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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

Macron to host Putin at Versailles

Macron to host Putin at Versailles

France has tried to mediate an end to the Ukraine crisis, but has opposing views to Russia's involvement in Syria.

After Trump, Brexit, can’t rely on US, Britain: Merkel

After Trump, Brexit, can’t rely on US, Britain: Merkel

The German Chancellor described a recent meeting with US President Trump as "very dissatisfying".

North Korea tests new anti-aircraft weapon

North Korea tests new anti-aircraft weapon

China persists that dialogue with North Korea is the only way to reduce tensions.

Chinese FM meets top Russian leaders in Moscow

Chinese FM meets top Russian leaders in Moscow

Russia is our most important strategic partner in working on the Belt and Road, Wang Yi said.

China’s markets shrug off Moody’s downgrade

China’s markets shrug off Moody’s downgrade

Chinese analysts have rebuked Moody's ratings agency saying it applies a double standard between east and west.

South Korea’s Moon appoints security advisors

South Korea’s Moon appoints security advisors

President Moon Jae-in wants to mix diplomacy and economics to calm tensions with the north on the Korean Peninsula.

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

China’s markets shrug off Moody’s downgrade

China’s markets shrug off Moody’s downgrade

Chinese analysts have rebuked Moody's ratings agency saying it applies a double standard between east and west.

China, Russia to build wide-body jets

China, Russia to build wide-body jets

China is now the fourth jumbo jet producer after the United States, Western Europe and Russia.

Russian Premier to meet Erdogan in Istanbul

Russian Premier to meet Erdogan in Istanbul

Earlier this year, Erdogan praised the two countries' friendship, saying it is "strong enough to overcome their differences".

World News

Macron to host Putin at Versailles

France has tried to mediate an end to the Ukraine crisis, but has opposing views to Russia's involvement in Syria.

After Trump, Brexit, can’t rely on US, Britain: Merkel

The German Chancellor described a recent meeting with US President Trump as "very dissatisfying".

North Korea tests new anti-aircraft weapon

China persists that dialogue with North Korea is the only way to reduce tensions.

South Korea’s Moon appoints security advisors

President Moon Jae-in wants to mix diplomacy and economics to calm tensions with the north on the Korean Peninsula.