The Latest North Korean Mystery: A Diplomatic Charm Offensive

The New York Times | Oct 23, 2014

On Wednesday, North Korea said Mr. Kim had personally ordered Mr. Fowle’s release after considering requests from President Obama. 

Britain Urged to Suspend Aid to Pakistan as Hangings Loom

The Telegraph | Oct 23, 2014

Campaigners call for British aid to Pakistan to be halted as Pakistan prepares to hang first prisoner in six years.

S. Korean Ambassador in Beijing Opens Up Residence to Public

Global Post | Oct 23, 2014

The residence of the South Korean ambassador to China has been opened to the public, in an annual public-diplomacy effort to reach out to Chinese people, the South Korean Embassy said Thursday.

Cuba and the U.S. Hug It Out Over Responses to Ebola

The Root | Oct 23, 2014

Foreign policy experts are saying that the back-and-forth is demonstrative of how public health issues are building bridges between countries that have a history of being at odds with one another. 

Melting Ice Cap Opening Shipping Lanes and Creating Conflict Among Nations | Oct 23, 2014

The consequences of the Arctic ice melt extend far beyond shorter shipping lanes. The warmer Arctic waters are opening access to oil, gas and mineral deposits for an energy-craving global population and at the same time increasing possibilities for ecotourism. 

Stronger Ties: Russia, Pakistan to Boost Energy Cooperation

Express Tribune | Oct 22, 2014

According to a statement issued by the foreign ministry, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Morgulov Igor Vladimirovich and Pakistan’s Additional Secretary Europe Nadeem Riyaz led their respective sides in discussions that focused on a review of political, economic, parliamentary and cultural relations.

The Position of Turkey in the War against ISIS

Arabian Gazette | Oct 22, 2014

Harun Yahya in this opinion piece advocates that Turkey should always be on the side of diplomacy, soft-power, and effectively administer an intellectual struggle to defeat the opponents that resort to violence and persecution. 

Ebola Outbreak: UK Working 'Round the Clock' to Tackle Crisis in Sierra Leone

Telegraph | Oct 22, 2014

International Development Secretary Justine Greening says they have seen "an immense amount of progress" on the KerryTown field hospital, as she toured the site of the 92-bed treatment facility in Sierra Leone.


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