Prosecutors in former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 'pay-to-play' trial say US Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D) of Illinois was directly involved in a potential $1 million offer to win a US Senate seat.
The US should pursue science diplomacy with Muslim-majority countries, which would complement efforts to promote human rights.
Q&A with Shimon Peres on Israel. The Israeli president says the Gaza blockade was put in place to protect the Jewish state from terrorism.
Rahm Emanuel, a congressman in Illinois at the time, agreed to sign a letter to the Chicago Tribune supporting Blagojevich. Hours later Emanuel's staff asked for grant money to be released for a school in his district.
City governments across China need to repay the debt owed to the migrant workers who have generated their tax revenues for so long, says prominent workers’ rights advocate Han Dongfang.
Turkish journalist Soli Ozel says the nature of Turkish-Israeli relations are changed forever, not just because of the deadly flotilla incident.
Unless China shifts its policies toward more democracy and tends to the interests of the rising urban middle class, it risks ending up in the same cul-de-sac as Japan.
Egypt’s control of the Palestinian 'file' will never be the same again, says former British intelligence operative Alastair Crooke.