Analysis & Commentary
China have 30,000 tonnes of gold in reserves and link Yuan in 3 Years

China have 30,000 tonnes of gold in reserves and link Yuan in 3 Years

China could actually be holding as much as 30,000 tonnes of gold in various government accounts and that within the next three years the nation will link the…

Hongkong January gold exports to China confirm strong demand

Hongkong January gold exports to China confirm strong demand

An increase in net gold exports to mainland China in January partly confirms the continuing strong demand.…

Egypt’s war in Libya against ISIS: Potentials and dangers

Egypt’s war in Libya against ISIS: Potentials and dangers

While Egypt's national security concerns in Libya are legitimate and pressing, it must carefully weigh its options and find allies in a complicated international and regional scene…

Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and the problem with baggage

Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and the problem with baggage

Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are dealing with the baggage of their political histories even before their 2016 campaigns officially begin.…

14 Signs That Most Americans Are Flat Broke And Totally Unprepared For The Coming Economic Crisis

14 Signs That Most Americans Are Flat Broke And Totally Unprepared For The Coming Economic Crisis

More than 60 percent of all Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, and a whopping 24 percent of the country has more credit card debt than emergency savings.…

Russia cools gold reserve additions in January

Russia cools gold reserve additions in January

While Russia may not have added to its gold reserves in January this does not mean its gold buying spree is over – at least not yet.…

Crude Oil Getting Crushed as Arab Cartel Strategy Continue To Cripple US shale

Crude Oil Getting Crushed as Arab Cartel Strategy Continue To Cripple US shale

Crude oil is getting crushed and Saudi Arabia is laughing at U.S. Shale oil industry especially after this weekend.…

Greek surrender and Syriza Fiasco: When all hope is gone

Greek surrender and Syriza Fiasco: When all hope is gone

Syriza's strategy towards Europe has ended in fiasco less than a month after it came to power.…

China will Invest $1.25 Trillion into the Global Market Within Next Decade

China will Invest $1.25 Trillion into the Global Market Within Next Decade

Many are already likening the new Silk Road undertaking to the Marshall Plan. China invested more than $100 billion outside its own borders than within, at the end…

Trade & Economy

Tsipras: Greece Needs Bridge Loan, Not Bailout – Full List of New Greek Govt Policy

Tsipras: Greece Needs Bridge Loan, Not Bailout – Full List of New Greek Govt Policy

Greece cannot service its huge debt and will seek a bridge loan rather than an…

Peru To Become World’s Agro Exporting Major Power In 5 years – Minister

Peru To Become World’s Agro Exporting Major Power In 5 years – Minister

In five years from now, Peru is poised to become the world’s biggest agro exporting…

Tsipras, Putin agree to boost bilateral cooperation

Tsipras, Putin agree to boost bilateral cooperation

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to boost bilateral ties…

Africa loses $50bn in illicit finance flows

Africa loses $50bn in illicit finance flows

Weak governance means Africa loses more than $50bn each year in unpaid taxes and money…

Palestinian territories face fiscal crisis, warns IMF

Palestinian territories face fiscal crisis, warns IMF

The Palestinian territories in the West Bank and Gaza face a deepening fiscal crisis this…

The 5 Economic Challenges of an Independent Scotland

The 5 Economic Challenges of an Independent Scotland

Completely integrated after 307 years of union with United Kingdom, an independent Scotland’s economic prospects…

UK to issue China’s RMB as bond to finance govt’s foreign currency reserve

UK to issue China’s RMB as bond to finance govt’s foreign currency reserve

UK government plans to issue the "world's first" Renminbi (RMB) denominated sovereign bond outside China…

Russia, Vietnam Take Steps Toward Free Trade Zone and Currency Settlements

Russia, Vietnam Take Steps Toward Free Trade Zone and Currency Settlements

The creation of a free trade zone between the states of the Eurasian Customs Union…

China, Switzerland sign $24bn currency swap, dumps dollar

China, Switzerland sign $24bn currency swap, dumps dollar

China and Switzerland have signed a direct currency swap agreement worth 150 billion yuan, or…

TTIP SeeSaw: Swiss faces tough US-EU trade deal decisions

TTIP SeeSaw: Swiss faces tough US-EU trade deal decisions

If the negotiations between the United States and the European Union are successful, one of…

Diplomatic Briefing

Azerbaijan Work permit for foreigners can be removed

Azerbaijan Work permit for foreigners can be removed

Foreigners and stateless persons will be more easily employed in the territory of Azerbaijan, as the country is considering to eliminate work permit in several fields of employment.…

Israel “reprimands” Sweden on Palestine state recognition

Israel “reprimands” Sweden on Palestine state recognition

Israel's Foreign ministry summons Swedish ambassador for talks, after new prime minister promises to recognize Palestine as a state in inauguration speech.…

Israel rejects New Zealand Ambassador, refuses to share with Palestine

Israel rejects New Zealand Ambassador, refuses to share with Palestine

Offending New Zealand government once again, Israel refuses to accept the designated ambassador because he is also the ambassador to Palestine. Historically, whoever the New Zealand government accredits…

Bahrain expels top US diplomat for inteferrence

Bahrain expels top US diplomat for inteferrence

The Kingdom of Bahrain has ordered the expulsion of Tom Malinowski, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour who was confirmed by U.S.…

Sweden says Israeli Embassy negligence costed barring Peres airspace entry

Sweden says Israeli Embassy negligence costed barring Peres airspace entry

Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said Israeli embassy negligence costed the barring President Shimon Peres’s airplane to pass through their airspace.…

Philippines grants visa-free to 7 more countries (Full List)

Philippines grants visa-free to 7 more countries (Full List)

The Philippines announced they would grant visa-free entry to 7 more countries, totaling 157 as of this year.…

Defense & Military

Establishing Russian military base in Cyprus out of the question — Cyprus FM

The foreign minister stressed that Cyprus’ seaports and airports can be used by Russian warships and warplanes in non-military operations.…

Russia in Talks With Iran on Tor-M1 Missile System Modernization

Russia in Talks With Iran on Tor-M1 Missile System Modernization

Russia’s Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant Kupol is in talks with Iran on modernizing the short range Tor-M1 (SA-15 Gauntlet) surface-to-air missile defense…

Special Ops To Assume Greater NATO Responsibilities

Special Ops To Assume Greater NATO Responsibilities

NATO is incorporating special operations into all aspects of its operations and training due to Russia's annexation of Crimea and the…

How US pinpoints targets in air war

How US pinpoints targets in air war

Before coalition aircraft bomb ISIS in Syria and Iraq, an array of US surveillance planes, satellites and spies on the ground…

Russia Plans to Supply India with A-50 Aircraft

Russia Plans to Supply India with A-50 Aircraft

Russia and India plan on signing a contract to supply India with A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft.…

Earth & Environment

Saudi Prince on Rare Endangered Bird Hunting Spree in Balochistan

Saudi Prince on Rare Endangered Bird Hunting Spree in Balochistan

Saudi governor for Tabuk, Prince Fahad bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is on hunting spree for rare Houbara Bustards birds in Balochistan despite a court-imposed ban…

Science & Technology

India’s Tiger population up by 30% in the Past Three Years

India’s Tiger population up by 30% in the Past Three Years

Tiger population is falling the world over, yet their numbers are increasing in India for the past three years.…

Internet & Telecom

Google’s Gmail service blocked in China

Google’s Gmail service blocked in China

Google Inc.'s e-mail service, Gmail, was blocked since June in what may be a sign that China might limit or even ban access to the U.S.…

Oil & Energy

Oil market ‘may have bottomed out’

Oil market ‘may have bottomed out’

Oil prices have probably touched bottom and should recover in the second half of 2015 as the collapse in the market over the last year begins to…

Disaster Management

Japan gov’t calls on citizens to stockpile toilet paper

Japan gov’t calls on citizens to stockpile toilet paper

The Japanese government is calling on its citizens to prepare for the worst-case scenario, should a major disaster hit the quake-prone archipelago: Stockpile toilet paper.…

Cosmology & Space

New subatomic particle sheds light on fundamental force of nature

New subatomic particle sheds light on fundamental force of nature

The discovery of a new particle will "transform our understanding" of the fundamental force of nature that binds the nuclei of atoms, researchers argue. …

Health & Medicine

How to diagnose Ebola within 10 minutes

How to diagnose Ebola within 10 minutes

When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, but new…

Society & Culture

The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage

The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage

For generations, couples have always blamed marital communication as the leading cause for split ups. But it is not. Lack of communication is just a reaction to…