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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, finishing up his triumphant visit to the United States, sent out a tweet this week simply expressing the main message he brought to Americans: "Let us make development a mass movement, just like Mahatma Gandhi made the freedom movement a mass movement."...

October 1st, 2014 • 5:45 AM

An analysis of the purchasers of the Suez Canal Investment Certificates revealed that 42% used money that had been kept at home or in their shops, 38% used bank savings, 13% used Egypt Post savings and 4% sold personal properties such as cars and gold, the Egyptian center for public opinion research Baseera illustrated in its latest poll.

September 29th, 2014 • 3:24 PM

The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, declaring that his nation is building a "New Egypt." He presented the question of terrorism as a violation of the nations fundamental rights, an abuse of religion. He highlighted the need for economic development as offering the people, especially young people the fundamental "right to development."...

September 25th, 2014 • 10:59 AM

President Xi Urges "an Asian Century of Prosperity and Renewal"

Prior to his arrival on a three-day (Sept. 17-19) visit to India, China's President Xi Jinping, in an article on Sept. 17 in the Indian daily, "The Hindu," urged China and India to join hands to build what he called an Asian century of prosperity and renewal.

September 18th, 2014 • 9:36 AM

The annual meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) began on Thursday in Dushambe, Tajikistan, where this important subsector of the new, extended world order launched by the BRICS meeting in July, will bring about yet more strategic and economic initiatives as part of the new world paradigm now shaping world history.

September 12th, 2014 • 9:33 AM

Brookings' Africa in Focus online magazine published an article Sept. 25 on "The Expansion of Chinese Railways in Africa," which made clear that Chinese President Xi Jinping's expressed wish to "link all the capitals in Africa with high-speed rail" is well underway.

September 30th, 2014 • 8:57 AM

The following listing of nuclear desalination initiatives is compiled from the World Nuclear Association, and other sources, as of September 2014.

September 26th, 2014 • 11:44 AM

In a key-note speech at the International Conference Commemorating the 2565th Anniversary of the birth of Confucius and the fifth Congress of the International Confucian Association, President Xi Jinping called for a dialogue among cultures. "Culture is the soul of a nation," President Xi said.

September 24th, 2014 • 10:06 PM

Process To Induct India as Full Member in Shanghai Cooperation Organization Has Begun

September 13th, 2014 • 8:47 AM