Country Risk Headlines
07 May 2013
The stand-off between the Indian and Chinese armies along their disputed northern Himalayan border continued into its third week despite a third flag meeting on 30 April between local commanders. On More
The stand-off between the Indian and Chinese armies along their disputed northern Himalayan border continued into its third week despite a third flag meeting on 30 April between local commanders. On
Lebanon has been plunged into a fresh political crisis following the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Mikati's government on 22 March. Mikati's government, which was dominated by the
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has died of cancer, leaving a power vacuum that will be hard to fill in the oil-rich country. Fresh presidential elections are to be called within 30 days.
Around mid-morning on 19 January, Algerian security forces launched a final assault to free the remaining hostages being held by jihadists at the Tigantourine natural gas facility near the town of In
The four-day hostage crisis in Algeria was brought to an end on 19 January as the Algerian military launched an assault on the Islamist fighters remaining in the area that left at least 32 fighters
The rebel coalition known as Séléka signed an agreement to call a ceasefire and form a government of national unity in the Central African Republic (CAR) with President François
France has carried out multiple air strikes against the Islamist militants who control northern Mali to prevent them from scuppering the plan for military intervention that the United Nations
Iraq's most senior Shia cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, entered Iraq's latest Arab-Kurdish dispute on 5 December, calling for both parties to "stay away from bloody conflicts".
Hundreds of people yesterday (23 October) marked the first anniversary of Tunisia's landmark October 2011 elections by staging a protest outside the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) in Tunis,
Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez sent a letter to the National Assembly, Venezuela's parliament, yesterday (27 November) to formally request authority to travel to Cuba to continue with
Rebels from the M23 entered Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, with apparently little resistance after earlier fighting at the city's airport on 20 November. The seizure of the city
Leading the group was Xi Jinping, 59, as the party's new general secretary. This was no surprise as Xi had been in line to take on the position for some time and will take up the role of