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Stakes High in War Over Indonesia's Gas Prices

An Indonesian policeman shoots tear gas towards protesters during a protest against the government's plan to hike prices of fuel in Surabaya on March 29, 2012. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Lifting fuel subsidies to invest in education, social services and infrastructure is a necessary step to secure Indonesia’s economic and political future, writes Ann Marie Murphy.

Interview: 'Tina's Mouth' Author Has Graphic, Novel Take on Indian American Life

Budding existentialist Tina Malhotra is the heroine of 'Tina's Mouth.'

With the publication of Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary, Indian Americans now have a graphic novel heroine to call their own.

Photo of the Day: Masked Dancer in Sri Lanka


A masked performer brings magic and myth to life in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 6, 2012. (L'oeil_ --- Lost/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: New Zealand Police Launch Viral Street Art Campaign


New Zealand Police co-opting street art to recruit young people. (Simon Oosterman/Flickr)

Ahmed Rashid: Afghan Taliban Don't See India as Their Enemy


A veteran observer of the Afghan Taliban argues that they're moderating their outlook ahead of likely ceasefire negotiations with the United States.

Photo of the Day: The Picturesque Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir

A view of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir on January 21, 2012. (Colin Tsoi/Flickr)

What You Need to Know About Myanmar's Upcoming Elections

A Burmese worker hangs up freshly silkscreened National League for Democracy party (NLD) tshirt ahead of the parliamentary elections March 26, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

"The world will be watching to see if the shift toward democracy in Myanmar is real," writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.

Video: Emperor's Speech Accompanies Unseen Footage of Japan Quake Zone

Haunting, evocative imagery from Japan's disaster area provides a context for the Emperor's address to the nation one year after the tsunami struck.

Interview: Tyler Palma Captures Daily Life in Uzbekistan [Photos]


Tyler Palma, a Tokyo-based photographer, captures a range of scenes from Uzbekistan, from a historic Samarkand monument to ordinary village life.

Obama's Surprise Asian-Born World Bank Pick Could 'Quell Critics'

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) announces the nomination of Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim (C) for president of the World Bank, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) looks on, in Washington, DC on March 23, 2012. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

President Obama's decision to put up a Korean-born health and development expert for the World Bank chief job could help quell critics arguing against another U.S. politician or financier in the post.