Tag Archive | Insecurity

Beijing says ‘Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory’

Beijing says ‘Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory’

Panama has switched diplomatic relations from Taiwan to China, handing a huge victory to Beijing in its drive to isolate the self-governing island it claims as its own territory.

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Syria: “Largest ever” siege evacuations carried out

Syria: “Largest ever” siege evacuations carried out

Relief agencies evacuated 500 wounded people from four besieged Syrian towns, in what has been described as the largest such operation so far in the five-year conflict. Half were brought out from towns blockaded by pro-government forces, and half from towns blocked off by rebels. A UN chief in Syria said he had been told […]

UN-sponsored Yemen peace talks begin in Kuwait

UN-sponsored Yemen peace talks begin in Kuwait

Talks aimed at ending Yemen’s war opened in Kuwait on Thursday, with Kuwait’s top diplomat appealing to both sides to “turn war into peace” after more than a year of conflict which has killed more than 6,200 people and caused a humanitarian crisis. Yemen’s foreign minister warned against high expectations from the UN-sponsored talks, which […]

Race for latest class of nuclear arms is a threat

Race for latest class of nuclear arms is a threat

The United States, Russia and China are now aggressively pursuing a new generation of smaller, less destructive nuclear weapons. The buildups threaten to revive a Cold War-era arms race and unsettle the balance of destructive force among nations that has kept the nuclear peace for more than a half-century. It is, in large measure, an […]

Syria reject Israel’s vow to control Golan “forever”

Syria reject Israel’s vow to control Golan “forever”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has for the first time held his weekly cabinet meeting in the occupied Golan Heights, amid criticism from local Syrian activists.  Speaking in the Jewish-only settlement of Maaleh Gamla on Sunday, Netanyahu declared that the 70 percent of the Golan, which Israeli forces occupied during the 1967 Middle East war, […]

Libya govt meeting soon to back power-sharing plan

Libya govt meeting soon to back power-sharing plan

Libya’s internationally recognized parliament will meet “in the coming weeks” to give its backing to a UN-backed unity government aimed at ending chaos in the country, its speaker said Sunday. An agreement for a power-sharing unity government was inked in December by lawmakers from Libya’s rival parliaments but neither administration has so far formally backed […]

Kyrgyz Parliament approves new Prime Minister

Kyrgyz Parliament approves new Prime Minister

Parliament in Kyrgyzstan has voted in favor of appointing Sooronbai Jeenbekov as the country’s next prime minister. Jeenbekov told lawmakers ahead of the vote on April 13 that his government would focus on fighting terrorism, as well as resolving border demarcation disputes with neighboring states.  Jeenbekov replaces Temir Sariev who resigned on April 11 after […]