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This September 23, 2010 courtroom drawing shows Pakistani scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui (C) with Judge Richard Berman (L), US Assistant Attorney Christopher LaVigne (2ndL) and Attorney Linda Moreno (R) in New York. A US federal court Thursday sentenced Aafia Siddiqui to 86 years in prison for attempted murder of US officers in Afghanistan. (Shirley Shepard/AFP/Getty Images)

US-Trained Pakistani Neuroscientist Jailed for 86 Years

US-trained Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui has been sentenced to 86 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder by the federal court in New York today more
A view of the Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium in New Delhi on September 15, 2010. The Indian capital is scheduled to host the Commonwealth Games October 3-14, the biggest sporting event in the city since the 1982 Asian Games. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)

India in a Sticky Situation

After facing an outbreak of dengue fever in the capital, fatal riots in Kashmir, and the shooting of two tourists earlier this week, India is today's hot topic in the global media. more
The United Nations General Assembly in session. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Metzl: Asia Leads in UN Millennium Goals

Jamie Metzl discusses the significant issues for Asia during this year's UNGA more
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)

China and Japan on Shaky Ground at the UN

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. more
Rice farming. (IRRI)

Discuss: Averting a Food Crisis in Asia

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

Corruption in Afghan Elections Continues

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. more
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)

Tough Questions for Sri Lanka During UNGA

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. more