World

How Libya can earn back 'frontier market' status

Six months ago the post-revolutionary North African nation was considered a 'frontier market' -- How can we turn back the clock?

Chinese netizens stunned by alleged New York Times hacking: The SinoFile

"The nation's hackers hacked into The New York Times' network. This is the first time I feel this kind of domestic invasion of privacy going abroad," a Chinese net user said.

How Aaron Swartz paved way for Jack Andraka's revolutionary cancer test

Jack Andraka's studies about pancreatic cancer would have never come about were it not for open access to online journals -- the very thing Aaron Swartz was promoting before his death.

After oil sands crude, beef could be next big thing for China-Canada trade: The SinoFile

A more varied trade portfolio: It's what's for dinner – in China.

Egypt's chronic public service nightmare leaves citizens by wayside

Train, car crashes and a building collapse lead Egyptians to wonder who's watching out for them.

Chinese lessons for Alberta oil sons: The SinoFile

Beijing's last bout with pollution took a significant economic toll -- and the implications for Ottawa are grim.

Top 100 Arab women leaders: How more can join the list

Businesswomen and activists top the Arabian Business ranking, but how can more women spur civil society in the Arab World?

Beijing celebrates Egypt revolution two years later: The SinoFile

Some keywords remain blocked, but Chinese authorities seem to see the Egyptian Revolution as a cautionary tale against itself.

Sex talk slips by censors on Sina Weibo

Proof that Chinese authorities are more concerned with censoring political subversion than maintaining their idea of public decency.

Sheikhs of chic: Dubai dudes do fashion

Pakistani author Bina Shah writes to VO of her travels to the UAE and her experience with Gulfi men's fashion.