A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on February 16, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across the South Asian nation this week.
NDO – Greece is becoming a victim of the disagreement between the Eurozone and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarding the handling of its debt crisis. Due to conflicting assessments about the economic situation in the “land of Gods”, the above creditors could "freeze" bailouts for Greece. That could lead to the situation where Athens would be unable to pay nearly EUR7 billion in debt next July, resulting in the declaration of default and rupture of the Eurozone.
NDO – Populism is developing vigorously in Western countries and played a major role in the controversial ‘Brexit’ of the UK as well as the victory of Donald Trump’s Presidential election in the US. Western countries are now facing the risk of facing a new political shock as France's far-right National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen who has an anti-EU stance has taken dominance in French election polls.
NDO – The waters off Yemen’s coast are witnessing developments that threaten to increase tensions in the region. A US destroyer has recently arrived in the waters to protect Yemen under the threat of attacks from insurgent Houthi rebels against government troops. Meanwhile, tensions in US-Iran relations are also unearthing latent doubts in axis of relation, heating up the atmosphere in the region affecting interests among concerned parties.
NDO—2016 saw a multitude of dramatic changes in the situation of the world, challenging forecasts by policymakers and the public with increases in instability, violence, conflict, terrorism, the spread of extremist nationalism and the risk of confrontation between the major world powers. As we enter 2017, international highlights are expected to contribute to preserving world peace, stability, cooperation and development.
A boat ferrying 40 people from Indonesia capsized off Malaysia's coast on Monday and at least nine people were killed and nearly 30 were missing, the latest accident involving migrant workers in overloaded boats.
At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured on January 21 night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways, police said.
An explosion in a busy vegetable market killed at least 21 people on January 21 in Pakistan's remote northwestern tribal region, an official said, in an attack jointly claimed by the Pakistani Taliban and a branch of the sectarian militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of United States on Friday (January 20), issuing a staunchly nationalist vow to put "America first" in his opening address to a country - and a world - watching a page of history turn.