On the eve of his India trip, Ashton Carter talked about the “strategic handshake” between India and the US.
The government also said it is planning to pardon another 100 political prisoners.
Two-thirds of voters do not trust the new Icelandic government sworn in April 8, according to an opinion poll.
A forum bringing together Russia and its former Cold War adversary NATO will convene in the coming weeks for the first time since the Ukraine crisis halted its activities.
Who will Keiko Fujimori face in the second round – Wall Street favourite Pedro Pablo Kuczynski or leftist Veronika Mendoza?
Belgian police detained two key suspects in the Islamic State attacks on Paris and Brussels.
In Iceland, the Panama Paper’s revelations brought 22,000 people into the streets and brought down the government. In Russia, two people showed up outside the Duma to call for Putin’s impeachment in light of the allegations. They were promptly arrested.
The US is considering granting refuge to a select number of bloggers in Bangladesh who are under “imminent danger” following a series of murders of secular writers and activists in the country.
David Cameron appears to have been backed into a corner by the media and forced to admit to benefitting from the offshore trust of his late father, and this does not help his emphasis on “transparency”.
What will the 260-page document say about the re-integration into the Church of Catholics who divorce and remarry in civil ceremonies?
Icelanders, not satisfied with the departure of the prime minister and a promise to hold elections this autumn, took to the streets again on Thursday April 7.
Once driven to near irrelevance by the rise of ISIS abroad and security crackdowns at home, al Qaeda in Yemen now openly rules a mini-state.
A global anti-trafficking plan needs to be implemented, says Britain’s Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland.
Although it appears that the company referred itself to the fraud office after an internal audit, the SFO’s inquiry comes at a difficult time for the salt-to-software conglomerate, which is looking to exit its UK business.
The Norwegian Refugee Council says they have had to pause activities because of increased insecurity.
If no government is formed by May 2, fresh elections will be held.
The Philippines this week launched the world’s first public dengue immunisation programme.
The next round of peace talks must be concrete in the direction of a political process leading to a real beginning of a political transition, said Staffan de Mistura.
With a variety of weaknesses exposed, Trump is hoping to do some damage control.
From ease of doing business to the cost of logistics in India, we are still far away from achieving Modi’s aim of doubling goods and services exports to $900 billion in the next four years.
The Maldivian opposition is unhappy but New Delhi’s desire for rapprochement is driven by China-linked strategic concerns.
As Islamabad’s envoy demurs, India insists it allowed the Pakistani joint investigation team to visit the Pathankot air base on the ‘basis of reciprocity’ and that the National Investigation Agency would like to visit Pakistan to take its terror investigations forward
Expressing concern at the growing number of cases of murdered bloggers in Bangladesh, organisations and individuals raise questions on what the government is doing.
At least 1,634 people were executed last year, up 50% from 2014.
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron’s launching of a new centrist political movement will fuel speculation of grander political plans and potentially shake up the political landscape.
Nazimuddin Samad, a student and liberal blogger in Dhaka, was killed on Thursday. Five secular writers and one publisher were killed by militants last year.
A list of possible terror groups and terrorists who may target the event will help ensure safety, China says.
Dutch ‘No’ to EU’s Ukraine Pact Forces Government Rethink, Ukraine Says It Will Continue to Push Towards EU
Ignoring a clear “no” would be risky for Mark Rutte’s already unpopular government. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he could continue to push towards the European Union.
Even though Russia has helped broker an uneasy truce between the countries, residents fear renewed violence.
Ranil Wickremesinghe will try to negotiate a $125 million penalty that a Chinese state firm is seeking from Sri Lanka for suspending work on a big port development project.
It is unclear if the naming of Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson as the new prime minister or the call for early elections will satisfy the thousands of Icelanders who protested earlier this week demanding the government resign immediately for early elections.
With Helen Clarke and Antonio Guterres announcing their candidatures for the secretary-general post, the longstanding claim that the next UN chief should be from Eastern Europe, under a system of traditional geographical rotation, has been undermined.
On the issue of privacy, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn was quick to tell the press: “Well, it’s a private matter in so far as it’s a privately held interest. But it’s not a private matter if tax is not being paid.
“This is an issue to be pursued with the Chinese in the UN context. I wouldn’t want to give the impression that somehow this will overflow into other areas,” said foreign secretary S. Jaishankar.
The UN says it is “trying to take a responsible attitude,” responding to Modi’s accusation to the contrary, made in Brussels days after the IS-led attacks.
Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson was in India to push for greater cooperation in renewable energy.
Thousands of Peruvians marched against presidential front-runner Keiko Fujimori, forcing her to suspend campaign events ahead of Sunday’s elections.
Technology is driving productivity improvements, which grow the economy. But the rising tide is not lifting all boats, and most people are not seeing any benefit from this growth
He still faces a tough task to catch up with Democratic party frontrunner Hillary Clinton, remaining 687 delegates behind.
South Sudan’s air force has RBK-500 cluster bombs, the report said, and armed groups in Darfur have earned about $123 million from gold smuggling.