President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has called on Russia and Turkey to establish a joint intergovernmental commission to investigate the circumstances surrounding the downing of the Russian Su-24M jet.
China's Foreign Ministry called for calm on Friday over growing tensions about Turkey's shooting down of a Russian warplane, urging the international community to coordinate in the fight against terror to avoid such incidents.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has appealed to lawmakers to back airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, but analysts have cautioned that the air campaign will not defeat the terror group. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.
President Xi Jinping has announced a key reorganization of China's military to create a nimbler army by 2020. DW talks to defense experts about the changes and the challenges faced by the world's largest armed forces.
The Paris attacks have changed the calculations around the Islamic State, which has become a major international terrorist sponsor quicker than anticipated.
During the recent decade the majority of developing and transitional countries have reached significantly higher economic growth rates than developed countries. Since economic power of the states is also one of the main political power elements, experts of international policy started speaking about the movement of the centre of world economic gravity from the West to the East and from the North to the South. This movement would also mean the increasing fragmentation of the international system which first of all economically and politically weakens global influence of the West on the international stage.
Endless beaches with white sand, sun and azure waters of the lagoon which disappear beyond the horizon. It seems like a picture from the popular advertisement with its slogan “taste of paradise”. But it is, unfortunately, just the one and the front side of Thailand. Commonly referred to as the Land of Smiles, this country has become one of the most dangerous tourist destinations on Earth.