Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to combat drug-resistant infections, says the World Health Organization (WHO).
The opposition in Germany has it easy: It can simply insist that Chancellor Angela Merkel get down to brass tacks with Turkey’s strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision for the country to withdraw from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations, in November last year, has since generated intense news coverage.
The city of Wuhan, in Central China’s Hubei Province, has temporarily shut down its public transport as it tries to halt the spread of 2019-nCoV, a new strain of coronavirus amongst a population of eleven million.
Davos is a picturesque holiday resort in Switzerland and once every year it hosts the World Economic Forum (WEF). The summit is no longer the elitist gathering it once was.
More than half of the Southeast Asian population is under the age of 30
In a business environment where a company’s reputation increasingly depends on how well it acts as a steward of customer, client and partner information, boards of directors must be able to make informed decisions about cybersecurity.
Unlike the Chinese public, who pay more attention to Chapter 4 “Financial Services” of the agreement, foreign elites are more concerned about Chapter 6 – “Expanding Trade”.
Only about 10 percent of survey respondents said that reducing their environmental impact was their primary motivation for practicing minimalism.
There is no vaccine against the hepatitis C virus. However, HCV infection is curable with effective direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAA), a 12-week treatment for most patients.
Prince Mohammed’s presence at the inauguration of the Egyptian naval base underlined the UAE’s influence in Egypt because it backed Al-Sisi’s 2013 military coup that toppled the country’s first and only democratic elected president.
So how likely are the resolutions made in Berlin to have real success? The international lust for Libyan gas and oil will remain. However, it’s above all in the interest of the Europeans that diplomacy prevails in Libya.
One of the fallouts of the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in a US drone attack in Baghdad on Jan 3 is the wildly fluctuating international oil prices.
The experts are certain that an intra-Libyan conference is required to resolve the crisis.
China, with its aggressive Belt and Road Initiative, is expanding its engagement in the region, as seen in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Nepal is no exception.
On January 15, US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He signed the phase one agreement on trade to great fanfare.
It’s fair to say that Moscow feels peeved by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to invite Mike Pompeo to Sunday’s conference on Libya in Berlin.
There is seething unrest in Iranian society but the Islamic Republic is not about to collapse, at least not in the immediate future.
According to the Chinese calendar, this Year of the Rat looks ominous, one in which the world will face many daunting challenges.
Despite some pending issues, at present, Indo-Bangla relations are at their historical best.
Financial markets often appear to be much smarter than the wonks observing them: On the very same day US and Chinese trade officials signed Donald Trump’s “Phase One” agreement with much fanfare in the White House, equities traders all around the world just shrugged their shoulders.
While some Cambodians feel antipathy toward illegal behaviors of some Chinese, there is no widespread Sinophobia.
The killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq by a US drone on Jan 3, as ordered by US President Trump, has created international waves, mostly of condemnation or criticism.
Because the EU must rely on building an internal consensus among member states, its action is more effective when it employs economic rather than political or even military power.
The root of the problem is that living standards are not rising fast enough. This is because President Jokowi, like his predecessors, has not been able to implement a viable path towards accelerated economic growth.
In recent decades, political party systems across Europe have fragmented and electoral volatility has increased.
True, climate change cannot start a wildfire, or any fire for that matter. But the effects of climate change can exacerbate bushfires.
It was recently reported that a Japanese company has developed a chip based on “sixth-generation” (6G) technology, which is 40 times faster than 5G technology. The news has attracted widespread attention.
The US assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC’s) Quds Force, came as a blessing for the Islamic State (IS).
China has accused the West of hypocrisy, claiming that, on the one hand, Western-style democracies condemn its handling of unrest in Hong Kong, but on the other hand take a hard line against the Catalan independence movement.