Lawyers for the banks are preparing legal actions against Russia, which confiscated many of the banks' buildings, equipment and cash.
Survey claims almost 36 million people worldwide subjected to modern slavery in 2014, found forms of forced servitude in all 167 countries surveyed
Well-known American author of Jewish origin who gained recognition for his works on the Israel-Palestine conflict talks to World Bulletin
Afghanistan's fragile economy is failing to provide jobs for its youth, who are leaving the country in search of employment
Tomorrow is the 31st anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Still unrecognized, its citizens – proud of their identity – talk about the struggles they face.
U.S. officials fear the new Chinese-led institutions will lend to projects that are unable to secure financing from other multilateral institutions, rendering the conditionality ineffective.
Some in Brussels are disillusioned by the experience of helping Ukraine. EU generosity in waiving import duties and funding gas supplies from Russia may be being abused, they say.
As Washington seeks to expand American interests in Asia as a counterpoint to China's growing influence, some U.S. partners have shown less willingness to challenge Beijing
As settlement expansion and Jewish access to holy site fuel anger, some see another Palestinian Intifada coming
His fall revealed the gulf between those he ruled and Western governments, who saw him as a useful ally against militant forces in the turbulent Sahel.
Japanese government funds budgeted for reconstruction and transferred to local governments are stuck in banks across the tsunami-ravaged northeast
National Front candidates across the country criticised the rise of kebab shops, with one coining the phrase that France was undergoing a "kebabisation".
The current agitation in Indian-Held Kashmir is rooted in the struggle of the people for the exercise of the right of self-determination
Iraq, like Syria, was a consequence of World War One and of the infamous, in Arab eyes, agreement between Sir Mark Sykes and Francois-Georges Picot which led to the division of the former Ottoman Turkish domains by the two leading European powers, Britain and France
Many black South Africans said it was another example of wealthy whites securing preferential justice
Arab students were recently threatened to be punished as a result of staging a demonstration in support of the Palestinian people