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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.
Argentina on Thursday announced a series of accords with Russia that pave the way for food exports amounting to as much as $18 billion.
Student protesters fled a tear gas truck and police water cannons used during a march through the Chilean capital Thursday, but no injuries or arrests were reported.
To give a fillip to India’s bilateral ties with Vietnam and in keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Look East policy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will leave for a three-day visit to Vietnam on August 24.
Seoul officials have recently been cautiously but increasingly talking about a possible South Korea-Japan summit, sending signals that such a meeting would be possible if Japan takes sincere measures to resolve the wartime sex slavery issue.
Education, research, the retail sector, and aerospace will be the major focus areas of a large trade delegation led by British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg that will visit India for three days starting Aug. 25.
India has begun deploying six Akash surface-to-air missile squadrons in the northeast to deter Chinese jets, helicopters and drones against any misadventure in the region.
North Korea is expected to make an initial report on its investigation into Japanese nationals abducted or believed to have been abducted by the reclusive country in the second week of September at the earliest, according to informed sources.
Water ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will resume next Monday three-party negotiations on the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
The prime minister of the Central African Republic unveiled his new government Friday, a broad coalition which includes representatives from rival armed groups.
Denmark has decided to join NATO's missile defence system, local media reported Friday.
The Russian government said Friday it has restricted the entry of specific Japanese citizens in apparent retaliation for sanctions Japan imposed over the Ukraine crisis.
Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s first itineraries abroad will be North Cyprus and Azerbaijan on Sept. 1 and 3 respectively, in line with the country’s state traditions.
The foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will hold a “crucial” meeting Sunday to discuss the report of a committee tasked with overseeing the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.
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