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Beijing Wanted to Send Secret Security Force to Solomons During Riots Last Year: Report

Beijing was ready to send heavy weaponry and security personnel to the Chinese Embassy in the Solomon Islands last December to enhance “safety and security” following violent riots in the capital Honiara, which saw the Chinatown district razed. The letter from the Chinese diplomatic outpost to the Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs reveals that […]

Tropical Storm Megi Hits Philippines, Leaving at Least 25 Dead

MANILA—Philippine authorities said on Monday at least 25 people had died in landslides and floods caused by tropical storm Megi as it hit the eastern and southern coasts of the Southeast Asian country. The storm made landfall on Sunday with sustained winds of up to 65 kilometres (40 miles) per hour and gusts of up […]

Mexican President Wins 90 Percent Backing in Leadership Vote He Sought

MEXICO CITY—Nine out of ten Mexicans voting on Sunday in an unprecedented recall election engineered by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador backed him to stay in office, underlining his domination of a polarized political agenda. Both critics and supporters alike had viewed his victory as a foregone conclusion in a ballot that had fed speculation […]

Russia warns Western arms convoys to Ukraine are ‘legitimate targets’

Russia warns Western arms convoys to Ukraine are ‘legitimate targets’ – Tehran%20Times Russia has said its troops could target supplies of Western weapons in Ukraine, where the Russian army has been advancing since late February, Al Jazeera reported. “We warned the United States that the orchestrated pumping of weapons from a number of countries is […]

YouTube Blocks Russia-Funded Channels Worldwide, Halts All Monetization in Russia

YouTube is tightening the screws on Russian state-funded media channels, blocking access to them around the world and halting all ways to monetize on the platform in Russia, the company said in a statement, citing content policies relating to events like the Ukraine war. The Google-owned video-streaming platform announced that it was removing content about Russia’s […]

China, Russia Pose Unprecedented Strategic Threat Against US: Former Trump Adviser

The United States is facing the greatest strategic threat in history with the new partnership between Russia and the Chinese regime, warned KT McFarland, former deputy national security adviser under the Trump administration. “The strategic threat is from China,” McFarland said. “The greatest strategic threat is China, Russia together; that Chinese technology, Chinese money, Chinese […]

UK Bans Russian Private Jets From Its Airspace

British transport minister Grant Shapps said in a tweet on Friday that no Russian private jet can fly in UK airspace or touch down, effective immediately. “Putin’s actions are unlawful and anyone benefitting from Russia’s aggression in Ukraine is not welcome here. I’ve strengthened our ban in the UK so that no Russian private jet […]

Australia Unions Decry Move to Ease Isolation Requirements for Close Contacts

Australian unions have slammed the national cabinet decision to allow close contacts in essential industries who test negative to COVID-19 to return to work. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), the peak union body, also condemned the decision against making rapid antigen tests (RATs) free and accessible for all Australians. “The announcement [on Jan. […]

British PM Johnson has become a threat

British PM Johnson has become a threat – Tehran%20Times Calls are growing for the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to resign over his involvement in a Downing Street party that broke the government’s own lockdown rules.  Under intense pressure, Johnson had previously kept silent since a leaked email emerged last week over the scandal and […]

Scholar says U.S. less reliable of a partner now than it was before Trump

Scholar says U.S. less reliable of a partner now than it was before Trump – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A professor from Hamline University says that the U.S. reputation suffered greatly during the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency so that the U.S. is now “less reliable of a partner”. “The U.S. is less reliable of […]

Christians cry for help over Israeli persecution in Jerusalem

Christians cry for help over Israeli persecution in Jerusalem – Tehran%20Times Palestinians Christians have sounded the alarm about the level of persecution they are facing from Israeli settlers backed by Israeli regime forces in the occupied holy city of Jerusalem (al-Quds) with a bid to drive out the religious community. The Patriarch of Jerusalem who […]

Australia Will Spend $3.5 Billion on Over 100 US Tanks and Armored Vehicles

Australia will purchase 127 tanks and armoured vehicles from the United States in an AU$3.5 billion (US$2.52 billion) deal that comes as the federal government continues bolstering its defence force amid ongoing tensions in the Indo-Pacific. Under the deal, Australia will acquire from the U.S. State Department: 75 M1A2 SEPv3 Abram tanks, 29 M1150 Assault […]

Strong Demand Pushes Rolls-Royce Sales to a Record High in 2021

LONDON—Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce, a unit of Germany’s BMW, said on Monday its sales soared 49 percent to a record high in 2021 despite the global coronavirus pandemic, as demand worldwide for luxury vehicles surged. In an online presentation, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said the carmaker sold 5,586 vehicles to customers in more than 50 countries, […]

Blair’s knighthood triggers public outrage

Blair’s knighthood triggers public outrage – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN- More than one million people have signed a petition calling for former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair to have his controversial knighthood removed with the number rising literally by the minute. The fact that the knighthood was announced on New Year Eve, and the petition has reached […]

3 Chinese Nationals Abducted in Nigeria, Police Say

MAKURDI, Nigeria—Police in Nigeria said gunmen abducted three Chinese nationals working in the country’s north central region, the latest incident in a cycle of violence in Africa’s most populous nation. The gunmen also killed two Nigerians who were working with the expatriates Tuesday at a hydroelectric power plant under construction in Niger state, which neighbors […]

