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Friday, 15 June 2018

China strikes back: Beijing sets 25% tariff on $50 bln worth US products

China strikes back: Beijing sets 25% tariff on $50 bln worth US products
Responding to US President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports, Beijing has adopted a 25 percent tariff on 659 American products worth the same amount.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Chinese Hackers 'Steal Secret US Navy Plans for Supersonic Submarine Missiles'

Chinese Hackers
Chinese government hackers have been accused of stealing sensitive data from the computers of a US Navy contractor, including plans for submarine-launched supersonic anti-ship missiles.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Turkey halts migrant re-admission deal with Greece

Turkey halts migrant re-admission deal with Greece
Turkey suspended its migrant re-admission deal with Greece days after Athens released from prison eight Turkish soldiers who fled their country after a 2016 attempted coup.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Kim Jong-un 'begged' for summit to take place

Kim Jong-un 'begged' for summit to take place
Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has said North Korea's leader "begged" for their summit to be rescheduled after the US president cancelled it.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

US-Led Coalition’s Attacks Target Locals for Their Refusal to Join Separatist Militias: FM

US-Led Coalition’s Attacks Target Locals for Their Refusal to Join Separatist Militias
Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said the illegitimate US-led International Coalition has been targeting civilians in the villages of al-Hasaka, Raqqa and Deir Ezzor as a retribution for their refusal to join US-allied separatist militias, SANA reported.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Moallem: Syria’s Sovereignty Indubitable, Turkey and US Are Invaders

Moallem: Syria’s Sovereignty Indubitable, Turkey and US Are Invaders
Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moallem said that Syria’s sovereignty in Tanaf is indubitable, stressing that Turkey and US are invaders and should withdraw from the Syrian territories.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Saudi threatens military action against Qatar over S-400

Saudi threatens military action against Qatar over S-400
Saudi Arabia, one of the countries blockading Qatar, has threatened military action against its Gulf neighbour if it acquires the Russian-made S-400 aerial defence system, French daily Le Monde reported on Friday.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Trump’s decision on tariffs closed doors to other talks – Macron

Trump’s decision on tariffs closed doors to other talks – Macron
France’s President Emmanuel Macron slammed the US move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, calling the decision “unlawful” and a “mistake.”

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Netanyahu: Israel Deals 'Harshest Blow' to Gaza Militants in Years

Netanyahu: Israel Deals 'Harshest Blow' to Gaza Militants in Years
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on a recent exchange of fire between the Israeli Defense Forces, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Hungary to penalise NGOs that aid illegal immigrants

Hungary to penalise NGOs that aid illegal immigrants
Individuals or groups who help migrants not entitled to protection to submit requests for asylum or who help illegal migrants to gain status to stay in Hungary will be liable to jail under a new bill submitted to parliament.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Israeli court justifies use of live ammunition by military in border demonstrations

Israeli court justifies use of live ammunition by military in border demonstrations
Israel's High Court of Justice rejected two petitions against the Israeli army's use of live ammunition last week to quell a Gaza protest, in which 59 Palestinians died.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over cancellation of US-North Korea summit

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ over cancellation of US-North Korea summit
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday that he was “deeply concerned” by the cancellation of the planned meeting between the leaders of the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly-known as North Korea.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Arab League Suspends Ties With Guatemala Over Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem

Arab League Suspends Ties With Guatemala
The League of Arab States (LAS) revoked its cooperation agreement with Guatemala and suspended all bilateral ties after Guatemala relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the LAS press service said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Germany wants to extradite Catalonia's independence leader Carles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont
Ex-Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, one of the leaders of the region's secession movement wanted in Spain on rebellion charges, will most likely be extradited from Germany on lesser charges.

Monday, 21 May 2018

South Korea Rules Out Halting Joint Drills with US despite Pyongyang's Protests

South Korea Rules Out Halting Joint Drills with US
The South Korean Defense Ministry ruled out the possibility of halting or scaling down the annual joint military drills with the United States even despite the resentment on the part of North Korea, the ministry's spokeswoman Choi Hyun-soo said at a briefing on Monday.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Cuba plane: More than 100 die in Havana air crash

More than 100 die in Havana air crash
More than 100 people have died after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed and exploded near Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuban state media says.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

US-Backed SDF Forces Fear Armed Uprising by Civilians in Northern Syria

US-Backed SDF Forces Fear Armed Uprising by Civilians in Northern Syria
Fierce tensions have started between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and civilians in Eastern Deir Ezzur as armed uprisings against the SDF have spread in occupied areas in Northern Syria.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

North Korea threatens to pull out of U.S. summit; cancels talks with South

North Korea threatens to pull out of U.S. summit; cancels talks with South
North Korea said Wednesday it is canceling high-level talks with South Korea and threatened to pull out of a summit with the United States over the allies' ongoing military exercises.

Monday, 14 May 2018

South Africa removes Israel ambassador over IDF’s ‘violent aggression’ in Gaza

South Africa removes Israel ambassador over IDF’s ‘violent aggression’ in Gaza
The South African government is withdrawing its ambassador to Israel in response to the “violent aggression” by Israeli forces at the Gaza border, which saw 55, including six children, killed on Monday.

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