The failure of U.S. diplomacy to extend the cease-fire exposed the divisions that have developed between Washington and its Mideast allies.
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Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets in multiple protests this past week against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, which has left at least 1,049 Palestinians dead and over 6,000 injured since Jul. 8.
With violence spreading across Libya and the U.S. Embassy closing in Tripoli, Republican lawmakers over the weekend blasted the Obama administration for failing to stop yet another troubled Middle Eastern nation from descending into complete chaos, and even some Democrats conceded that America’s influence in the world has waned considerably.
Gen Hugo Carvajal is warmly welcomed in Caracas after his release in Aruba, where he had been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.
A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday.
On a Chinese hospital ship off Hawaii, crew members demonstrate traditional massage techniques to U.S. sailors. The mood is one of collegiality, even after China opted out of Japan-led humanitarian drills at the world’s largest international naval exercise.
A group of developing countries brought a tectonic shift at the World Trade Organization on Friday by turning the tables against the industrialised countries, when they offered a positive trade agenda to expeditiously arrive at a permanent solution for food security and other development issues, before adopting the protocol of amendment of the contested Trade Facilitation Agreement.
A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Monday, killing one other person, a military source said.
Most border crossings in Liberia have been closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to try to halt the spread of the virus.
Islamist militants believed to be associated with the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram kidnapped the wife of a Cameroonian vice prime minister Sunday, in a worrying sign that the violence in northeastern Nigeria is spreading beyond its borders.
The fighting forces international investigators to postpone a trip to the debris field for a second day.
A European court has ruled that Russia owes former shareholders of the now-defunct oil giant Yukos more than $50 billion in compensation for the government's seizure of the company, describing the Kremlin's actions as "a devious and calculated expropriation" of assets.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday dug his heels in on the war in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged involvement in the conflict, saying that Kiev had overstepped its bounds in fighting the insurgency.
At the 100th anniversary of World War I, it is prudent to remember that geopolitical forces made conflict inevitable.
The United States and its allies have begun accelerating the supply of arms and ammunition to a small number of groups.
Riyadh al-Adhadh, the Sunni president of Baghdad’s provincial council, returned home on Saturday after he was released by Shiite militiamen.
Hamas appears ready to push ahead with fighting because of its fractured leadership, redrawn regional alliances and a sense that this struggle is for its very future.
A fragile holiday lull in fighting in the Gaza Strip on Monday was punctuated by Israeli airstrikes and a rocket launch by Palestinian militants in the wake of a call by the U.N. Security Council for an unconditional humanitarian truce.
For weeks, rival Libyan militias had been pounding one another’s positions with artillery, mortar rounds and rockets in a desperate fight to control the international airport in the capital, Tripoli. Then suddenly, early Saturday morning, the fighting just stopped.
We’re seeing the effects of U.S. disengagement.
Iraq's dire refugee crisis is posing a humanitarian and political challenge to the Obama administration.
With a July 30 deadline looming, Kirchner must tone down the rhetoric and strike a deal with 'holdout' creditors.
The Kremlin and the Castros are chummy again, and Moscow is offering military aid.
In story after story in newspapers and on television, we have seen the faces of desperate children crossing U.S. borders and being met by frustrated and hostile citizens. Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, especially, have seen thousands fleeing in an effort to claim a better life.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s makeover of Japanese foreign policy ranks among the most important recent global developments. But, the process must be very carefully managed by all concerned, including the US and Japan's other Asia-Pacific allies, lest it upset the fragile balance that holds the Sino-American rivalry in check.
It is time for the two powers to work together on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Despite talk of Pakistan militants swearing allegiance, so far at least the threat seems overstated.
In 1974 we set course on the greatest period of stability in our history. But many problems still plague us.
Moscow targets politically connected E.U. firms.
Public diplomacy emerges from a unique tradition of truth-based persuasion.
Russia's history reminds us that, however bad circumstances are today, things can change for the better tomorrow, writes Pyotr Romanov.
Israelis must choose peace with the Palestinians -- or we’ll both keep circling the grindstone of violence.
Maliki’s sectarian rule is what is pulling Iraq apart.
As Ramadan draws to a close, anyone who watched the slew of Egyptian television dramas will have noticed the increasingly critical manner in which the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as other extremist groups, are being dealt with.
Prussian military strategist Carl von Clausewitz said that war is another means to achieve a political goal. The goal of Hamas and Islamic jihadists is to annihilate Israel and its allies.
The rising death toll in Gaza and ever-expanding swath of destruction in the territory are the perfect backdrop for the restoration of Hamas’ reputation.
Which story line sounds the more credible -- that linking the rebel movement ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) to policies pursued by Iran or that linking the Sunni extremist force to Iran’s adversary Saudi Arabia?
President Luis Guillermo Solis extended the country’s ban on petroleum exploration and extraction until 2021 as well as adding guidelines for energy efficiency in government agencies.
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso met Friday morning in Lima with Prince Mired Raad Al Hussein of Jordan, who is visiting the Andean Nation as special envoy of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.
The Argentine government’s decision to push for a new Hydrocarbons Law to spur investment in this sector has sparked a hidden fight with the provinces, the true owners of the underground oil and gas.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe struck a series of energy deals Friday with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the start of a five-country Latin American tour.
Japan and Mexico have signed a deal for Japanese companies to earn carbon credits by investing in technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Mexico–in Japan's 12th bilateral carbon agreement.
The beginning of the Islamic holiday of Eid was shattered by violence early Monday when 21 civilians were killed in an ambush by al-Qaeda-linked militants in the Philippines Muslim south.
Mainland business authorities are investigating Microsoft, the U.S. technology giant confirmed yesterday, with reports that the focus was on antitrust behavior.
The attempt by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to find a solution to the conflict in South Sudan got more complicated last week when he snubbed rebel leader Riek Machar’s delegation to Kampala and instead met 11 former detainees of President Salva Kiir’s government.
The Swedish government has resumed aid support to Uganda and announced $200 million in “development strategy cooperation” for the next five years.
The Ethiopian government Sunday dismissed allegations that it was providing support to opposition forces led by South Sudanese former vice president Riek Machar.
Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades left peace talks, held in the long-divided island Thursday, after a disagreement with Turkish Cypriot officials.
A tanker carrying crude oil from Iraqi Kurdistan was anchored near the Port of Galveston, Texas, on Sunday, a delivery that has infuriated Baghdad, which has threatened to sue anyone who buys the black gold.
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