A new crop of populist leaders is reviving a tried and true method of demonstrating leadership – killing people.
First-round voting confirmed that populist president Rafael Correa’s AP movement is still Ecuador’s most powerful political force. But the right is gaining strength.
Donald Trump is only the most recent in a long line of US presidents who have overestimated their ability to manage the conflicts in the Middle East.
Days after nearly 100 people were killed in a suicide bombing at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine, devotees returned to perform the dhamal, a Sufi dance.
Last week the UN declared parts of South Sudan to be famine-hit, with nearly half the population expected to be without a reliable source of food by July.
The development leaves US President Trump and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis without nominees to head both the navy and army.
Kyrgyzstan’s state security service said it detained opposition leader Omurbek Tekebayev on charges of corruption and fraud, a move that may eliminate him as a contender for presidency in the upcoming election.
Concerns remain over the impact of RCEP negotiations on public health and access to medicines.
The corruption scandal erupted late last year over accusations that South Korean President Park colluded with a friend to pressure big businesses to back the president’s policy initiatives.
Syrian activists called on Sunday for the Assad government to engage in serious talks on political transition and for the UN to strengthen the fragile ceasefire as violence engulfed parts of the country.
Democrats are struggling to recover from an electoral rout in November in which they lost not only the White House, but both chambers of the US congress.
Eight decades after it was first mooted, the world needs a mechanism to prosecute cross-border terrorists in peacetime.
Several thousand militants are believed to be holed up in the city with nowhere to go, which could lead to a fierce standoff amid a population of 750,000.
The protesters condemned the deadly narcotics crackdown, which has killed about 7,700 people since the firebrand leader came to power on June 30.
The reporters’ group said that it would go ahead with its April 29 dinner, which typically draws movie stars, politicians and business leaders, despite Trump’s absence.
Trump has vowed to increase the US Navy to 350 ships from the current 290 while China has commissioned 18 ships of different varieties in 2016.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments’ ability to repair these problems.
The poll showed the SPD dropping by one percentage point compared with the same poll last week to 32%, Merkel’s conservatives are also at 32%
Police immediately apprehended the pickup driver, who according to eyewitnesses appeared disheveled, glassy-eyed and under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura has warned not to expect any quick breakthrough and to beware of letting the violence derail any fragile progress.
The issue of flight suspension came up in talks involving British and Egyptian officials and leadership amidst huge economic losses to Egypt.
This was the first meeting of the top Indian diplomat with Trump after he was sworn in as the US President on January 20.
Sanctions and warnings have failed to stop Pyongyang’s belligerence.
There is a historical explanation for the appropriation of music and performance practices as part of the nationalist project in both India and Pakistan.
The best of global cinema in the Oscar nominees from Germany to Iran, Denmark and Vanuatu, are outside the Hollywood bubble.
While the Qutb Minar is celebrated as a historic and architectural icon, the Quwwat ul-Islam is seen as haunting evidence of destruction, trauma and fanaticism.
Three years ago, the US indicted Dmytro Firtash and Congress MP K.V.P. Rao in an $18.5 million bribery scandal involving mining in India. Why has India not investigated the offence yet?
The presence of Boko Haram militants has prevented farmers from planting crops or accessing Lake Chad to provide water for their animals. Fishermen have also been prevented from accessing the lake which is shared between Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad.
Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province on Friday after ISIS killed the seventh member of their community in three weeks.
Before opening fire on Srinivas Kuchibhotla, US navy veteran Adam Purinton shouted “get out of my country,” according to a bystander.
Mexicans are angry at Trump’s calls for US firms not to invest south of the border, insults to immigrants and threats to make Mexico finance the border wall.
Although officially atheist, China selected Gyaltsen Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995 in a drive to win the hearts and minds of Tibetans.
An international financial hub, Hong Kong has seen tumultuous times over the past couple of years, with pro-democracy protests quelled in what many residents see as creeping interference by Beijing and the rise of a small but vocal movement pushing for independence.
Reporters at the Associated Press and Time magazine walked out of the briefing when hearing that others had been barred from the session.
Trump the businessman is at war with Trump the ideologue over the question of Islam.
Experts tell us about the VX nerve agent, a banned chemical weapon, and the implications of an assassination using the weapon on foreign soil.
All public spaces across Pakistan are under threat. I have a meeting to hold today; as I debate which part of Lahore may be safer to conduct it in, I wonder if there is any safe space left.
Under the Trump administration, nearly half a million unauthorized Indians are considered “priorities” for deportation.
One of the two suspects, Ould Sidy Mohamed Dina, a Malian, was linked to the Ivory Coast Hotel attack mastermind while the other is from Mauritania.
Ehlena was born with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that severely limited her mobility. Wonder was trained to help her balance, retrieve dropped items, open and close doors, turn on lights, take off her coat and other tasks.