Barack Obama wants to leave behind three big trade liberalising deals as his legacy. He is moving well in that direction. On Monday, as 12 countries — from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia — reached a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which will have huge […]
Recent attacks in Kunduz in northeast Afghanistan have resulted in the bombing of the only hospital in the region.
Where the West has vacillated between trying to force Assad’s departure and resisting the spread of ISIS, Moscow has been clear-eyed and hardheaded: the top goal is to “defeat, degrade and destroy” the terrorist group.
An Arab song topping the charts in Israel is a major political and cultural breakthrough in the country
The contents of the agreements are very different but in both cases, Washington was driven by concerns about strategic shifts occurring in the wider regions of South Asia and the Middle East
Though inconclusive, the latest election results in Catalonia suggest the Spanish establishment’s credibility continues to be low.
The horrific stampede in Mina underscores the need for the involvement of more countries to ensure a smooth Hajj pilgrimage
Though two Al Jazeera journalists have been pardoned recently, the Egyptian government continues to impose severe restrictions on journalists in the country.
Modi’s method of reaching out to Silicon Valley marks a sharp difference with the approach of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
As questions are raised about the dealings of a government fund, the Malaysian authorities are once again looking to play the race card
It’s the end of Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice, and Palestinians in the occupied territories are visiting their relatives and resting and celebrating, away from fields and grazing grounds, so it’s a good day for us to work again on the road to Bi’r al’-Id. You may […]
New York: India, Japan, Germany and Brazil today declared themselves “legitimate” candidates for permanent membership of the UNSC as they pushed for its reform in a “fixed timeframe”, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the task should be accomplished immediately. Hosting a summit of leaders of Germany, Japan and […]
Modi carries the message of poverty elimination to ensure sustainable development
The parents of the Ayotzinapa students have kept up a dogged campaign for a year with a battle cry: “They took them alive, we want them back alive”.
Wales answers questions on zero-rating and net-neutrality, how digital connectivity will play a role in achieving global development, and access to openly available content.
It is time for India and the G4 to adopt a strategy of non-cooperation towards the UNSC and the United Nations as a whole
Crowds surged during the stoning of the devil ritual at the end of the annual Haj pilgrimage
If Europe and the United States have destroyed the Mediterranean world and the Gulf, let them first restore peace and security in this arc, or else Europe’s borders will continue to crisscross Europe itself.
Yogi Berra’s one-liners should be required reading for Indians confused by the policies of this government and the antics of their ministers.
New York: At the end of this week, the leaders of over 190 countries will gather at the United Nations to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – an updated and greatly expanded group of global development targets meant to replace the previous Millennium Development Goals – […]
If the fear of the drachma’s return kept the hard Left at bay, Syriza also benefited from voter distrust of the right wing New Democracy party.
But Che Guevara’s daughter criticised the Cuban Communist Party for asking the people to attend the Papal mass
The goals are a tremendous opportunity to spur government, civil society, academic and business action, and set benchmarks against which they will be held accountable.
In the wake of a surprise re-election of Alexis Tsipras and Syriza, Thomas Piketty discusses the need for a more active approach from European leaders when it comes to the Greek question – and for a eurozone parliament to be established. The Tsipras victory has come as a […]
The old producers v. importers game has made way for complex, intersecting faultlines in which geopolitical and commercial rivalries are taking their toll on the stability of the global oil market.
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The Brazilian Supreme Court ruling that corporate funding of election campaigns is “unconstitutional” because “it is for citizens to elect their government, not the companies” could be a turning point for Brazil’s politics and policy making
While a clear recognition of the strategic importance of India is accepted across the Australian political spectrum, indications are that Turnbull will be more sophisticated in his dealings with both China and the United States
How race and cultural politics in the US of the 1950s forced an African American to create an entirely new persona
In the subcontinent, a quake of the intensity that hit Chile would have flattened entire settlements and killed thousands. What saved Chile was its building codes.
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Arrest of 14-Year-Old Student for Making a Clock: the Fruits of Sustained Fearmongering and Anti-Muslim Animus
You can’t have a government that has spent decades waging war against predominantly Muslim countries and then act surprised when a Muslim 14-year-old triggers persecution because he makes a clock for school.
Despite stiff opposition from a handful of big powers – China, Russia, the United States – the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday unanimously adopted a decision to press ahead with the important task of reforming the Security Council. Officially titled, “Question of equitable representation on and increase […]
In many ways Corbyn is part of a trend of European populism, which has grown up around the idea of the people pitted against a corrupt elite.
The upsurge in national film production has come with a revival in the theatre and music industries, thanks to government investment
Mohammad Zahoor got out of the steel business just before the recession in 2008, selling his whole caboodle for $1 billion, and bought the Kyiv Post for $1.1 million.
Pinochet’s military dictatorship served as the staging ground for a neo-liberal reordering of the Chilean economy just at the time Reagan and Thatcher were evangelising the doctrine as an antidote to failed Communism.
President Dilma Rousseff hopes to rebuild Brazil’s economy by making it easier for immigrants to find shelter, gainful employment, and access healthcare and education services.
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Switzerland will allow stolen data acquired through official means to form the basis for a request for assistance but will help India only for post-2011 bank accounts, that too as long as Swiss courts don’t interfere