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Taliban confront fake news and social media in propaganda war

AFP | Fighting "fake" news, wrestling with social media, and deploying an intern army -- the Taliban's sprawling propaganda machine embraces modernity even as the...

China, Canada diplomatic row escalates with death sentence

AFP | A diplomatic spat between Beijing and Ottawa intensified on Tuesday as Canada warned its citizens of the risk of "arbitrary enforcement" of laws...

What next for Syria’s Kurds?

AFP | Syria's Kurds have established an autonomous region during seven years of civil war, but the abrupt decision by their US ally to withdraw...

Yemeni govt backs UN peace talks but Hodeida still at risk

AFP | Yemen's president has supported a UN push for fresh talks to end almost four years of fighting in his war-torn country, but analysts...

India and China nervous spectators in Sri Lanka crisis

AFP | Rival Asian giants India and China are anxiously watching the constitutional conflict between contending prime ministers in Sri Lanka to see whose interests...

Trump, Iran drama escalates — via Twitter

AFP | Tensions are mounting between Donald Trump and Iran -- the US president's raw tweet threatening Tehran was met Monday with a similarly bilious...

Saudi Arabia urged not to turn Iraq into ‘cold war’ front...

AFP | Saudi Arabia should avoid turning Iraq into a "battleground in a cold war" with its regional rival Tehran, the International Crisis Group said...

Growing tensions between Syrians and Turks in ‘little Syria’

AFP | Some call it "little Syria" since it is impossible to walk down the main shopping streets in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep...

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