Merkel, who ran unopposed, won 89.5 per cent of delegates’ votes
Dec 06, 2016
Muzoon Almellehan is living in England, but the 17-year-old remains committed to her wartime role, encouraging young Syrians to stay in school and prepare for the day they will need to rebuild their country
Dec 05, 2016
Left-of-centre candidate narrowly defeats far-right politician for presidency
Dec 04, 2016
In 2011, Naief Abazid’s graffiti on a Syrian school wall helped ignite a Syrian revolution that escalated into a global conflict. No one was more surprised by that than him
Dec 02, 2016
It started as simple teenage rebellion but ended up tearing Syria apart, setting in motion events that continue to rock the Middle East — and the world. The boys behind the graffiti would become unlikely revolutionaries and reluctant refugees. Not all of them would survive the upheaval they helped unleash. This is their story
Dec 02, 2016
Leaders hold out hope campaign promises about NATO, Syria will be moderated once he assumes U.S. presidency
Nov 18, 2016
From their stands on the Ukraine to Syria, president-elect Trump and Russia’s Putin have remarkably similar viewpoints that mark a shift in relations
Nov 15, 2016
Pro-Kremlin presidents appear poised for election in Bulgaria and Moldova, signalling even more 'wins' for Vladimir Putin
Nov 13, 2016
Following a U.S. presidential election that has affected more than just the United States – in both negative and positive ways – some world leaders are scrambling to figure out, what now?
Nov 11, 2016
The West as we know it may be in for radical change soon after Donald Trump is sworn in as president
Nov 09, 2016
Mark MacKinnon is currently based in London, where he is The Globe and Mail's Senior International Correspondent. In that posting he has reported on the Syrian refugee crisis, the rise of Islamic State, the war in eastern Ukraine and Scotland's independence referendum.
Mark recently spent five years as the newspaper's Beijing correspondent. There he won accolades for his investigations into the garment industry in Asia - as well as the Canadian-listed companies Sino-Forest and Silvercorp - and for his reporting from the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.
Mark has also been posted to the Middle East and Moscow for The Globe and Mail. He has covered the arrival of Canada's troops in Afghanistan, the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Russia's war in Chechnya, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict.
A four-time National Newspaper Award winner, Mark is also the author of The New Cold War: Revolutions, Rigged Elections and Pipeline Politics - which was published in 2007 by Random House - and The China Diaries, an e-book of his train travels through the Middle Kingdom along with photographer John Lehmann.
He has interviewed many world leaders, including former Israeli president Shimon Peres, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi.