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Trump boasts of bigger ‘nuclear button’ than Kim Jong-un’s

US President Donald Trump has made a sharp retort to the North Korean leader’s recent threat that he had a nuclear button on his desk, saying his nuclear button “is a much bigger & more powerful one than his.” “North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at […]

Haley warns of ‘tougher measures’ if North Korea stages new missile test

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says North Korea is possibly preparing for a new missile test, warning of “tougher measures” against the South Asian country. “(W)e hear reports that North Korea might be preparing for another missile test,” Haley told reporters at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday. “I hope that […]

Trump threatens to withhold financial aid to Palestinians

US President Donald Trump has threatened to withhold future aid payments to the Palestinian Authority (PA), saying the body is no longer willing to engage in peace talks with Israel.   Trump made the announcement in a series of tweets on Tuesday, admitting that the peace process brokered by Washington had stalled and threatening to […]

40 killed, 32 injured in blasts near Afghan news agency office in Kabul

A bombing attack on a Shia cultural center and the nearby office of a media outlet in the Afghan capital of Kabul has left at least 40 people dead and more than two dozen others injured. Afghan officials and witnesses said the deadly incident took place in the west of the capital early on Thursday, […]

China accuses US, German embassies in Beijing of meddling

China has accused the US and German embassies of meddling in the country’s internal affairs after they objected to the prosecutions of an activist and a lawyer. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said during a press briefing in Beijing on Thursday that a joint statement by the embassies calling for Wu Gan’s release and for lawyer Xie […]

US building alliances to confront totality of Iranian threats: Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States is building alliances with certain countries in the Middle East in order to confront a wide range of threats Iran is presenting. Tillerson made the remarks in an opinion piece published in The New York Times on Thursday where he defended the foreign policy record of President […]

Jadhav’s wife’s shoes had ‘something metallic’: Pakistan Foreign Office

Islamabad,  The Pakistan Foreign Office on Wednesday said the shoes of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife were confiscated as a “metallic substance” had been detected in them, after India accused Islamabad of not returning her shoes after the meeting held here on Monday. In a statement, the Foreign Office rejected the Indian allegations that […]

Russia ‘tests new intercontinental ballistic missile’

Russia says it has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that the newly-designed RS-12M Topol had been tested a day earlier. “On December 26, 2017, a combat team of the Strategic Missile Force test-fired an RS-12M Topol intercontinental ballistic missile from the Kapustin Yar state central […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi avoids topic of abuse against Rohingya in meeting with UN official

Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has conspicuously avoided talking about reports of Rohingya Muslim women and girls being raped by military forces and Buddhist militia in the western Rakhine State during a recent meeting with a senior UN official. UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Pramila Patten, raised the issue […]

After Canada, Brazil expels Venezuela’s top diplomat

Following in Canada’s footsteps, Brazil has decided to expel the top Venezuelan diplomat in the South American country in retaliation for a similar move by Venezuela. Venezuela over the weekend expelled Brazilian Ambassador to Caracas Ruy Pereira and Canadian chargé d’affaires Craib Kowalik over accusations of meddling in its domestic affairs. Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said […]

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