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Soldiers guard a street in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: The New York Times

The United Nations General Assembly on Friday called for a stop to the flow of arms to Myanmar and urged the military to respect November election res(...)

Pope Francis speaks with Iraqi president Barham Salih  during a meeting at the presidential palace in Baghdad  on March 5th, 2021. Photograph: Vatican media handout/EPA

The influential sociologist Max Weber (1864-1920) proposed the theory that religion would wither away with the advance of science and education. That (...)

US president Joe Biden’s taxation and investment policies are closely linked as well to his policies on China.  Photograph: Alex Wong/ Getty

“Joe Biden believes that economic security is national security. That is why, as president, Biden will pursue a foreign policy for the middle class.” (...)

Anti-coup protesters flash three-fingered symbol of resistance as they gather to pray for those who died during a protest against the military in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Photograph: AP

Demonstrators in Myanmar held protests demanding the restoration of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government on Monday and called for more co-ordinated nationwid(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP

Facebook will build two submarine cables connecting the US with Indonesia for the first time as the Silicon Valley group boosts its focus on the world(...)

 Resident Doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hold a candle light vigil as they pay tribute to Indian soldiers who were killed in border clashes with Chinese soldiers in Ladakh, in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Rajat/Gupta/ EPA

The US offered condolences to India on Friday over the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers killed in vicious hand-to-hand combat with Chinese troops during (...)

Fukunari Kimura: chief economist at the Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia. American tariffs on Chinese products will have negative consequences for US producers that rely on foreign inputs and in turn for consumers who buy the produce, he said.

The escalating US-China trade war and Brexit have exposed the extent and complexity of global supply chains and ultimately the dangers of acting unila(...)

 Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe and German chancellor Angela Merkel, who delivered a blistering critique on Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ vision.   Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Fifty one EU and Asian leaders on Friday sent out a defiant alternative vision championing global co-operation and commitment to common international (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a trial operation of a new type of trolley bus at an undisclosed location in North Korea.  Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea and the US have exchanged strong words at a regional summit in Singapore, with North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong-ho accusing Washingt(...)

Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen  prepares to cast his vote during the general election with his wife Bun Rany (left).  Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, has won a landslide election victory, a result that was seen as a foregone conclusion after a months-long brutal c(...)

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