Iran's elections face low turnout amid economic woes and discontent, with strict candidate criteria and boycott calls challenging legitimacy.
Language shapes identities, notably in the Soviet Union where Russian influenced cohesion. Post-Soviet, nations assert linguistic independence, reshaping geopolitical dynamics.
Taiwan seeks global recognition amid mounting pressures from Beijing, losing Pacific allies but resiliently confronting economic coercion and geopolitical shifts.
Criticism grows as Saudi Arabia dilutes Sharia; Aceh, Indonesia, enforces strict Sharia amidst tolerance concerns, shaping broader religious and governance trends.
Pakistan's new government, likely led by Shehbaz Sharif, faces internal turmoil and military dominance, with minimal change expected in foreign policy.
Japan's historical prominence in Asia faces economic decline, impacting global standings and geopolitical dynamics, with implications for regional alliances.
India's $9 billion investment in Great Nicobar promises a transformative port city, reshaping regional dynamics and challenging China's influence.
Cambodia's Senate election, dominated by the ruling party, foreshadows a predetermined outcome, reinforcing dynastic power dynamics, undermining democratic principles.
21st century hailed as Asia's era. Singapore triumphs over Hong Kong in corporate hub race. China's influence wanes, Singapore shines.
Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by Israel, the US, the EU, the UK, and others.