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BRICS Opinion

Andrew Graham

Has Trump forever changed America?

Brett Kavanaugh is another win for corporations and far-right conservatives rallying behind Trump's judicial agenda, writes Graham.


Lode Vanoost

Trump jeopardizes global diplomacy

Could Trump's lack of historical insight on Iran push the Middle East into yet more armed conflict?


Hanief Haider

Syria: New proxy battles as Macron cuddles up to Trump

Hanief Haider examines France's growing role in the Middle East crises, from Libya to Syria and back to Washington.


Nervana Mahmoud

Time running out for Egypt, Ethiopia over Nile issue

Are Egypt’s rational diplomatic efforts and new water preservation policies enough to save the country from a looming water crisis?


Ahmed Habib

Everything is fine in Iraq

Despite a country in disarray, Iraqis persevere year after year, creating, living, loving, inspiring and fighting on.

BRICS News

Netanyahu regrets death of Russian troops in Syria

Netanyahu regrets death of Russian troops in Syria

Although the Russian aircraft was shot down by Syrian defenses, Moscow has blamed Israel for the incident.

Japan: Resolve islands dispute before Russia peace treaty

Japan: Resolve islands dispute before Russia peace treaty

Putin had said that he wanted to sign a peace treaty "not now, but by the end of the year".

Russia begins largest ever military drills

Russia begins largest ever military drills

Thousands of Chinese troops and military hardware are participating in Vostok 2018.

Putin in Tehran as Damascus prepares final offensive

Putin in Tehran as Damascus prepares final offensive

There are hopes Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani can convince Islamist fighters in Idlib to surrender.

South African economy reaps benefit of weak rand

South African economy reaps benefit of weak rand

Domestic demand pulled down growth as household expenditure declined for the first time since 2016.

Xi seeks ‘win-win’ cooperation with Africa

Xi seeks ‘win-win’ cooperation with Africa

Beijing will offer $60 billion in financing to Africa-centric projects over the next three years.

In-Depth

Analysis: BRICS can defeat Trump's protectionism

BRICS must quickly tear down barriers which could impede free trade within the bloc.




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Q&A

Hate & the Holocaust- Q&A with Auschwitz Museum Chief

There is an increase in incitement to hatred and exclusion in many countries of Europe today, says Cywiski.

Q&A: Russian healthy snacks entrepreneur looks West

Forbes called Elena Shifrina "the face of the healthy snacks sector in Russia".

Inside Track

BRICS agree to joint work on ‘Fourth Revolution’, cryptocurrencies

BRICS agree to joint work on ‘Fourth Revolution’, cryptocurrencies

BRICS must revamp their education and vocational systems to meet challenges of the new technologies.

BRICS Social

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Apart from Russia, China is one of America's biggest rivals in space exploration.

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.

BRICS Business

South African economy reaps benefit of weak rand

South African economy reaps benefit of weak rand

Domestic demand pulled down growth as household expenditure declined for the first time since 2016.

BRIC tourists to South Africa still down a quarter from 2013

BRIC tourists to South Africa still down a quarter from 2013

In 2016, there was a 21.7 per cent rebound; Tourism South Africa in 2017 launched a major campaign in India.

India’s SENSEX breaks records

India’s SENSEX breaks records

Growth is a sign of a healthy investor environment and a durable banking sector reform policy, experts say.

World News

Netanyahu regrets death of Russian troops in Syria

Although the Russian aircraft was shot down by Syrian defenses, Moscow has blamed Israel for the incident.

Japan: Resolve islands dispute before Russia peace treaty

Putin had said that he wanted to sign a peace treaty "not now, but by the end of the year".

Putin in Tehran as Damascus prepares final offensive

There are hopes Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani can convince Islamist fighters in Idlib to surrender.

Xi seeks ‘win-win’ cooperation with Africa

Beijing will offer $60 billion in financing to Africa-centric projects over the next three years.