Since launching a military campaign last year against the hardline ISIL group in Syria and Iraq, Washington is now less focused than before on seeking Assad's downfall
The emerging fragmentation of the Arabian Peninsula country has sparked fears of the "Somalisation" of a state
Saudis suspend aid to Yemen, its most potent leverage
Media front of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict comes into focus following Jim Clancy's resignation after comments criticizing Israel.
"The word 'freedom' is used by Western governments in ways to their liking and manipulation – a tool not accorded to the rest of the world"
While PEGIDA leaders deny they are racist, slogans like 'No Sharia!' and 'In 2035 Germans will be a minority!' betray a hostility to foreigners.
Few if any of Russia's former Soviet neighbours can escape the impact of its crisis, deepened by oil prices plunging to almost six-year lows, and the pain may encourage some to think more independently
Whilst the Hui Chinese Muslims are free to practise their religion, the clampdown of the Chinese government means the road to Kazakhistan is a door for religious freedom for the Uigurs.
After communist regime collapsed in Bulgaria, everything is not so well for Turks however at least they do not have a state that wants them to change their name
Evidence collected at the ICMP's identification centre in the city of Tuzla, housed in a sport centre, has been used in hundreds of criminal cases since the war.
Jammeh, 49, assumed power through a military coup 20 years ago
One possible scenario is for King Abdullah to step down, given his health condition, to ensure a smooth succession of power while he is still alive.
Symbolic support for Palestinian statehood was brought about by a series of motions adopted by a number of European parliaments
On Dec. 27, after building their military presence, the Soviet Union seized control in Afghanistan
A decade after Boxing day tsunami, Baan Nam Khem villagers still affected by disaster
Baltic and Nordic countries in particular - all members of NATO or the European Union or both - have reported increased Russian air force activity.Outside the Baltics, experts say they worry about incidents around the Senkaku Islands between China and Japan