US abruptly informs Beijing to CLOSE consulate in Houston – Chinese Foreign Ministry

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the US asked it to close down its consulate in Houston, Texas. Beijing condemned the move, promising retaliation if the decision is not reversed. The abrupt... Read more »

Why Controlling 5G Could Mean Controlling the World

Hosted by Michael Barbaro, produced by Lynsea Garrison, Jessica Cheung and Theo Balcomb, and edited by Lisa Tobin In the race to dominate the next generation of cellular networks, both the United... Read more »

Putin’s term-limit win suggests stagnation, not strength .. By Adam Taylor

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday, along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Russian President... Read more »

US confused policy on Libya encourages Turkey .. By Mona El-Mahrouki

Washington has kept a perplexing silence about Ankara’s transfer of thousands of militants from Idlib. TUNIS –Ankara is taking advantage of the US’s confused policy in Libya and President Donald Trump’s preoccupation... Read more »

Tunisia’s Ben Jafar to Asharq Al-Awsat: Transfering Legislative Powers Temporarily to Govt is Constitutional

Tunis – Kamal bin Younes Tunisia’s Former President of the Constituent Assembly Mustapha Ben Jafar argued that transfering legislative powers temporarily to Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh, according to Chapter 70 of the... Read more »

Former Tunisia PM to Asharq Al-Awsat: Country Fortified against Libyan Tumult

Tunis – Kamal bin Younes Former Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Larayedh stressed that his country is fortified militarily from the security unrest in neighboring Libya. In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, he... Read more »

The risk of rich countries neglecting poorer ones during the pandemic .. By Ishaan Tharoor

A red cloth hangs in a window April 21 at a home in Bogota, Colombia, where residents have been using them to signal that those in the home are in need of... Read more »

Russia, Turkey begin joint patrols along Syria’s M4 highway

The patrols are part of ceasefire deal reached by Ankara and Moscow to halt an escalation of violence in Idlib province. Turkey and Russia have completed their first joint military patrol along... Read more »

Biden and Sanders fight for black voters with competing endorsements from Kamala Harris, Jesse Jackson

Shortly after Joe Biden received an endorsement from Senator Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders’ campaign announced support from civil rights activist Jesse Jackson. “A people far behind cannot catch up choosing the most... Read more »

How epidemics have changed the world .. By Ishaan Tharoor

Part of what’s so unnerving about the coronavirus outbreak is the uncertainty. Medical experts, policymakers and politicians are all focused on the same set of questions: How far will it spread? How... Read more »