24 Feb 2015
On a fenced plot not far from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, a field of mustard is in full yellow bloom, representing his government's reversal of an effective ban on field trials of genetically modified (GM) food...
17 Feb 2015
On the surface life looks normal in the Libyan capital. Cafes are bustling with customers sipping cappuccino, while well-stocked shops sell anything from Italian underwear to French cheese.
But as in the days of Muammar Gaddafi, many...
15 Feb 2015
aint Michael, the archangel of battle, is tattooed across the back of a U.S. army veteran who recently returned toIraq and joined a Christian militia fighting Islamic State in what he sees as a biblical war between good and evil....
11 Feb 2015
For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest.
Storms, droughts, floods, and spells of extreme heat or exceptional cold: all can destroy wealth, ravage harvests,...
29 Jan 2015
A power struggle between two rival governments that threatens to tear Libya apart has started to take its toll on Misrata, an important shipping and industrial hub that had shrugged off the turmoil until now.
Production at the...
28 Jan 2015
The British Daily Mail pointed out that US First Lady Michelle Obama did not seem “impressed” by her visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, judging by her “grim face” as she had to step back as Saudi...
15 Jan 2015
Belgian police killed two men who opened fire on them during one of about a dozen raids on Thursday against an Islamist group that federal prosecutors said was about to launch "terrorist attacks on a grand scale".
Coming a week...
14 Jan 2015
Jihadist groups tied to the men who attacked France's Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Paris kosher supermarket are waging an increasingly sophisticated propaganda campaign targeting Western recruits, experts say.
11 Jan 2015
Pope Francis has called for more regulation of financial markets and rejected suggestions that his criticisms of unbridled capitalism smack of Marxism.
"Markets and financial speculation cannot enjoy absolute autonomy," he said...
10 Jan 2015
Germany's new anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement plans to rally again on Monday, when analysts expect its ranks to swell by thousands following this week's bloody jihadist violence in France.
Leaders of the so-called "Patriotic...