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- A recent visit made by Kyrgyz President to Tehran has been significant from two main aspects: firstly, bilateral relations between Iran and Kyrgyzstan, secondly, the perspective of international relations and regional activities conducted for Iran's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Iran was among the first countries that recognized the independence of Kyrgyzstan, and also it was one of the first countries which opened an embassy in Kyrgyz Republic. Over the last few years, the relations between Iran and Kyrgyzstan have experienced some ups and downs; however, they were not politically motivated and were primarily triggered by regional developments and the governments in power in two countries. Nevertheless, with the emergence of some West oriented government in Kyrgyzstan, the relations between two countries were reduced.
Alwaght- the Turkey president, Erdogan, along with 200 Turkish merchants, in his 3-day journey to Kazakhstan to participate in the second meeting of the Turkey-Kazakhstan High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (HLSCC). Erdogan in his tour met his Kazakh counterpart and exchanged views about development of bilateral cooperation in industrial, investment, transportation, cultural, regional and international areas. His entourages were ministers of foreign, defense, economy, agriculture, energy, transportation, culture and tourism.
Alwaght- At the moment Central Asia has two areas capable of triggering high-tensions; the first is the Fergana Valley, while the Northern Afghan borders with Central Asian countries, particularly Tajikistan and Turkmenistan represent the second area. Crisis in these areas threatens the security of Russia, China and Iran.