Saudi Mercenaries Steal Aid as Yemen Starves: ReportThousands of families leaving in Yemen’s Taiz are not getting food aid intended for them, because armed units allied with the Saudi-led and American-backed military coalition steal them, The Associated Press reported on Monday.
US’s Pompeo Presses Saudis to Hold Accountable Khashoggi MurderersUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he has urged Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince to hold accountable "every single person responsible" for the murder of dissent Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed inside the kingdom’s consulates in Turkey.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro Modern-Day Hitler: MaduroVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro “a Hitler of the modern era,” after the right-wing leader refused to recognize his presidency and openly backed the Venezuelan opposition.
Chinese Investment in US Dropped 83 Percent in 2018Chinese investments in the US fell by 83 percent last year as a result of tightened US scrutiny of foreign takeover deals and Beijing’s restrictions on outbound investments, Data from law firm Baker & McKenzie showed.
Bahraini People Hold Protests amid US FM VisitBahraini people have held anti-regime protests, expressing anger at crackdown on pro-democracy activists. The protests coincided with US Secretary of State Mike Pompe’s visit to the the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom as part of his tour of the West Asia aimed and North Africa at coordinating an ‘anti-Iran campaign’.
Alwaght: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, says in a meeting with Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive Officer of the Afghan government, on Tuesday in Tehran that unity among various ethnic groups in Afghanistan is the only solution to the war-wracked country’s problems, adding that the Kabul government must encourage Afghan graduates in Iran to go back to their country.
The deputy provincial governor for southern Helmand province of Afghanistan Mohammad Jan Rasoulyar has warned that the region might fall to Taliban terrorists if the central government fails to take immediate action.
The Wall Street Journal in a recent issue (16 December 2015) wrote that United States and Britain have deployed at least four special operation teams in Helmand province, which directly attend in operations of the Afghan security forces against militants.
In mid-October 2015, the US media reported that according to the American government’s new decision, 9,500 of the country’s troops would stay in Afghanistan, and of this number, 5,500 troops would keep stationed in Afghanistan through 2017.
While Afghanistan is about to become a stage for deadly and serious confrontation between the world powers, some news sources reported that recently Afghan Taliban commanders in the northern Afghanistan have secretly met the Russian authorities in Tajikistan, which suggest the possibility of a “power-play” initiated by Moscow in Afghanistan.