The Taliban called on the United States and other countries on Saturday to recognise their government in Afghanistan, saying that a failure to do so and the continued freezing of Afghan funds abroad would lead to problems not only for the country but for the world. No country has formally recognised the Taliban government sinceContinue reading “Taliban says failure to recognise their government could have global effects”
Two months since taking over Kabul, the Taliban is struggling for international recognition. In their latest effort, acting deputy Prime Minister of the Afghan Taliban’s interim government Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar held a meeting with Chinese delegations in Doha, Qatar.
Japan’s defence ministry said on Sunday that a submarine believed to be from China was spotted in waters near its southern islands, as maritime tensions persist in the Pacific. Japan’s navy on Friday morning identified a submerged vessel sailing northwest just outside territorial waters near Amami Oshima island, part of Kagoshima prefecture, the ministry saidContinue reading “Japan says suspected Chinese submarine seen near territorial waters”
Japan can now give defense equipment and technology to Vietnam under an agreement signed Saturday, as the two countries step up their military cooperation amid worries about China’s growing military influence. Japan’s Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said the deal elevates their defense partnership “to a new level” and that Japan and Vietnam plan to deepenContinue reading “Japan, Vietnam sign defense transfer deal amid China worries”
As the Taliban continues its hold in Afghanistan, a former prisoner released by Donald Trump could become the group’s next head of government. The Taliban is expected to name its government soon, appointing Islamic judges to key positions, while Abdul Ghani Baradar, a former prisoner of the CIA who was released in 2018 at theContinue reading “Taliban Prisoner Released By Trump Expected To Lead Afghan Government”
Wang accuses unnamed ‘external forces’ of provoking trouble after wrapping up a series of meetings with Southeast Asian counterparts Asean chair Brunei backs a meeting of the bloc to discuss the situation as protests calling for a return to civilian rule continue Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on Southeast Asian nations to beContinue reading “Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi warns Asean to be alert to external forces interfering in Myanmar”
The country’s top diplomat Wang Yi also addressed the hot topics of Xinjiang, Hong Kong and Myanmar that are on the agenda at the National People’s Congress. China’s claim to Taiwan is an “insurmountable red line,” the Chinese foreign minister warned the US administrationled by President Joe Biden on Sunday. Wang Yi was speaking at anContinue reading “China warns US not to cross ‘red line’ on Taiwan”