بایگانی مهر, ۱۳۹۸

China to boost relations with Russia in all fields – top diplomat

Beijing will boost strategic cooperation with Moscow in all fields, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in an article on the upcoming 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.

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Minister tells AP Afghan police are hardest hit by attacks

Police in Afghanistan are one of the country’s most-criticized security forces, denigrated as corrupt and inept. Yet Interior Minister Massoud Andarabi says police are also the hardest hit, taking 70% of all casualties among government forces, dozens of whom die each day in relentless attacks by Taliban and Islamic State insurgents.

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N.Korea ‘Ready to Launch New Missile Sub’

North Korea is building a new structure to launch submarines at the Sinpo shipyard, presumably for a new sub capable of carrying ballistic missiles.

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Asian shares fall as Iran, China-US trade tensions loom

Stocks got a downbeat start to the week as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on signals from China and the U.S. on prospects for a resolution of their tariffs war.

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Donald Trump says he discussed Joe Biden in call with Ukrainian president

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he discussed Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son in a call with Ukraine’s president.

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Blackface damages Trudeau at polls as he vows lower taxes, cellphone costs

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday worked to start putting last week’s blackface scandal behind him and focused on policies he said he’d pursue if reelected, including lower cellphone costs and a middle-class tax cut, according to reports.

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Report: Iran to Release Seized British Tanker

The British oil tanker seized by Iran in July will soon be released, the semi-official Fars news agency reported Sunday.

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Over half of UK Labour voters in last election want Corbyn to quit: poll

More than half of voters who backed Britain’s opposition Labour Party at a 2017 election think it is now time for leader Jeremy Corbyn to stand down, an opinion poll showed on Monday.

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Israel: Arab lawmakers endorse Benny Gantz for prime minister

Israel’s Arab bloc, the Joint List party, announced on Sunday its endorsement of Benny Gantz’s center-left Blue and White party. The move comes in the wake of elections where Gantz eked out a win over Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu with 33 seats to 31.

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Violence and chaos spreads through Hong Kong as protests enter 16th week

There were more scenes of violence and destruction across Hong Kong over the weekend as protesters targeted subway stations and shopping malls in an apparent escalation as the city enters its sixteenth consecutive week of unrest.

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Main priority is to de-escalate U.S.-Iran tensions: France foreign minister

France’s foreign minister said on Sunday his country’s main aim at this week’s U.N. General Assembly meeting is to de-escalate tensions between the United States and Iran, and a meeting between their presidents was not the top priority.

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Iran will present regional security plan at UNGA: Rouhani

Warning foreign forces to ‘stay away’ from the region, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that he will present a security plan for the Persian Gulf at the United Nations General Assembly this week.

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At UN, Trump to face questions about Iran, Ukraine, allies

Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival.

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EU to demand hard Irish border in a No Deal Brexit, Jean-Claude Juncker declares

The EU will demand a hard border in Northern Ireland if there is a no-deal Brexit, Jean-Claude Juncker has declared.

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Russian military police ensure peace in Syria’s Quneitra province, chief says

Russian military police units deployed to the ceasefire line on the Golan Heights have secured stability and peace in Syria’s Quneitra province, Chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ Military Police in Syria Colonel Alexander Bezklubov told reporters.

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‘Unidentified aircraft’ targets Popular Mobilization Forces site in Iraq

An unidentified drone hit a military outpost in Iraq’s western province of Al-Anbar yesterday, local media has reported.

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