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UNGA Week in New York Brings a Visitor from Mongolia

Mongolia Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold at Asia Society New York on September 21, 2010. (Suzanna Finlay/Asia Society)
Business

Asia Society hosted His Excellency Sukhbaatar Batbold, Prime Minister of Mongolia, for an intimate working dinner at its Park Avenue headquarters.

In Asia, No Hope in Dope

US socialite Paris Hilton (R) leaves Narita international airport in Narita, suburban Tokyo on September 22, 2010 after she was denied entry to the country over a conviction for cocaine possession. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Paris Hilton was arrested last month in Las Vegas for possession of drugs. After initially denying any wrongdoing, she finally fessed up to a judge and then jumped on a private jet bound for Japan to promote her fashion line with her sister, Nickie.

Photo of the Day: A Holy Day for Hindu Devotees

Devout Indian Hindus throng a main road in Mumbai as a huge idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha is transported for immersion into the Arabian Sea during the Ganesha Festival
Lifestyle

Devout Indian Hindus throng a main road in Mumbai as a huge idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha is transported for immersion into the Arabian Sea during the Ganesha Festival

Metzl: Asia Leads in UN Millennium Goals

The United Nations General Assembly in session. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia's top leaders are in New York for the 65th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

On Tuesday, Asia Society Executive Vice President Jamie Metzl spoke to Bloomberg Radio about Asia's progress in fulfilling the UN's Millennium Development Goals.

China and Japan on Shaky Ground at the UN

A policeman tries to disperse the crowd as anti-Japanese protesters shout slogans while marching through the embassy district in Beijing on September 18, 2010. More than a 100 anti-Japan protesters rallied in Beijing, furious over Tokyo's arrest of a Chinese fishing boat captain, a move which has sparked a major diplomatic row. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Recent islands rows between China and Japan have become increasingly problematic for the two countries, as Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao showed diplomatic displeasure in meeting his Japanese counterpart at the UN General Assembly in New York this week.

Photo of the Day: Hanging Origami for Peace in Manila

An artist hangs origami before International Day of Peace celebrations at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, east of Manila on September 21, 2010.
Lifestyle

An artist hangs origami before International Day of Peace celebrations at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, east of Manila on September 21, 2010.

Got a Grassy Field and Nothing To Do? How About a Game of Kabaddi?

An Indian kabbadi player (L) is brought to the ground during the 2008 Sri Guru Gobind Singh Kabaddi Series in Gopalpur Majwind village, some 25 kms from Amritsar on November 9, 2008. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Originally from South Asia, the game has been around for over 4,000 years, and requires the physical strength of an NFL linebacker and the mental strength of a yogi. The result is chaotic, as many first-time spectators will confess, unlike any sport they've seen before.

Discuss: Averting a Food Crisis in Asia

Rice farming. (IRRI)
Policy As world leaders gather at the UN this week to discuss what needs to be done to meet the ambitious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Asia Society is releasing an action plan for reducing hunger and poverty in Asia and beyond.

Corruption in Afghan Elections Continues

Workers unload ballot boxes at the Independent Election Commission warehouse September 20, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Voter turnout was light in many parts of the country with at least 12 people killed, some polling stations attacked and some never opened. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has canceled a trip to the UN General Assembly in New York in order to monitor the outcome of parliamentary polls at home.

Tough Questions for Sri Lanka During UNGA

A Sri Lankan vendor displays daily newspapers in Colombo on September 9, 2010. President Mahinda Rajapakse, 64, secured the required two-thirds majority with 161 votes in the 225-member parliament, state television announced. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

With the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York, Sri Lanka's President Mahinada Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris are likely to face tough questions about the country's political reconciliation after decades of brutal civil war.