World Politics

February 3, 2016
February 3, 2016

Anger, sanctions threats greet NKorea rocket launch plans

South Korea and Japan echo US warnings that North Korea would pay a heavy price if it pushes ahead with a planned rocket launch just weeks after conducting its fourth nuclear test.

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

The Grand Theatre of War

World War I was once thought of as 'the War to End All Wars'. But the hypothesis that “violence can be extinguished with greater violence” has since been thoroughly disproved and should...

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

Anatomy of two E-waste disasters

Discarded end-of-life electronic and electrical devices, or e-waste, are the fastest growing waste stream in the world.

November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015

David Cameron hold talks with French President

David Cameron is holding talks in Paris with French President Francois Hollande on co-operation in the fight against so-called Islamic State.

November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015

EU agrees to tighten borders after Paris attacks

EU ministers agrees to get tough on border security after the devastating Paris attacks, as prosecutors said a third body had been found following a police raid on the ringleader's hideout.

November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015

28 “terrorists” shot dead in China

Chinese police kill 28 members of a "terrorist group" in the mainly Muslim Xinjiang region, in the bloodiest such operation in months and as Beijing denounces Western "double...

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

The Assad Dead End

Forget principles and morality. Forget, or try to forget, the quarter-million deaths for which Bashar al-Assad is responsible, directly or indirectly, since choosing to respond with violence to a...

November 4, 2015
November 4, 2015

Sisi defends Egypt’s security laws

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi defends Egypt's sweeping security laws, insisting he is still taking the country on a path to democracy.

October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015

US: Iran to be invited to Syria talks

The United States announces that Iran may take part in talks to end the civil war in Syria and warned of increased military action against the Islamic State.

October 25, 2015
October 25, 2015

Tony Blair apologises for Iraq war ‘mistakes’

Tony Blair apologises for mistakes made over the Iraq War - and said there were "elements of truth" to claims the war caused the rise of Islamic State.