International Relations

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

<b>Saudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheads. They have long been rivals, but it's all recently got a lot more tense. Here's why.</b><p>How come Saudi Arabia and Iran don't get along?<p>Saudi Arabia and Iran - two powerful neighbours - are locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance.<p>The decades-old feud …

Middle East

NATO says world war is more likely as China and Russia rise above the West

A top NATO official has warned of a shift in global military strength from the Western military alliance to China and Russia, a move he said could …

Geopolitics

Saudis expand crackdown with arrest of military officials and businessmen, WSJ reports

Saudi authorities have reportedly detained about two dozen military officials and several businessmen, widening a crackdown that has already ensnared …

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

History of Yugoslavia - Overview

Location of Yugoslavia<p>Yugoslavia was located in the Balkan region of Europe, to the east of Italy.<p>The Origins of Yugoslavia<p>There have been three …

Geopolitics

This DIY investor manages his £1m portfolio. Two experts tell him what he's doing wrong

For more than 30 years Robert Mohamed worked in investment banks in Britain, America and the Middle East. Now 56, he is able to draw on his private pension savings, worth more than £1m.<p>With his background, he is perhaps not the typical “DIY” investor, but he faces the same challenges.<p>He must ensure …

Finance

US and Poland strike $10.5 billion missile defense deal

The US has approved the $10.5 billion sale of a Patriot anti-missile system to NATO ally Poland. Eastern European NATO states have been ramping up …

News

UK tech has sold political support for a measly pot of cash and visas

When Theresa May became prime minister, the tech sector felt a sudden and unexpected chill. Under David Cameron, entrepreneurs had grown used to a …

Brexit

Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, …

World Politics

Trump can't start a nuclear way by himself, but there's not much stopping him

An expert on why it's easier for Trump to launch nuclear weapons than it should be.<p>Senators held a congressional hearing on Tuesday to discuss the US president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike. It was the first hearing to overtly address this issue in more than four decades.<p>The hearing was …

Politics

How 5 of the World's Biggest Trade Deals Have Fared in the Trump Era

“America First” is finally here… and it doesn’t look much different to what came before. But trade is the area we’re seeing the most obvious unwind …

World News

Trump’s worst trip ever — until his next one

Jim Watson, AFP/Getty ImagesWorld leaders join hands for a photo during the opening ceremony of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) …

Donald Trump

North Korea says nuclear weapons are its only option against "repressive U.S. imperialists"

North Korea is rejecting calls from China to step away from its nuclear program, claiming such weapons are vital to the security of its people, the …

War

What does the Church really teach about nuclear war?

Vatican City, Nov 17, 2017 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Vatican conference discussing “A World Free From Nuclear Weapons,” held Nov. 10-11, is the …

Christianity

India, France urge global community to act against nations sponsoring terror, resolve to boost defence, trade ties

<b>New Delhi</b>: Gravely concerned over growing terrorism, India and France on Friday decided to strengthen counter-terror cooperation, and asked the …

India

US and Poland agree $10.5bn missile defence deal

in Warsaw<p>The US Department of State has approved a possible deal worth up to $10.5bn to sell Patriot missile defence systems to Poland, American …

U.S. Dept. of State

Sajjan touts Canada's emboldened defence role

HALIFAX — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan opened a security conference on Friday by saying Canada is embracing a more muscular approach to …

Canadian News

The fear is back: Oil anxiety surcharge returns as tensions mount in the Middle East again

Barrel traders recently pushed the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil above US$55 — the first time in over two years.<p>Scarcity doesn’t really …

Canadian News

Start by believing victims of sexual assault

When I was a young man growing up, dating or “going steady” with girls from my high school, I distinctly remember a 16-year-old girlfriend confiding …

Montana

New Delhi, Beijing agree maintaining peace vital for growth of bilateral ties

Tensions flared in June after Bhutan objected to an attempt by Chinese troops to build a road on the Doklam plateau. Indian troops, stationed in …

China

Dean of Diplomatic Corps Flags Concern Over Delhi Pollution

With reports of foreign diplomats having left Delhi trickling in, the Dominican Republic’s ambassador to India met with MEA officials on Friday to …

New Delhi

China will fill the space left by America’s retreat

Donald Trump’s tour of Asia — his most significant exercise in foreign policy since taking office — provided, in many ways, a snapshot of his …

China

Market watch: Sensex, Nifty end on mixed note

<b>Mumbai:</b> The stock market ended on a mixed note for the week with benchmark Sensex registering a modest rise of 28.24 points, end at 33,342.80, while …

Business (India)

Trump's Asia pivot

[APPLAUSE]<p>On some levels, Trump's trip to Asia was very successful in that he didn't make any major gaffes. He travelled to Japan, South Korea, …

World Politics

2017 Alfred Deakin Institute oration

Thank you Vice Chancellor, Professor Mansouri, my friend and colleague Sarah Henderson the Member for Corangamite, ladies and gentlemen, good evening.<p>…

Julie Bishop

Sajjan tells security forum Canada will deal Daesh threats from afar or close to home

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said the military and other security agencies are taking measures to ensure that Canadians who fight with Daesh pose …

Harjit Sajjan

Oil set for first weekly loss since October amid Opec deal jitters

Oil prices are poised for their first weekly loss in six on Friday amid concerns over rising US output and growing doubts over whether Russia would …

Oil

National space agencies of Asia-Pacific countries look to develop satellites in collaboration

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the national space agencies of the Asia-Pacific region are looking towards collaboratively developing small and …

Exploration

Commentary: Ambitious Asia trip for a US president leaves region longing for more

SINGAPORE: With five countries in 12 days, US President Donald Trump’s Asia visit was ambitious. He managed to check off some of the key items he …

South China Sea

Contractions

We have said that there has not for decades been so good a moment to be a fascist. We have said that this is an epoch of unprecedented social sadism, …

Trump Administration

Corporate Power, E-Commerce, and the World Trade Organization

In the early 1990s, transnational corporations (TNCs) in the agriculture, services, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing sectors each got agreements as …

Liberal View