YEMEN AT WAR:Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi returned from exile after six months, following a Saudi led intervention to stave off Houthi control.
CLEAN SLATE: Foreign Affairs officials from China, France, Germany, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Iran, Britain, U.S. and Russia reached a nuclear deal capping more than a decade of negotiations.
GREAT GAMES Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a surprise visit across the border to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ’s home on December 25. Relations between the two countries have suffered following their Partition in 1947.
BUCKLING UNDER: On June 30, 2015, Greece became the first developed country to fail to make an IMF loan repayment. Greece further voted to refuse a European bailout offer in a general referendum.
OUT FROM THE COLD: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (C) oversaw a thaw in relations with Cuba. The U.S. flag was raised over the newly reopened embassy in Havana, for the first time in 54 years.
HORSEPLAY: Donald Trump’s suggestion to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. caused international outrage. The Republican U.S. presidential hopeful further suggested that Muslims register at a data center and hold special IDs in the country.