The 2017 April bombings of Coptic churches in Egypt raised once again the question of a ramping Islamic terrorism in the country and what can be done to prevent it.
Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Religious state institutions wanting to address the rhetoric of violence in the name of religion must begin by reforming their relationship with the state.
Larvae of longhorn beetle feeding on pine stump.
It's thanks to decomposition brought about by beetles and fungi that we're not all buried under dead organic matter.
Can you solve the poverty cube?
Development agencies should consider nature and culture when creating strategies to alleviate global poverty.
Rodrigo Duterte has the opportunity to shape his foreign policy choices in relation to the two competing global powers.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is at an interesting place: leaning on China for financial support, and looking to the US for security cover.
Is the sun setting on globalisation?
A fundamental insight into the distributive effects of free trade from almost 90 years ago.
Humpback whales getting a feed.
Janie Wray/North Coast Cetacean Society
A new study shows that the way humpback whales choose their habitats is affected by humans.
Mohammad Ali Marizad/Tasnim News Agency/Wikipedia
Iran's economic recovery and reintegration into the global economy have become key electoral topics.
A woman leaves a polling station after casting her vote during the 2013 Kenyan elections.
Kenya's progressive 2010 Constitution brought improved women's representation in Parliament and public life. But historical prejudices remain, always more intensely apparent during elections.
Iranians want their country to remain open to economic and social opportunities, including by looking to the West.
Jobs and labour rights are at the centre of the candidates' campaigns in the Iranian presidential election.
Keeping medical data electronically is ideal. It saves time and can be used more efficiently.
Africa is expected to have among the steepest increases in the number of people affected by non-communicable diseases - it needs health care systems that can cope.
It’s hard to know what to believe these days.
The president has fled the country. An activist has died in jail. A military coup is afoot. Fake news is dividing Venezuelans, making a peaceful end to its profound crisis ever less likely.
If the river islands are bombed away and if the riverscape is engineered into something more like a large artificial canal, then endangered species face extinction.
A medical cannabis grower.
Scientists have never found a medicine to help crack users who want to decrease their consumption. Canadian researchers think cannabis might be the answer.
President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaigns have been controversial.
Even though widespread corruption is a blight on Chinese society.
The researchers found nearly 38 million pieces of plastic rubbish on Henderson Island, in one of the remotest parts of the ocean.
Plastics pose a major threat to seabirds and other animals, and most don't ever break down - they just break up. Every piece of petrochemical-derived plastic ever made still exists on the planet.
Protests in South Africa are about more than just service delivery of basic services such as water and electricity. They reflect a wider crisis about the failure to build a more equitable society.
Australian brand Discount Universe at 2016 Fashion Week.
AAP Image/Tracey Nearm
When Malcolm Turnbull released his innovation agenda, the arts were missing. But Australia's fashion industry is a true innovator, comparable to French and Italian fashion houses. It's time to recognise this at home.
Outgoing Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, was sentenced this month to two years in prison for blasphemy.
Ethnic Chinese and Christians in Indonesia have endured systematic and long-standing discrimination throughout the country's history.
AU Chair Moussa Faki in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.
When the US Secretary of State stood up the AU Chairperson the writing was on the wall. Africa needs to become the master of its own destiny.
Shinzo Abe has made his clearest statement yet on his ambition to alter the pacifist Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution.
Shinzo Abe may have kickstarted the debate on constitutional change with high hopes for success. But the outcome in 2020 is anything but certain.