Powell hedges again on inflation after retiring ‘transitory’ tag

Powell said though most economists see US inflation easing by mid-2022, 'We can't act as if…

Wall Street closes lower as Omicron fuels volatility

US stocks slumped on a slew of bad news including the Fed's hawkish stance and the…

Women’s tennis suspends all China tournaments over Peng concerns

The Women’s Tennis Association said China has failed to calm concerns that tennis star Peng Shuai…

Officials lament wait for information as Omicron variant spreads

Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the US confirm their first cases of the new variant that is spreading…

Honduras president-elect hopes for small majority in Congress

Xiomara Castro hopes her left-wing party can muster the congressional votes to rewrite the country's constitution.

UN calls for release of Kashmir rights defender Khurram Parvez

Parvez, 44, coordinator of a local human rights group, was arrested on November 22 by India’s…

Saudi Arabia, UAE detect first cases of new coronavirus variant

United Arab Emirates reports its first case hours after Saudi Arabia declared an Omicron infection in…

OPEC+ mulls oil output as Omicron uncertainty weighs on markets

The conversation around oil has changed in recent days as the US taps reserves and fears…

US reports first confirmed case of Omicron variant

New coronavirus strain confirmed in a person in California who returned from South Africa last month,…

Michigan school shooting: Fourth student dies of injuries

Gun used by 15-year-old suspect was purchased by father days before the deadly shooting, law enforcement…

EU plans to sanction Belarus, Syrian airlines over migrant crisis

Bloc states are expected to approve sanctions on 17 individuals and 11 entities this week, sources…

Italy accuses Egyptian security of Giulio Regeni’s murder

Italian parliamentary panel report says Egypt's security apparatus was responsible for the 2016 killing of the…

Russia planning ‘aggressive moves’ against Ukraine, Blinken says

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Washington 'will be prepared to act' if Russia invades…

Iran and Taliban forces clash in border area

Iranian media say Taliban forces opened fire on Iranian farmers, thinking they violated the border.

Lebanon launches cash card aid, despite funding shortfall

Cash assistance programmes aim to help 700,000 families cope with the withdrawal of subsidies.

Why Libya’s upcoming election raises more questions than answers

Analysts say the real test of the fledgeling democracy is not whether an election can be…

El Salvador’s Bukele must change course before it’s too late

The Salvadoran president is increasingly shrinking civil spaces and undermining institutions.

Hebron: Israeli president visit overlooks violent settler control

As Israel's president visited occupied Hebron this week, Palestinians say life has become unbearable in the…

‘Impossible’ to rescue: How three foreigners died in Burkina Faso

We investigate how a project to protect forests ended tragically with the killing of two reporters…

What next after Colombia’s FARC removed from US ‘terrorist’ list?

Colombian rebel group's delisting is an important step, experts say, but challenges to country's fragile peace…