19 Jul 2018

Xi to start tour of Middle East, African nations, meet with Putin at BRICS summit

Chinese President Xi Jinxing has begun his 5-country, 10-day tour of the United Arab Emirates, Senegal, Rwanda, South Africa, and Mauritius, as a part of efforts to strengthen Chinese economic and political ties in the countries and the wider regions. In South Africa, Xi will attend a BRICS summit alongside

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08 Jun 2018

Index shows continued increase in global conflict

A recent peace index listed drops in peacefulness for 92 states and improvements for only 71 during 2017.  “’There is an ongoing deterioration in global peace,’ Steve Killelea, head of the Australia-based IEP, told DW. ‘It’s gradual and it’s been going on for the last decade.’ The conflicts in the

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04 Sep 2012

Jordan’s Uncertain Future

Public protests erupted throughout Jordan in February of this year. While security officials in Amman are well accustomed to demonstrations within the city limits, the February protests also reached further out into the tribal regions, leading some to think that these small tremors of unrest are signs of a larger

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