Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko. Photo Kathrin Möbius, Wikipedia Commons.
Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko. Photo Kathrin Möbius, Wikipedia Commons.


Ukraine: Poroshenko Heckled, Biden Escapes Angry Protesters In Kiev

US Vice President Joe Biden backed out from appearing with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at a memorial ceremony in Kiev on Friday, when the US Secret Service determined it “wasn’t a good idea” after a crowd became “unruly,” a pool report said. “When Biden’s motorcade arrived on outskirts of what had become very large and […]

Myanmar - Burma
Myanmar - Burma


Catholic Church Marks 500 Years In Myanmar

By John Zaw and Michael Sainsbury, Thousands of Catholics arrived in Yangon on Friday for the start of a three-day celebration of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar. Cardinal Oswald Gracias, archbishop of Mumbai, attended the opening ceremony of the celebration at St Mary’s Cathedral in Yangon on behalf of Pope […]

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Montenegro flag


NATO Praises Montenegro Military Reforms

By Drazen Remikovic The NATO Military Committee, the Alliance’s highest military authority, praised military and institutional reforms in Montenegro, which is hoping to receive an invitation for membership in the western military alliance next year. General Knud Bartels, the chairman of the NATO Military Committee, praised the reforms that Montenegro has implemented in the defence […]

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Pakistan and Russia flags


Pakistan And Russia Sign Defence And Military Cooperation Agreement – Analysis

By Dr Subhash Kapila Pakistan and Russia signed a ‘Defence and Military Cooperation Agreement’ on November 20 in Rawalpindi during the significantly first-ever visit of a Russian Defence Minister to Pakistan in the changing security environment. Coming as it does virtually on the eve of the visit of the Russian President to India, what does […]

South Africa's Jacob Zuma. File photo
South Africa's Jacob Zuma. File photo.


‘A Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda': What Role For South Africa? – Analysis

By Neuma Grobbelaar Followers of the discourse around international development will be aware of the important debates that took place at the UN General Assembly during September 2014. The ambitious theme of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, “Delivering on and implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda” has set the scene for the […]

al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem. Photograph taken by Mark A. Wilson
al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem. Photograph taken by Mark A. Wilson


West Bank Clashes After Friday Prayers

Several riots were reported throughout the West Bank Friday afternoon following weekly sermons. Around 350 Palestinians demonstrated in Hebron, Israel Radio reported. Rioters were hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at police, who were responding with non-lethal means to disperse the protesters. Another hundred people were demonstrating and assaulting security forces near Nablus, where soldiers were […]