Daily Monitor

January 30, 2020

China virus toll rises to 170 as fear grows ove…

Countries began isolating hundreds of citizens evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday to stop the spread of an epidemic that has killed 170 people as worry about the impact on the world’s second-biggest economy rattled markets.
January 30, 2020

Saudi Arabia wants US troops to stay in Iraq,…

Saudi Arabia doesn't want US troops to leave Iraq and fears that a withdrawal could make the Middle East less safe, the country's Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud told CNN on Monday.
January 30, 2020

Afghan security forces killed in Taliban attack…

Eight soldiers and four policemen also injured after Taliban fighters attack security checkpoints in Kunduz province.
January 29, 2020

Qatari Emir accepts PM’s resignation

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani accepted prime minister's resignation and appointed a new one, media reported Tuesday.
January 29, 2020

Afghan police officers killed in Taliban ‘insi…

At least 11 officers killed and six injured after Taliban fighters storm police base in Baghlan capital Pul-e Khumri.
January 28, 2020

China virus death toll jumps to 106, some 1,771…

China reports more deaths and more infections as scientists work to try and understand new virus and how it spreads.
January 28, 2020

Top EU official says Brexit is a ‘wound’ for th…

A top European official has warned that reaching a "good agreement" on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union will take time.
January 28, 2020

India Celebrates 70th Constitutional Anniversar…

Thousands of Indians converged on a ceremonial boulevard in the capital amid tight security to celebrate the Republic Day on Sunday, which marks the 1950 anniversary of the country’s democratic constitution.
January 27, 2020

Iran’s Zarif hits back after Trump’s ‘No thank…

President says US will not lift sanctions to negotiate with Iran after Zarif reiterates such demand before any talks.
January 27, 2020

Salvini faces setback in Italian regional election

Italy's far-right firebrand Matteo Salvini is facing a setback after his League Party looks set to be beaten by the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) in a closely watched election in the country's north.
January 27, 2020

Trump to meet with Netanyahu and Gantz as he re…

U.S. President Donald Trump will hold back-to-back meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz on Monday as he prepares to release his long-delayed Middle East peace plan.
January 24, 2020

China broadens lockdowns as coronavirus death…

Open-ended lockdowns encompass more than 20.5 million people as number of deaths jumps up to 25.
January 24, 2020

Trump says he’ll likely release Middle East pea…

Trump says he will likely unveil the long-awaited plan before Netanyahu, Gantz visit the White House next week.
January 24, 2020

Trump Exits With Trade Push, Digital-Tax Accord

The rich and powerful are in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s 50th annual meeting, and the gathering is being closely watched to see how the global elite aims to tackle problems they helped create, above all climate change.
January 23, 2020

The rich have had enough of negative interest…

Banks are meant to hold cash. But in Switzerland, some rich savers are looking for alternatives.
January 23, 2020

Polish conflict over judges heats up after vote…

The conflict over judges in Poland deepened on Thursday, as a supreme court ruling and a parliament vote ratcheted up tensions over an issue that has set the country on a collision course with the European Union.
January 22, 2020

China virus toll rises to nine as pandemic fear…

The death toll from a new flu-like coronavirus in China rose to nine on Wednesday with 440 confirmed cases, Chinese health officials said as authorities stepped up efforts to control the outbreak by discouraging public gatherings in Hubei province.
January 22, 2020

‘Crushed by Brexit’: how Labour lost the election

In the first of a new series, leading figures in party’s campaign tell of tactical spats, mixed messages and frayed tempers
January 22, 2020

Lebanon announces new ‘expert’ government

Following a months-long political vacuum, Lebanon has formed a new government made up of specialist ministers, with Prime Minister Hassan Diab promising to address the demands of the recent protest movement.
January 21, 2020

Ukrainian leader to hold talks in Ankara

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is to pay an official visit to Turkey on Nov. 3, according to Turkish diplomatic sources.