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Attack on Nord Stream kills prospects for dialogue in Ukra...

The three leaks that were discovered on Monday at the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines connecting Russia with Ge...

Who gains most from Nord Stream sabotage?

Gas bubbles in the Baltic Sea from the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline leak on September 27, 2022. Photo: Danish Defence Command /...

US agrees to Pacific Islands partnership, offers ‘big doll...

East-West Center President Suzanne Puanani Vares-Lum speaks next to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken during the U.S.-Pacific Is...

China may now have air superiority over US in Pacific

China's J-20 fighters fly in formation at an air show. Image: China Daily China’s jet fighter force may have already caught...

Fascism returns to Europe’s centerstage

The troika leading the far-right coalition that won Italy’s election: Giorgia Meloni (R), Silvio Berlusconi (C) and Matteo Salv...

What Marcos Jr promised to America

President Joe Biden meets with President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Thursday, September 22, 2022, in New York. Photo: N...

Beware the prospect of a nuclear calamity

A view of a Monument of the Soviet first mass-produced tactical nuclear bomb RDS-4 at the Fedora Poletaeva square in Moscow, Russia,...

PM Truss weighs UK embassy move in Israel to Jerusalem

British Prime Minister Liz Truss and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid meet at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday [Toby Melville vi...

New York City opening emergency centres for asylum seekers

Republican governors have sent busloads of people to New York City, Chicago and elsewhere in what critics denounce as a 'political stun...

Russia won’t congratulate CIA on its diamond jubilee

A US Senate commission in 1975 counted eight assassination attempts by CIA agents on Fidel Castro during 1960-1965 In the Rus...

‘End of an era’: how the Queen’s funeral was seen around t...

A passenger at Paris’s George V station, which was renamed for the day of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral. Photograph: Christ...

US interest in the pacific islands tested at pacific islan...

The US’ renewed interest in Pacific regionalism will be on show at the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders (PICL) meeting in Ha...

Collision or coexistence?

A series of provocative actions by the US suggest it is intensifying its confrontation with China. Announcement of a billion-dollar arm...

Big picture of disengagement in Ladakh

The Ministry of External Affairs has done the right thing by explaining its taciturn press release on Thursday in a single se...

Timely assertion of India’s strategic autonomy

Russian President Vladimir Putin (3rd from right) greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) at Vladivos...

‘Death of my beloved mother,’ heir Prince Charles will for...

File photo of late Queen Elizabeth and her son Charles during a State Opening of Parliament in London | ANI Photo via Reuters New...

UMNO split widens on ‘free Najib’ rally cry

Malaysian ex-prime minister Najib Razak's jailing is making political waves inside his ruling UMNO party. Image: Twitter SINGAPORE...

Can Liz Truss fix Britain?

During her campaign to become leader of the Conservative Party, Liz Truss’s team tweeted a promise to “hit the ground...

Israel’s war on love

The Israeli government has imposed various rules which affect Palestinians' private life, including marriage [Ahmad Gharabli/AFP]...

Queen Elizabeth dies

Queen Elizabeth, Britain's longest-reigning monarch and the nation's figurehead for seven decades, has died aged 96, Buckingham Palace...

Why Putin is still so popular in Russia

Vladimir Putin appears larger than life on screen as he addresses an audience at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on the eighth anniver...