Slowing growth, slumping stocks, suspect data: the world's second-largest economy is sending shockwaves through global markets, and flailing authorities appear increasingly asleep at the wheel, say analysts.
The thwarted attack by a gunman on a high-speed train between Amsterdam and Paris has underlined the difficulty faced by intelligence services in tracking the unprecedented numbers of potential jihadists, experts say.
Fierce criticism of the Iran nuclear agreement by figures in the U.S. opposition Republican Party seeking the U.S. presidency has raised a big question in Tehran -- will future American leaders keep their side of the bargain?
After embarrassing false starts, U.S. President Barack Obama is making a final push to close Guantanamo prison, but to fulfill that glaringly incomplete campaign promise he faces unpalatable compromises and internal resistance.
Turkey's almost month-long campaign of airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Turkish southeast and northern Iraq will weaken but cannot destroy the Kurdish militant group, analysts say.
The Mainland Chinese authorities' handling of the Tianjin explosions bears many of the hallmarks of their standard approach to the litany of disasters in the country -- a clampdown on discussion, official obfuscation, and carefully targeted media condemnation.
With a swath of one of the world's busiest ports in ruins, more than a billion U.S. dollars in losses, and some major multinational firms still unable to access their premises, the economic impact of the Tianjin explosions could reverberate for months.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, once a pariah of the West and a sharp critic of Asian neighbours, has confounded expectations with a relentless diplomatic charm offensive designed to raise India's standing.
Brazilians clamoring for President Dilma Rousseff's overthrow should think twice, analysts say, warning that the trauma of impeachment could undermine 20 years of building democracy in the Latin American giant.
New guidelines in a U.S. military war manual may change the rules for reporters covering conflicts, but it remains to be seen how the U.S. Defense Department (DoD) will implement the new policy.