US, Europe accuse Russia of blocking Ukraine war solutions

US diplomat leads charge in pressing Moscow to ‘immediately cease its aggression’ in eastern Ukraine, occupation of Crimea. The United States and Europe on Thursday accused Russia of blocking any solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The remarks came during a UN Security Council video conference convened by Moscow to mark the sixth anniversary […]

Trump versus TikTok: US appeals order blocking restrictions

The US government has cited national security concerns in its targeting of Chinese-owned video-sharing platform TikTok. The administration of President Donald Trump appealed a federal judge’s order on Monday blocking restrictions that would have effectively barred the use of Chinese-owned short video-sharing app TikTok in the United States. The government has cited national security concerns […]

Iran’s top banker says US blocking COVID-19 vaccine purchase

Central bank chief says US trying to prevent efforts to purchase vaccine through the WHO’s COVAX programme. Tehran, Iran – The United States is actively trying to prevent Iran’s efforts to buy a COVID-19 vaccine through COVAX, a global initiative undertaken by the World Health Organization, according to the chief of Iran’s central bank. Abdolnasser […]

Senate vote likely next week on blocking Trump’s UAE arms sale

Senators worry the $23bn weapons sale could alter the balance of power in the Middle East and UAE could use the weapons in Yemen. The top Democrat on the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he expected lawmakers to vote as early as next week on resolutions seeking to block Republican President Donald Trump’s $23bn […]