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Turkey Says Malaysia, Indonesia Interested in Buying Armed Drones

ANKARA—Turkey said on Monday that Malaysia and Indonesia had expressed keen interest in buying armed drones from Turkish defense firm Baykar, which has supplied the weapons to several countries after battlefield successes. “Many Asian countries, especially Malaysia and Indonesia, show great interest in our defence industry products. Agreements are being signed,” Turkish foreign minister Mevlut […]

Queen’s funeral helped tip UK into recession 

TEHRAN- The Bank of England raised interest rates after saying the country was already in recession partly because of the extra public holiday for the queen’s funeral.  The interest rate hike to 2.25% from 1.75% is the highest level seen since the global financial crisis in 2008 and will have a major impact on millions […]

Queen’s funeral helped tip UK into recession 

TEHRAN- The Bank of England raised interest rates after saying the country was already in recession partly because of the extra public holiday for the queen’s funeral.  The interest rate hike to 2.25% from 1.75% is the highest level seen since the global financial crisis in 2008 and will have a major impact on millions […]

Queen’s funeral helped tip UK into recession 

TEHRAN- The Bank of England raised interest rates after saying the country was already in recession partly because of the extra public holiday for the queen’s funeral.  The interest rate hike to 2.25% from 1.75% is the highest level seen since the global financial crisis in 2008 and will have a major impact on millions […]

Yemeni leader slams U.S. hegemony

TEHRAN- The leader of Yemen’s revolution, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Badr al-Din al-Houthi says the days are gone when the U.S. ambassador had more authority than the country’s President. Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi made the remarks in a speech on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the September 21 revolution; that he said saved the nation from […]

Yemeni leader slams U.S. hegemony

TEHRAN- The leader of Yemen’s revolution, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Badr al-Din al-Houthi says the days are gone when the U.S. ambassador had more authority than the country’s President. Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi made the remarks in a speech on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the September 21 revolution; that he said saved the nation from […]

Yemeni leader slams U.S. hegemony

TEHRAN- The leader of Yemen’s revolution, Sayyed Abdul-Malik Badr al-Din al-Houthi says the days are gone when the U.S. ambassador had more authority than the country’s President. Sayyed Abdul-Malik al-Houthi made the remarks in a speech on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the September 21 revolution; that he said saved the nation from […]

Beijing Marks Its Territory: Xi Warns Against Meddling in Central Asia

Beijing is taking steps to solidify its sphere of influence, including from close ally Russia, with Chinese leader Xi Jinping delivering the strong message during an official visit to Kazakhstan. Xi told officials China was keen to nurture relations with Kazakhstan and opposed any interference in the Central Asian country. “No matter how the international […]

Biden to Nominate Career Diplomat Tracy as Ambassador to Russia, White House Say

WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden will nominate career diplomat Lynne Tracy, currently the U.S. ambassador to Armenia, as ambassador to Russia, the White House said on Tuesday. The post in Russia has been vacant since Sept. 4, when envoy John Sullivan concluded his tenure there amid soaring bilateral tensions due to Moscow’s war in Ukraine. Tracy was […]

Can Israeli provocation stop the West Bank struggle?

TEHRAN- For the third day in a row, Israeli settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian land, have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque but will the provocation slow down the Palestinian struggle for freedom in the occupied West Bank? The dozens of settlers, protected by the occupation forces, raided the third holiest Muslim site in different groups through […]

Can Israeli provocation stop the West Bank struggle?

TEHRAN- For the third day in a row, Israeli settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian land, have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque but will the provocation slow down the Palestinian struggle for freedom in the occupied West Bank? The dozens of settlers, protected by the occupation forces, raided the third holiest Muslim site in different groups through […]

Can Israeli provocation stop the West Bank struggle?

TEHRAN- For the third day in a row, Israeli settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian land, have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque but will the provocation slow down the Palestinian struggle for freedom in the occupied West Bank? The dozens of settlers, protected by the occupation forces, raided the third holiest Muslim site in different groups through […]

Can Israeli provocation stop the West Bank struggle?

TEHRAN- For the third day in a row, Israeli settlers, illegally squatting on Palestinian land, have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque but will the provocation slow down the Palestinian struggle for freedom in the occupied West Bank? The dozens of settlers, protected by the occupation forces, raided the third holiest Muslim site in different groups through […]

The Never Never of Climate Change

Commentary On Sept. 8, the Australian Parliament passed legislation to cut carbon emissions by 43 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, and to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. The legislation, adopted with the support of the Greens and “Teal” independents, is one of the signature laws of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. “The passage […]

Iran to Join Asian Security Body Led by Russia, China

DUBAI—Iran has moved a step closer toward becoming a permanent member of a central Asian security body dominated by Russia and China, as Tehran seeks to overcome economic isolation imposed by U.S. sanctions. Foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said last Thursday that Iran had signed a memorandum of obligations to join the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), […]

