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China's exports shrink most in

China’s exports unexpectedly fell the most in two years in December, while imports also contracted, pointing to further weakness in the world’s seco

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Posted On: 14 Jan 2019

Brazil moving its embassy to J

The Israeli prime minister said Jair Bolsonaro, who takes office on Tuesday, told him the move was inevitable.   Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyah

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Posted On: 31 Dec 2018

Turkey reinforcing Syrian bord

Turkey is sending reinforcements to its border with Syria, Demiroren News Agency (DHA) reported on Sunday, adding that some 100 vehicles including mounted picku

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Posted On: 23 Dec 2018

Canadian held in China questio

A former Canadian diplomat detained in China is being denied legal representation and is not allowed to turn the lights off at night, people familiar with the s

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Posted On: 21 Dec 2018

Dutch concerned by U.S. plans

The Dutch Defence Minister said on Friday she was “concerned” by plans by the U.S. administration to pull out of Syria, where the Netherlands suppor

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Posted On: 21 Dec 2018

Third Canadian detained in Chi

A third Canadian citizen has been detained in China, Canada’s National Post newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing the Canadian foreign ministry.  

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Posted On: 19 Dec 2018

Iran's Rouhani says sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted a “deluge” of drugs, refugees and attacks on the West if U.S. sanctions weaken Iran’s ability to co

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Posted On: 08 Dec 2018

China calls on Canada to free

China warned Canada on Saturday that there would be severe consequences if it did not immediately release Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s [HWT.UL] chief fina

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Posted On: 08 Dec 2018

China agrees to ‘reduce and

China has agreed to scale back tariffs on imported US cars, President Donald Trump said Sunday, one day after agreeing with Xi Jinping to a ceasefire in the tra

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Posted On: 03 Dec 2018

Trump, China's Xi poised for h

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will wrap up a global summit on Saturday with high-stakes talks expected to determine whether they

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Posted On: 01 Dec 2018

Saudi Crown Prince sidelined i

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was sidelined during the official “family photo” of world leaders and other dignitaries at the

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Posted On: 01 Dec 2018

America targets Middle East as

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday the United States is targeting the Middle East because it fears Islamic “awakening” in

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Posted On: 25 Nov 2018

APEC fails to live up to its n

The C in APEC stands for Cooperation. But when the two biggest members are fighting a trade war and using the forum to attack each other’s policies, it wa

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Posted On: 19 Nov 2018

Russia wants dialogue with U.S

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday Moscow wanted to restore a full-scale dialogue with the United States about the landmark Cold War-era missile tr

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Posted On: 11 Nov 2018

Leaders of France and Germany

One hundred years after the guns of World War One fell silent, the leaders of France and Germany held hands and rested their heads against one another in a poig

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Posted On: 10 Nov 2018

U.S. ends refueling support in

The United States is halting refueling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen, the United States and Saudi Arabia said on Friday, ending one

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Posted On: 10 Nov 2018

Rouhani says new U.S. sanction

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that U.S. sanctions announced last week have had no effect on Iran’s economy because Washington had alre

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Posted On: 10 Nov 2018

U.S. presses China to halt mil

Standing side by side, top U.S. officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea, drawing a rebuke fr

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Posted On: 10 Nov 2018

WW2: Canada apologizes to Jews

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in parliament on Wednesday for Canada’s refusal to admit Jewish asylum seekers fleeing Nazi Germany just months b

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Posted On: 08 Nov 2018

Russia set to dump US dollar

Russia is intensifying efforts to wean its economy off the US dollar as Washington considers tough new sanctions that could deny it access to foreign debt marke

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Posted On: 07 Nov 2018

Trump reinstates tough Iran sa

The United States has reimposed oil and financial sanctions against Iran, significantly turning up the pressure on Tehran in order to curb its alleged miss

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Posted On: 05 Nov 2018

Trump backtracks on suggestion

President Donald Trump on Friday backtracked from his suggestion a day earlier that American troops sent to the U.S. border with Mexico would be free to fire on

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Posted On: 03 Nov 2018

Khashoggi murder outcry threat

The outcry in the United States demonizing Saudi Arabia over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul threate

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Posted On: 01 Nov 2018

Senators urge Trump to suspend

Both Republican and Democratic senators asked U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend civilian nuclear energy talks with Saudi Arabia after the murd

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Posted On: 01 Nov 2018

Trump ‘ignores warnings from

President denies reports, saying they are ‘soooo wrong!’   Donald Trump has denied reports Russian and Chinese spies are able

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Posted On: 26 Oct 2018

Again, Saudi Arabia changes it

Signaling a major pivot in its narrative, Saudi Arabia on Thursday said evidence shows that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, an appar

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Posted On: 25 Oct 2018