Xi is the first Chinese president to visit North Korea in 14 years, after relations between the Cold War era allies deteriorated over Pyongyang's nuclear provocations and Beijing's subsequent backing of UN sanctions.
The leader of North Korea ordered its military to boost its strike capability as he directed another missile firing, state media said on Friday, as tensions grew over tests that appeared to show development of a new advanced missile system. Kim Jong Un’s call for a “full combat posture” follows the US seizure of a large North Korean cargo ship
It is hugely distressing that after decades of momentum towards a nuclear-free world, progress has stalled and fears for safety of humanity have increased.
Few leaders are shining beacons of learning and culture. His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member, Ruler of Sharjah, is one of them.
The Biden administration is relying on a contested Trump-era policy as it disperses thousands of Haitian migrants along the US-Mexico border in and around the small South Texas city of Del Rio.
Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. But a look at her track record over her 16 years at Germany’s helm reveals missed opportunities for fighting gender inequality at home.
The image of US Border Patrol US Border Patrol agent on horseback violently trying to grab a Haitian migrant from entering an encampment on the banks of the Rio Grande in Del Rio, Texas, is proof enough that Biden policies may not be any different from his predecessor Trump on issues concerning migrants (“Haitians fear the worst as US begins mass expulsion,” Sept. 22, Gulf Today).