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Olaf Scholz’s peace mission to China

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Xi Jinping had plenty to discuss in recent meeting. Image: Screengrab / BBC Barely back home fro...

Asia girding for long-term dollar strength

The US dollar has appreciated strongly against all Asian currencies in 2022. Image: Facebook The US dollar is on a tear. According...

The West bullies Iran, again

A police officer inspects parts of a drone at the site of a Russian strike on fuel storage facilities, Kharkiv, Ukraine, Oct 6, 2022&...

Who’s afraid of US troops in Ukraine?

A T-72 tank of the Russian Armed Forces is pictured in Donetsk Very innocuously, the Biden Administration has ‘sensitised&rs...

Biden no-show will hand Xi a win at APEC

US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping in a combination photo. Photos: AFP BANGKOK – US President Joe Biden...

The message from China’s party congress

Xi Jinping (left) with new politburo standing committee members  Li Qiang, Zhao Leji, Wang Huning, Cai Qi, Ding Xuexiang and Li...

US gets a nasty surprise in Ukraine

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu exposes the ‘dirty bomb’ conspiracy by Ukraine and its western mentors Somethin...

Misreading Xi and the rise of Li

Li Qiang is now China's No 2, an appointment that shows Xi's dedication to a high-tech-led future for China. Image: Screengrab / NDTV...

Why Iran has given up on the West

In general, Iran’s foreign policy, regardless of who spearheads the government, has been largely influenced by Supreme Leader Aya...

Who’s on China’s new Politburo Standing Committee?

New Politburo Standing Committee members, led by Xi Jinping, arrive to meet the media following the 20th National Congress of the CCP...

Russia’s homage to Nord Stream pipelines

Who stands to gain? First pictures of Nord Stream pipeline show 50 metre hole after “powerful explosions” confirming sabo...

US mulling bans to stunt China’s quantum computing

The US and China are in a quantum computing race for dominance. Image: Twitter Last November, IBM launched its 127-qubit Eagle, su...

Ukraine war is ‘Biden’s war’ now

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Oct 18, 2022 that evidence of military personnel of United States and other Western co...

Ismail floods Malaysia with cash then calls snap polls

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has called early polls in move seen as acquiescing to UMNO party heavies. Image: Faceboo...

What would a UK embassy move to Jerusalem mean for Palesti...

British Prime Minister Liz Truss and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid hold a bilateral meeting as they attend the 77th UN General As...

OPEC’s body blow to Biden presidency

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) and US President Joe Biden bump fists in Jeddah before talks, July 15, 2022  The B...

Frank talk with Biden on Ukraine may help

Ukrainian soldiers walk nonchalantly in Bakhmut city, a strategic hub, amidst Russia’s attacks, Donetsk, Oct. 2, 2022 The in...

Why Biden thinks he needs a new Cold War

United nations or a return to new Cold War? Photo: Anna Moneymaker / Getty Images via The Conversation “We do not seek a Col...

A dream? The Palestinian Republic of Gaza

Gaza City skyline, 2007. Photo: Wikipedia There is hardly a conflictual environment in the Middle East that is not subject to fore...

N Korea’s latest missile salvo exposes US impotence

This screen-grab image taken from North Korean broadcaster KCTV in 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watching the launch of...

Attack on Nord Stream kills prospects for dialogue in Ukra...

The three leaks that were discovered on Monday at the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines connecting Russia with Ge...