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Sunday, February 23, 2020



Tensions in Syria’s Idlib test Russian-Turkish ties

by Burak Akinci Military operations by the Russian-backed Syrian government forces in Syria's Idlib province constitute a stringent test for...
Dmitry Medvedev, Islam Karimov...Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speaks to the media during his and his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov, unseen, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan's capital on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009. Medvedev says Moscow is ready to help U.S. efforts in Afghanistan by allowing the Americans to ship cargo intended for coalition forces across Russian territory. He spoke in televised comments during Friday's visit to Uzbekistan, a central Asian nation bordering Afghanistan. He expressed hope that President Barack Obama's administration will be more successful in stabilizing Afghanistan than its predecessors.(AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)

Moscow-Kiev Tensions: Ukrainian products Faces Ban

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a government decree on Saturday to ban imports of many Ukrainian products amid Moscow-Kiev tensions. The banned items include...
Foreign buyers at this year's Canton Fair in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, on Sunday Photo: VCG

Chinese Export Businesses Remain Firm Despite Tariff Resistances

Canton Fair traders undeterred by tariff threats, optimistic for future Chinese firms' export business appears so far to have been unaffected by tariff frictions...

Saudi, UAE show signals of easing tensions with Qatar

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia showed signals of easing tensions with Qatar on Sunday, after a week of a growing diplomatic...

White House downplays tensions with German leader

The White House on Tuesday downplayed the increased tension between U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying the two "get along...

MMDCE Tensions: Minister Warns Journalist to be Guarded in Their Coverage

The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed has implored Journalists in the region to be circumspect with their reportage on security matters.He pinpointed the hostilities...

North Korea Tensions: US Ready Awaken Kim Jong-un Senses’

The US military’s top commander in the Pacific has said an advanced missile defence system in South Korea aims to bring North Korean leader...

North Korea Tensions: USS Michigan Arrives in South Korea

The USS Michigan, which has made a port call in Busan, is a nuclear-powered submarine A US submarine has arrived in South Korea, amid...

Residents of Old Fadama Kick Against Relocation Agenda

The community leaders of Old Fadama believe the police service is skirting key issues on the ground by recommending the relocation of residents in...

Senya East NPP Calls for Calm Ahead of MCE Appointment

The 13 electoral area coordinators and polling station executives of the New Patriotic Party in the Awutu Senya East constituency of the Central Region,...
Korean Peninsula

South Korea-U.S. war games stack up tensions in Korean Peninsula, region

As South Korea determines to host a highly controversial anti-missile system and joins the United States in a largest-ever ongoing military exercises, elements of...

Iran dismisses U.S. “threats” amidst rising tensions

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday shrugged off what he called the U.S. "threats" against the Islamic republic, the official website of...

Togbe Atakura Accuse Police of Bias Against Alavanyo

file image The Paramount Chief of Alavanyo, Togbe Tsedze Atakura, has suggested bias on the part of police against his people in the handling of...

Tatale Disturbance: Schools, Health Posts On Shutdown

Schools and some health centers were closed down on Monday following an escalated inter-ethnic tensions between the Konkomba and  Bassare tribes in Tatale, a...

Mourinho blasts lay bare United tensions

 England manager Gareth Southgate (left) talks to Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney yesterday. Southgate has backed United defenders Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw who...

Several Policemen Deployed to Nanumba South to Calm Tensions

Police in the Nanumba South district of the Northern region have taken over Lungni, a small farming community in the area after a...

Global Shares Inch Up On Brexit Tensions Cool Down

European shares were on track for a fourth straight day of gains and the safe-haven yen broke below its post-Brexit low on Tuesday as...
European Union

Britain’s vote on EU membership stirs up tensions and doubts

Uncertainty, division and tension continue in Britain two days ahead of a referendum on its European Union membership as campaign rallies resumed Tuesday. ...
Vladimir Putin

U.S activities in Romania further worsens the tensions around Russia

"The latest developments suggest that the situation...unfortunately is being aggravated, considering the deployment of a radar station in Romania as an element of the...
Austrian and Greek

Austrian and Greek Officials to confer over diplomatic tensions

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias as well as recalled ambassador Chryssoula Aliferi are scheduled to come for the talks on May 11, Der Standard...
Palestine, Israel

Jordan To Ensure Continuation Of Peace Talks Between Palestine, Israel

The Jordanian leader made his remarks at a meeting in Amman with visiting Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan, during which...

Ukraine-EU Agreement Foresees Reforms To Strengthen Democracy

The agreement, which has already partially entered into force, includes a reform agenda for Ukraine, which is expected to bring its laws into line...
A video grab taken on Feb. 7, 2016 from South Korean TV shows the news report on the launch of a long-range rocket by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in Seoul, South Korea. The DPRK on Sunday launched a long-range rocket as planned, Yonhap news agency reported citing South Korea's defense authorities. (Xinhua/Jiang Ye)

DPRK reckless hunt of nuclear weapon worsens regional tensions

Pyongyang came under glaring spotlight again Tuesday when it announced plans to test a nuclear warhead and several different ballistic rockets capable of carrying...
Korean Peninsula

Russian FM warns against DPRK sanctions possible effects on Korean Peninsula

"Both Russia and China defend the adoption of the sanction measures, which, on the one hand, would block further development of DPRK's nuclear programs,...
South Africa Flag

South African government’s relationship with media marked by “healthy tensions”

"The relationship between government and the media in any democracy is underpinned and marked by healthy tensions," Ramaphosa said at a meeting with the...

Tensions Mount As Balkan Route Gets Blocked

Police detained some of those on board the train and ordered journalists out of the area Croatia had asked its northern neighbour Slovenia to...

8,000 Burundians disappeared as amid tensions

Burundian president, Pierre Nkurunziza The UN refugee agency has revealed that there were disappearance of people associated with the opposition and alleged forced recruitment by...

DPRK asked to eased tensions on the Korean Peninsula

The United States on Monday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to move toward eased tensions on the Korean Peninsula amid latest...

The Rising Ethnic Tension In Upper West and Our Presidency

John Dramani Mahama The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), the government of President John Dramani Mahama and the people of Ghana in general, should...

Tensions Engulf Iran and Pakistan Over Militia Activity

Urak Valley, Balochistan, Pakistan Iran is convinced that Pakistan is doing nothing to stop militants from attacking its territory. ? Iran accused Pakistan of allowing militants to...