Hotspots

Emerging hotspots

Print edition : April 27, 2018

The besieged Eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, on February 27. Photo: REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

A demonstrator holding the Palestinian flag during clashes with Israeli troops near the Jewish settlement of Beit El in the occupied West Bank on February 23. Photo: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

People inspect the damage after an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition in Saada, Yemen, on February 22. Photo: REUTERS

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro with first lady Cilia Flores in Caracas on February 27 after the formalisation of his candidacy for the presidential election. Photo: AP/Ariana Cubillos

Some of the crisis points around the world that have the potential to escalate and the imminent threats to the U.S.’ claim to sole superpower status.
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