WHEN DONALD TRUMP hired John Bolton to be his national security adviser, he reportedly joked that the mustachioed hawk was “going to get us into a war”. It is easy to see why. When serving under George W
THE GREATvictory train clattered across eight time zones and back before groaning into a military-exhibition ground outside Moscow last month.
TO WALK AMONG the protesters in Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, is to be caught up in an intoxicating scene. Students, cheeks painted with Sudanese flags, march past, singing revolutionary songs
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed what he told the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-thani, during their closed door meeting at the state house.
[RFI] G7 foreign ministers meeting in Dinard, in France on Friday urged an immediate halt to “all military activity and movements toward Tripoli” adding that civilians were in danger. They echoed the United Nations Security Council in New York which had held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation.
MUHAMMAD JAVAD ZARIF, Iran’s long-serving foreign minister and architect of its nuclear deal with America and the West, apologised for his shortcomings and resigned, by way of an Instagram post, on February 25th. Within hours, Iran’s two rival camps—one still seeking engagement with the West, the other thirsting for confrontation—were at each other’s throats.
IN THE FIRST heady days of their self-proclaimed caliphate, foreigners who joined Islamic State (IS) gleefully renounced their ties to the West. Jihadists from France, Canada and other countries filmed themselves burning their passports.
IN 2016 Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto ruler, announced the latest stage of “Saudisation”—the replacement of foreign workers with Saudi ones. It now appears the policy does not stop at swapping out bankers and bakers, but extends to ballistic missiles. Satellite photos analysed by researchers from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and reported by the Washington Post, appear to show that Saudi Arabia has been building a factory for rocket engines, at an existing missile base in al-Watah, south-west of Riyadh
FLUSH WITH victory at home in 1980, Iran’s new rulers turned their attention abroad. “I hope that [Iran] will become a model for all the meek and Muslim nations in the world,” Ayatollah Khomeini said.
[Deutsche Welle] President Ali Bongo is returning to Gabon after receiving treatment for a stroke he had in October, government sources say. It comes a week after a coup attempt was thwarted and days after he appointed a new government.