There is something to be said for strategic ambiguity. India's claim of a surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) in divided Kashmir has been met with Pakistani denial. At least one side is being economical about the truth, although it may well, in fact, be both. Perhaps it is just as well.
Concerns about relations between Singapore and China have flared again, after the Global Times claimed that Singapore had pushed to include an international tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea in the final document of the recent Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit.
Last month, U.S. President Barack Obama was in Hangzhou for a G-20 meeting and, while there, held what is likely to be his last substantive bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. The two men may meet again at the Nov. 19-20 APEC leaders' meeting in Lima, Peru but, by then, there will be a new American president waiting in the wings.
A new generation of American voters has few if any profound political memories of any president other than Barack Obama, and that appears to be having an effect on how they perceive their choices for his successor.
"Divorces always cost you a lot of money," sighed Charlie Mullins, one of many British bosses pushing ministers for more details on life post-Brexit at the Conservative Party's annual conference.
The sweeping victory of centrist and right-wing parties in municipal elections on Sunday will give Brazil's new President Michel Temer at least a temporary boost as he pushes through austerity reforms, analysts said Monday.
"Boy did I do well with evangelicals, right?" A boastful Donald Trump basked in the adulation of Christian conservatives at a rally this week in Council Bluffs, Iowa as he recalled their surprisingly strong support in the hard-fought Republican presidential primaries.
The drama within Spain's opposition Socialist Party which saw the resignation of Pedro Sanchez as leader could now finally unblock months of political paralysis, analysts predict.
Colombians say they are sick of their country's 52-year civil war. So why did a thin majority of voters reject their biggest chance yet for peace?
One would imagine that a document listing individuals described as "proscribed persons under the law" would be of paramount importance for Pakistan, a country in the throes of a do-or-die battle against militancy.