International pop icon Madonna made a surprise showing at the massive Women's March on Washington, telling the crowd it was time for a "revolution of love" in a short speech and performing some of her biggest hits.
A Chinese editorial the day after US President Donald Trump's inauguration took talks of a trade war even further, speculating on the possibility of "real war" between the two.
UN Human Rights Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee criticized the Myanmar government's treatment of the country's Rohingya minority and said its defensive reaction when presented with claims of abuse is eroding its credibility.
Last week, the British Army sent a batch of armored vehicles through the Channel Tunnel connecting the UK with France to test if the Tunnel's rail network could handle such loads in case of a conflict with Russia. However, military observer Alexander Zhilin suggests that the move was just a stunt meant to preserve the myth of the Russian threat.
Donald Trump's rise to power has ushered in a new era of US national politics, experts say. Trump's speech has become a shining example of US presidential rhetoric. However, it appears that US elites will see a painful redistribution of spheres of influence within the government under Trump.
Opposition field commanders will take part in the Syrian peace talks in Astana; the conference is due to begin on January 23. According to Russian academic Sergei Demidenko, the fight against Daesh could unite the Syrian government and the armed opposition.
Commenting on the recent Russian-Turkish joint operation against the terrorist group Daesh near the Syrian town Al-Bab in Aleppo Province, Russian military and defense analysts have put forward their reasons why Turkey, a longstanding member of NATO, might have opted to conduct joint military activity. Here is what they suggest.
In December, Ukrainian billionaire Victor Pinchuk wrote an explosive op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, laying out how Ukraine can end its conflict with Russia. Pinchuk's plan is simple: Kiev must close the book on Crimea, proceed with elections in Donbass, and forget NATO. Unfortunately, elites in Kiev see his ideas as nothing less than treasonous.
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