Russia and China have previously undermined international efforts to keep border gates open to Syria. In the backdrop of the pandemic, voting on the renewal of a UN mandate is fast-approaching, as well as tentative talks in Geneva.
The price of life is denominated in different currencies in the US, and some of them have rapidly decreased, while others have risen sharply.
With an overwhelming majority already reeling from poverty, the ongoing pandemic has exacerbated food shortages across Syria.
Lack of or belated official recognition marked Muslim contribution to the Soviet war effort, even though it was an ethnic Kazakh soldier, Rakhimzhan Qoshkarbaev who was the first to raise former USSR’s flag at the German parliament building.
Turkish Cyprus debates whether the country's leader politicised aid from Greek Cyprus.
The country is headed for a period when desperation, paranoia, and racism, allied with a climate of fear and uncertainty, could start a chain reaction that leads to not just economic collapse, but a violent and indefinite period of social collapse.
If the heinousness of yesterday's terror attack in Afrin won’t move PKK/YPG sympathisers, including some international observers, then what will?
Is the move a manifestation of Saudi Arabia’s new-found penchant for nationalism, which could incur a US backlash for undermining the US shale oil industry?
The virus is changing the US as Trump's antagonistic relationship with state governors compromises the nation's fight against the pandemic.
The virus presents us with an unprecedented opportunity, and obligation, to reconfigure how we live. The joke will be on us for not taking it.
Philosophers and psychologists may provide an explanation for the tedium some of us feel during lockdown.
The US State Department clearly signalled last week that it was eyeing specific talent from the developing world, especially those with skills to mitigate the effects of Covid-19.
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