What experts say about China’s countermeasure

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said Friday the diplomats of the U.S. consulate general in Chengdu interfered in China's internal affairs and engaged in activities that were not in line with their diplomatic identities. Wang urged the U.S. to withdraw its decision to close China's consulate general in Houston and make efforts to bring … Continue reading What experts say about China’s countermeasure

India declares 20 soldiers dead in the ongoing war with China

At least 20 Indian soldiers have been killed in a violent face-off with Chinese forces on the disputed border, the Indian army has said, in a major escalation of a weeks-long standoff in the western Himalayas. In a statement, the army said on Tuesday that 17 "critically injured" Indian troops succumbed to their wounds, in … Continue reading India declares 20 soldiers dead in the ongoing war with China

US and Russia at the brink of war

Russia is concerned by how close Pentagon-funded biological warfare labs are to its borders at the same time as it battles the coronavirus, a Foreign Ministry source told reporters on Sunday. The official slammed US authorities for blaming China for the COVID-19 pandemic and manipulating its data on the virus, and in turn, accused the … Continue reading US and Russia at the brink of war

US Senate focused on curbing Trump’s powers to declare war

A handful of Republican senators joined their Democratic colleagues Thursday to pass a resolution calling on President Donald Trump to "terminate the use of U.S. Armed Forces for hostilities against Iran" unless those actions are authorized by Congress. The U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan war powers resolution by a vote of 55-45. Trump is expected … Continue reading US Senate focused on curbing Trump’s powers to declare war

Palestinians not happy with Trump’s peace plan for Middle East

Palestinian prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on Monday urged international powers to boycott US President Donald Trump's "peace plan" which they see as biased towards Israel. "This a plan to protect Trump from impeachment and protect (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu from prison. It is not a Middle East peace plan," Shtayyeh told a cabinet meeting. … Continue reading Palestinians not happy with Trump’s peace plan for Middle East

Sergey Lavrov: Trump’s agressive policies not good for global peace

Russia's foreign policy chief on Friday blamed what he described as “aggressive” U.S. policies for growing global tensions, noting Washington's reluctance to extend a key nuclear arms pact. Sergey Lavrov, who serves as acting foreign minister in the wake of Wednesday's resignation of the Russian Cabinet, said this week's meeting of top U.S. and Russian … Continue reading Sergey Lavrov: Trump’s agressive policies not good for global peace

Soleimani’s death was ‘necessary,’ US tells the United Nations

The United States told the United Nations on Wednesday that the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani last week was self-defense and vowed to take additional action “as necessary” in the Middle East to protect U.S. personnel and interests. Iran retaliated on Wednesday for Soleimani’s death by firing missiles at military facilities housing U.S. troops … Continue reading Soleimani’s death was ‘necessary,’ US tells the United Nations

China will not allow interference in its internal affairs – Foreign Ministry

Beijing describes the complexes in Xinjiang as “vocational training centers” helping to stamp out extremism and give people new skills. But China is worried about public criticism and has met with some foreign envoys ahead of the U.N. General Assembly in New York and a session of the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council, according to … Continue reading China will not allow interference in its internal affairs – Foreign Ministry

Prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine still a dream

The office of the Ukrainian president on Friday denied reports saying that a much-anticipated prisoner swap between Ukraine and Russia is underway. According to a report from the Associated Press (AP), Volodymyr Zelenskiy's office said negotiations with Russia to secure the release of the Ukrainian prisoners are ongoing but insisted that it has not happened. … Continue reading Prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine still a dream

U.S. lawmakers at war over Trump’s foreign policy initiatives

A four-page Democratic resolution said the U.S. House of Representatives “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color”. It said Mr Trump’s slights “do not belong in congress or in the United States of America”. The resolution included a full page … Continue reading U.S. lawmakers at war over Trump’s foreign policy initiatives