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South Asia
Barack Obama

Russia has a 'plan B' for Syria that would allow it to 'redefine the international order'

Russia's pattern of airstrikes in Syria indicate that it is preparing a "plan B" should the regime fail to restore a central Syrian state and be forced to retreat to a fragment of government-held territory along the Mediterranean.<p>"A second option [for Russia] is to fall back to the defensible parts …

Middle East

Radisson boss undeterred by Mali terror attack

The boss of the Radisson hotel chain said the company will press on with its emerging market expansion plans in the wake of November's tragedy<p>When the luxury hotel in Mali that had been attacked by Islamic militants in November re-opened last month, it was hailed as a triumph over terrorism.<p>Ibrahim …


Britain issues careful condemnation of ally Saudi Arabia

Government has been criticised for failing to condemn directly the execution of a prominent Shia cleric<p>Britain has issued its mildest possible condemnation of its close ally Saudi Arabia for executing a prominent Shia cleric as part of a mass execution of 47 alleged “terrorists”.<p>The government had …

South Asia

Starvation as a tool of war in Syria | Politics

Fighting from within, bombed from above, and now starvation.<p>Syria's struggling population continues to dwindle as lives are lost to war and hunger.<p>More than half of all Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance.<p>The UN says it is unable to help around two million children because they're …

Middle East

Suspected UK extremist and English-speaking boy warn of attacks in Isis clip

An extremist suspected to be British and a young English-speaking boy have appeared in a new Islamic State propaganda video that appears to show the murder of five hostages accused of being UK spies.<p>The 11-minute footage, which was released by the Isis media wing, includes a “message for David …


Saudi Arabia Cuts Ties With Iran Amid Fallout From Cleric’s Execution