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    1. April 17, 2016

      Palmyra is the site of war crimes as well as world heritage

      Minutes after news broke that the Unesco world heritage site of Palmyra had been liberated from the Islamic extremists...

    2. April 13, 2016

      Chinese hacking of US companies declines

      Chinese cyber spying on American companies has decreased since a September agreement between presidents Barack Obama...

    1. April 12, 2016

      Candidates for new UN secretary-general to start pitches in public

      The eight candidates to be the next secretary-general of the UN will for the first time pitch for the job in public, in...

    2. March 18, 2016

      North Korea fires ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

      North Korea has fired a mid-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, in its latest show of force to defy tougher...

    3. March 15, 2016

      Kim Jong Un reveals plan for fifth North Korea nuclear bomb test

      Kim Jong Un has announced plans for a fifth North Korean nuclear bomb test, less than two weeks after the UN Security...

    4. Fast FT

      March 8, 2016

      Iran conducts new ballistic missile tests

      Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it conducted a new round of ballistic missiles tests on Tuesday, a potential violation...

    5. March 7, 2016

      Philippines impounds North Korean ship

      The Philippines said on Monday it had impounded a North Korean ship, becoming the first country to enforce tough new...

    6. March 2, 2016

      North Korea hit with tough new sanctions

      The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to impose tough new sanctions on North Korea in response to its...

    7. February 25, 2016

      US and China agree North Korea sanctions

      The US and China have agreed on a new UN resolution to place additional sanctions on North Korea in response to its...

    8. February 18, 2016

      China’s strategy on North Korea to be tested amid US pressure

      China’s strategy to contain North Korea’s nuclear ambitions faces a crucial test in the coming days as the UN Security...

    9. February 15, 2016

      Tensions between Russia and Turkey reach new peak

      Tension between Russia and Turkey has reached a new peak as the two countries step up military action in Syria in...

    10. February 11, 2016

      US seeks tougher sanctions on North Korea

      After imposing punishing sanctions on Iran that eventually pushed Tehran into nuclear concessions, the US Congress is...

    11. February 8, 2016

      US calls for tighter sanctions after N Korea rocket launch

      The US has ramped up pressure on China to impose new penalties on North Korea after Pyongyang on Sunday launched a...

    12. February 3, 2016

      North Korea missile launch plan raises alarm

      Washington, Seoul and Tokyo have condemned Pyongyang’s decision to launch a long-range rocket this month, after North...

    13. January 29, 2016

      North Korea activity points to missile test

      North Korea appears to be preparing to launch a long-range rocket in defiance of international sanctions even as the UN...

    14. January 23, 2016

      UN warns Burundi to rein in violent security forces

      The Burundian government must rein in its security forces perpetrating violence in the country and engage its opponents...

    15. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Colombians agree to bring UN in for peace deal

      A deal to end five decades of violent conflict between the Colombian government and the Farc Marxist rebel group took...

    16. January 19, 2016

      N Korea nuclear test highlights ineffectiveness of sanctions

      As the UN Security Council considers its response to North Korea’s fourth nuclear test, Pyongyang should brace itself...

    17. The World

      January 14, 2016

      Who will be the next UN Secretary-General?

      Over the next few weeks, the international media will fixate on the New Hampshire primary – a crucial step in the race...

    18. January 11, 2016

      Libya reaches most critical juncture since Gaddafi’s fall

      Libya’s descent into violence and instability over the past 18 months has brought a collapse in the country’s oil...

    19. December 27, 2015

      A chasm at the heart of the Syrian crisis

      There is a big Sunni hole at the heart of international efforts to find a way out of Syria’s civil war and turn the...

    20. December 18, 2015

      UN Security Council unites on Syria peace plan

      The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution on Friday that calls for a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war...

    21. December 18, 2015

      Kerry walks high wire in talks with Putin

      As the Syrian civil war drags in more countries, John Kerry is testing the limits of one of the most vexed issues in...

    22. December 17, 2015

      Syria: UN backs move to squeeze Isis finances

      The UN Security Council has unanimously backed a US-Russian resolution calling for tougher measures to block Isis and...

    23. December 9, 2015

      US to investigate Iran ballistic missile claims

      The US said it was conducting a “serious review” of reports that Iran has tested a medium-range ballistic missile,...

    24. December 8, 2015

      Italy and US launch Libya peace push amid fears on Isis expansion

      Italy and the US are launching one of the most aggressive diplomatic efforts yet to end the civil war in Libya amid...

    25. November 27, 2015

      Cameron’s case for action on Syria merits support

      Nearly two years after it took control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, there can be no doubt about the grave threat posed...

    26. November 21, 2015

      Paris attacks: UN passes resolution urging action against Isis

      The UN unanimously approved a resolution on Friday calling on governments to “take all necessary measures” in the fight...

    27. November 13, 2015

      Q&A: What’s next for Burundi?

      In the past several months, more than 240 people have died and 200,000 have fled amid violence triggered by Burundi...

    28. November 12, 2015

      UN in sanctions threat to Burundi over violence

      The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution warning Burundi that it faced the imposition of...

    29. November 8, 2015

      Burundi unrest poses threat to whole region, warns Kenya

      Escalating instability in Burundi is threatening regional prosperity, Kenya warned on Sunday, as deadly violence...

    30. October 29, 2015

      India launches summit to reinvigorate Africa ties

      Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned on the charm for Africa’s leaders on Thursday, promising to deepen...

    31. The World

      October 23, 2015

      Putin on Isis: 'when a fight is inevitable, you hit first'

      If Vladimir Putin is looking for a way out of his estrangement from the west over the Ukraine crisis, he sometimes has...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2015

      Eastern Europe must grab its chance to name the next UN Secretary General

      One of the hottest topics for discussion at the United Nations General Assembly this week isn’t even on the official...

    33. David Allen Green

      September 8, 2015

      When does the UK government have licence to kill?

      On Monday, the prime minister told the House of Commons that a specific UK citizen had been killed deliberately by the...

    34. September 7, 2015

      Cameron insists drone strike on UK citizen fully justified

      David Cameron said the circumstances of Reyaad Khan’s death were “relatively unique”, but in the House of Commons there...

    35. August 21, 2015

      US air strike in Iraq kills Isis second-in-command

      A US military air strike killed the second-in-command of Isis earlier this week, the White House said on Friday. Ned...

    36. August 8, 2015

      Somalia corruption probe: minister asked Lord Howard for funding

      A Somali minister wrote to Michael Howard last year requesting “financial support” from the UK oil company which is...

    37. August 4, 2015

      Move to seize North Korean ship in Mexico over abduction case

      The family of a South Korean man believed killed in North Korea are trying to seize a Pyongyang-owned vessel being held...

    38. July 21, 2015

      Russia sees big potential from Iran deal

      When the UN Security Council unanimously approved the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, Russia paid tribute with an...

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