Stories about International Relations from January, 2016
"Beyonce's video is a problem because it's reductive, and uses India as a prop for capitalist gain. A land and culture she has no right to."
Another prisoner released in the swaps, Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari, appears to have been arrested to due to mass surveillance by Iranian authorities. His SMS messages were surveilled.
Burkinabés are making a vow to resist, now and always, all forms of extremism and violence.
Did Facebook remove Efe Levent's post because he used the term "cracker"?
"My fully #British daughter can't attend her #American cousin's bday cos her mum was born in #Iran," wrote Rana Rahimpour, explaining how new restrictions prevented her from boarding the flight.
The US attorney general's position on Puerto Rico's status has probably turned the issue into fodder for the upcoming election season.
Dmitry Shipilov, a Russian journalist and blogger sentenced to community service for insulting the governor of Kemerovo region on his blog, has been granted political asylum in Ukraine.
An overview of "Implementation Day" for the lifting of nuclear related sanctions against Iran.
“If this release signals Iran’s desire for international reconciliation, so too it must move forward with national reconciliation.”
"Has the region been sectarianized? Yes. Are the differences real? Yes. Is the current war posturing an ancient theological dispute? No," tweets Iyad El-Baghdadi about the so-called Sunni-Shia rift.
"India and Pakistan are sister nations.. We have so much in common.. A united India-Pakistan will be better for everyone :)"
Can Pakistan's regions and political parties come to a consensus over who should benefit most from the mega-project? That seems unlikely for the moment.
US cybersecurity experts claim the December cyber-attack that led to a temporary outage of the power grid in western Ukraine is the work of Russian hacker collective the Sandworm Team.
The Imperial Japanese Army forced women from across Asia forced into sexual slavery during WWII. The surviving victims and some right-wing Japanese politicians weren't on board with this agreement.
"The heavenly kingdom is still protecting this thug. We should be ashamed that the heavenly kingdom is still protecting this thug"
"In the Iran vs Saudi debate we should side with New Zealand. Be as far away from it as possible."
When Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko decided to tweet a doctored cover of The Economist magazine with his face replacing Putin's, he got some image editing help from social media users.
"It doesn't matter if you are documented. You have rights in this country."
As the world was gearing up to celebrate New Year, news broke in Pakistan that twenty people from Lahore, including women and children, had travelled to Syria to join ISIS.