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BRICS Opinion

Mohamed Kouta

Our grief for Egypt’s Copts is not enough

National disunity has created the fertile ground necessary to breed the terrorists responsible for the bombings.


Danielle Ryan

Trump’s short-term popularity boost over Syria could turn into a long-term nightmare

With the Syria airstrikes, Trump has painted himself into a corner, writes Ryan.


Firas Al-Atraqchi

Clash of the Titans? Trump to meet Xi

How China and the US agree - or disagree - on handling North Korea will determine the scope of their future ties.


Bongani Mbindwane

South Africa’s Opposition See Eye to Eye with Trump

The official opposition in South Africa seems to be aligning its diplomatic politics with the new American president Donald Trump over Taiwan and Israel.


Shaheli Das

China-Brazil Strategic Partnership: Demystifying the Relationship

Sino-Brazil ties shifted from merely upgraded economic and military cooperation to a partnership that has imperative global implications, writes Shaheli Das.

BRICS News

Temer denies new bribery charges

Temer denies new bribery charges

Temer has been bedeviled by accusations of corruption since he took over from Dilma Rousseff last year.

Putin to host Chinese President Xi next week

Putin to host Chinese President Xi next week

The two allies are united in their opposition to deployment of anti-missile systems in Asia and Eastern Europe.

Want “fair” trading ties with India: Trump tells Modi

Want “fair” trading ties with India: Trump tells Modi

India has been concerned by President Trump's reform of the H1B visa system that has traditionally benefited Indian tech firms.

Modi to meet Trump at White House

Modi to meet Trump at White House

But will the two leaders discuss delicate issues such as the US H1B work visa for Indian tech talent?

SA current account deficit widens to 2.1% of GDP

SA current account deficit widens to 2.1% of GDP

The drop in consumer confidence after the ratings downgrade is bad for the economy as it reduces domestic demand.

Australia suspends operations over Syria amid Russia-US row

Australia suspends operations over Syria amid Russia-US row

Moscow will now track US-led coalition air craft as "targets" if they operate west of the Euphrates River.

In-Depth

Larger maize harvest will boost South Africa’s economic growth - Agbiz

Agbiz expects the rate of food inflation to decrease significantly, especially from the third quarter onward.




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Q&A

UN to increase cooperation with China

Xi is set to attend the World Economic Forum, making him the first Chinese head of state to do so.

Q&A: The Syrian humanitarian crisis

Aleppo is just the place from where we can start the conversation and, hopefully, extend it to every place where civilians are at risk.

Inside Track

Climate change risks rising for Europe – report

Climate change risks rising for Europe – report

Meanwhile, 2016 was declared the hottest year on record since measurements were taken in 1880.

BRICS Social

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

An increasing number of Chinese are going online for entertainment, gaming and reading, an annual industry report says.

Modi: One of Twitter’s most followed politicians leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

Modi: One of Twitter’s most followed politicians leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

Brazil's Temer and India's Modi are the most frequent Twitter users among BRICS leaders.

BRICS Business

SA current account deficit widens to 2.1% of GDP

SA current account deficit widens to 2.1% of GDP

The drop in consumer confidence after the ratings downgrade is bad for the economy as it reduces domestic demand.

China: Forum urges greater BRICS cooperation

China: Forum urges greater BRICS cooperation

The forum called on NGOs BRICS NGOs to reduce poverty and focusing on health and environmental protection.

India leads global growth in OECD report

India leads global growth in OECD report

BRICS' Russia and Brazil will in 2017 emerge from weak growth and head strong into 2018, the report says.

World News

Australia suspends operations over Syria amid Russia-US row

Moscow will now track US-led coalition air craft as "targets" if they operate west of the Euphrates River.

US set to deploy additional troops to Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has promised to deliver a South Asia strategy by mid-July.

Russia investigating whether ISIL leader killed in air raid

Al-Baghdadi may have been killed in northern Syria, Moscow says.

China: Forum urges greater BRICS cooperation

The forum called on NGOs BRICS NGOs to reduce poverty and focusing on health and environmental protection.