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LONDON: Incoming British Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes power Wednesday (Jun 24) with an array of issues looming large - from resolving Brexit amid growing uncertainty to managing an unfolding geo-political crisis with Iran. Here are the top challenges confronting the new British leader as he ...
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Sudanese protester Walid Abdelrahim was shot dead last month in Khartoum but for his mother he is still alive -- thanks to a colourful mural of his smiling face on a wall of their home.
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An Israeli missile attack targeted Syrian military positions held by the government and its allies early on Wednesday, Syria's state news agency said.
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U.S. national security adviser John Bolton met with South Korean officials on Wednesday to discuss major bilateral issues amid South Korea's trade spat with Japan, stalled nuclear talks with North Korea, and a regional air space dispute on Tuesday.
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Honduran Rolando Rodrigo arrived last week in the Mexican city of Tapachula with his family, just one stop on the long route to the United States and the dream of a new life free from the poverty and gang violence that wracks their homeland.
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Hundreds of Afghans, weary of war and unsure of the future, have joined a letter-writing campaign to share their feelings with the powerful few who will decide on peace with the Taliban and, with it, the fate of their country.
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WASHINGTON: The much-vaunted chemistry between Boris Johnson and Donald Trump has been touted as a chance to reboot the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States, but the mercurial pair may find it harder than expected to get along. Trump was quick to congratulate "Boris" after ...
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WASHINGTON: The Federal Trade Commission is set to announce on Wednesday (Jul 24) that Facebook has agreed to a sweeping settlement of significant allegations it mishandled user privacy and pay US$5 billion, two people briefed on the matter said. As part of the settlement, Facebook will agree to ...
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WASHINGTON: A group of coal miners afflicted with black lung disease met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as part of an effort to convince lawmakers to restore a higher excise tax on coal companies to help fund their medical care, but several said the meeting left them ...
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Boris Johnson will succeed or fail on the back of the single dominant issue that dominates British politics: Brexit, says University of Sydney's Simon Tormey.

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