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Dr. Sam Bateman

Does the US know what it’s doing in the South China Sea?

A retired Commodore of the Royal Australian Navy asks Washington “what freedoms are being threatened?” in the South China Sea.


Holly Dagres

Iran not likely to back away from China, but …

Iranian leaders had pledged to treat in kind powers who backed its position regarding nuclear power and lifting of sanctions.


Ben Reynolds

Buckle up: China’s economic downturn headed for US

A wide range of indicators point to a difficult year ahead for the U.S. economy, writes Reynolds.


Ambassador Mike Nicholas Sango

China, Russia helping Zimbabwe ride out West’s bullying

In 2016, Zimbabwe looks forward to positive changes in the living standards of its people, writes Ambassador Mike Nicholas Sango.


Jorge Arbache

Why Brazil’s crisis goes beyond the current political nightmare

Brazil needs to urgently find a new development model, writes a Brazilian economist.

BRICS News

Zuma stresses on job-creation as new goal of China-SA ties

Zuma stresses on job-creation as new goal of China-SA ties

South Africa-China trade jumped by 32 per cent between 2012 from R205 billion to R270 billion in 2013, making China

Brazil: Zika found in saliva, urine

Brazil: Zika found in saliva, urine

But the CDC also said that sexual transmission of Zika virus is possible.

China offers Taiwan aid after deadly quake

China offers Taiwan aid after deadly quake

Rescue operations are focusing on destroyed or partially collapsed buildings.

China pledges more aid for Syrian refugees

China pledges more aid for Syrian refugees

UN workers said last month they have seen starving people and malnourished children in two besieged Syrian areas.

Xi urges economic, military reforms, green development

Xi urges economic, military reforms, green development

The Communist Party has ruled the country since 1949.

China reverts to GDP range forecasting

China reverts to GDP range forecasting

The last time China used a range, rather than singular figure, to forecast economic growth was in 1995.

In-Depth

2015: The year of blaming China?

Despite slowing growth, China is on the move consolidating its position as a global economic power.




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Q&A

'Iraq has been defined by the people's resilience'

Journalist Ahmed Habib says he is committed to telling the story of Iraq's people, culture, history and politics.

Grateful for Russia, China support: Iraqi ambassador

Iraq has already received Sukhoi jets from Russia.

Inside Track

What is the Zika virus?

What is the Zika virus?

Pregnant women are being advised not to travel to infected areas.

BRICS Social

Rousseff calls for war against Zika virus

Rousseff calls for war against Zika virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the virus could spread to every country in the Americas except Canada and Chile.

Employment, social inclusion in focus at BRICS labour meet

Employment, social inclusion in focus at BRICS labour meet

"Growth isn't the whole story, can't guarantee decent work, inclusion or equity," said ILO chief Ryder at the BRICS meet.

BRICS Business

Venezuela prods OPEC, Russia for oil summit

Venezuela prods OPEC, Russia for oil summit

Del Pino met with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Moscow Monday before traveling to Qatar, Iran and Saudi Arabia.

China’s Alibaba quarterly revenue grows 32%

China’s Alibaba quarterly revenue grows 32%

Alibaba's marketplaces have been growing faster than China's retail sector as a whole.

Emerging markets suffer blitz of low commodity, oil prices

Emerging markets suffer blitz of low commodity, oil prices

Considerable downside risks will likely persist in commodity prices for the next two years, the World Bank warns.

World News

Brazil: Zika found in saliva, urine

But the CDC also said that sexual transmission of Zika virus is possible.

China reverts to GDP range forecasting

The last time China used a range, rather than singular figure, to forecast economic growth was in 1995.

Protect children refugees in Europe – UN

Welfare, protection and health systems for children refugees need to be strengthened at every step, the UN says.

Concerns Zika could hit Brazil’s tourism

The Olympics are in August, but Brazil will be in its winter season when the virus-carrying mosquito is less common.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that President Bashar Al Assad is a critical force in defeating ISIL (and other extremist groups), and called on the world community to support the Syrian government.