• US Wants China to Use Economic Leverage Against North Korea for Denuclearization

    US Wants China to Use Economic Leverage Against North Korea for Denuclearization

    Global News

    Voice of America's Washington bureau chief Steve Herman disputed notions that the USA was readying a possible preemptive strike, but said retaliation was "likely" if North Korea conducted another nuclear test. An influential state-backed Chinese newspaper, the Global Times, said North Korea's best option was to give up its nuclear programme, and added that China would protect it if it did.
  • Russia hosts regional consultations on Afghanistan

    Global News

    The retired general asked the U.S. government also to appreciate the challenges that today's multi-polar world presents and "understand why Pakistan had to balance its relations with China, Russia and the United States". "After 9/11 the Taliban and Al Qaeda were defeated in Afghanistan". He also accused the United States of committing "one of the greatest blunders" in Afghanistan by not converting its military victory over the Taliban and al-Qaeda post-9/11 into a political one.
  • Russia, Iran vow to keep battling 'terror' in Syria

    Global News

    On Thursday night, President Trump ordered Tomahawk cruise missile strikes on a Syrian airfield in response to what the United States believes was a chemical weapons attack at the hands of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Assad called China a "real friend, a friend that you can rely on", just last month. US officials said Russian Federation bears responsibility for backing Assad and extending the six-year-old conflict, raising tension between the former Cold War rivals to the highest ...
  • Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

    Iran's Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

    Global News

    Ahmadinejad accompanied Baghaei to the interior ministry on Wednesday for registration. Asked why he changed his mind, Ahmadinejad said, "The supreme leader advised me; he didn't order me", according to the ISNA news agency. The registration process began on Tuesday. Iran's Guardian Council of clerics and jurists vets all applicants and will announce an approved list of candidates by April 27.
  • Syrian President says will only allow impartial chemical attack probe

    Syrian President says will only allow impartial chemical attack probe

    Global News

    U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed North Atlantic Treaty Organisation support on its condemnation of Syria's use of chemical weapons on its own people last week. Responding to the report, US Air Force Colonel John Dorrian said it had carried out no air strikes in the area at the time. "It's certainly possible.
  • Russia relations at new low after Syria attacks

    Global News

    China has vetoed six resolutions. Mr Trump said Mr Tillerson had completed a successful meeting with Mr Putin , where "things went pretty well". Russian Federation has never publicly acknowledged any such attack by Assad's forces and has tried for the past 18 months to help him expand his authority in Syria.
  • Trump says North Korea problem

    Trump says North Korea problem "will be taken care of"

    Global News

    The ominous comments came the same day the USA military dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb it possesses on Afghanistan, targeting a complex used by the Islamic State group. New satellite images show that North Korea may be preparing to conduct its sixth nuclear test. Instead, the country is gearing up for its biggest holiday of the year, the 105th anniversary of the birth of the late Kim Il-sung, the country's founder and present leader Kim Jong-un's grandfather.
  • Russian Federation blocks U.N. Security Council condemnation of Syria attack

    Global News

    He received an unusually frosty reception in the capital following a disagreement over responsibility for the suspected chemical attack in Syria last week. The United States responded to the gas attack by firing 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian regime air base. The prime minister said the foreign secretary did "an excellent job in bringing together the G7".
  • Assad: chemical attack '100 per cent fabrication'

    Global News

    More than 80 people were killed in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun on 4 April, and hundreds suffered symptoms consistent with a nerve agent. Haley also accused Iran of being "Assad's chief accomplice in the regime's horrific acts", adding: "Iran is dumping fuel on the flames of this war in Syria so it can expand its own reach".