Mike Hanna

Mike Hanna

Middle East

UN chief on Syria: 'Cold War is back with a vengeance'

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' statement came a day before the US, UK, and France launched strikes targeting alleged chemical weapons sites in Syria.

UN chief on Syria: 'Cold War is back with a vengeance'

US & Canada

Alton Sterling shooting: No criminal charges for US police

Decision to clear the two white officers comes as another investigation gets under way into the killing of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was fatally shot in Sacramento last week.

Alton Sterling shooting: No criminal charges for US police

Politics

Ongoing debate on the use of chemical weapons at the UN

The use of chemical weapons has been banned by the United Nations for decades, but reports of chemical attacks continue to emerge.

Ongoing debate on the use of chemical weapons at the UN

News

US attorney general recuses himself from Russia investigations

The top American prosecutor is removing himself from any investigation related to Russia influencing the 2016 US election.

US attorney general recuses himself from Russia investigations

Politics

Al-Aqsa status quo at the heart of new violence

The agreed arrangements about access to the holy site need to be established.

Al-Aqsa status quo at the heart of new violence

East Jerusalem

Israel's right defies rabbinate over Al-Aqsa

Settler movement is challenging traditional interpretation of rabbinic law backed by ruling right-wing coalition.

Israel's right defies rabbinate over Al-Aqsa

Africa

Cashgate casts doubt on Banda's future

Civic groups still raise questions about Malawi president's role in massive financial theft.

Cashgate casts doubt on Banda's future

Africa

Mandela's art of 'understanding the enemy'

A senior correspondent reflects on decades of covering the savvy political operator who became an African icon.

Mandela's art of 'understanding the enemy'

Africa

Why the Obama visit matters

The US offers crucial trade and health aid to South Africa and Obama’s visit could be used to strengthen them.

Why the Obama visit matters

Africa

Mandela's health: Shooting the messenger

The media covering the illness of Nelson Mandela were unjustly attacked by the government, the family and the public.

Mandela's health: Shooting the messenger

Middle East

A tale of two anniversaries

The difference between revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt may lie in one word - "consensus."

A tale of two anniversaries

Asia

China's Hu Jintao clings to socialist economy

As China enjoys economic growth, one has to wonder: Why does 'Socialism with Chinese characteristics' work?

China's Hu Jintao clings to socialist economy