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By Tajuddin
In OPINION
Feb 28th, 2016
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This article by: Graham E. Fuller is a former senior CIA official, author of numerous books on the Muslim World; his latest book is Breaking Faith: A novel of espionage and an American’s crisis of conscience in Pakistan. (Amazon, Kindle) grahamefuller.com The content of this [report/study/article/pub...
By Tajuddin
In BUSINESS
Feb 28th, 2016
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Shanghai (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – China and the BRICS New Development Bank signed documents on the bank’s headquarters in Shanghai on Saturday, marking the completion of the legal procedures before the operation of the bank. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the bank’s President ...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Feb 26th, 2016
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New York ( Reuters + DIPLOMAT.SO) – From inspecting visiting North Korean ships to paring back coal imports, the burden of enforcing new U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang falls mainly on China, which wants to punish its ally for nuclear violations without squeezing it to the point of crisis. After ne...
By Tajuddin
In Local News
Feb 20th, 2016
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – The Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, met with partners at the African Union (AU) Commission Headquarters, on 18 February 2016, to discuss enhanced support to the AU Mission in Somalia( AMISOM) and to the Somali National Instit...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Feb 3rd, 2016
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Seoul, South Korea ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) — North Korea plans to launch a long-range rocket it claims is for an Earth observation satellite, but critics think it’s mounting a test of its ballistic missile technology instead, that could bring it closer to building a missile to reach as far as the U...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 31st, 2016
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Beijing, China ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – China strongly condemned the United States after a U.S. warship deliberately sailed near one of the Beijing-controlled islands in the hotly contested South China Sea to exercise freedom of navigation and challenge China’s vast territorial claims. The m...
By Tajuddin
In SPOTLIGHT
Jan 28th, 2016
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Berlin , Germany ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – A new report lists Somalia, North Korea and Afghanistan as the most highly corrupt nations on Earth. Transparency International released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index on Wednesday, relying on what it calls expert opinion from around the wor...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 28th, 2016
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Beijing, China ( AP + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Top U.S. and Chinese officials sparred Wednesday over how to deal with North Korea’s latest nuclear weapons test and ease tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met f...
By Tajuddin
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Jan 25th, 2016
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Vientiane, Laos ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Sunday in Laos, where the United States is helping the government clear a countryside still littered with unexploded ordnance dating to the Vietnam War. Mr. Kerry’s one-day stop for talks with senior official...
By Tajuddin
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 25th, 2016
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Beijing , China ( Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has returned to Beijing after completing his three-nation tour of the Middle East. President Xi Jinping’s first foreign tour of the new year brought him to three countries in five days. Saudi Arabia — on the Gulf...