Former US Defence chief in Taiwan amid tensions with Beijing

Taipei, July 23 : Former US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter arrived in Taiwan on Monday to address a security forum, the island’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Ash Carter, who served as Defence secretary under Barack Obama from 2015-2017, is due to deliver a speech to the Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue on Tuesday, Efe quoted […]

Netanyahu meets UN envoy over Gaza crisis

Jerusalem, July 23 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the UN Middle East Envoy Nickolay Mladenov met here on Monday with Gaza on the top of their agenda. The meeting between Netanyahu and the envoy took place amidst escalating violence along the fence separating Israel and the besieged Palestinian enclave, Xinhua reported. Netanyahu’s office […]

Four killed as gunmen storm Iraqi Kurdish government building

Erbil (Iraq), July 23 : Iraqi Kurdish forces on Monday killed three gunmen who broke into a government building in Iraq’s Erbil city, officials said. A civilian who worked in the building was also killed. Governor of Erbil Nawzad Hadi said: “Three gunmen broke into the provincial building, but the security forces managed to kill […]

Taiwan vulnerable to Chinese invasion without US

Taipei, July 23 : Without continuing US military support, Taiwan would be vulnerable to an armed takeover from Beijing, the island’s Foreign Minister has said. Joseph Wu told CNN the Taiwan government felt relations with the US had grown stronger in recent years, but it was vital for Washington to continue to support Taipei militarily […]

Seven dead in suicide attack in Nigeria mosque

Abuja, July 23 : Seven people were killed and seven others injured following a suicide attack in a mosque in Nigeria’s Borno state on Monday, officials said. The injured have been evacuated to a hospital in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, Xinhua quoted Bello Dambatta, head of rescue operations at the State Emergency Management Agency, […]

British Foreign Secretary to visit China

Beijing, July 23 : British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will pay an official visit to China on July 30 at the invitation of Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, it was announced here on Monday. During the visit, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of […]