Erdogan steps back from threat to expel Western envoys

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday backed down from his threat to expel 10 Western ambassadors over their joint statement of support for a jailed civil society leader. He spoke after the United States and several of the other concerned countries issued identical statements saying they respected a UN convention that required diplomats not مزید پڑھیں

Coup in Sudan as military detains PM Abdalla Hamdok

Soldiers arrested most of the members of Sudan’s cabinet and a large number of pro-government party leaders on Monday in an apparent military coup, three political sources said, throwing a fragile transition towards democracy into disarray. Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was detained and moved to an undisclosed location after refusing to issue a statement in مزید پڑھیں

Sudan’s civilian leaders arrested amid achievement reports

Members of Sudan’s transitional government and other civilian leaders have been arrested amid reports of a military coup. Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok is among those reported to have been put under house arrest by unidentified soldiers. The army has not commented, but pro-democracy groups urged street protests. Military and civilian leaders have been at odds مزید پڑھیں

US was losing war hence it negotiated with Taliban: Zalmay Khalilzad

ormer US special representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has said the US was losing the war to the Taliban, so it chose peace negotiations as an alternative. Khalilzad, who had stepped down as special Afghan envoy earlier this month, said the US military tried many times to strengthen its position on the battleground, but مزید پڑھیں

Turkey to expel US envoy and nine others: Erdogan

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that he had told his foreign ministry to expel the ambassadors of the United States and nine other Western countries for demanding the release of philanthropist Osman Kavala. Seven of the ambassadors represent Turkey’s NATO allies and the expulsions, if carried out, would open the deepest rift with مزید پڑھیں

Biden says US to ‘defend’ Taiwan in case China asserts territorial claim

The United States will come to Taiwan’s ‘defense’ and has a ‘commitment to defend’ the island China claims as its own, US President Joe Biden said on Thursday. While the White House later clarified that the remarks did not represent any change in the US’s policy towards Taiwan, they are sure to provoke a response مزید پڑھیں

China angry over Taiwanese delegation’s visit to eastern European countries

China is angry over a Taiwanese delegation’s decision to visit three eastern European countries, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Lithuania. The 66 government officials will hold talks in Slovakia on Friday before travelling to the Czech Republic and Lithuania to boost trade ties and investment. All three countries gave coronavirus vaccines to Taiwan, which has مزید پڑھیں