Turkey President Accuses U.S. of Betrayal: ‘You Fire Bullets Into the Foot of Your...

By Daniel Moritz-Rabson As the value of the Turkish lira continued to crash on Monday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the United States. "You act on one side as a strategic partner, but on the...

Syria’s Last Major Military Operation Against Rebels Begins as Russia Looks to Talk With...

By Tom O'Connor Russia has said it was planning to invite France, Germany and Turkey to an upcoming summit on the war in Syria as the war-torn country's military launched an operation to retake the...

Israel, This Is Not Who We Are

Orthodoxy should be respected, but we cannot allow the politics of a radical minority to alienate millions of Jews worldwide. By Ronald S. Lauder-Mr. Lauder is president of the World Jewish Congress.- The New York...

The dos and don’ts of the Situation Room

By Tara McKelvey BBC White House reporter Former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman surreptitiously recorded a conversation that she says took place in the Situation Room. Here's an insider's guide to the inner sanctum of the...

Former Catalan President Puigdemont-‘I Don’t Like Being in Exile’

Interview Conducted By Helene Zuber and Mathieu von Rohr In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont talks about fleeing Spain, his detention in Germany and the future of the independence movement. Carles...

Voting by Smartphone-Quick and Easy, Just Not Very Secure

By Angela Gruber and Patrick Beuth With the U.S. midterm election approaching, concerns about cybersecurity and Russian meddling are mounting. The state of West Virginia has chosen now, of all times, to introduce smartphone voting. A...

In A Corporatist System Of Government, Corporate Censorship Is State Censorship

In a corporatist system of government, wherein there is no meaningful separation between corporate power and state power, corporate censorship is state censorship, argues Caitlin Johnstone in this commentary. By Caitlin Johnstone Last year, representatives of Facebook, Twitter,...

Election Results Could be Good for Pakistan, Bad for US

Newly released declassified documents prove once and for all that CIA Director Gina Haspel oversaw torture in Thailand, which the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee knew all along, as Ray McGovern explains. By Ray...

Senator Richard Burr: a Longtime Fan of Torture

Newly released declassified documents prove once and for all that CIA Director Gina Haspel oversaw torture in Thailand, which the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee knew all along, as Ray McGovern explains. By Ray...

US: once burned, twice shy about Turkey’s Erdoğan

Abdullah Bozkurt The growing US pressure on the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is perhaps the only avenue left to reattach Turkey, a faltering NATO ally, to the transatlantic alliance given the colossal and...

Nobel laureates gather in Beijing as China reaches out to top scientists

By Deng Xiaoci and Li Xuanmin Source:Global Times The World Forum on Science and Technological Innovation was held in Beijing from Friday to Sunday, with 20 Nobel laureates in the fields of physics, chemistry and...

China may try to join hands with Japan to challenge U.S.

By Tomoyuki Tachikawa Japan and China on Sunday marked the 40th anniversary of signing the treaty of peace and friendship between the two countries, as the implication of bilateral relations has become different from the...

Trump Wanted To Be Sworn-in on The Art of the Deal Instead of the...

By Harriet Sinclair President Donald Trump’s former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman—who shot to fame on The Apprentice—has claimed in a new tell-all book that Trump wanted to be sworn in using a copy of his...

Syria’s Druze vow to free women and children kidnapped by IS

By Carine Torbey BBC News, Beirut One religious minority has been largely spared the horrors of Syria's seven-year civil war: the Druze. Most live in the rugged Jabal al-Druze region, in the south-western province of Suweida....

Letter from Africa: Heroes and villains of Nigeria’s parliament siege

In our series of letters from Africa, Nigerian writer and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani says scenes reassembling a coup in her country have left many scratching their heads. Nigerians still can't say for sure why...

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

By Mayuri Mei Lin & Rafki Hidayat BBC Indonesian The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people but it is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes...

Between Sound and Silence

Op-Docs For a generation of people with cochlear implants, technology is transforming the experience of deafness. By Irene Taylor Brodsky- The New  York  Times Ms. Taylor Brodsky is an independent filmmaker and the parent of a deaf...

Michael Avenatti’s Message to Iowa Democrats ‘When They Go Low…We Hit Harder’

By Catherine Lucey / AP (CLEAR LAKE, Iowa) — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has told Iowa Democrats that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to...

Arrested and killed: inside the Bangladesh prime minister’s war on drugs

Reuters Drug seizures data from the Department of Narcotics Control suggests the drug trade has grown, but much of the increase happened three years ago The data shows a dramatic increase in methamphetamine or...

Turkey’s crisis could widen, and its options are running out

Larry Elliott Erdoğan or the central bank have days to prevent a tsunami of selling and a collapse of the lira The financial crisis a decade ago struck at the very heart of the global economy...