Tag Archive | Politics

Israel changes law to make it harder to cede Jerusalem control

Israel changes law to make it harder to cede Jerusalem control

JERUSALEM – Israel’s parliament passed an amendment on Tuesday that would make it harder for it to cede control over parts of Jerusalem in any peace deal with the Palestinians, who condemned the move as undermining any chance to revive talks on statehood. The legislation, sponsored by the far-right Jewish Home coalition party, raises to […]

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

GENEVA – Myanmar’s security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority and more of them are fleeing despite a deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. The United Nations defines genocide as acts meant to destroy a national, ethnic, racial […]

China’s policy towards Zimbabwe will not change: FM

China’s policy towards Zimbabwe will not change: FM

BEIJING — China’s policy towards Zimbabwe will not change and China expects to enhance cooperation with Zimbabwe under the principles of equality and mutual benefit, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Wednesday. Lu made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a request for comment on the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert […]

Zimbabwe’s army holds talks with Mugabe on plan that may leave him in office

Zimbabwe’s army holds talks with Mugabe on plan that may leave him in office

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s defense forces appeared to open the door Monday to the possibility that 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe could stay in power, after both sides offered “several guarantees” nearly a week after the military detained him, according to a top army commander. Although Mugabe’s fate remained murky, the prospect that he might have survived […]

Zimbabwe: Mugabe and military talks continue amid political limbo

Zimbabwe: Mugabe and military talks continue amid political limbo

Senior church leaders and South African envoys also involved in mediation efforts, with Mugabe under house arrest after military takeover. Zimbabwe remained in political limbo on Thursday morning, a day-and-a-half after the military takeover that appears to have put an end to Robert Mugabe’s 37-year grip on power. As talks between Mugabe – who has been confined […]

U.N. Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force

U.N. Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force

UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations Security Council urged the Myanmar government on Monday to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state,” where violence has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the Buddhist-majority Asian country. The United Nations has denounced the violence during the past 10 weeks as a […]

Asia & Pacific Xi laid down his cards, now it’s Trump’s turn to play his hand in Asia

Asia & Pacific Xi laid down his cards, now it’s Trump’s turn to play his hand in Asia

BEIJING — In China, the foreign policy mantra had long been to hide your strength, and bide your time. Cards, in other words, would be played close to the vest, and bets would be modest. No longer. At the 19th Communist Party Congress, President Xi Jinping declared that a “new era” had begun. It was time for China […]