Kerry appeared to be chomping at the bit before he dashed to Cairo, hoping to end the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. The cost of failure is high, some experts say.
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Mr. Xi has already signed key deals in Argentina and Brazil. He has now departed from Venezuela and will visit Cuba next.
As Western leaders increasingly pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists, and Moscow itself, over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.
American Special Forces teams have been a central part of Afghanistan’s security landscape, and how Afghan forces will fare after their departure will help define America’s legacy in the country.
China is seeking greater access to U.S. aircraft carriers and guidance on how to operate its own first carrier, the Liaoning, testing the limits of a newly cooperative military relationship the two sides have tried to cultivate in the past year.
Prabowo Subianto withdrew from the two-man race to become Indonesia's next president, calling the July 9 vote "legally flawed" and pulling his team from the vote-counting process.
Hackers hijacked the Twitter accounts of Kenya’s Ministry of Defense and its spokesman, sending out tweets Sunday and Monday about corruption and starving children.
Nigeria's militant Islamists are in control of the key town of Damboa in north-eastern Nigeria, a local vigilante leader has told the BBC. The vigilante force defending the town fled on Sunday, and Islamist group Boko Haram's black flag is now flying over Damboa, he said.
Pressure is building here for lawmakers to pass a bill that would funnel billions of dollars of U.S. investment into strengthening Africa’s electricity production and distribution capabilities, and could offer broad new support for off-grid opportunities.
At the eastern edge of Nairobi’s Kibera slum, children gather with large yellow jerry cans to collect water dripping out of an exposed pipe. The high-rise grey and beige Soweto East settlement towers above them. A girl lifts the can on top of her head and returns to her family’s third floor apartment.
Turkish authorities on Tuesday arrested 55 senior police officers in a criminal probe over alleged corruption and abuse of office, the latest apparent crackdown on opponents of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of presidential polls.
President Vladimir V. Putin seems to be probing for a way out of the crisis of the downed Malaysia Airlines jet without appearing to compromise with the West.
The United Nations Security Council, increasing pressure on Russia over the downing of a jetliner of Ukraine, adopted a resolution Monday calling for investigators to have unfettered access to the crash site and demanding a cease-fire in the area.
French politicians across the political divide on Monday denounced pro-Palestinian rioters who attacked a synagogue and Jewish-owned shops in a Paris suburb.
The refrigerated train carrying the bodies and remains of those killed aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has left the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine and is expected to reach forensics specialists in Kharkiv on Tuesday afternoon.
Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado.
With diplomats from Middle Eastern states and several outside powers scrambling to stem the spiraling Israeli-Palestinian crisis on Monday, President Obama called for a cease-fire and cited "serious concerns" about the rising toll of dead on both sides.
Sacrificing explosive power for distance, Hamas is emphasizing psychological harm on Israel over physical damage.
With the lopsided casualty count mounting, world leaders are demanding a halt to the hostilities. But Israel’s ground invasion has uncovered more militants’ tunnels than it expected.
Meet five women who are bearing the burden of conflict in Syria and persevering in spite of it.
The bodies and debris that rained from the Ukrainian sky offer a cautionary lesson about the danger of giving heavy weapons to non-state actors. I hope the hawks who wanted President Obama to ship anti-aircraft missiles to the Syrian rebels are paying attention.
The key to the economic-performance gap between the US and the EU in the last three years is the resilience of private consumption by American households. How were US households able to reduce their debt burden during a period of high unemployment and almost no wage gains while sustaining consumption growth?
Vladimir Putin sharply made it clear that his country does not plan to restart electronic intelligence operations at the “Lourdes” base near Havana. That was predictable. Getting in bed with the Castros again makes no sense at all.
Jinnah International was the one place we felt safe from Karachi’s woes.
Western countries' insensitivity toward others' voices, values and interests lies behind the creation and evolution of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), whose New Development Bank will give priority to loans for developing countries to finance infrastructure projects and industrialization.
If the country is to reform, it must go beyond politics.
Western leaders ignored Putin's bad behavior as long as Russian money flowed in. Flight 17 changes all that.
The battle between religious conservatives and secularists is fought most fiercely over women’s bodies.
Bodies rot, looters roam. The Russian-enabled downing of Flight 17 marks the nadir of the West.
Talk of a new confrontation with Russia aside, U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe had little military value during the Cold War and they have even less today. Instead of giving these aging weapons a costly upgrade, Washington should begin phasing them out.
Considering Putin's track record in dealing with human suffering, it seems unlikely that he will give the investigation into flight MH17 the support it deserves.
By exaggerating the level of opposition in the establishment towards a long-term agreement, the conservative establishment hopes to prevent normalization of ties with the US.
Gazans shelter terrorists and their weapons in their homes, right beside sofas and dirty diapers.
What goal is Israel pursuing in its latest war in Gaza? That has been a hard question to answer, as Israel expanded its war aims from seeking “quiet” from Hamas rocket attacks to closing tunnels to destroying rocket-launch sites in northern Gaza.
The key to ending the current battle between Hamas and Israel -- and preventing more fighting in the future -- is the demilitarization of Gaza. Simply put, Hamas without rockets is not the same Hamas.
Israel is far from having lost the strategic war to Hamas. But the real cost has been to its social cohesion: violence and intolerance both domestically and toward the death of Palestinian civilians.
The Houthis are nothing more than a rebel movement in Yemen that has gotten out of control, attempting to become a state within a state.
The similarities between the unrest in seventeenth-century Europe and that in the modern Middle East are many and sobering.
Iraqis need to recognize that theirs is a multiethnic country, and that respect for minority rights is what makes any nation strong.
Day fourteen of Israel’s assault on Hamas, and still no sign of a letup. But there were some significant developments.
President Juan Manuel Santos told lawmakers at the opening session of Colombia’s Congress that among the priorities of his second administration will be undoing the 2004 constitutional amendment allowing an incumbent head of state to seek re-election.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Cuba late Monday, officials said, the last stop on a Latin American tour that has stressed trade and aid more than ideology.
Peru and Mexico have embarked on a cooperation program designed to develop economic and tourism potential in both countries.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has been re-elected head of the country's largest union of coca growers and promises to expand crops if he wins a third term as the nation's leader.
Prime Minister Hun Sen and Cambodian opposition parties said Tuesday they agreed on a joint solution to end a political deadlock and the opposition's year-long boycott of the national legislature.
Myanmar is planning to build nuclear reactors for research into health and agriculture, state media reported Monday.
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked Sri Lanka to work closely with Vietnam to fight crimes, especially those involving e-commerce and credit.
Delegates from Central Africa's ex-rebel group Seleka failed to show up Tuesday for a second day of peace talks in Brazzaville seeking to end more than a year of sectarian bloodshed.
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A South Sudanese rebel delegation was due to hold talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala on Tuesday and will ask him to withdraw troops from South Sudan where they were deployed to help the Juba government, the rebel camp said.
French President Francois Hollande won broad domestic applause Tuesday for defying allies Britain and the United States by confirming plans to deliver a helicopter carrier to Russia, with one backer dismissing the objections as hypocritical.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva on Monday agreed to pursue joint projects in the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP).
Turkmenistan and Slovenia held high-level negotiations and signed a package of intergovernmental agreements, a source close to the negotiations told Trend.
Saudi Arabia plans to open its stock market, the Arab world's biggest, to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of next year, the market regulator said Tuesday.
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