Biden blocking 59 Chinese firms in amended Trump order will ‘lift a rock only to drop it on its own feet’: experts
The Biden administration is seeking a more comprehensive and in-depth strategy to compete with China, Chinese experts said, after US President Joe Biden blocks 59 Chinese companies in amended Trump order on Thursday, but warned that such move will "lift a rock only to drop it on its own feet in the end."
Update: China helps Afghan peace with trilateral mechanism
Together with Pakistan, China has shown responsibility and determination in helping Afghanistan's security and rebuilding after the irresponsible withdrawal of the US troops, Chinese experts said, as China's State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi hosted the fourth China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers' Dialogue via video link on Thursday.
'Strategic move': Arab politician helps clinch Israel's new anti-Netanyahu government
It was a photo opportunity for the history books: A politician from Israel's Arab minority grinning alongside a far-right Jewish leader and his allies, moments after endorsing him as prime minister and handing him a governing majority. Common cause against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu helped bring Mansour Abbas into the political fold late on Wednesday, his tiny faction securing a paper-thin majority for Jewish parties hoping to unseat Israel's longest-serving premier.
Palestine FM criticises India for abstention at UN vote
NEW DELHI: Days after India abstained at the UN Human Rights Council on a resolution proposing to set up a Commission of Inquiry into violations related to Israel’s recent bombardment of Gaza, the foreign minister of the Palestinian National Authority has complained that New Delhi’s abstention “stifles the important work of… advancing human rights for all peoples, including those of the Palestinian people”. “India missed an opportunity to join the international community at this turning point, both crucial and long overdue, on the path to accountability, justice and peace,” Indian Express quoted Riyad al-Maliki as saying in a sharply worded letter to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
Afghans working for Nato fear reprisal after withdrawal
LONDON: Like thousands of Afghan translators who served with Nato forces, Nazir Ahmad fears for his life as the US-led alliance scrambles to pull out of the country in the coming weeks. “The situation is deteriorating now as foreign forces leave,” he said in Kabul. “We are scared of the insurgents. They know our faces.” Afghans who worked for international armed forces face a threatened wave of Taliban reprisals and fear that resettlement plans by alliance members will leave many of them and their relatives still vulnerable.
Shifting blame on Pakistan to 'save face' amid US withdrawal from Afghanistan unacceptable: Moeed
National Security Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf said on Wednesday that the sudden withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan was not ideal, adding that any shifting of blame on Pakistan for “facesaving” would be unacceptable. Speaking on DawnNewsTV show 'Live with Adil Shahzeb', Yusuf said international media had been biased against Pakistan in the past and it was the same today.