Ukraine crisis used as excuse

US walkouts at G20, APEC venues blasted for disrupting recovery efforts Officials prepare the exhibition stands at the venue for the G20 finance ministers and central governors meeting in Jakarta on February 16, 2022, scheduled to take place on February 17-18. (MAST IRHAM / POOL / AFP) Editor's Note: China...

Cracks show fragility of US’ quest in Asia

Divisions at Quad, with India neutral on Russia, highlight Biden's uphill task Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the Japan-US-Australia-India Fellowship Founding Celebration event, in Tokyo, Japan, May 24, 2022. (YUICHI YAMAZAKI / POOL PHOTO...

WFP tells Davos of looming food crisis

Workers carry sacks of wheat to load on a freight train at Chawa Pail railway station in Khanna, India, on Thursday. (SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP) The world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, driven by the compounded effects of COVID-19, climate change and the Russia-Ukraine conflict...

Situation in Kharkiv tense as Russian forces regroup

This May 23, 2022 photo shows a view of a shelled section of the Barabashovo market in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine. (BERNAT ARMANGUE / AP) KYIV/ MOSCOW – The situation in Ukraine's eastern Kharkiv region is tense, following the regrouping of Russian forces, the government-run Ukrinform news agency reported Monday, citing...