Governance

Turkey’s parliament head phones new Iranian counterpart

May 29, 2020

Turkey’s parliament speaker on Friday congratulated his new Iranian counterpart Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf.   “We wish that your parliament sessions in the new term result in good consequences in terms of friendship and good neighborly relations between Iranian people and our country,” Sentop told Qalibaf in a phone call.   Qalibaf, a conservative lawmaker from […]

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India’s flirting with maps triggered border dispute with China?

May 29, 2020

Although India has publicly downplayed the recent Chinese military incursions along its eastern border in the Ladakh region, the anxiety is looming large in the region.       Both sides have fought a month-long war in 1962, which ended after China declared a ceasefire.       India believes that it all began with […]

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Twitter labels Trump’s tweet as ‘glorifying violence’

May 29, 2020

Twitter labeled Friday US President Donald Trump’s tweet on Minneapolis with a warning of “glorifies violence.”   “….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will […]

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UPDATE – Twitter labels Trump’s tweet as ‘glorifying violence’

May 29, 2020

Twitter labeled Friday US President Donald Trump’s tweet on Minneapolis with a warning of “glorifies violence.”   “….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will […]

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UPDATE 2 – Twitter labels Trump’s tweet as ‘glorifying violence’

May 29, 2020

Escalating its steps over US President Donald Trump’s controversial use of social media, Twitter on Friday attached a label on Trump’s tweet on protests in Minneapolis saying that it “glorifies violence.”   “….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told […]

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Amid UN push, Trump to address China’s Hong Kong law

May 29, 2020

Amid moves to take the issue to the UN, US President Donald Trump at a Friday press conference is expected to speak out on China’s controversial new security law for Hong Kong.   According to diplomatic sources, the US and UK want the UN Security Council to meet informally behind closed doors on Friday to […]

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EU seeks dialogue with China despite tensions

May 29, 2020

The EU aims at a balanced relationship with China despite tensions over Hong Kong, EU foreign policy chief said on Friday.   Josep Borrell was talking at a press conference following the EU foreign minister’s videoconference.   The EU foreign policy chief expressed grave concerns over China adopting the new Hong Kong national security law. […]

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Sudan: Talks continue with Ethiopia on border tension

May 29, 2020

Sudan’s army said on Friday that diplomatic contacts with Ethiopia to contain border tensions were ongoing.   The Sudan’s army spokesman, General Amer Mohamed al-Hassan, said in a statement that one Sudanese officer had been killed and seven other soldiers injured due to attacks launched by Ethiopian militias backed by the Ethiopian army.   “We […]

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