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Trump says Iranian leadership ‘wants to meet’

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Trump says Iranian leadership ‘wants to meet’

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House. (AP) President Donald Trump on Thursday said he believes that Iran’s leadership wants a meeting, adding to expectations that he is trying to arrange a summit with his Iranian counterpart at the upcoming UN assembly. “I […]

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Frontrunners in third US Democratic debate spar over healthcare, yet stress importance of unity

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Frontrunners in third US Democratic debate spar over healthcare, yet stress importance of unity

Robyn Beck, AFP Democratic presidential hopefuls speak during the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas on September 12 2019 Former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders – the frontrunners for the […]

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Why China believes the World needs the new Silk Road: Beijing’s ambitious mega-project explained

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Why China believes the World needs the new Silk Road: Beijing’s ambitious mega-project explained

© Getty Images China’s trillion-dollar “One Belt, One Road” initiative (BRI) is an attempt to revive the Silk Road, an ancient trade route that for hundreds of years connected the East and West during the days of the Roman Empire. The initiative, which was unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, envisages linking China […]

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US postponement of extra tariffs good for trade talks, but not a breakthrough: experts

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US postponement of extra tariffs good for trade talks, but not a breakthrough: experts

Photo: VCG The US decision to postpone extra tariffs is good for the upcoming China-US trade talks, but what US President Donald Trump has done is far from enough and we should not consider it a breakthrough in trade talks, as they remain very tough, experts told the Global Times on Thursday. Their remarks came […]

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British Government signs agreements worth £31m to support development in Somaliland The programmes will be delivered in partnership with the Somaliland government to promote long-term stability in the region.

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British Government signs agreements worth £31m to support development in Somaliland The programmes will be delivered in partnership with the Somaliland government to promote long-term stability in the region.

The UK yesterday signed an agreement with the Government of Somaliland and the Netherlands to support the implementation of Phase II of the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF2) programme, which aims to improve the lives of local people through the delivery of essential public services. SDF2 (£25m, 2018-2022), will be delivered in partnership with the Somaliland […]

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Muslim World League, evangelicals discuss ways to promote coexistence

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Muslim World League, evangelicals discuss ways to promote coexistence

The meeting was held on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and aimed to discuss ways to promote international coexistence and harmony JEDDAH: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, met Joel Rosenberg, head of a delegation of evangelical Christian leaders, in Jeddah on Wednesday. The meeting was held on the […]

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Supreme Court hands Trump a victory on asylum restriction

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Supreme Court hands Trump a victory on asylum restriction

President Donald Trump. | Evan Vucci/AP Photo   President Donald Trump scored a major legal victory on immigration on Wednesday as the Supreme Court gave him the go-ahead to proceed with a new policy barring asylum for migrants who pass through another country en route to the U.S. The high court order allows the policy, which is […]

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Australia delivers warning over IS foothold in Somalia and The Australian government has listed the Somalia operations of IS as a terrorist threat.

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Australia delivers warning over IS foothold in Somalia and The Australian government has listed the Somalia operations of IS as a terrorist threat.

Somalian security forces are seen at the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia. Source: Anadolu IS’s foothold in Somalia has caught the attention of the Australian government with the group’s ties there being formally denounced. The Somali arm of IS has been listed as a terror group for the first time, after Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee […]

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Civilian killed in Russian airstrikes in Syria’s Idlib

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Civilian killed in Russian airstrikes in Syria’s Idlib

This photo released Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows people searching for victims (AP Photo) Russian airstrikes in northwest Syria killed an elderly man overnight, the first such casualty since Moscow […]

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Netanyahu’s plan to annex Jordan Valley met with widespread opposition

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Netanyahu’s plan to annex Jordan Valley met with widespread opposition

The Jordan Valley accounts for around one-third of the West Bank, which Israel occupied in the 1967 Six-Day War. (File/AFP)         .Saudi Arabia called for an emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in light of the issue The Jordan Valley accounts for around one-third of the West Bank, which Israel […]

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