Chinese Official Urges People Not to Touch Foreigners to Prevent Monkeypox Infection

A top Chinese health official urged people to avoid physical contact with foreigners to prevent contracting the monkeypox virus after China confirmed its first case on Sept. 16. Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, urged people to avoid “skin-to-skin contact” with individuals who had traveled overseas within the […]

World Leaders Attend Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London

World leaders and royalty have attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London’s Westminster Abbey to mourn Britain’s longest-serving monarch, who died on Sept. 8 after 70 years on the throne. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets as the Queen’s coffin made the short journey to the abbey from Westminster Hall, where […]

Thousands of U.S. nurses walk out

Around 15,000 nurses across the U.S. state of Minnesota are on a three-day strike in what is believed to be the largest private sector nurses strike in U.S. history. The protest puts further pressure on a health care system in America that is already facing growing calls from the public to undergo urgent reforms amid […]

Left-Wing Greens Party Calls for Republic Hours After Queen’s Passing

Members of the left-wing Australian Greens party have called for the country to “move forward” and embrace becoming a Republic—to sever Australia’s links with the Crown—just hours after news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Greens leader Adam Bandt wrote on Twitter, “Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with her family […]

Japan, US, South Korea Reaffirm Joint Response to North Korea Threat

TOKYO—Diplomats from the United States, Japan and South Korea reaffirmed their commitment on Wednesday to working together in response to any threat from North Korea, including a possible new nuclear test. The three senior diplomats in charge of North Korean affairs also underscored their efforts to strengthen their security partnership. Japan and South Korea acknowledge […]

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, dies at 96

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, 96, died at the Balmoral royal estate in Scotland on Thursday afternoon after having suffered from health problems since last October. She was in her Platinum Jubilee year, marking 70 years since she succeeded her father king George VI in 1952. All her children – including heir to the throne Prince Charles – rushed to […]

Bullets instead of stones in the West Bank resistance

TEHRAN- Under the real threat of ethnic cleansing from every point in the occupied West Bank, on top of the provocative violations against holy sites and betrayal by the international community, Palestinians have begun to conduct effective armed resistance operations.  While diversifying the methods in confronting the brutal Israeli occupation and the increasing number of […]

Many in Europe have to skip meals to cope with energy crisis

TEHRAN- There is serious and rising concern and outrage among the European public over the cost of living fueled by higher energy prices and approaching winter.  The public despair in Europe is being directed at government policies as energy costs skyrocket out of control ahead of the chilly winter season. The risks of civil unrest, […]

Silicon Surface Boosts the Output of Autonomous Power Sources

Research from Australia’s Curtin University has discovered an effective way to enhance the output of autonomous power sources commonly used to power essential mining equipment in underground or remote locations with no power points and where batteries are not practical. Published in the journal “Nano Energy”, the research found that using silicon on the surfaces […]

Silicon Surface Boosts the Output of Autonomous Power Sources

Research from Australia’s Curtin University has discovered an effective way to enhance the output of autonomous power sources commonly used to power essential mining equipment in underground or remote locations with no power points and where batteries are not practical. Published in the journal “Nano Energy”, the research found that using silicon on the surfaces […]

Green, Blue, and Grey Hydrogen—Does It Really Matter?

Commentary Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, an Australian businessman, has made headlines frequently in the last two years, raving about the merits of green hydrogen and declaiming with equally unrestrained fervour the ridiculousness of blue hydrogen. For the most part, it seems to be a one-man crusade—the rest of the industry seems happy with both blue and […]

Four sides benefit from unstable Iraq

TEHRAN- When the residents of Baghdad and Basra saw an all too familiar site last week, wiser heads prevailed and the scenes of violence in two of Iraq’s largest cities gave way to peace.  Everyone knows very well how insecurity can take center stage and then sweep across the nation. Over the past three decades […]

Beijing’s 3rd Most Important Official to Visit South Korea as China and US Compete Over Semiconductors

Li Zhanshu, the third most important figure in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, is to visit South Korea in mid-September. According to experts, China and the United States are competing to win over South Korea as it is an important part of the global semiconductor supply chain. […]

Beijing’s 3rd Most Important Official to Visit South Korea as China and US Compete Over Semiconductors

Li Zhanshu, the third most important figure in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, is to visit South Korea in mid-September. According to experts, China and the United States are competing to win over South Korea as it is an important part of the global semiconductor supply chain. […]

Russia Launches War Games With China Amid Tensions With US

MOSCOW—Russia on Thursday launched weeklong war games involving forces from China and other nations in a show of growing defense cooperation between Moscow and Beijing, as they both face tensions with the United States. The maneuvers are also intended to demonstrate that Moscow has sufficient military might for massive drills even as its troops are […]

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