The year 2023 will not be an easy one for Iran as the rift between the rulers and the ruled becomes greater than ever. On the foreign policy front, Tehran has reached an impasse.
The parliament's president says it will bring in a series of reforms aiming to win back trust after a corruption scandal hit one of its senior lawmakers. Arrested MEP Eva Kaili may lose her immunity from prosecution.
Lawmakers from the CDU/CSU bloc say they are ready to approve an amended version of the ruling coalition's "Bürgergeld." The new benefits scheme for the unemployed was initially blocked by conservative parties.
14 Jan 2022
This week, Joe Biden made a passionate speech on voting rights, comparing that fight to the battle to end racial segregation in the 1960s. For the first time ever, the US president is directly pushing to get rid of a vote-blocking device in the Senate known as the filibuster. That requires close to two thirds of senators to pass a bill, as opposed to a simple majority. Biden, a former senator himself, says the voting rights issue is a "battle for America's soul".
1 Aug 2021
Experts say India has "a lot of catching up to do" in the domain of technological advancement, such as artificial intelligence. The country faces security challenges from multiple fronts, including China and Pakistan.
12 Jul 2021
Finance ministers from the world's largest economies are now on board with the US push to fight tax havens. But there is "very little time" before it goes into effect in 2023, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz warns.
22 Jun 2019
Moody's Investors Service says the 5.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter decline in Nigeria's gross federally collected revenues underscores the challenges the government faces in implementing the reform agenda to lower the dependence on oil. Aurelien Mali, Vice President, and Sovereign Analyst at Moody’s joins CNBC Africa assess some key credit challenges facing Nigeria.
9 Aug 2018
There are various units in the Nigeria Police Force, but none more maligned than the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. So scorned is the unit that many have called for its eradication, but is ending SARS the way to go, or should the unit be reformed?