asia pacific

middle east   February 17, 2024

Australia joins leaders urging Israel not to invade Rafah

PNG prime minister Marape faces no-confidence motion. Shehbaz Sharif to lead Pakistan. Trump backs Russia over NATO.

asia pacific   February 17, 2024

Inside Prabowo’s rise to power

A change of attitude has helped propel Indonesia’s new president to the nation’s top job – but will he be able to maintain it now he has the role he coveted for 20 years?

middle east   January 27, 2024

Ceasefire negotiations continue in Israel–Hamas war

Fiji dismissal threatens ruling coalition. Modi oversees consecration of temple on mosque site. Trump closer to nomination.

asia pacific   January 20, 2024

China’s reunification goal the loser in Taiwan’s elections

Taiwan has again voted to re-elect the Democratic Progressive Party, further inflaming cross-strait tensions with Beijing.

middle east   December 2, 2023

The rise of Hamas military leader Yahya Sinwar

Ukraine struggling for recruits. New Zealand PM sets his priorities. Far-right leader firms in Netherlands.

europe   November 4, 2023

Pakistan sets deadline for expulsion of Afghan refugees

Russia launches new offensive in eastern Ukraine. China’s aid to Pacific states falls. US reins in artificial intelligence.

middle east   October 28, 2023

Israel pushed on Gaza aid as ground invasion looms

Attacks on Ukraine intensify. Power alliances formed in Indonesia. Philippines and China on a collision course.

europe   October 7, 2023

Judge gags Trump as fraud trial puts empire on shaky ground

Cracks in Western support for Ukraine. Clashes in Papua leave five dead. Canada–India rift grows.

middle east   September 23, 2023

Iran frees jailed Americans in US$6 billion prisoner swap

Russia accused of genocide. Tuvalu declares its ongoing statehood. India denies ‘assassination’.

africa   September 15, 2023

Kim travels to Russia in show of support for Putin

NZ PM on track for heavy defeat. UK–China spy allegations strain relations. Thousands die in Libya floods.

europe   September 9, 2023

Putin wants North Korean weapons as Ukraine surges

Vanuatu to revisit security pact. Gabon general sworn in as president after coup. Armenian enclave cut off by Azerbaijan.