Europe

Cyprus talks fail to solve decades-long dispute

Turkish and Greek Cypriot sides, and guarantor powers fail to reach a deal after over two years of UN-backed efforts.

Cyprus talks fail to solve decades-long dispute

Opinion

Will Trump strike North Korea?

A US strike on Pyongyang would provoke an all-out war on the Korean peninsula.

Peter Ward

by Peter Ward

Peter Ward

Asia Pacific

US, South Korea fire 'barrage of missiles'

North Korea's Kim Jong-un vows to never abandon nuclear weapons, saying Tuesday's test was a 'gift' to the US.

US, South Korea fire missiles after North's ICBM test

Opinion

The battle for Mosul is almost over. What next?

Can ISIL make a comeback in Mosul?

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

by Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Ibrahim Al-Marashi

Opinion

Why did Qatar leave the Djibouti-Eritrea border?

The renewed Djibouti-Eritrea border dispute is the first ripple effect of the Gulf crisis in Africa.

Sultan Barakat

by Sultan Barakat
- Sansom Milton

Sultan Barakat

Middle East

Qatar denounces Gulf states' 'policy of domination'

'Orchestrated campaign' against Qatar to change 'independent foreign policy' is not going to work, special envoy says.

Qatar denounces Gulf states' 'policy of domination'

Philippines

13 Philippine marines killed as US joins Marawi battle

US confirms it is 'assisting' Philippine army in besieged Marawi where fighting broke out more than two weeks ago.

Africa

CAR: Tension high among civilians as violence surges

Tens of thousands fled the town of Bria after heavy fighting broke out this week in Central African Republic's south.

CAR: Tension high among civilians as violence surges

Asia

The Bhim Army: The new voice of India's Dalits

What is behind the caste violence in Saharanpur district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh?

Dalit vs Thakur: Who is behind the simmering conflict?

Opinion

Mindanao crisis: A city on fire

All of a sudden, the Philippines is grappling with the spectre of ISIL and, for some, Marcosian authoritarianism.

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Opinion

What should the US' next move be in Afghanistan?

A US decision to boost troop numbers in Afghanistan would be welcome, but there is need for a more robust engagement.

Omar Samad

by Omar Samad

Omar Samad

Africa

'Grave alarm' as CAR violence kills 100

Militia fighting spreads in rural areas of Central African Republic, with UN official calling it 'highly worrying'.

UN: As many as 100 killed in CAR fighting

Opinion

Self-determination is the key for peace in South Sudan

An indigenous, all-inclusive national peace process is indispensable to permanent peace and stability in South Sudan.

Laura Nyantung Beny

by Laura Nyantung Beny

Laura Nyantung Beny

Africa

Can Nigeria's Chibok girls ever be truly free?

Being released is only the first step in a long road to recovery for the most famous prisoners in the country.

Can Nigeria's Chibok girls ever be truly free?

Asia

War of words over deadly Afghan-Pakistan clashes

Kabul denies Islamabad's claim that its forces killed 50 Afghan soldiers as tensions deepen over border fighting.

Pakistan and Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes