Archive for the ‘International’ Category

This Zionist apartheid regime: An outlawed state and an international terrorist military base 

This Zionist apartheid regime: An outlawed state and an international terrorist military base  – Tehran%20Times This year, and while millions of the free people of the world rallied on international Quds day in support for the Palestinian cause and to call for an end to the Zionist apartheid regime’s atrocities and occupation of Palestine, Palestinians […]

Australia Risks Become a ‘Lost Kingdom’ of the South Pacific: Tourism Sector

The tourism sector of Australia has decried the new Federal Budget for lacking a clear plan to open the international border, making it harder for the tourism and hospitality industries to survive. “It is vital for the Government to begin a staged opening as soon as possible, given the stimulus measures announced tonight,” John Hart, […]

Small Australian Mining Firms Being Squeezed Out by Climate-Change Activism

Local Australian resource firms say financial institutions—driven by climate change—are constricting the industry by withholding vital insurance and loan services crucial for new mining projects. Leading some companies to warn that global mining conglomerates—who can go offshore for financial support—will become more entrenched as smaller businesses risk closing. This comes as a parliamentary inquiry examines […]

Beijing’s Mouthpiece Calls for Missile Strikes on Australia

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) propaganda mouthpiece The Global Times has called for Beijing to plan a missile strike targeting Australia if its military comes to the aid of Taiwan in an attack. The message—which appeared in an op-ed published by The Global Times’ vocal Chief Editor Hu Xijin—comes after the CCP “indefinitely suspended” high-level economic […]

Australian Border Will Be Closed for a Long Time: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned that Australia would be closed to the rest of the world for a long time, with the Treasurer noting that the border will remain shut until at least 2022. “I don’t see an appetite for that at the moment,” Morrison said in an interview with News Crop on Sunday. “I think […]

Resistance is entrenched in Arab literature: ex-Lebanese minister

Resistance is entrenched in Arab literature: ex-Lebanese minister – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Noting that some Arab regimes seek reconciliation and negotiation with Israel, former Lebanese labor minister Tarad Hamadeh says that the concept of resistance is entrenched in Arab literature and media. “In the Arab political, literary and media discourse, the concept of resistance to […]

Employment in Australia Now Exceeds Pre-COVID Levels

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has forecasted that Australia will reach full employment in two years following better than expected unemployment figures and 12-year high levels of job ads. In today’s board meeting, the RBA upgraded its economic forecast while keeping the cash rate at near zero percent—which will remain at current levels until “2024 at […]

PM Plans $10 Billion Insurance Premium Subsidy for Northern Australia

People in northern Australia will soon have cheaper property insurance as the federal government announced a subsidy plan for the region from next year. A reinsurance pool backed by a $10 billion government guarantee will be in place from July 1, 2022, to relieve the high premium cost burden on homes and businesses due to frequent […]

Telstra Fined $1.5 Million From Regulator

Telstra has paid a $1.5 million penalty for failing to allow consumers to keep existing local phone numbers when changing telephone companies. From March to July 2020, Telstra suspended the majority of its local number porting operations, saying the COVID-19 pandemic impacted offshore operations. More than 42,000 services could not be moved from Telstra to […]

We Must Never Surrender the Truth to Identity Politics: Australian PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appealed for Australians to embrace values such as individual responsibility, agency, and community to safeguard against the harmful spread of identity politics and cancel culture in Western society. The prime minister made the comments during a speech to a United Israel function in Sydney on Thursday night, saying “human dignity” […]

US Starts Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan With ‘Local Actions’ Already Taken: Gen. Miller

America’s top general in Afghanistan said Sunday that the U.S. military has already begun closing down operations in the country in preparation for a full withdrawal. “All of our forces are now preparing to retrograde,” Army Gen. Austin Miller told Afghan journalists at a press conference in the capital, Kabul. Miller added that the official […]

Australia PM Cautions Against ‘Making Conclusions’ After Woman Dies Following COVID-19 Vaccination

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Premier Gladys Berejiklian have urged the public not to jump to any conclusions after a woman died after developing blood clots following her COVID-19 jab. The 48-year-old woman from New South Wales (NSW) received her AstraZeneca vaccine last Friday and developed blood clots soon after. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and […]

Universities Concerned Vaccine Rollout Will Delay Return of International Students

Australian university sector executives are worried the delayed vaccine rollout will hinder international students’ returning to the country. “There’s no way the $40 billion-a-year (US$30.5 billion) industry could withstand the loss of a third academic year next year,” Phil Honeywood, CEO of ‎International Education Association of Australia, told The Age. The recent change in medical […]

Australia Eyes Second WTO Action Against China, This Time for Wine

Australia’s trade minister is considering whether to launch a second action against China at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), this time to fight tariffs imposed on wine exports. It follows an ongoing WTO action over barley tariffs that was launched late last year by Australia. “One of the things we are very keen to do […]

Pentagon Chief Declares ‘Ironclad’ US Commitment to Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel—U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday declared an “enduring and ironclad” American commitment to Israel, reinforcing support at a tense time in Israeli politics and amid questions about the Biden administration’s efforts to revive nuclear negotiations with Israel’s archenemy, Iran. Austin’s first talks in Israel since he became Pentagon chief in January […]

