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BRICS Opinion

Kishore Mahbubani

Xi, Modi, Jokowi: The rise of a new triad

The new leadership in the three Asian nations are all well positioned to take important steps forward, writes Mahbubani.


Firas Al-Atraqchi

The purge of Iraq’s minorities could have been avoided

The Christians, Mandeans and Yazidis have faced extermination since 2004, but their plight has been largely ignored.


Larbi Sadiki

Gaza Diplomacy: The War of Words

In the international community's diplomatic management of the war in Gaza, it seems 'might makes right', writes Dr. Sadiki.


Oliver Stuenkel

As Western power diminishes, BRICS rises

The recently concluded BRICS Summit was a resounding success, writes Stuenkel.


Anthony W. Pereira

The “B” in BRICS: Beautiful or Bombastic?

Brazil's criticism of the undemocratic nature of global governance is valid, writes Dr. Pereira.

BRICS News

APEC must find new areas of growth: China

APEC must find new areas of growth: China

Chinese President Xi Jinping invited India, not a member of the group, to attend the 2014 APEC summit in November.

China launches high-definition Earth Observation satellite

China launches high-definition Earth Observation satellite

It is China's most advanced high-definition Earth observation satellite, and is able to see a one-meter-long object in full color.

Russia, China ready for joint drills that begin Sunday

Russia, China ready for joint drills that begin Sunday

Moscow has also sent eight Mi-8 helicopter gunships and four Su-25 jets to aid the ground drills.

Mugabe to visit China, seek aid package

Mugabe to visit China, seek aid package

Chinese businesses are already investing tens of millions of dollars in the energy, manufacturing, mining and water sectors.

Rousseff ratings up 6 points, highest since April

Rousseff ratings up 6 points, highest since April

The poll results published on Monday showed Campos’ running mate, Marina Silva, statistically tied with Rousseff in a runoff.

Aid to East Ukraine will be delivered shortly: Russia FM

Aid to East Ukraine will be delivered shortly: Russia FM

The Russian convoy is carrying 2,000 tonnes of water, baby food and other aid for people in east Ukraine.

In-Depth

The Ebola virus: Origins and dangers

Deforestation, poverty and recession have increased the likelihood of humans coming in contact with Ebola-carrying wildlife.

Special Coverage
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Q&A

Grateful for Russia, China support: Iraqi ambassador

Iraq has already received Sukhoi jets from Russia.

SA statistics body to aid policy linkage for provinces

The national statistics agency is aiming to provide sub-national quarterly national accounts.

Inside Track

The Ebola virus: Origins and dangers

The Ebola virus: Origins and dangers

Deforestation, poverty and recession have increased the likelihood of humans coming in contact with Ebola-carrying wildlife.

BRICS Social

Photo exhibit celebrates China-UK ties

Photo exhibit celebrates China-UK ties

Held at the home of the late former PM Edward Heath, it traces the history of rapprochement with Beijing.

China Supreme Court sets up environment tribunal

China Supreme Court sets up environment tribunal

A decades-old growth-at-all-costs economic model has spoiled much of China's water, skies and soil.

BRICS Business

FDI into China down 16.95% in July

FDI into China down 16.95% in July

Officials dismissed decline was related to China's ongoing anti-monopoly investigations into foreign-funded companies.

India WPI inflation dips to 5-month low

India WPI inflation dips to 5-month low

India’s wholesale price inflation dipped to a five month low of 5.19 per cent in July mainly on account of decline

South African Airways to continue flying to Ebola-hit West Africa

South African Airways to continue flying to Ebola-hit West Africa

Ebola outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90 per cent, says the WHO.

World News

UN force to deploy to Central African Republic

A UN official warned that "sectarian violence and the cycle of violent attacks and reprisals continue in many places in the country".

Mugabe to visit China, seek aid package

Chinese businesses are already investing tens of millions of dollars in the energy, manufacturing, mining and water sectors.

The Ebola virus: Origins and dangers

Deforestation, poverty and recession have increased the likelihood of humans coming in contact with Ebola-carrying wildlife.

UN sanctions target ISIL

The UN Resolution cited that as a splinter faction of Al-Qaeda, ISIL was subject to existing sanctions restricting access to funds and materiel.

Recent figures show that currencies in India and Brazil have fallen hard against the dollar as economists warn of a flight of foreign investments from emerging markets. Is this a threat to the BRICS's global economic momentum or will they weather it through?