Xi Jinping addresses an audience in New Zealand in 2010. He was still the Vice Presidnet at the time.

China: Xi pursues a unified communist ‘dream’

Last week, Xi Jinping took office as the President of the People’s Republic of China, officially assuming full power of his position during National People’s Congress. During his closing speech, Xi called upon the nation to unite in the pursuit Read on! →

Ieng Sary during the trial hearing in Case 002 on 20 March 2012

Cambodia: War crimes suspect Ieng Sary dies at 87

Former Khmer Rouge leader and defendant at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Ieng Sary, died at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital in this capital last Thursday morning. He was 87.

The City of London

Europe: Will a cap on bonuses soothe public anger?

Over the past few months, the European institutions have placed the regulation of banks as their primary target.

Foreign Secretary William Hague with Dr Nihad Al Jashi, member of Saudi Arabia’s Majlis Ash-Shura (Shura Council) in London, 5 March 2013.

Saudi Arabia: Will female advisers help women?

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has appointed 30 women to the adviser body of the government, but there are still doubts that the move represents a true disposal to grant greater liberties to women.

A supporter waves a Kenyan flag at the rally.

Kenya: Kenyatta wins but Odinga will challenge

The Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has officially declared Uhuru Kenyatta, from the Jubilee alliance, as Kenya’s fourth president today.

India's Parliament

India: Was Afzal Guru denied a fair trial?

In February, Mohammed Afzal Guru was executed for his alleged involvement in the December 2001 attacks on India’s lower house of parliament, the Lok Sabha.

Kenyans vote in the first general election since the violence of 2007/2008

Kenya: Election day draws to a close (In Photos)

Kenyans vote in the first general election since the violence of 2007/2008 Read on! →

Mariano Rajoy addresses congress on corruption in Spain

Spain: Corruption scandal will not go away

More than 300 Spanish politicians, including regional presidents and senior ministers, have become tangled in an emerging corruption scandal.

African Heads of State at the summit held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 2011.

The African Union: Challenges of a Pan-African Project

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), a pan-African organisation, replaced in 2002 by the African Union (AU).

Somalia: Can US recognition bring stability?

After over two decades of famine, Islamic extremism and piracy, Somalia may be showing signs of revival.