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China calls on Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences

Business Dec 9, 2018

China calls on Canada to free Huawei CFO or face consequences

China warned Canada on Saturday that there would be severe consequences if it did not immediately release Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd's chief financial officer, calling the case "extremely nasty." Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's global chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 and faces ...

U.N. says civilian casualties in Yemen average 123 per week

World Dec 8, 2018

U.N. says civilian casualties in Yemen average 123 per week

The United Nations' refugee agency said Friday there were nearly 1,500 civilian casualties in Yemen from August through October, the latest grim tally to emerge from a four-year civil war as opposing parties hold talks in Sweden. The announcement came as Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels ...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemns Iran missile test

World Dec 2, 2018

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemns Iran missile test

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday condemned what he described as Iran's testing of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads as a violation of the international agreement on Tehran's nuclear program. Amid tension between Washington and Tehran over ballistic missiles, ...

Iran's global disinformation

World Dec 1, 2018

Iran's global disinformation

by Jack Stubbs and Christopher Bing

Website Nile Net Online promises Egyptians "true news" from its offices in the heart of Cairo's Tahrir Square, "to expand the scope of freedom of expression in the Arab world." Its views on America do not chime with those of Egypt's state media, which celebrate ...

U.S. touts new evidence of Iranian weaponry in Yemen and Afghanistan

World Nov 30, 2018

U.S. touts new evidence of Iranian weaponry in Yemen and Afghanistan

The United States on Thursday displayed pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons deployed to militants in Yemen and Afghanistan, a tactic by President Donald Trump's administration to pressure Tehran to curb its regional activities. The second presentation of Iranian weapons by the Pentagon, ...

World Nov 26, 2018

Iran quake injures more than 700; Rouhani orders relief effort

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said no effort should be spared to help victims of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Iran's western border with Iraq that injured more than 700 people, most suffering minor wounds, state television reported on Monday. The Sunday night earthquake was felt ...