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Several of Israel's strongest allies, including the U.S., United Nations, and Egypt, spoke out forcefully against recently announced plans to annex several hundred acres of land in the West Bank.
Three American nationals call for a high-ranking diplomat to intercede with Pyongyang.
Cuba has imposed stronger restrictions on goods being brought into the country by relatives of its citizens, meaning some Americans will not be able to deliver as many gifts to their families as they have in the past.
The coast of Honduras could be the site of a radical experiment: one in which foreign ?investors bankroll a quasi-sovereign city. Backers say it will lift the region out of poverty— but residents are anything but convinced.
The columnist’s supporters said The Hong Kong Economic Journal’s decision was a blow to the city’s beleaguered media freedoms, a criticism the newspaper rejected.
Australia is set to step up its partnership with NATO, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, as the country pursues a bigger role in global crises from Iraq and Syria to Ukraine.
- US military forces carried out an operation against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said.
- The Southern African Development Community said Monday that it would send an envoy and an observer team after military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee.
European Union leaders decided at a summit on Saturday that the direct engagement of Russian troops in the war - still denied by the Kremlin - called for a stepping up of economic sanctions unless Moscow pulled its soldiers back.
Eyeing Middle East conflicts, laws would give police power to restrict Britons suspected of going abroad to fight.
- Support for Scottish independence rose dramatically in August, a poll showed on Monday, leaving the "Yes" campaign just six points behind.
Militant group Hamas would sweep Palestinian elections if they were held today after its support soared during seven weeks of war with Israel in Gaza, an opinion poll published on Tuesday found.
Allies and critics of Israel said its plans to nationalize 1,000 acres of West Bank territory for settlement building would undermine attempts to resume peace talks with the Palestinians.
- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was clinging to power Monday as protesters stepped up their assault on government buildings while the capital was gripped with fear and confusion about whether the country’s powerful military will step in to defuse the tension.
- A new stage in a power struggle has resulted in rival centers of government, one in Tripoli, and the other in Tobruk.
President Obama is trying to take a deliberative approach to ISIS, but he may be drowned out by the drums of war and the chants for blood.
- Foreign-policy realists appreciate that what works for us may not work for others, and that our national interest may entail a certain healthy hypocrisy about democracy.
- If the West is serious about defeating ISIS, it must expand its policy and become more open to working with Syria and Iran.
Last week, addressing the elite of Argentina’s business community, the economy minister, Axel Kicillof, explained the government's policies as a real-world application of Keynesian theory. But that is a deeply flawed interpretation.
Narendra Modi’s old-fashioned reverence for all things Japanese, from the tea ceremony to nuclear plants, cannot produce the right blueprint for India’s future.
- While Beijing is trying to communicate that it has Hong Kong firmly under control, discontent in Hong Kong could send a worrying message to people throughout China.
- The city-state’s miraculous growth over the last 50 years can be attributed to the fact that it’s about as close to the ideal free-market capitalist model as anything you can find on the planet.
- Even if an outbreak of Ebola is unlikely in the U.S., it represents a humanitarian catastrophe abroad, and the Obama administration should lead a worldwide effort to fight the disease.
Russia is fighting a multi-modal war against the West because its leadership is convinced the West is also waging one against Russia.
Putin's approval ratings are at an all-time high, but he'll have to work hard to keep them there.
Any city that sacrifices itself on the altar of mass tourism will be abandoned by its people when they can no longer afford the cost of housing, food, and basic everyday necessities.
Complicating Saudi Arabia’s pivotal role in containing regional instability is the fact that generational change is slowly coming in the kingdom, too. The stakes for the U.S. in this leadership transition are large, and the outcome is hard to predict.
- Israel's best strategy should Hamas renew violence is not escalation but responding in equal measure, for only tit-for-tat creates a power symmetry that induces cooperation.
- The Israeli regime is based on grabbing land and nurturing the apparatus that secures the plunder — the army, in the local argot.
- One hundred years after the start of WWI, colonial practices must finally come to an end. The Middle East needs the opportunity to govern itself, protected and supported by the UN Charter, not by any individual great power.
The Mexican government says it is increasingly using the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of marine forces.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet presented a $500 million emergency plan on Monday to try and rejuvenate Chile’s slowing economy via investment promotion.
A station for the observation of outer space built by the Chinese CLTC Corporation in the province of Neuquen will be operational in 2016.
Peru is expected to start first talks toward an eventual free trade agreement with Saudi Arabia in 2015, Peruvian Ambassador Eduardo Martinetti recently announced.
The Philippine Congress on Tuesday dismissed three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino for lack of evidence.
Tajikistan and China will sign a number of bilateral documents during the official visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Tajikistan, Asia-Plus reported. The visit will take place Sept. 12-13.
Today six presidents are meeting in Kenya for the one-day African Union Peace and Security summit on terrorism.
Sudanese authorities ordered the closure of the Iranian Cultural Center on Monday in the capital Khartoum and other states, Sudan Tribune has learned.
Zambia President Michael Sata appeared late Monday on state television after several weeks of public absence that fueled speculation he was ill.
The visa facilitation agreement and readmission agreement between the European Union and Azerbaijan agreed to last year has entered into force.
The United Arab Emirates and France are expected to finalize the Falcon Eye spy satellite deal within the coming weeks while looking into the purchase of 40 Dassault Rafale fighter jets.
Georgia and Azerbaijan will hold a joint emergency prepardness exercise Sept. 5 in Yagludzhe, Georgia.
France and Saudi Arabia are close to signing a $3 billion arms deal for Lebanon, the Elysee Palace said late Monday following talks between President Francois Hollande and the Saudi crown prince.
As expected, Lebanese parliamentarians failed to form a quorum on Tuesday and postponed to Sept. 23—ironically the customary inauguration day for Lebanese presidents—their next convocation to elect a head of state.
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