On Monday, two Turkish F-16s shot down a Russian plane that had crossed into Turkish airspace. Various interpretations could in theory be placed upon this event. Depending on one’s point of view, it could be described as an act of self-defense on the part of Turkey, a NATO member—or an act of aggression. Show More Summary
An Arab, a Jew and a Korean walk into a bar. This is not the beginning of a joke, but rather the beginning of a dream. Three Torontonians came together to organize a grassroots fundraising initiative to support the resettlement of two Syrian families in Toronto. Show More Summary
Francis brushes aside security concerns at start of six-day pilgrimage to Africa
Russia stop delivering gas to Ukraine days after power transmission to the Crimea is cut off.
Pontiff calls for reconciliation after landing in Kenya, at the start of tour that will also take him to Uganda and CAR.
Attack in Kunduz on Doctors Without Borders facility was result of egregious series of human and technical failures, U.S. commander says
President Obama sought to reassure Americans on the eve of Thanksgiving weekend that the U.S. was doing all it could to keep the homeland safe in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris
In my column two weeks ago, I addressed the question as to why past Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have failed, and last week I suggested that the regional environment is, in fact, conducive to the resumption of peace talks. As usual,...Show More Summary
PLEASE HUFFPOST EDITORS POST IN HUFFPOST FRENCH VERSION Comment parler de paix, cette semaine, après la série d'attentats violents dont ont été victimes le Liban, l'Égypte, la France, la Turquie, Israël et la Palestine - sans parlerShow More Summary
Dave Majumdar Security, Middle East Get ready, NATO: The S-400 can track 300 targets simultaneously and engage thirty-six of those at any one time. Russia will deploy the powerful S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile defense system to...Show More Summary
One of the biggest surprise announcements from today’s Autumn Statement – aside from the Chancellor’s spectacular U-turn on tax credits – was the decision to hand local councils full control of business rates. But it was a welcome one, too: devolving rates should deter excessive spending and stimulate competition between councils, while encouraging local government […]
Britain's chancellor backs away from controversial tax reforms, but makes deep cuts elsewhere.
One of the points Owen Jones makes in The Establishment is that our country’s media is scandalously bent in favour of the free-market ideologues that monopolise newspaper ownership: “Whereas just 36 per cent of voters opted for the Tories at the 2010 general election, 71 per cent of newspapers by circulation backed David Cameron’s party.” […]
The pope will address President Kenyatta and visit a Nairobi slum while in Kenya
Aung San Suu Kyi’s next challenge after the landslide victory this month of her party, the National League for Democracy, is to persuade Senior Gen. Min Aung Hlaing, the powerful commander in chief of Myanmar’s armed forces, to work with her. Show More Summary
UN weather agency says a combination of a strong El Nino and man-made global warming is behind rising temperatures.
Across the country, glass doors were pried opened, alarm bells rung and staff were pushed hastily aside. The chaos and indignity, with people fighting amongst themselves and squabbling over reduced goods showed the popularity of Black...Show More Summary
Picture this: You are in a boat in the middle of the Atlantic. It's freezing. As you close your eyes in an attempt to get away from the misery surrounding your life, you think of your destroyed home in Damascus. Home, the term seems so foreign. Show More Summary
Security services criticised as much-publicised investigation finds man innocent in wake of Paris attacks.
Shai Feldman Security, Middle East Without addressing these six questions convincingly, escalating the fighting against ISIS may make as much sense as did the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The recent attacks in Paris have spurred a flood of demands to escalate the fight against ISIS. Show More Summary