t want ...

The most confusing Super Tuesday ever: Jonathan Bernstein

We’re going to need some time to digest what happened on Tuesday night on the Republican side.
Donald Trump won the most votes. He won the most states. ...

Emerging markets industry sinks into post-boom soul searching

After the dotcom bubble and the global credit crunch, it’s the turn of the emerging markets industry to sink into post-boom soul searching.
The ...

Most nations in Americas have laws that can suppress journalism

All but one nation in the Americas have criminal defamation laws that can be used against journalists to suppress freedom of expression, according to a ...

Why De Beers Lab Near London Makes Diamonds It Will Never Sell

Scientists at De Beers can make near- flawless diamonds in a lab, but they will never sell you one.
The 127-year-old mining company’s Element Six unit, ...

Why 6 Million Americans Would Rather Work Part Time

With jobs more plentiful these days, Matt Tait could easily find full-time work. But he wanted to focus on his wooden toy business and took a part-time gig ...