world affairs

India

The Chinese Dragon Breathing Down India's Chicken Neck

Geopolitical and historical intrigue could lead to war-mongering along the Indian-Chinese border,...

Turkey

French Press Stands With Cumhuriyet As Trial Opens In Turkey

Libération, July 24, 2017 Leading French daily Libération showed its support for embattled Turkish opposition daily Cumhuriyet, as a trial gets underway for 17 journalists and staff members ...

Tunisia

Migrants' Many Shades Of Death Along The Tunisian Coast

In the south of Tunisia, near the Libyan border, an ancient dump serves as a cemetery for immigra...

Algeria

Algerian Bikini Revolt One Year After Burkini Battle In France

Some 3,000 women gathered on the beach of Annaba to protest the mandatory wearing of burkinis &md...

Venezuela

Venezuela On The Brink, Lessons From Castro And ​Perón

Colombian novelist William Ospina had advice for Fidel Castro, and now for Nicolas Maduro. Given ...

Central African Republic

African Blood Diamonds For Sale On Facebook And WhatsApp

They don't hide in the abyss of the Dark Web. From Bangui, Beirut, Bordeaux or elsewhere, they use social media to promote their products and services. They are blood diamond community managers ...

Germany

The False Illusion Of Female Power In Politics

Britain, Poland and even Germany are all examples of how having women in power doesn't necess...

Germany

Kosovo's Path From Secular Nation To Europe's Jihadist Stronghold

PRISTINA — In front of socialist era high-rise blocks, Bill Clinton waves to the Kosovars. Kosovo Albanians built the statue in the capital, Pristina, in gratitude for the bombing of then ...

France

Paris Will Always Be Paris, Trump Will Always Be Trump

-Analysis- PARIS — "Paris sera toujours Paris ..." When French singer Maurice Chevalier first released the classic tune in 1939, the aim was to brighten the mood of the curfew-burdened French ...

Syria

One More Thing To Rescue In Syria: Books

Teachers and volunteers in a rural Daraa town are braving bullets and airstrikes to rescue books ...

Spain

Extra! Spain Remembers ETA Victim 20 Years Later

La Razon, July 11, 2017 Like other top Spanish newspapers, Madrid-based La Razon used its front page Tuesday to pay homage to Miguel Angel Blanco, a day ahead of the 20th anniversary of his ...

Argentina

Argentina's Famous Meat Industry Grills President Over "Vegan Mondays"

Beef is a big deal in Argentina. But in the Casa Rosada presidential palace, people (including th...

Israel

India, Israel And Iran: Three's A Crowd?

For the first time since India established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992, an Indian prime minister traveled to Israel. Narendra Modi’s historic three-day visit began today in Tel Aviv, ...

Nigeria

No More Marshall Plans, Africa Needs A New Development Model

Public development assistance has not achieved its objective of reducing entrenched poverty in Af...

Estonia

Estonia, Leading The EU Into The E-Future

With Britain missing its turn for the European Union presidency in light of Brexit, the rotating six-month duty has fallen into Estonia’s lap earlier than planned. Until the end of the year, ...

Venezuela

Venezuela, Maduro's Greatest Threat May Be Old Friends

-Analysis- Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is still in charge — that much we know. What is less clear is whether he has a stronger or weaker grasp on power after the murky late-night ...

France

Vengeance, Guilt, Mysticism: The Making Of A Terrorist Mind

Analyzing letters and testimony of ISIS terrorists shows how eye-for-an-eye arguments in defense ...

Ethiopia

Gebeya: Shaping A Robust African Software Industry

SPONSORED CONTENT In this technology driven world, Africa is still recording low iGDP compared to its neighbouring continents. Funding, infrastructure, electricity and IT literacy are among the ...

Iran

Drug Use Doubles In Iran, But True Numbers May Be Even Higher

Iran's Islamic regime may have harsh penalties for drug trafficking, but officials are now estimating that the number of "regular drug users" has doubled in the past six years, from 1.3 million to ...

Libya

Can A Libyan Warlord Help Europe Solve The Migrant Crisis?

Hundreds of thousands of refugees want to reach Europe via Libya, constituting a billion dollar t...

Syria

Slaves Of ISIS, Yazidi Survivors Share Unspeakable Horrors

The minority Yazidi people were killed and taken captive by the Islamic State. Once held as sex s...