New Arabic Site Provides Israeli News by Jewish, Arab Reporters

Al Monitor | Nov 27, 2014

The new media revolution of recent years enables such direct appeals to the Arab public in its own language and the marketing of original content produced by a team of Jewish and Arab Israelis from a bureau on Rothschild Boulevard, in the heart of Tel Aviv.

Is the 'Smile Diplomacy' by China Genuine?

New Straits Times | Nov 27, 2014

The frosty handshake between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the margins of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Beijing is providing an opportunity for the two countries to end the downward spiral of the last two years, but this is by no means assured. Both sides had their respective domestic audiences in mind at the historic meeting. 

China Using 'Soft Power' to Push Sino-Taiwan Reunification

Sputnik International | Nov 27, 2014

China is using "soft power" in order to overcome decades of confrontation with Taiwan, encouraging the island to reunite with the mainland.

Twitter Diplomacy at the Summit

eKantipur | Nov 27, 2014

Twiplomacy or ‘twitter diplomacy’ was at its peak with South Asian leaders taking to the social media platform as the 18th Saarc Summit kicked off in the Capital on Wednesday.

UN Top Aid Official Valerie Amos to Step Down

Ahram Online | Nov 27, 2014

The top UN official for humanitarian aid, Valerie Amos, who oversaw international relief efforts in Syria and other trouble spots, is stepping down, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday.

Song Swooning Over Presidential Couple Goes Viral in China

The Japan Times | Nov 27, 2014

A video literally singing the praises of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife has gone viral online.

The Hidden Price of More Overseas Students at British Public Schools

The Spectator | Nov 27, 2014

Just a decade or so ago, most public‑school-educated parents felt obliged to give their children the same start in life they themselves were given (...). These days the price is just too high, says Andrew Halls, head of King’s College School in Wimbledon, and he’s been honest enough to name the cause: the hordes of prospective parents from other countries, oligarchs and oil men, all jostling for places for their progeny. They push the price of an elite ‘British’ education up beyond the reach of any ordinary Brit.

Canada Finds a Home on Twitter

Our Windsor | Nov 27, 2014

Canada’s foreign affairs department has launched a Twitter account for Canada. And it’s a big hit.

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