State Fragility

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

GENEVA – Myanmar’s security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority and more of them are fleeing despite a deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. The United Nations defines genocide as acts meant to destroy a national, ethnic, racial […]

China’s policy towards Zimbabwe will not change: FM

China’s policy towards Zimbabwe will not change: FM

BEIJING — China’s policy towards Zimbabwe will not change and China expects to enhance cooperation with Zimbabwe under the principles of equality and mutual benefit, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Wednesday. Lu made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a request for comment on the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert […]

Iran declares end of IS group

Iran declares end of IS group

TEHERAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of the Islamic State group on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militants in Syria and Iraq. “Today with God’s guidance and the resistance of people in the region we can say […]

Zimbabwe’s army holds talks with Mugabe on plan that may leave him in office

Zimbabwe’s army holds talks with Mugabe on plan that may leave him in office

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s defense forces appeared to open the door Monday to the possibility that 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe could stay in power, after both sides offered “several guarantees” nearly a week after the military detained him, according to a top army commander. Although Mugabe’s fate remained murky, the prospect that he might have survived […]

Zimbabwe: Mugabe and military talks continue amid political limbo

Zimbabwe: Mugabe and military talks continue amid political limbo

Senior church leaders and South African envoys also involved in mediation efforts, with Mugabe under house arrest after military takeover. Zimbabwe remained in political limbo on Thursday morning, a day-and-a-half after the military takeover that appears to have put an end to Robert Mugabe’s 37-year grip on power. As talks between Mugabe – who has been confined […]

At U.N., North Korea says U.S. to blame for ‘worst ever situation’

At U.N., North Korea says U.S. to blame for ‘worst ever situation’

UNITED NATIONS – North Korea complained to the United Nations on Monday about joint military exercises by the United State and South Korea, describing it as “the worst ever situation” because U.S. nuclear war equipment had been deployed ready to strike. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, seen by Reuters, North Korean U.N. […]

EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo

EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo

BRUSSELS – European Union foreign ministers approved economic sanctions including an arms embargo on Venezuela on Monday, saying regional elections last month marred by reported irregularities had deepened the country’s crisis. Anxious not to push Caracas any closer to economic and political collapse as debt restructuring talks begin, EU governments held back from targeting any […]