A new Thai constitution being drafted by the ruling junta is a throwback to an era when a royalist and military elite had a stranglehold on politics, analysts and politicians say, warning of dire consequences for democracy.
As the United States backs a Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, Washington runs the risk of undercutting its diplomacy with Iran and becoming embroiled in a regional sectarian conflict running from Aleppo to Sanaa.
The success of the new China-led development bank has caught the United States off guard, after it fought the project and now finds itself increasingly isolated.
2015/3/27, 1 Comment
The U.S.'s opposition to a new China-led development bank is "embarrassing" and "idiotic," a former top Goldman Sachs executive said Thursday, as an increasing number of U.S. allies embrace the institution.
Three years after quitting Yemen's presidency following a bloody protest crackdown, Ali Abdullah Saleh is seen as the man pulling the strings as rebels advance on his successor's southern haven.
The inexorable decline of the single currency offers ambitious Chinese firms a bargain buffet of eurozone business, analysts say, with this weekend's multibillion deal for Italian tyremaker Pirelli only the latest course in an acquisition binge.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani holds his first White House summit with U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday, capping a four-day visit that the United States hopes will herald a less fraught chapter in relations.
On U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's Swiss bike rides last week to unwind from intense Iran nuclear talks, one emerging tricky issue may well have been going round his head: U.N. sanctions.
2015/3/23, 1 Comment
China's huge IT sector is out in force in Germany this week, signalling to the world it is ready to not just copy but lead as a tech superpower.
As the drive to reach an accord with Iran on its nuclear program heads towards a March 31 deadline, France is digging into its role as chief hawk -- a position inclined to annoy U.S. allies, but not likely to scuttle an eventual accord, diplomats say.