Thai Army officers walk with a suspect, believed to be involved in the recent Bankgkok blast, after his arrest in Sa Kaeo, near the Thai-Cambodia border. Photograph: National Council for Peace and Order/Handout via Reuters

Police in Thailand claimed significant progress on Wednesday towards finding the mastermind of Thailand’s deadliest attack after saying an arrested m(...)

China’s president Xi Jinping shakes hands with Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People  in Beijing on Tuesday. Photograph:  Parker Song/GettyImages

China’s president Xi Jinping welcomed Sudan’s president Omar Hassan al-Bashir, an accused war criminal, as an “old friend” on Tuesday, as China’s fore(...)

 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photograph: AFP

With so much focus on China’s economic travails, there has been little space for much else in the world’s attention, even as one of the world’s most u(...)

Leases are up on a number of Etihad’s aircraft and the airline has to replace them. As a result it has fewer aircraft to go around

A shortage of aircraft is understood to be part of the reason behind Abu Dhabi-based Etihad’s decision to cut back its Dublin service from next Januar(...)

Brent is on   track for its fourth straight monthly decline, having risen in only two of the past 14 months.  Photograph: David Karp/Bloomberg News.

Oil prices fell in Asia on Monday as traders took profits, snapping gains last week that saw the biggest two-day rally in six years. Brent crude futu(...)

 Thai  police officers search a rented room in Bangkok. Photograph: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

Police investigating a bombing in Thailand earlier this month raided a second location and widened their search for more suspects on Sunday after a f(...)

Migrants arrive in an inflatable dinghy on the beach at sunrise on Sunday in Kos, Greece. Migrants from many parts of the Middle East and Africa are continue to flood into Europe. Photograph: Getty

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius accused eastern European states, notably Hungary, on Sunday of a “scandalous” policy towards refugees going aga(...)

Overheating: an investor cools herself as she monitors share prices at a securities firm in Shanghai. China’s key indices lost a fifth of their value and wiped out nearly all of this year’s gains in six days. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty

In January this year, Chinese premier Li Keqiang, who is responsible for steering the world’s second largest economy through increasingly choppy water(...)

Chinese giant shakes the world

Napoleon described China as a sleeping giant which, when roused from slumber, would shake the world. The great awakening began in the mid-1980s when D(...)

  Traders shout out their orders as they work in the S&P 500 options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

The FTSE 100 Index slumped more than 100 points on Wednesday, wiping more than £30 billion off the combined value of blue-chip firms, after a volatile(...)