Nathan Cinnamond assesses the Republican's chances of capitalising on their congressional majority by overhauling the federal tax code.
"Just when you thought Europe was approaching stability again, Germany of all countries has gone and thrown a spanner in the works."
Will China be the world's greatest superpower?
A resignation is nothing new, but this particular PM from Lebanon might indicate a sea-change in politics in the Middle East...
The Paradise papers have again exposed the tax arrangements of the most wealthy, following on from the Panama investigation last year. Alex Dickson provides analysis of the potential political implications.
Only a month has passed since the deadliest shooting in US history and another gun massacre has traumatized an American town. Danielle Cuaycong asks if US citizens have become desensitised to such occurrences.
Guy Wilkinson analyses who will replace the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said: "With no heir to the throne, there is a myriad of rumours surrounding the palace as to who will be the successor".