Chinese Embassy Hosts Two-Hour Press Conference in Australia to Downplay Uyghur Abuses

The Chinese Embassy has hosted a two-hour press conference in Canberra on Wednesday to paint a rosy picture of the situation in Xinjiang while issuing a warning against Australia joining the EU, UK, and the U.S. in sanctioning Chinese officials. The press event comes after intense global scrutiny over the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) systemic […]

When democracy lacks morality

Capitol Hill is witnessing sad days after an attack on the U.S. Capitol complex in Washington DC which has left one police officer dead and another injured.  This incident recalls storming the Capitol building just a few days before Joe Biden’s inauguration, a day is known as dark Wednesday.  It was not only the Wednesday […]

EU failed to address COVID crisis: Canadian historian

Pointing to populism as a key problem threatening the future of the European Union, a Canadian historian says that the EU has failed to address the COVID crisis. “In Italy and Spain, the numbers were alarming,” David R. Marples tells the Tehran Times. While the majority of countries in Europe are falling short on tracking […]

Australia-US Preparing ‘Contingencies’ Around Possible Taiwan Conflict

Australia and the United States are working on “contingencies” if there is an outbreak of conflict around Taiwan, according to a senior U.S. diplomat. Michael Goldman, charge d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Canberra told The Australian National University’s (ANU) National Security Podcast last week that Australia and the U.S. are working closely together on […]

Staggered cooperation in a competitive environment between major powers

In the high-level strategic dialogue between China and the U.S. in Anchorage, Alaska, which ended on March 19, China and the United States showed a very frank and full of difference attitude. The Biden administration’s Interim National Security Strategic Guidance recognize China as the top strategic competitor America faces and a sustained challenge to a […]

Muslims have become the new scapegoats in Europe: historian

TEHRAN – An American historian says Muslims have been used as scapegoats for the failures of European policies.   “In many ways, in contemporary Europe, Muslims have been unfairly blamed for the failures of recent European politics,” Richard Wolin tells the Tehran Times.“They have become ‘scapegoats’ whom right-wing politicians – and, increasingly, politicians aligned with the […]

Meghan’s ambitions cannot be realized in the UK: ex-British MP

TEHRAN – Noting that Meghan Markle, Prince Harry’s wife, is not fully appreciated for the consequences of royal protocol, a former British Conservative MP says that Meghan’s ambitions cannot be fulfilled in the UK. “I do not think Meghan fully appreciated the consequences of royal protocol and when she realized what it is really like […]

American academic says U.S. can’t be an “ethical model”

TEHRAN – An American academic says that U.S. governance is not at all an “ethical model” for the world, but and it is an international fact that other countries following the footsteps of the U.S.  “It cannot be an ‘ethical model.’  But the rest of the world operates in the same way,” Phillips Stevens Jr., […]

Zionists have hijacked Biden admin’s foreign policy posts: ex-Senate candidate

TEHRAN – Mark Dankof, a former U.S. Senate candidate, says radical Zionist zealots like Anthony Blinken, Linda Thomas Greenfield, Victoria Nuland, and now Richard Nephew have “absolutely hijacked” the Biden administration’s key foreign policy posts.   Unlike his promise during election campaigns to reverse Donald Trump’s foreign policy faults, Biden seems to follow the same […]

“Greater Kurdistan” an impossible dream: KRG representative 

TEHRAN – Describing the “Greater Kurdistan” idea as impossible, the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative in Tehran emphasizes that this idea is like a far-fetched dream. “The map of “Greater Kurdistan” may be the desire of some Kurdish parties, but putting it into practice and unification of all Kurds is impossible and is more […]

Biden backing away from level of support for Saudis: academic

TEHRAN – An American academic describes the Biden administration’s decision to decrease U.S. support for Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen as an important step.  “They are backing away from the level of support they’ve shown for Saudi Arabia over the last years. The Biden administration’s decision to withdraw their support from Saudi Arabia’s […]

Scholar says it’s not clear Biden can overcome polarization soon

TEHRAN – An American academic says she is not sure Biden can deal with the polarization in the U.S. which has resulted from Donald Trump’s policies.  “It is not clear that President Biden can overcome the polarization any time soon, though the American people very much hope for that,” Elizabeth Sanders tells the Tehran Times. […]

Ma’rib battle: Yemeni army close to retaking city from Saudi-led forces

Victory appears to be on the horizon in the heated battle for Yemen’s strategic central province of Ma’rib as army troops, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have reportedly taken control of most areas there and dislodged Saudi-led coalition forces and Riyadh-backed militants from those regions. A Yemeni military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, […]

Hamas says Israel’s demolition of Palestinian homes ‘a war crime’

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas says what Israel is doing in demolishing Palestinian homes and displacing women and children is “a war crime” that can be punished under international law. In a press release on Monday, Hamas lambasted as “a war crime” Israel’s persisting campaign of demolishing Palestinian homes in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds and displacing […]

Israel won’t be able to survive for next generation: ex-Israeli official

A former senior Israeli security official has said that ‘Israel’ will not be able to survive for the next generation. Yuval Diskin, the former head of the ShinBet, explained the reasons for that, according to his estimation, and expressed  his fear of the Zionist regime’s demise “for internal reasons and influences.” Diskin added that “most of the economic […]

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