Stories By Lorna Shaddick
124 Sep 2014 Wed
President Obama said the US stands "shoulder to shoulder" with five Arab allies in its airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria. The strikes are aimed at IS targets, as well as a new Al Qaeda-linked group called Khorasan - which US officials said was about to carry out an attack in America.
223 Sep 2014 Tue
Speaking in New York, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law also noted that how the United States and China structured their relationship would be of "crucial importance" to Southeast Asia and the world.
309 Sep 2014 Tue
Chinese films rarely achieve commercial success in the United States, and many independent films are struggling to find an audience. The DC Chinese Film Festival in Washington is looking to change that.
401 Sep 2014 Mon
President Obama is visiting Tallinn in Estonia before heading for the NATO summit in Wales. The focus of the discussions in both venues is likely to be the Ukraine crisis, with Baltic leaders seeking reassurance and NATO planning to create a rapid deployment force.
522 Aug 2014 Fri
However, the opinion poll released by USA Today and Pew also showed that half of the Americans surveyed are worried the US could get bogged down in yet another long and costly conflict in the Middle East.
621 Aug 2014 Thu
As the violence in Ferguson continues, the story has grown from a local problem to international news. The worldwide coverage of the shooting of Michael Brown and its aftermath not only offers Americans a different viewpoint on the events, but also reveals a lot about the countries themselves.
729 Jul 2014 Tue
The Church of England has voted to approve female bishops but a long road still remains for them to be fully accepted by the church.
819 Jul 2014 Sat
Observers say the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane is a game changer in other ways and the Obama administration must take firmer and tougher action on Russia as a result.
910 Jul 2014 Thu
Even as both candidates in Indonesia's presidential poll claim victory, the US has congratulated the country on what it called an “historic” election.
1009 Jul 2014 Wed
Fifteen-year-old Tariq Khdeir from Florida said he was watching protests about the abduction and murder of his cousin, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, when he was beaten and kicked unconscious by Israeli security officers.