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New Israeli elections will put Israeli-Palestinian relations at stake again

Palestinian analysts believe that Israeli decision of holding new general elections after failing to form a coalition government, puts again the relationship between the...
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Abortion to be major election issue in 2020 U.S. presidential race

Abortion has vaulted to the forefront of issues in the lead up to the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, and experts said the issue may...
migrants

Italy’s ever-stricter anti-migrant policies draw legal controversy

The latest moves in Italy's ongoing effort to prevent migrants fleeing violence in Africa and the Middle East from setting foot on Italian soil...
Free Trade Zone

Forthcoming African free trade pact to inspire economic integration

As the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) currently stands ready for entry into effect, experts and analysts have emphasized the pact as a...
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Nigeria’s Presidential Elections and the Direction Flow

With the rescheduled Nigerian presidential election just two days away, experts have warned that effects of the vote delay still linger and it is...
Interest Loans

Cheaper loans elude Kenyans despite interest rate caps

Kenyans are still grappling with high loan charges more than two years since the east African nation introduced caps on banks' lending interest rates. A...
British Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May Fights to Save Her Brexit Deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May greeted the new year by starting efforts on two fronts, at home and abroad, to breathe life into her...
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U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal could spell doom

The withdrawal of the United States from the Iranian nuclear deal would cause serious consequences and high tension in the Middle East which may...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with his US counterpart Donald Trump on the sidelines of a Group of 20 (G20) summit, in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. The two heads of state exchanged in-depth views on bilateral ties and global hot-spot issues. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

American Farmers Will Take All The Heat in U.S.-China Trade Disputes

American farmers have been bracing for a tariffs race between the United States and China ignited by the Trump administration -- economic shots that...
Workers conduct a final check on vehicles before they go off the production line at an assembly workshop of a passenger vehicle manufacturing base of Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor Group, Jan. 2018. (Photo from CFP)

News Analysis: Uganda to begin manufacturing of motor vehicles

What started as extra-curricular work at Uganda's top university has evolved into a potential automotive industry that could revolutionize the country's economy. Uganda is now...
Kenya Elections won by Jubilee Party of Kenyatta and Ruto

Kenyatta expected to pacify opponents with policy shifts

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta would be forced to focus his second term in office toward building a more inclusive society while also reviewing the...
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American gas prices slumping without break

How far will gas prices drop? American consumers asked this week, as some experts said summer prices could drop to 1990 levels. ...
AFP/File / Ilyas Akengin Turkey claims 24 people have been killed in the border town of Kilis by rocket fire from Islamic State jihadists in Syria

IS resorts to worldwide revenge over its Mideast mess

Palestinian observers said the recent attacks of the Islamic State (IS) in various parts of the world were motivated by revenge, following a series...
Arabia

Qatar crisis rages on as opposing parties stand their ground

The ongoing crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries seems to have no sooner solution as the rivaling parties hold their unyielding ground. ...
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Palestinians greatly troubled by Gulf crisis, fear consequences

Following the declaration of Gulf and Arab states to boycott Qatar, which broke out two weeks ago, and the decision to take measures against...
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British leaders hot over tower block disaster

The scale of the Grenfell Tower disaster in which at least 58 people have died has received worldwide coverage and provoked an unusual amount...
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Turkey deepens diplomatic negotiation over Qatari crisis

Turkey is intensifying its diplomatic efforts to mediate the crisis between Qatar and several Arab countries, but experts say the results could be limited...
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Structural reforms needed to address China-U.S. trade imbalances

To address the trade imbalances between China and the United States, which have been the focus of the Trump administration's trade policy toward China,...
climate change

Paris Agreement exit could further sour U.S. relations with key allies

With the decision to leave the landmark 2015 global accord to fight climate change, President Donald Trump could further sour Washington's relations with key...
European Union

Is EU billions-euro help enough to salvage Italy’s troubled bank?

The European Union (EU) and the Italian government this month sealed a deal that probably represents the last best chance for Italy's beleaguered Banca...
British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister's questions at the House of parliament in London, Britain, Feb. 8, 2017. The British House of Commons on Wednesday night passed the Brexit Bill which gives the British government the power to begin the formal process of Britain leaving the European Union. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)

The battle for 10 Downing Street: a two horse race

It's the most famous front door in the world, home to British prime ministers since 1735, and this week the focal point of Britain's...
South Sudan

Fault lines in South Sudan rebel movement offers peace a chance

Growing cracks within the South Sudan rebel movement coupled with international pressure on the government side seem to provide a ray of hope to...
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G7 Splits Over Climate Change with Trump’s Lone Position

The final communique released Saturday after a the Group of Seven (G7) countries summit gave its backing to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate...
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Is G-7 summit as relevant as it once was?

With the 43rd session of the Group of Seven (G-7) summit about to get underway, some analysts wonder whether the high-profile forum that began...
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Rouhani seeks to mend Iran-Saudi ties over regional influence

Re-elected as Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani will keep on interaction with the world and try to mend ties with Saudi Arabia, an Iranian...
Wpid Money Growth

Italy needs to promote exportation for economic growth

Italy's larger-than-expected rise in consumer prices in April could be an important signal of an economic rebound for the country's struggling economy, but economists...
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U.S. Facebook murder an act of random killing by deranged person

For a U.S. killer who grabbed nationwide headlines after broadcasting a murder on Facebook, the act was a last message to a world he...
European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister David Cameron (from L to R) hold a meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, early Feb. 19, 2016. (Xinhua/The European Union)

Italy still needs reforms despite EU’s Juncker’s optimism

Although European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday voiced his confidence towards the Italian government, saying the country was "heading in the right direction,"...
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo

Russia to continue support for Syria despite Trump’s warnings

Despite U.S. President Donald Trump's with-us-or-without-us ultimatum to Russia, Moscow is likely to continue its support for the Syrian government led by Bashar al-Assad,...
Egyptian soldiers patrol near the sites attacked on Jan. 29, in Arish, North Sinai Province, Egypt, on Jan. 31, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in Sinai, Egypt, of which the death toll rose to 33. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Experts rule IS decline in Sinai as cause of attacks on Egyptian churches

The recent terrorist attacks on Egyptian churches in different provinces are motivated by the decline of the Sinai-based affiliates of the Islamic State militant...