[RIYADH] Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it wanted to avert war in the region but stood ready to respond with "all strength" following last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, telling Iran that the...

[BAGHDAD] Iraq's national carrier is to resume flights to the capital of neighbouring Syria for the first time since the war there erupted in 2011, a spokesman said Thursday.

COMMENTARY

THE US and China inched closer to an outright trade war on Monday when Beijing announced retaliatory plans to raise duties on selected American imports.

COMMENTARY

IN Sri Lanka, memories of war and terrorism are very much alive. The decades-long civil war between the Sinhala-dominated government in Colombo and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam was brutal ...

EDITORIAL

IT was a poignant moment: A visibly struggling Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church and one of the world's most powerful religious leaders, bending over to kiss the feet of two African...

THE FOOL’S EYE

WAR is not something that anyone likes to think about or get involved in. Most of us, I am sure, would much prefer peace. I know I would. Consequently, investing in the trappings of war can make...

PAKISTAN will return a captured pilot "as a peace gesture" to India, Pakistan's Prime Minister, Imran Khan, said on Thursday, amid efforts by the United States to defuse a crisis...

COMMENTARY

FOR two years, US President Donald Trump has upended expectations for how America acts in the world, picking fights with allies, shredding international agreements, devaluing human rights, cosying...

AGAINST the backdrop of growing tensions between Washington and Tokyo, renowned American futurologist George Friedman and Meredith Lebard argued in a book they co-authored in 1991, The Coming War...

COMMENTARY

PLANS are well underway to commemorate this Autumn's centenary of the landmark end of the First World War. This includes a key event organised by the Belgian city of Mons, anticipated to be...