President Maithripala Sirisena orders emergency for another 30 days, citing "public security," a month after deadly Easter bombings killed 258 people.
Iran is likely to use the Houthis to give Saudi Arabia and by extension the US, a bloody nose - ruining any chance for peace in the process.
If Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party, the BJP, doesn't win the election, there are still no guarantees that society will be able to moderate itself.
French-backed militarisation in Mali is aimed at protecting its economic interests, and only compounds Mali's problems.
The Pakistan Army is making a concerted effort to relieve itself of its dependency on the US, and it might be working.
The push comes ahead of the G20 summit, which Japan will host in Osaka in June. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government wants to use the meeting to push for an agreement on reducing marine plastic waste.
Several Midwestern states grapple with swollen rivers and breached or overtopped levees following heavy rain and snowmelt. Three people have died and at least one person is missing as a result of the flooding.
The Algiers Agreement was initially signed to resolve border issues in 1975 between Iran and Iraq. Now, the two countries have come together to implement it, but not just for border issues.
Republican Arizona Senator McSally, who is the first female air force fighter pilot in the US military, made the disclosure at a Senate hearing on the military's efforts to prevent sexual assaults and improve the response when they occur.
Somalia police said at least 11 people were killed after a car bomb targeted a business centre in Maka al Mukaram street, which has hotels, shops and restaurants in the capital Mogadishu.
It's too early to say whether the attempt in Europe to circumvent US sanctions will protect European-Iranian economic ties, but the US should support it to demonstrate that their beef is with the Iranian government, not its people.
US flip-flopping on its Middle East policy shows a severe lack of understanding of the region and negligence for its allies' national security interests.
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