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US Will Face the ‘Biggest Defeat in History’ if Iran Mobilizes Resources: Khamenei

Khamenei

WASHINGTON – This week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated Washington’s intention to reduce Iran’s oil exports to zero as soon as market conditions permit. Tensions between the two countries continue to simmer after President Trump’s decision to withdraw unilaterally from the nuclear agreement with Iran and resume sanctions …

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Pakistan Successfully Tests Thunder JF-17 Long-Range Smart Missile

JF-17

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has successfully developed an extended-range intelligent weapon, developed from JF-17 multi-role combat aircraft, Pakistan Today reported Wednesday. The weapon was developed, and integrated through the indigenous efforts of Pakistani scientists and engineers, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Public affair branch of the …

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Chinese Envoy Asks for Efforts to Promote Political Dialogue

Chinese Envoy calls for political dialogue in Afghanistan

NEW YORK – A Chinese envoy on Monday asked for efforts to promote political dialogue in Afghanistan and facilitate the holding of the presidential poll scheduled for July 2019. “We should promote political dialogue in the country,” Wu Haitao, the charge d’affaires of China’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, …

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While China Wins, Macron Mixes His Cards in Djibouti

France

DJIBOUTI – French President Emmanuel Macron sought on Tuesday to reaffirm the importance of France in its former colony, Djibouti, in Paris, fearing more and more the muscular role of China in Africa, which extends its economic and military influence on the continent, Reuters reported Tuesday. Djibouti, strategically located at …

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China Stops Boeing 737 Max 8 After Crash in Ethiopia

China

BEIJING – China’s aviation regulator has grounded about 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8s operated by its airlines, more than a quarter of the world’s jet fleet, after one of the planes crashed in Ethiopia. An Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 to Nairobi crashed a few minutes after Sunday’s take-off, …

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No “Vacuum” in Afghanistan Needs to be Filled: Chinese FM

No vacuum in Afghanistan to be filled Chinese FM

BEIJING – There is no “vacuum” in Afghanistan that needs to be filled because that land belongs to the people of Afghanistan, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Friday. China calls on the international community to give firm support for the “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned” reconciliation process, and play …

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China’s Huawei to Sue US Over Federal Ban on Using Its Products

Huawei

HONG KONG – China’s telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies confirmed on Thursday that it was suing the US government for part of a defense bill passed last year, which restricted its activities in the United States, Channel NewsAsia reported Thursday. Huawei said it filed a lawsuit in a Texas federal …

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China to Cut Taxes, Boost Lending to Shore Up Economy

China

WASHINGTON – China unveiled plans Tuesday to cut taxes and fees, step up infrastructure investment, and boost lending to small firms in a bid to shore up the slowing economy, EjinSight reported Tuesday. The government is targeting economic growth of 6.0-6.5 percent this year, Premier Li Keqiang said in a …

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China Says US and North Korea Should Continue Talks

China

BEIJING – Describing the recent US-North Korea Summit as constructive, China on Monday prompted that Washington and Pyonyang should continue to talk and stick to a political solution to resolve issues pertaining to the Korean peninsula, Xinhua reported Monday. Addressing a press conference, Zhang yesui, who is spokesperson for the …

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China Denies Speculation of Military Presence in Afghanistan

China Denies Speculation of Military Presence in Afghanistan

BEIJING – China has denied any speculation regarding China’s intentions to have military presence in Afghanistan. China’s defense ministry defended military assistance with Tajikistan following a report of a considerable Chinese troops’ presence at a base in the country. Ministry spokesperson Ren Guoqiang told reporters at a monthly briefing Thursday …

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