Opinion

East Ukraine: Lessons from other breakaway 'republics'

Drawing historical comparisons should be done with caution as each conflict is the result of unique conditions.

Remi Piet

by Remi Piet

Remi Piet

Opinion

Kuwait summit: Arab unity or disunity?

Behind customary public pronouncements, representatives from the 22-member League of Arab States clashed in private.

Joseph A Kechichian

by Joseph A Kechichian

Joseph A Kechichian

Humanitarian crises

All on board Comoros plane survive crash

Twenty-nine people pulled out of the Indian Ocean waters after Brazilian-made aircraft crashes after takeoff.

All on board Comoros plane survive crash

Africa

Africa facing intensified 'food crisis'

New report suggests that numerous African and Middle East countries are at a high or extreme risk of a food crisis.

Africa facing intensified 'food crisis'

Opinion

Why do the Olympics matter?

Throughout history, and today, sport has brought bitter national rivals together while providing hope in tough times.

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

Environment

Indian Ocean tsunami alert lifted

Indonesia, India and Thailand downgrade tsunami alert issued after 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the Sumatra coast.

Indian Ocean tsunami alert lifted

Environment

Indian Ocean on tsunami alert after quakes

Indian Ocean tsunami warning extended after strong aftershock off northern Indonesia's coast.

Indian Ocean on tsunami alert after quakes

Sport

Japan through to final round of qualifying

Iraq and Japan reach last round of Asian qualifying for the 2014 World Cup while China and North Korea crash out.

Japan through to final round of qualifying

Africa

East Africa al-Qaeda chief killed in Somalia

Hillary Clinton says the killing of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is a significant blow to al-Qaeda and its allies.

East Africa al-Qaeda chief killed in Somalia

Sport

Egypt slump to brink of African elimination

Reigning champions all but out of next year's Africa Cup of Nations after being held to a 0-0 draw by South Africa.

Egypt slump to brink of African elimination

Sport

Cameroon held at home by Senegal

Samuel Eto'o missed a last-minute penalty as Cameroon's hopes of reaching Africa Cup of Nations take a blow.

Cameroon held at home by Senegal

Humanitarian crises

Recent air crashes

Air France Airbus crash in June 2009 remains the deadliest in recent months.

Recent air crashes