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EU renews Syria arms embargo despite criticism

Qatar's prime minister says such measures would only prolong the civil war.

Pakistan’s Shia seek protection after deadly attacks

The minority group says the government and the military have done little to protect them from militants.

Yen drops as Japan avoids G20 censure

Bank officials say the yen could likely reach the 100 mark to the US dollar.

Darfur needs $6 billion for economic recovery

Darfur needs $6 billion for economic recovery

Today, about 1.4 million people remain in camps in the Darfur region, according to United Nations figures.

Oil loaded Russian tanker stranded in Sea of Japan

The tanker carrying 782 tonnes of oil suffered a failure of its main engine.

“Currency wars contradict principles of G20”

“Currency wars contradict principles of G20”

The Russian finance minister warns against a monetary policy that encourages weakening the national currency.

India shelters Maldives’ former president

Officials at India's High Commission are not hopeful of an early solution.

Euro hit by continued European recession

Eurozone's negative impact likely to highlight currency destabilization at G20 meeting in Russia.

Moscow to cancel $144mn Mozambique debt

Russia might provide Mozambique with more weapons.

China ‘firmly’ opposes North Korea nuclear test

China ‘firmly’ opposes North Korea nuclear test

Beijing says it has always supported denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.