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Iranian officials warned US against conflict

Senior Iranian officials warned the US against conflict Tuesday, as Russia’s foreign minister spoke of a “downward spiral” and the US narrative of a deepening threat from Iran was questioned and contradicted.

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Pakistan to receive $9 billion bailout from IMF

Pakistan and the International Monetary Fund reached an agreement on a loan of about NZ$9 billion designed to help the South Asian nation avert an economic crisis.

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Academic thinktank releases comprehensive report on the European elections and Brexit

A comprehensive report analysing the potential impact of the European Parliament elections for both the UK and the rest of the EU has been released by academic think tank The UK in a Changing Europe.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk and US regulator reach deal over tweets

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday settled on a new agreement that will guide Musk’s use of Twitter.

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China, EU reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal

China and the European Union (EU) on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to the continued, full and effective implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.

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Uzbekistan joins China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway corridor

Uzbekistan has joined the China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway corridor, part of the North-South international transport corridor and the first logistics solution for speedy cargo delivery from the East China coast to the markets of the Persian Gulf, significantly shortening the distance and the transport time.

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Boeing’s 737 MAX jet ‘being investigated by US prosecutors’

The development of Boeing’s 737 MAX jets is reportedly being investigated by US prosecutors and the country’s department of transport.

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US-Taliban Peace Talks End In Doha With No Deal

The longest round of peace talks between the United States and the Taliban has ended with “real strides” being made but without an agreement on troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said on March 12.

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South Korea signs deal to pay 8% more to host US troops

South Korea and the United States signed a formal agreement on Friday (March 8) under which the former will pay 8.2 per cent more to host American troops.

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The Best Submarine You Never Heard Of: Meet Russia’s Deadly Sierra-Class Submarine

The Sierra-class nuclear fast-attack submarines were some of the deadliest subs that no one’s ever heard of. A successor to the much more numerous Victors, and the faster Alfas, the Sierras were vastly overshadowed by the much more numerous Akulas that still form the backbone of the Russian submarine fleet.

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Climate change forces Arctic animals to shift feeding habits: study

Seals and whales in the Arctic are shifting their feeding patterns as climate change alters their habitats, and the way they do so may determine whether they survive, a new study has found.

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China adds stimulus as it cuts growth target to 6%-6.5% range

With economic momentum continuing to slow from a crackdown on financial leverage and the trade conflict with the U.S., China has set its growth target for this year at a range of 6% to 6.5%.

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US, South Korea to Hold Joint Drills Next Week – Reports

The annual command post exercises of South Korea and the United States, previously known as Key Resolve, will now be named “Dong Maeng” and will be held on 4-12 March, the Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday, citing military sources.

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The view from Italy: How Brexit is viewed on the streets of Rome

Italy and the United Kingdom have a long history of close economic, cultural and diplomatic ties.

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How a mother and son finally escaped Isis slavery, after five failed attempts

The walk to freedom lasted 53 hours, and the little boy cried all the way. It wasn’t their first escape attempt – she’d tried five times before to flee the Islamic State – but they would be shot on the spot if the militants caught them now.

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