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The view from Russia: What to expect from the Putin-Biden...

A “killer” with “no soul” whose government is “paranoid”. That is how US President Joe Biden has p...

NATO to call out China’s behaviour as ‘systemic challenge’

NATO is expected to formally call out China’s behaviour as a “systemic challenge” in its final summit statement, a fi...

Can Lapid-Bennett coalition keep it together?

If all goes according to plan, Yamina leader Naftali Bennett will be sworn in as Israel’s 13th prime minister on June 13. The fol...

G-7 agrees on infrastructure plan to counter China's Belt...

Leaders of the Group of Seven convene for a session during the summit in Cornwall, Britain, on June 11.   © Kyodo The Gr...

Erdogan: US can count on Turkey after Afghanistan troop pu...

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey will be the "only reliable" country left for stabilising Afghanistan a...

Iran elections: Towards an ‘Islamic government’

Out of the 529 people who registered to take part in Iran’s June 18 presidential election, only seven have secured permission fro...

US reclaims Turkey for the western alliance

The first components of Turkey’s S-400 air defence missiles arrived from Russia in Ankara in July, 2019. (File Photo) Less t...

Malaysian king confers with Mahathir and peers on COVID em...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad waves as he leaves an audience with the king on June 10.   © Reuters Ma...

China rushes through law to counter US and EU sanctions

China has passed a law to counter foreign sanctions in response to US and EU pressure over trade, technology, Hong Kong and Xinjiang....

For Israel’s new government, chances at survival are slim

Naftali Bennett. The ideological differences within Israel’s new unity government will likely lead to its early demise &mdas...

China hits back at US and allies with anti-sanctions law

China's new anti-sanctions law is believed to give its companies tools to fight back against Western penalties. (Photo by Akira Kodak...

As Muslim family of four is killed in terror attack, Canad...

A Pakistani-Canadian family out on a stroll on Sunday evening was murdered in a horrific act of Islamophobic violence in London, Ontari...

In Malaysia's Covid-19 crisis, even revered royals not spa...

The King, like all key institutions in Malaysia, has come under unprecedented pressure.PHOTO: AFP Monday (June 7) marked the secon...

What to expect when Biden, Erdogan meet

US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at their last meeting at Yildiz Mabeyn Palace, Istanbul, J...

‘Traitors’: Fears of violence grows as Netanyahu clings to...

After the fourth election in two years and the ever-more-likely departure of Benjamin Netanyahu as the country’s prime minister,...

Binyamin Netanyahu’s opponents reach a deal to replace him

Israel is used to governments made up of disparate parties. But the coalition deal agreed on June 2nd, which would end Binyamin Netanya...

Global employment will not recover until 2023, ILO warns

Unemployed men queue in Dubai for food handouts after losing their jobs last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.    © R...

Israel is trying to oust Bibi Netanyahu. But will he reall...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political obituary has been written and rewritten. Each time he fails to win an elec...

Xi Jinping wants isolated China to ‘make friends and win o...

It’s not the first time President Xi Jinping has called on party cadres and state media to present the country in a positive li...

Israeli politics breaks through glass ceiling

Conservative Israeli politician Naftali Bennett places a note in the stones of Western Wall, holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jer...

US secretary of state warns Pacific leaders about ‘coercio...

The US secretary of state has warned leaders of Pacific countries about “threats to the rules-based international order” an...