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China’s Ambassador to Burma Meets Aung San Suu Kyi

A Chinese official has held a rare meeting with Burmese opposition leader and Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.  Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin says Aung San Suu Kyi has asked several times to meet with Chinese officials. Liu says the Chinese ambassador met her in response to her request, and listened to her […]

China imposes tariff on US car imports

The tension between America and China over international trade escalated on Wednesday when Beijing imposed additional duties on cars imported from the United States. China‘s commerce ministry accused America’s car industry of “dumping and subsidising”, thereby causing substantial damage to China’s domestic car industry. From Thursday, levies will be charged on larger-engined cars from several […]

China ‘Regrets’ S. Korean Coast Guard Death

The Chinese government said Tuesday it regrets the death of a South Korean coast guard officer allegedly stabbed to death by a Chinese fisherman. The statement from China’s Foreign Ministry comes amid rising public anger in South Korea over the incident, which happened Monday during an operation to stop a Chinese vessel illegally fishing off […]

China: Canada’s Kyoto Protocol Withdrawal ‘Regrettable’

China is calling Canada’s decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol “regrettable” and says it goes against the efforts of the international community. Canada’s move comes days after climate-change negotiators met to hammer-out a global deal in Durban, South Africa. Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin expressed China’s dismay at the news that Canada had pulled […]

Iran Shows Footage of Purported US Drone

Iranian state television on Thursday released the first images of what it said was a U.S. unmanned reconnaissance drone downed on Sunday along Iran’s eastern border after it made a brief incursion into its airspace.   The footage shows Iranian military officials inspecting an aerial vehicle resembling a high-tech RQ-170 Sentinel drone.  The vehicle appears […]

Egyptian PM Receives Some Presidential Powers

Egypt’s ruling military council has given some presidential powers to interim Prime Minister Kamal el-Ganzouri. The official news agency MENA reported Wednesday the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will maintain control of the army and judiciary as it hands over more power to Ganzouri.   Egypt’s military rulers said Tuesday they would amend the […]

Protests over Russian Elections Spread to More Cities

Russia’s ruling party won only half of the votes in elections on Sunday. But opponents say even that poor showing was boosted by widespread fraud. Now they are protesting. Protests against Sunday’s Duma elections are spreading across Russia. On Tuesday, the interior ministry flooded downtown Moscow with dozens of prison trucks and as many as […]

Arab League Confirms Sanctions on Syria as Unrest Intensifies

The Arab League on Saturday froze assets of 19 top Syrian officials and banned them from traveling to Arab states.   After a meeting in Doha, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheik Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani who chairs the Arab League’s peace process committee, said the panel also gave Damascus until Sunday to come to Doha and […]

Syria Denounces UN Resolution as Death Toll Rises

Syria’s Foreign Ministry says a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution that accuses the country of “gross” and “systematic” human rights violations is “blatantly politicized.” The U.N. body passed the resolution on Friday and also agreed to appoint a special investigator to probe human rights abuses in Syria that could be linked to the government’s crackdown […]

Israel threatens to cut off power, water to Gaza

November 27, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Israel threatens to cut off power, water to Gaza 27 Nov 2011 Israel warned on Saturday that it would cut the supply of water and electricity to the Gaza Strip if rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas form a unity government. “The foreign ministry is examining the possibility of […]