Friday, January 23, 2015
Two weeks after the jihadist attacks that rocked France, the banner extolling free speech on the gates of Honore de Balzac high school in northern Paris is looking a little worse for wear.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The global economy, slowed by stagnation in Europe and Japan, is being further hampered by China's decelerating growth.
The West's defense of Charlie Hebdo's right to offend is testing the patience of Muslims even in moderate Indonesia and Malaysia, who fear it could fuel radical sentiment kindled by the Islamic State group.
U.S. President Barack Obama can claim credit for bringing the economy back from the edge of catastrophe.
The violent push Tuesday by Houthi rebels against the American-backed government in Yemen is undermining military and intelligence operations against al-Qaida's Yemen-based affiliate, which made its reach felt in this month's deadly Paris attacks, U.S. officials say.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Sixteen months ago, Hugo Swire, minister of state for Asia in her Britannic Majesty's Government, wrote an article calling for the people of Hong Kong to be given a genuine choice in the 2017 chief executive election and offering British support. He was immediately criticized by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
As terrorist violence from “Islamic” militants spreads across the world, from Peshawar to Paris, affected states are struggling to devise effective responses. So far, most of their responses have addressed the visible symptoms of the terrorist threat through military, police and intelligence measures.
Europe's struggle with economic stagnation is raising questions about whether its prized project — the shared euro currency — can bounce back or even just survive.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The attacks in Paris and the radical Islamist cell dismantled in Brussels have challenged the idea of the “lone wolf” terrorist who works alone, without the help of a jihadist organization, analysts say.
The Paris shootings shocked the world and signaled deep polarized views. Why are views so polarized everywhere?