The United States would have to reconsider its assistance to the Palestinians if Islamist group Hamas and the Palestinian Liberation Organization form a government together, a senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday.
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While it is unclear whether the F.B.I. ordered the attacks by Hector Xavier Monsegur, the agency may have used hackers to gather intelligence even as investigators were trying to dismantle hacking groups.
Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.
Brazil's favelas are often associated with violence and crime, but that's only part of the story.
Pirates pilfered diesel fuel from a Thai tanker off Malaysia's east coast, making two attacks in a week and raising concerns of a rising threat to shipping, a maritime watchdog said Thursday.
China won't necessarily observe a new code of conduct for naval encounters when its ships meet foreign ones in disputed areas of the East and South China seas.
Abdurrashid Dostum was America’s man in Afghanistan, until things went sour. Now he is back in the mix.
While offering security assurances to Japan, President Obama did not take sides over who has sovereignty over islands that are also claimed by China.
Three American doctors were killed Thursday when an Afghan police officer opened fire inside one of Kabul’s leading hospitals in the latest deadly attack aimed at foreigners in Afghanistan.
South Sudan's president sacks the head of the national army amid reports of military setbacks - including rebels seizing the oil hub of Bentiu.
As she sits in a Kampala hotel holding a mobile phone that rings frequently, Sandra Ntebi tells IPS: “I’m really exhausted. I don’t know where to start. We have many cases pending.” Ntebi manages a hotline and is helping Uganda’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community find alternative, safe accommodation after they have faced harassment.
Ukrainian authorities said that up to five pro-Russian militants were killed and three roadblocks overrun outside an eastern city at the heart of a local insurgency, as Kiev restarted a military operation to regain control in the region.
Action by Ukrainian forces appeared to be centered on the city of Slovyansk, above, a militant stronghold. The Interior Ministry said fighting near checkpoints had turned deadly.
Relative to other Central Asian states, Kyrgyzstan has a fairly free and perennially noisy domestic media scene. Even so, Kyrgyz outlets tend to be no match for Russian state-controlled media when it comes to establishing narratives for current events.
Berlin is torn between leading the European Union and preserving economic -- and especially energy -- relations with Moscow.
The head of the global chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria's toxic stockpile is considering launching a fact-finding mission there to investigate reports of attacks with chlorine gas, sources said.
Home to some of the world's cheapest gas, Iran plans a price increase.
Tfail, located on a spit of land that extends into Syria, is surrounded by Syrian forces on three sides. Hezbollah, a regime ally, sits on the fourth side.
U.S. and Israeli officials slammed the unity agreement announced Wednesday by rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas, saying it would strain whatever thread of hope was left in the ailing Israeli-Palestinian peace process that Secretary of State John F. Kerry has sought to foster over the past nine months.
With two and one half years left in his presidency, Barack Obama finds a series of daunting global crises filling his Oval Office in-box.
We have grown accustomed to the deterrence theory formulated as the Cold War began. The concept covers “nuclear deterrence” down to the last detail. Nuclear deterrence -- or, more accurately, the “balance of terror” and mutually assured destruction theory -- constituted a key element of the Cold War and gave rise to several important results.
An unexpected protest is rumbling from what was once one of the country's most placid voter blocs: its farmers.
Amid the efforts to improve garment-factory safety after the Rana Plaza collapse, some lessons from a shipbuilding company.
Its leaders say they want to better connect with the global economy, and that 'the market will be decisive.'
The presence of Islamic hardliners among the rescuers at Rana Plaza last year raised some interesting questions.
More trade among African nations is the most promising route to transforming the continent’s fortunes.
What was I doing in America, when there was another land and a people that rightfully claimed me?
Turkey might seem like a confident rising power, but its leaders fear being abandoned by the West as much as ever.
Plenty of Russia's neighbors are worried. And Article 61 of Russia's Constitution leaves him a world of room in which to maneuver.
The Ukraine crisis has demonstrated that one person alone can endanger world peace. And, given the weakness of the US response so far, that one person might not be only Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The west needs to step back from the Ukraine crisis and devise a new strategy of containment towards Vladimir Putin.
There are many "war tourists" fighting in Ukraine, looking for excitement and money.
There is little reason to believe that the agreement reached today stands a better chance than previous attempts to form a unity government.
Why are we repeatedly surprised every time Mahmoud Abbas fails to sign a peace agreement with Israel?
Iran’s future hangs on the Assembly of Experts election in 2016. For that reason, so do the P5+1 negotiations.
A new Bolivian law authorizes the country's military to shoot down planes suspected of smuggling cocaine, though it cannot yet be put into practice because it doesn't have sufficient radar coverage.
Brazil and the United Arab Emirates signed Tuesday an agreement on defense cooperation, Brazil's Foreign Ministry said.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner met visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bueno Aires to sign several trade agreements.
Argentina is hoping to have an easier time attracting international investors to exploit its oil and gas fields now that lawmakers have agreed to pay $5 billion to the Spanish company Grupo Repsol for its controlling stake in the YPF oil company.
Signalling a sharper interest in ASEAN, India has finally appointed its first dedicated ambassador to the region.
Japan and Laos will hold their first bilateral security talks Thursday in Vientiane, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
The computer-aided war-games portion of Taiwan's annual Han Kuang military exercises will be held next month and the drill will focus on a simulation of a battle group of the Liaoning, China’s first aircraft carrier, attacking Taiwan’s east coast, the Ministry of National Defense said yesterday.
Mali's president has chosen a former prime minister to negotiate with separatist rebels.
Mauritania's president, who initially took power in a coup, says he will run again in upcoming elections.
Dutch, British and Danish jets scrambled Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bombers approached their airspace over the North Sea.
Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering in Prague to save a project to boost their ties.
The Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has suspended contacts with NATO because of the situation in Ukraine, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha said Thursday.
France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from battle-hardened returnees.
Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania is on a two day visit to Turkey.
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen held talks with Lebanese officials Thursday to discuss her country’s support for the Lebanese Army and Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon.
Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov is in Turkey to attend an event to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Canakkale victory.
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