Activists claim that Syrian troops are using gunships to launc attacks as rebels spread their offensive through Damascus. United Nations Secretary General Bank Ki-Moon will visit China in lead up to a crucial vote in the Security Council on Syria.
In a first, a woman from South Africa has been sworn in as leader of the African Union.
A Senate committee report asserts HSBC pulled the wool over its own eyes in ignoring reports of drug laundering.
The Canadian International Council identifies what it sees as the seven myths of international relations.
The cure for the economy’s “stationary state” is offered by Niall Ferguson in a recent Daily Beast post.