Daily Monitor

January 9, 2020

As the ice melts, Greenland considers its future

Greenland is not used to being the centre of attention, but last year it made the front pages of newspapers around the world.
January 9, 2020

Trump Backs Away From War With Iran After Harml…

President Donald Trump backed away from the precipice of war with Iran after the Islamic Republic attacked U.S. bases in Iraq with a barrage of missiles the Pentagon believes was intended to cause no casualties.
January 9, 2020

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s article Abai and Kazakh…

The article penned by President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev Abai and Kazakhstan in the 21st century was published by Yegemen Qazaqstan newspaper, Kazinform reports.
January 8, 2020

Where did Iran attack US forces in Iraq?

Targets were two airbases, including Ain al-Asad, which was attacked previously by ISIL in 2016.
January 8, 2020

Ukrainian Boeing 737 with at least 170 aboard…

A Ukrainian airliner with at least 170 people on board crashed on Wednesday due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport, Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported.
January 8, 2020

Libya Rebels Capture Key Coastal City in Threat…

The fall of Surt comes as foreign powers intensify their involvement in the conflict, escalating the battle for control of the country.
December 27, 2019

Japan to send warship, aircraft to Middle East…

Japan, a US ally, is launching its own operation rather than join a US-led mission to protect shipping in Gulf region.
December 27, 2019

U.N. rebuffs Russia accusation that U.S. visa d…

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has repeatedly expressed concern to Washington over U.S. visa delays for officials from Russia and other countries, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday after Moscow accused Guterres of turning a blind eye.
December 27, 2019

President Tokayev declares December 28 a nation…

Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has declared December 28 the national day of mourning, President’s Press Secretary Berik Uali says.
December 26, 2019

Young people across Asia pushed for change in 2019

2019 was the year of youth activism. Around the world, students and young adults took matters into their own hands, fighting for social issues like gender equality and climate action.
December 26, 2019

Iran Reimposes Internet Blackout in Various Pro…

Iranian authorities have shut down mobile internet access across several provinces and security has been heightened in Tehran, the Iranian Labour News Agency reported, as mourning ceremonies approach for protesters killed last month in a government crackdown.
December 26, 2019

Ukraine opens probe into Russian train on new b…

Ukrainian officials have opened a criminal investigation after a passenger train from Russia arrived in Crimea via a new Russian-built bridge, arguing that the train illegally carried people across the Ukrainian border.
December 25, 2019

Trump: US ready to deal with any North Korea…

North Korea warns US of a possible 'gift' after its leader Kim Jong Un gave end-of-year deadline for sanctions relief.
December 25, 2019

Thousands flee north-west Syria amid fierce ass…

Up to 30,000 leave area of Idlib province as government forces push to reopen road from Damascus to Aleppo
December 25, 2019

35 civilians, 80 jihadists killed in attack in Bur

Jihadists attacked a town in northern Burkina Faso and killed 35 civilians, most of them women, and ensuing clashes with security forces left 80 jihadists dead, the West African nation's president announced late Tuesday.
December 24, 2019

Turkey in talks with Russia as thousands flee b…

Turkey-based Humanitarian Relief Foundation says as of Monday 120,000 Syrians have fled towards the Turkish border.
December 24, 2019

Turkish president wishes Christians MerryChristmas

Turkey views different cultures and traditions as 'valuable asset', Erdogan says in Christmas message
December 24, 2019

Kazakhstan delivers corns to China by train con…

One thousand tonnes of Kazakh corns were exported to China in 32 train containers through the Khorgos dry port Monday
December 23, 2019

China to adjust tariffs on some imported goods

China decided to adjust tariffs on some imported goods from Jan 1, the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council announced on Monday.
December 23, 2019

China’s Xi Jinping visits Greece eyeing deeper…

Chinese financial aid for crisis-ridden Greece over the past few years has created much good will for Beijing. Now Athens hopes the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping will bring more economic deals.