The ambitious goal of having a woman UN chief seems to have been forsaken.
Some American and European economists are worrying that the Japanese ‘disease’ will spread among all leading economies. Indeed it could be argued that with Europe in the doldrums and the US economy not steaming ahead as it once did, this may be already happening.
If New Delhi chooses not to act as a bridge between Washington and Kabul, it will have to shoulder more responsibilities in Afghanistan on its own, for which it is unprepared.
Turkey and US hope that by sweeping ISIS from the border, they can deprive it of a smuggling route which long saw its coffers boosted by illicit trade.
The North calls the exercises preparations for invasion, and threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike. North Korea frequently makes such threats.
American security assistance to Pakistan has declined sharply over the past five years, raising the possibility of Islamabad drawing closer to Beijing.
Lateral entry into the civil services may create synergy between the government and big businesses, but it will also compromise the integrity of the government.
North Korea’s Atomic Energy Institute, which has jurisdiction over the country’s Yongbyon nuclear facilities, also told Kyodo it had been producing highly enriched uranium necessary for nuclear arms and power “as scheduled.”
The US is concerned about Russian airstrikes against Syria which operate from an air base in Iran.
Justice minister, Bekir Bozdag has said that 38,000 people would initially be released, but as many as 93,000 could benefit from the programme.
China’s industrial overcapacity and economic and social difficulties can be an advantage for India, but for that the Modi government will have to change the thrust of its foreign policy
It is the second US killing of a prominent ISIS leader in the region in months.
The Manbij operation in which US special forces have played a significant role on the ground marks the most ambitious advance by a group allied to Washington in Syria since the US launched its military campaign against ISIS two years ago.
The public health emergency declaration is a tool for the federal government to provide fresh support to Puerto Rico’s government to tackle the outbreak and grants access to certain federal funds.
While the US can’t go cold turkey, it can reduce nuclear force structure, stockpile size, and help wean allies from their dependence on the Bomb.
Trump’s foreign policy isn’t an alternative to the US empire. It’s just a cruder rendition of it.
China offers two contrasting visions: of regional economic growth and nationalist competition. Which will it ultimately choose?
The US said it had settled a longstanding Iranian claim at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague, releasing $400 million in funds frozen since 1981, plus $1.3 billion in interest that was owed to Iran.
The decision by the Pentagon is a sign that while it sees some progress by Pakistan in its military operations in North Waziristan, much work remains.
Saudi Arabia threatened to cut UN funding when its military coalition was blacklisted for killing children in Yemen.
Black veterans constitute an important part of the history of black radicalism in the US, but for many black veterans the nation they swore to protect and defend has ultimately failed them by not sufficiently protecting and defending black people.
While soft power in the form of world class universities is rewarding in all sorts of ways, the presence of large number of international students further boosts the soft power of recipient countries.
Joshua Wong, a student leader who rose to fame at the age of 15 for forcing the Hong Kong government to shelve a pro-China national education scheme in schools, appears in a video released on August 1 by the Supreme People’s Procuratorate, with a caption that says “American-led Western power”.
The ballistic missile, launched on Wednesday, landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters. It is the latest in a series of launches by the isolated country in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.
Trump’s criticism of Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan, who took the stage at last week’s Democratic convention, sparked growing concern and dismay from Republican lawmakers responding to the latest Trump outburst to blindside his party colleagues.
Like Brazil’s favela dwellers, America’s working poor felt a sense of pride and community in their shantytowns and desperately resisted the powerful interests that sought to demolish them.
Amidst allegations of excessive brutality, a judicial inquiry has also claimed that the Nigerian army is responsible for 348 Shi’ite Muslim deaths.
No group has claimed responsibility for shooting down the helicopter. ISIS fighters are not active in the area, but there are other Islamist rebel groups there, as well as moderates backed by the US and its allies.
Some elements in the Chinese military are pressing for a stronger response on the South China Sea dispute, but the leadership is wary of straining its relations with the US.
A German culture scholar looks at how rising fear of terror and a week of violence has affected German media and politics. Will Germany’s open refugee policies last?
Police released a statement on Twitter saying both locations were secured.
The art of war has transformed from causing physical damage to assets to the manipulation of minds and the battlefield is now open to anyone with access to the internet.
Seizing control of Aleppo would be the biggest victory for President Bashar al-Assad in five years of fighting, since the city was divided in 2012.
The death of Abdirahman Abdi, a Somali immigrant, after his arrest, has come to the forefront of the Black Lives Matter movement in Canada.
North Korea continues to ignore international condemnation for its nuclear programme, stating that its next nuclear test will depend on US behaviour.
China wants to resume direct talks with Philippines about territorial disputes in the South China Sea. The country is seeking US support for the talks.
Democrat stars including Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders support Clinton amidst Bernie supporters booing Clinton during raucous opening night of the DNC.
In the aftermath of the coup, Erdogan has urged the parliament to consider death penalty for the plotters, however, it will derail Turkey’s EU aspirations.
Several sources have stated that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi plans to install a military governor after ISIS is expelled.
Artists and writers of Indian ancestry are offering new and often provocative points of view on yoga’s origins, its meanings, and its cultural work in a globalising world.