Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tag Archives: US

Abbas rejects US economic plan for Israel-Palestine conflict settlement

WEST BANK: Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday that Palestinians rejected the “prosperity instead of peace” plan, referring to the US ” Peace to Prosperity” economic initiative for the settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “We are once again rejecting the ‘prosperity instead of peace’ plan for the solution of the Palestinian issue ...

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Huawei calls for quick end to US ban

SHENZHEN: Huawei has called for a speedy end to the conflict between itself and the US government. The firm’s legal chief has said adding Huawei to a blocked “entity list” sets a “dangerous precedent”, with other companies now potentially at risk of similar bans if they upset the US. Speaking ...

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Iran was ‘almost certainly’ behind attacks on UAE ships: Bolton

WASHINGTON: According to Bolton, the tankers which witnessed explosions two weeks ago off the coast of Fujairah, UAE were damaged by “naval mines almost certainly from Iran”. Previously, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the same charges, claiming that Tehran might be behind the incident. The Islamic Republic, however, repeatedly denied the allegations, stressing that ...

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Trump greenlights Japanese PM Abe’s visit to Iran

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

The Japanese Prime Minister reportedly discussed his intention to visit the Iran with US National Security Advisor John Bolton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. US President Trump reacted positively to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to visit Iran in June in an effort to mediate tensions between Washington and Tehran, says a report ...

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China prepares law that may ban US tech firms

BEIJING: China’s Cyberspace Administration has proposed a set of cybersecurity measures which, if signed into law, would require operators of China’s critical information infrastructure to “evaluate national security risk” when acquiring foreign products and services, the South China Morning Post reports. China’s internet watchdog is said to have published the draft regulation online for public feedback ...

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Snowden slams US indictment against Assange

PARIS: The fate of journalism as we know it is now at stake, after Washington indicted Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted in reaction to 17 new charges against the WikiLeaks founder. “The Department of Justice just declared war – not on Wikileaks, but on ...

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Pakistan offers to be mediator between US and Iran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said it is ready to mediate between Washington and Tehran as Iran’s foreign minister arrived for talks in Islamabad amid growing tensions in the Middle East. Islamabad is worried about the situation in the region as the US builds up its military presence in the Persian Gulf, ...

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US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

WASHINGTON D.C.: The Justice Department charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with violating the US Espionage Act by publishing military and diplomatic files in 2010, rejecting his claim that he is a journalist. The department unveiled 17 new charges against Assange, accusing him of directing and abetting intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning ...

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‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh released from prison

Washington: John Walker Lindh, the US Muslim convert who came to be known as the “American Taliban” after being captured while fighting in Afghanistan in 2001, was released from prison Thursday after serving 17 years, US media reported. CNN and The Washington Post reported his early morning release from the ...

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