China urges talks after US President Donald Trump blacklists North Korea

November 21, 2017 5:30 pm
China urges talks after US President Donald Trump blacklists North Korea

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang China has reiterated the importance of dialog to resolve the tensions over North Korea’s weapons program following the re-labeling of Pyongyang as a “state sponsor of terrorism” by US President Donald Trump. “We still hope all relevant parties can contribute to easing tensions, that the […]

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Russia detects radioactivity, confirming European readings

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Russia detects radioactivity, confirming European readings

Russia’s hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring service reports “extremely high” concentrations of the radioactive isotope Ruthenium-106 in the country. (File photo) Russia has reported “extremely high” concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 in the country, confirming European readings of such contamination in the air. “Probes of radioactive aerosols from monitoring stations […]

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US Treasury slaps sanctions on ‘IRGC-linked’ individuals, entities

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US Treasury slaps sanctions on ‘IRGC-linked’ individuals, entities

A view of the headquarters of the US Treasury Department In yet another hostile measure against Tehran, the US has slapped sanctions on several individuals and companies for their alleged links with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). According to a statement issued by the US Treasury Department on Monday, two […]

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Amnesty International concludes Myanmar treatment of Rohingya constitutes crime against humanity

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Amnesty International concludes Myanmar treatment of Rohingya constitutes crime against humanity

Rohingya Muslim refugees, who have entered Bangladesh by boat, walk toward refugee camps after landing in the Bangladeshi district of Teknaf, on November 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) “State-sponsored” violence against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar constitutes the “crime against humanity of apartheid,” Amnesty International has concluded, following a probe […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates President Bashar al-Assad on Syrian army achievements in anti-terror fight

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Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulates President Bashar al-Assad on Syrian army achievements in anti-terror fight

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the latest victories achieved by the Syrian army against terrorists on the battlefield. The meeting between the two presidents took place on Monday in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi, which is to host a trilateral summit on […]

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Refugees on Manus face outbreak of diseases: Local police official

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Refugees on Manus face outbreak of diseases: Local police official

A handout photo taken in November 2017 from Australian advocacy group GetUp shows water — possibly used for drinking — collected in trash bins for rationing at the Australian detention center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. (Via AFP) The asylum seekers abandoned by Australia on Papua New Guinea […]

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