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.

antarctica   September 30, 2023

Armenia claims Azerbaijan is intent on ethnic cleansing

Russia, Ukraine launch fierce drone attacks. Biden hosts Pacific Islands summit. Antarctic sea ice dwindling.

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.

europe   September 2, 2023

Fears detained novelist will be ‘left to die a political prisoner’

Ukraine drones hit Russia. PNG soldiers, police to quell tribal violence. Taiwan tycoon runs for president.

middle east   August 26, 2023

Anti-Putin mutiny leader ‘murdered’ in private jet crash

Pacific islands’ concern over radioactive water. Saudi border guards accused of killing Ethiopian migrants. Ex-Thai PM returns from exile.

europe   August 12, 2023

Deadly Russian missile strikes follow Zelensky assassination plot

Future of Vanuatu prime minister uncertain. Imran Khan banned from Pakistani politics. Xi Jinping’s latest purge.