Questions surround Khalilzad, an enigmatic diplomat who presided over US failures in Iraq and now the return of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan.
New laws aim to silence critics of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, whose victory in the presidential vote last year sparked huge demonstrations.
China said most debris from a large rocket expected to plunge back through the atmosphere this weekend would be burned up on re-entry and is highly unlikely to cause any harm.
Kiev marks 35th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident while releasing a cache of archive documents suggesting that Soviet authorities hushed up at least three accidents at the plant in 1982 and 1984.
And they don't even know if it worked.
In human history, no state has maintained as many bases around the world as the United States, experts say.
In a career filled with complexity and contradiction, Massoud was lionised as the ‘good Muslim’ during the insurgencies of the 1980s and 1990s, an expediency that would reek of Western dissonance post-2001.
There are some worrying signs coming from France, which seeks to limit academic freedom in the name of defending national interests and preventing foreign interference.
Observers are worried that Russian lawmakers’ recent statements are paving the way for an actual annexation of Kazakhstan.
The region's ruling elites fear Islamisation of public life, so they have adopted draconian measures to even suppress the revival of Muslim traditions.
If the mission is completed as planned, it would make China the third nation to have retrieved lunar samples after the United States and the Soviet Union.
The spiritual leader of the Catholic world recently criticised capitalism, suggested he found the free market system inadequate when it comes to meeting basic human needs.
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