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Netanyahu annexation pledge denounced as ‘dangerous’ and ‘racist’

Palestinian and regional leaders have sharply denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s pledge to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank if he wins next week’s snap election. Netanyahu, who is fighting for his political life after an inconclusive vote in April, said on Tuesday Israel will “apply Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead[…]

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Pro-Hong Kong rally in DC against ‘CHINAZI regime’ being sponsored with US govt-linked money

A planned Washington DC protest in support of Hong Kong activists and promoting the ‘Chinazi’ flag is being sponsored by at least six organizations backed by the notoriously shady, US-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Posters for the event circulated online contain an image of the so-called ‘Chinazi’ flag –[…]

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Beijing blames US for Iran nuclear tensions

China has blamed the United States for tensions over Iran’s nuclear program and called for world powers to stick to their 2015 deal with Tehran, AP has reported. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Monday that the US “should abandon wrong practices such as unilateral sanctions and maximum pressure on[…]

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Sudan’s 1st post-Bashir cabinet sworn in

Sudan has sworn in its first cabinet since the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir in April following pro-democracy mass protests. The new members include Sudan’s first woman foreign minister, Asmaa Abdalla, and a former World Bank economist as finance minister, AP said. The cabinet is part of a power-sharing agreement[…]

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