Two-thirds of the African continent is desert or drylands and nearly 75% of agricultural land is estimated to be degraded to varying degrees.
If Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn could emerge from within a moribund ‘Left’ that had become indistinguishable from the neoliberal Right, could this be possible in India too?
The Supreme Leader criticised the US president’s policies towards Tehran and said his ‘destabilising measures’ will not work.
The migrants were found off the coast of Libya in wooden and rubber boats and were rescued by Spanish and Italian ships.
The French parliament will welcome among its ranks, economists, mathematicians, academicians, entrepreneurs and genocide survivors.
This blast in the village of a Shi’ite spiritual leader follows a government raid in May, which led to five deaths.
Citizens gathered to pay homage to those who were killed in the blasts in Bogota last week, where violence against civilians is on the rise.
The closure is only the latest in a series of incidents that have antagonised Muslims in Myanmar.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which also left dozens wounded.
One of Donald Trump’s personal lawyers said that there is no certainty on whether he is under investigation.
Female parliamentary representation has increased steadily in France in recent years.
Talks begin amidst a politically uncertain environment, a weakened Conservative leadership and questions about the nature of Brexit itself.
The government apparently considered several names, which included sitting judges like Chief Justice J.S. Kehar and Justice Dipak Mishra, before deciding on Justice Bhandari.
The US Has Indicted a Ukrainian Oligarch for Bribing Indian Officials. Why is Modi’s CBI Not Acting?
Dmytro Firtash, accused of orchestrating bribes worth $18.5 million to Indian officials, has argued that the charges against him should be dismissed because the Indian government is not pursuing criminal charges.
Miqdaad Versi of the Muslim Council of Britain said the van had deliberately swerved into a group of people who were helping a man who was ill and had fallen to the ground.
The ICC’s composition is not representative of the international community and it has been made an ad hoc court of the Security Council, thus becoming susceptible to political interference.
The spectre of violence, ethnic cleansing and starvation hangs upon the young war-torn nation, as repeated efforts to broker peace have failed.
After Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement, powerful US cities are asserting themselves like nation-states to maintain the pact made with the world to help save the planet.
Another 54 people have been injured and taken to hospitals, including four in serious condition.
Nicolas Maduro slammed the US-based website after many government-linked accounts were suspended, urged citizens to flood the service in retaliation.
The search for a successor to Martin Koble began in February when Guterres proposed former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for the job.
Intense rains and snowstorms in the central and southern parts of Chile have displaced thousands and disrupted vital utilities.
A parliamentary session usually runs for a year but the government will double the length of the session to let lawmakers debate Britain’s approach to Brexit without interruption.
Since a resumption of peace negotiations last year, there have been multiple rounds brokered by the UN between representatives of Syrian rebels and the government of President Bashar al-Assad, resulting in scant progress.
Macron’s party is expected to win as many as 75-80% of seats in the lower house of parliament.
President Juan Manuel Santos denounced the attack and promised to bring those responsible to justice.
The UN – wittingly or unwittingly – has become a victim of a series of con games played by the nuclear weapon powers. On the face of it, the latest attempt of the UN to adopt a so-called Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons appears to be no different.
The Grenfell Tower fire, which killed 17 people,is being called not an accident, but a crime – corporate manslaughter.
Tupac’s sensitivity, intelligence and creativity confronted the hostile forces that antagonised black youth across the country in the 1970s and 1980s.
American citizens have long favoured information and government openness over secrecy. But the landscape is changing with heightened anti-leak and anti-press rhetoric.
Extracts from Kallol Bhattacherjee’s ‘The Great Game in Afghanistan: Rajiv Gandhi, General Zia and the Unending War’, documenting the untold tale of US-India relations under Rajiv Gandhi.
The book, a collection of stories, represented a turning point in the recognition that Pakistani writing received. Intermingling questions of identity and culture, along with the dynamic geopolitics are represented in the collection with utmost nuance.
The law, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claims, has been made to clamp down on organised crime. But the mandate is said to affect even those with no relation to these crimes by restricting freedoms and invading privacy.
Over 17.5 million people have been displaced from Iraq, Yemen and Syria.
With many unhappy politicians and activists calling for protests against the handover of Egypt’s islands to Saudi Arabia, police has been deployed to contain the situation.
The teachers were promised more funds directed towards public education after the FARC weapons handover deal, but they saw nothing.
The prosecutor accused the security forces of ‘excessive violence’ and heavily criticised President Maduro’s decision to revise the constitution.
Trump’s revised approach calls for stricter enforcement of a longtime ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists
The first lady is being accused of buying a 22 carat diamond necklace from the $30 million funds involved in the scandal.
May, already under pressure after a botched snap election, is facing widespread criticism for her response to the blaze.