Arab League: Hezbollah is 'terrorist' group

1 year 1 month ago
Saudi Arabia ramped up its campaign against Iran's growing influence in the Arab World Sunday by persuading most of the 22 member states of the Arab League to condemn Iran's Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, as a "terrorist organization."

Zakaria: Trump's risky Saudi bet

1 year 1 month ago
The Saudi strategy does not seem to be working. The war in Yemen has turned into a disaster, creating a failed state on Saudi Arabia's border that is seething with anger against Riyadh. Qatar has not surrendered and doesn't seem likely to anytime soon. So far, the Shiites in Lebanon have acted responsibly, refusing to take the bait and plunge the country into civil war. But everywhere in the Middle East, tensions are rising, sectarianism is gaining ground and, with a couple of miscalculations or accidents, things could spiral out of control. With Trump so firmly supporting the Saudi strategy, the United States could find itself dragged further into the deepening Middle East morass.

As good as free

1 year 1 month ago
India's latest politically linked canteens are named after a former PM, and offer delicious food.

The Beijing connection

1 year 1 month ago
The news that the head of Zimbabwe's military visited China days before it took power has sparked questions.

Young bucks

1 year 1 month ago
How 27-year-old Irishman John Collison created IT firm Stripe with his brother, and became personally worth $1.1bn.