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Trump’s leadership failed South Koreans – President Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said former President Donald Trump "failed" in his dealings with North Korea because he "beat around the bush" during negotiations, a stunningly undiplomatic public assessment of a fellow world leader delivered during a New York Times interview published Wednesday. Moon said the denuclearization of North Korea is a "matter of survival" for South Korea, and stressed that … Continue reading Trump’s leadership failed South Koreans – President Moon Jae-in

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Qatar and Egypt agree to resume diplomatic relations

Egypt has agreed to resume diplomatic relations with Qatar, the Egyptian foreign ministry said. “The Arab Republic of Egypt and the state of Qatar has exchanged two official notes today, January 20, according to which the two countries agreed to resume diplomatic relations,” the statement on Wednesday said. On Monday, the first direct flight between … Continue reading Qatar and Egypt agree to resume diplomatic relations

Trump angers China after showing support for Taiwan and Tibet

China expressed anger on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law measures to further bolster support for Taiwan and Tibet, which had been included in a $2.3 trillion pandemic aid and spending package. China has watched with growing alarm as the United States has stepped up its backing for Chinese-claimed Taiwan and its … Continue reading Trump angers China after showing support for Taiwan and Tibet

Indian Air Force expecting 3 fighter jets by Wednesday evening

Further boosting the Indian Air Force`s (IAF) capability amid tensions on the China border, three more Rafale fighter jets would reach India by Wednesday evening. The aircraft are set to take off from France tomorrow morning and would arrive in India in the evening itself, government sources told ANI. The additional aircraft would be adding … Continue reading Indian Air Force expecting 3 fighter jets by Wednesday evening

China and Canada at war over violation of human rights

China has hit back at Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, after he criticized Beijing’s human rights record, detention of Canadian citizens, and use of “coercive diplomacy.” On Wednesday, the spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry, Zhao Lijian, said the Canadian government had shown “hypocrisy” and “weakness,” as he responded to comments made by Trudeau. Trudeau … Continue reading China and Canada at war over violation of human rights

What you should know about Late Emir Sheikh Sabah of Kuwait

Sheikh Sabah was born in June 1929 in Kuwait, then a British protectorate, the son of the Emir Sheikh Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. He attended school in Kuwait and later worked several government posts. After Kuwait gained independence in 1961, he began a four-decade stint as foreign minister that covered the latter half of the emirate’s … Continue reading What you should know about Late Emir Sheikh Sabah of Kuwait

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Farewell to Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah

When world leaders mount the marble podium during the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), they often spout a lot of doom and gloom. Not so for Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. When he entered the global spotlight in October 1963 as foreign minister of a newly independent Kuwait, he gushed with more passion and … Continue reading Farewell to Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah

The world awaits ‘Christmas gift’ from DPRK leader Kim Jong Un

An ominous threat from North Korea about a "Christmas gift" will keep the world on edge through New Year's Day — and beyond, The Hill reported Thursday. With no delivery of a missile from the increasingly nuclear-armed nation, anxiety has only ramped up for what, where and when North Korea might make good on its warning. No nation … Continue reading The world awaits ‘Christmas gift’ from DPRK leader Kim Jong Un

What went wrong between Bashar al-Assad and Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

  TEN YEARS ago, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then prime minister of Turkey, hosted Syria's President Bashar al-Assad for a family holiday in the Aegean resort of Bodrum as relations between Turkey and Syria soared to new heights. After decades of Cold War animosity, the Erdogan government that took power in 2002 had built new ties with its southern neighbor and trade and … Continue reading What went wrong between Bashar al-Assad and Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

Turkey and France lobbying Trump to reverse decision on Jerusalem

The president of Turkey,  Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron are working together in persuading the United States to reconsider its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Both leaders agreed to “close cooperation” on the Jerusalem crisis, a presidential source said. Image: Erdogan and Macron The two leaders agreed … Continue reading Turkey and France lobbying Trump to reverse decision on Jerusalem