Kazakh President Declares Country Has Been Attacked by at Least 20,000 Terrorists

Kazakh president Kassym-Jomart Tokayevl has said that at least 20,000 terrorists launched a planned operation against his country as government forces continue to engage in an anti-terrorist operation against what has been termed national and foreign “bandits” with the aid of Russian backed forces. Tokayev said in an address on national television that he had […]

Israel: Worse than South African Apartheid

Israel: Worse than South African Apartheid – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Tisetso Magama, an activist and a former member of the South African parliament, says that the emergence of a UAE, Saudi-led axis, has spread within North Africa. “These countries, in particular, are playing a negative role in the normalization of relations with Israel.” Said the […]

China December Factory Activity Edges Up Ahead of Economic Headwinds

BEIJING—China’s factory activity unexpectedly accelerated in December, but only by a slim margin, an official survey on Friday showed, with analysts foreseeing more economic headwinds in the near term and policymakers being pressured to offer support measures. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 50.3 from 50.1 in November, data from the National […]

State TV: Recalled Iranian Diplomat to Yemen Dies of COVID-19

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Iran’s top diplomat to Yemen died Tuesday after reportedly contracting the coronavirus, Iranian state TV said, just days after he was abruptly recalled from his mission in the war-torn nation. State-run media in Iran said Ambassador Hassan Irloo had become infected with the coronavirus in Yemen, where a conflict between Iran-backed Houthi […]

London Banking Job Exodus to EU Slows Despite Brexit

LONDON—The number of finance jobs shifting from Britain to the European Union due to Brexit is less than initially expected despite billions of euros in share trading moving to the bloc and London losing most of its access to EU capital markets, consultants EY said on Monday. After Britain voted in 2016 to exit the […]

Canada’s Bank of Montreal to Buy Bank of the West From BNP Paribas for $16 Billion

TORONTO/PARIS—Bank of Montreal said on Monday it will buy BNP Paribas’ U.S. unit, Bank of the West, for $16.3 billion in a deal that will allow the Canadian bank to double its footprint in the world’s biggest economy, while giving France’s biggest bank a huge step up in firepower for deals. The deal gives BMO, […]

Japan Trade Recovers as Supply Chain Troubles Ease

TOKYO—Japan’s exports jumped 20 percent and imports rose at an even faster pace in November as disruptions to manufacturing supply chains eased. Preliminary trade data reported Thursday showed imports surging nearly 44 percent from a year earlier, pulling the country into a deficit, as surging oil prices pushed costs sharply higher. Iron and steel exports […]

World Shares Advance After Fed Steps Up Stimulus Pullback

Stocks have climbed in Europe and Asia, tracking Wall Street’s gains, after the Federal Reserve said it would accelerate its pullback of economic stimulus. Shares surged in Paris, Frankfurt, London, and Tokyo. New York futures and oil prices also advanced. The Fed said it would likely raise interest rates three times next year to tackle […]

Investors Raise Cash on Hawkish Central Banks Worries

Investors raised cash allocations to 5.1 percent on growing concerns over central bank hawkishness, BofA Securities’ monthly fund manager survey showed before key policy decisions this week by the U.S. Federal Reserve and other big central banks. The U.S. investment bank said “hawkish central banks” was the biggest tail risk and that has sparked a […]

New Zealand Man Under Investigation for Taking 10 COVID-19 Jabs in a Day

A man is being investigated by New Zealand (NZ) health authorities after receiving ten jabs in one day on behalf of other individuals. The man is alleged to have visited several clinics and was paid to take the jabs, according to NZ-based news site, Stuff. Astrid Koornneef, group manager of operations at the COVID-19 Vaccine […]

Australia Signed Historic Defence Contract With South Korea Amid Increasing Regional Tensions

Australia has achieved a historic $1 billion weapons contract with South Korea as Prime Minister Morrison holds a formal talk with President Moon Jae-in in Canberra. The first international leader to visit Australia since the country reopened its borders, Moon and first lady Kim Jung-sook arrived in Canberra on Sunday night before the formal welcome […]

Hackers Minutes Away From Crippling Australian Electrical Grid

Up to three million Australian homes were minutes away from losing power after a major energy network was hit by a ransomware attack from hackers in November. Queensland’s CS Energy was subjected to a sustained ransomware attack on Nov. 27, in what the chief executive officer has described as a worryingly accelerating trend. The attack […]

Yemeni army targets Saudi Aramco, defense ministry

Yemeni army targets Saudi Aramco, defense ministry – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – The spokesman for the Yemeni Armed Forces has revealed details of a large-scale operation in retaliation for the Saudi bombing campaign on Yemen, saying it attacked Saudi Arabia’s Defense Ministry and Aramco facilities among other targets. In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Brigadier […]

Arms industry thrives despite pandemic

Arms industry thrives despite pandemic – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Despite the global economy contracting as a result of the Pandemic which was and still is in full swing, a new report shows that one sector has remained immune to the virus. The arms exports industry. The world’s top 100 arms manufacturers have continued to increase […]

Bomb explosion leaves dozen dead, several wounded in Iraq’s Basra

Bomb explosion leaves dozen dead, several wounded in Iraq’s Basra – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – At least a dozen people have reportedly lost their lives and many more sustained injuries in a powerful bomb attack in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, police and medical sources say. A security source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, […]

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