Daily Monitor

September 16, 2019

U.S. blames Iran for Saudi oil attack, Trump sa…

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States was “locked and loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, after a senior U.S. administration official said Iran was to blame.
September 16, 2019

Erdogan hosts Putin and Rouhani for new round…

Trilateral summit to focus on ensuring required conditions for voluntary return of refugees, Turkish presidency says.
September 16, 2019

Drone attacks on Saudi plant could hit global…

Explosions halve Saudi output and reduce global production by 5%
September 12, 2019

Russia raps Netanyahu’s Jordan Valley plan befo…

Russia condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex the Jordan Valley ahead of a meeting between the Israeli leader and President Vladimir Putin later on Thursday, warning it could sharply increase regional tensions.
September 12, 2019

Sino-Kazakh partnership becomes perman….

China and Kazakhstan agreed on Wednesday to develop a permanent comprehensive strategic partnership, a diplomatic relationship that never appeared in China's definition of bilateral ties before.
September 12, 2019

India’s Kashmir move: Two perspectives

India's decision to revoke Article 370, a constitutional provision that granted special status for the part of Kashmir it controls, divided political opinion in the country.
September 11, 2019

Shinzo Abe promotes rising star Koizumi in cabinet

Speculation rises over Abe’s successor as PM set to become Japan’s longest-serving leader
September 11, 2019

Syria war: ‘Air strikes’ hit Iran-backed forces…

Warplanes have struck positions of Iran-backed militias near Syria's border with Iraq, activists say.
September 11, 2019

Trump heaps another 5% tariff on Chinese goods…

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lashed back at a new round of Chinese tariffs by heaping an additional 5% duty on some $550 billion in targeted Chinese goods in the latest tit-for-tat trade war escalation by the world’s two largest economies.
September 10, 2019

Putin, Zelenskyy agree to Russia-Ukraine prison…

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine held nine hours of talks in a Paris summit brokered by France and Germany.
September 10, 2019

Kazakhstan’s GDP growth accelerated to 4.3%

Ruslan Dalenov, National Economy Minister, has announced the growth rate of the gross domestic product, Kazinform correspondent reports.
September 10, 2019

New structure of European Commission presented

President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission, Trend reports citing the organization’s website.
September 10, 2019

Pakistan warns of ‘genocide’ in Kashmir…

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the top United Nations human rights forum on Tuesday that India’s “illegal military occupation” of the Muslim-majority territory of Kashmir raises the specter of “genocide”.
September 9, 2019

U.S., China agree to resume trade talks, market…

China and the United States on Thursday agreed to hold high-level talks in early October in Washington, cheering investors hoping for a trade war thaw as new U.S. tariffs on Chinese consumer goods chip away at global growth.
September 9, 2019

PM Johnson’s own brother quits on eve of Brexit…

England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to kick off what is in effect an election campaign casting parliament as the enemy of Brexit was overshadowed on Thursday when his younger brother quit the government, citing the national interest.
September 9, 2019

Uzbekistan establishes FEZ Nukus

Nukus Free Economic Zone (FEZ) has been created in Uzbekistan, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Justice. "It was set up on the basis of Nukus Farm, which specialized in the production of pharmaceutical products," read the message.
September 5, 2019

Iran gives Europe two more months to save nucle…

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani gave European powers another two months to save a 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday, but warned that Tehran was still preparing for further significant breaches of the agreement if diplomatic efforts failed.
September 5, 2019

Agriculture provides commercial opportunities…

Agriculture stands out as the sector with the biggest potential: it does not only provides commercial opportunities for Dutch companies, but also will contribute to strengthening the agricultural sector in Azerbaijan, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Trend.
September 5, 2019

As Afghanistan Seeks Peace, Social Media Raises…

In recent months, an increasing number of graphic images of atrocities in the Afghan war have circulated on social media — raising alarm that hatred sown deep into local communities would be difficult to resolve even if a peace agreement can be reached with the Taliban
July 25, 2019

Boris Johnson’s new-look cabinet to meet for first

Boris Johnson's new cabinet will meet for the first time on Thursday morning, before the new prime minister addresses the House of Commons.