Daily Monitor

September 22, 2021

‘Game-changer’: China to stop funding overseas coal projects

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that China would no longer fund the construction of new coal-fired power projects overseas, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the United Nations General Assembly. […]
September 22, 2021

Joe Biden plays down chances of UK-US trade deal

Joe Biden has played down the chances of brokering a post-Brexit free trade deal with the UK, as he held talks with Boris Johnson at the White House. […]
September 22, 2021

Australia says trade pact would benefit EU in Indo-Pacific amid submarine deal fallout

An Australian-EU trade deal would be mutually beneficial and allow EU members a greater presence in the Indo-Pacific, said Australia’s trade minister, […]
September 15, 2021

Will Biden’s mandates work? Macron’s vaccine pass gamble may hold some clues

After US President Joe Biden laid out a plan to tackle the worsening pandemic in America with a raft of new vaccination rules last week, the big question on the minds of many is: Will mandating vaccines work? […]
September 15, 2021

EU has no choice but to engage with Taliban, says foreign policy chief

Josep Borrell tells MEPs that EU can only influence future developments by engaging with new Afghan regime […]
September 14, 2021

China orders mass testing to curb COVID-19 cluster among schoolchildren

Southern Chinese cities closed schools and ordered testing for millions on Tuesday in a race to curb a new COVID-19 outbreak which has sparked concerns over infections among unvaccinated schoolchildren. […]
September 13, 2021

Norway’s election could be the end of Erna Solberg. It could also end the country’s oil exploration

Erna Solberg’s long reign as the leader of Norway could come to an end as the Scandinavian country faces its first general election since 2017 on Monday. […]
September 13, 2021

German election demographics: Facts and figures

Germany’s electorate is aging and shrinking. What will that mean for the German parliament in the post-Merkel era? […]
September 9, 2021

Foreign Ministers of countries neighboring with Afghanistan discuss cooperation

The Foreign Ministers of the countries neighboring with Afghanistan held virtual talks on September 8, the Foreign Ministry of Uzbekistan said. […]
September 9, 2021

Green power trading off to an electric start

Both corporate consumers and renewable energy generators have welcomed the successful start to China’s pilot scheme for green power trading […]
September 8, 2021

Afghanistan country profile

Landlocked and mountainous, Afghanistan has suffered from such chronic instability and conflict during its modern history that its economy and infrastructure are in ruins, and many of its people are refugees. […]
September 6, 2021

Elite Guinea army unit says it has toppled president

Special forces soldiers appeared on Sunday to have ousted Guinea’s long-serving president, telling the nation they had dissolved its government and constitution and closed its land and air borders. […]
September 6, 2021

UAE to Grow Asia, Africa Trade, Seek $150 Billion Investment

The United Arab Emirates plans to deepen its trade ties in fast-growing economies in Asia and Africa, and draw $150 billion in foreign investment from mainly older partners to reposition itself as a global hub for business and finance. […]
September 2, 2021

1st airplane lands at Taliban-controlled Kabul airport

Qatari team arrives in Afghanistan’s capital to help resume operations of airport, national flag carrier […]
September 2, 2021

Kazakhstan should become a central digital hub in Eurasia – Tokayev

At a joint session of the Parliament chambers President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has urged to make Kazakhstan a central digital hub in much of Eurasia, Kazinform correspondent reports. […]
July 30, 2021

Turkey wildfires: Death toll rises as blazes rage on

Firefighters are tackling blazes for a third day in Turkey’s Mediterranean and southern Aegean region. It’s not known how the devastating fires started, but one official says he can’t rule out “sabotage.” […]
July 29, 2021

Blinken says Tunisian president promised ‘democratic path’

The US secretary of state says Kais Saied promised him he was committed to democracy, as he urged him to restore parliament. […]
July 28, 2021

Azerbaijan urges Armenia to stop provocative steps at border

Armenian side not following cease-fire requirements, says Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry […]
July 28, 2021

North, South Korea in talks over summit, reopening liaison office

North and South Korea are in talks to reopen a joint liaison office that Pyongyang demolished last year and hold a summit as part of efforts to restore relations, three South Korean government sources with knowledge of the matter said. […]  
July 27, 2021

UNESCO adds four natural, three cultural sites to World Heritage List

Four natural sites and three cultural sites were added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List on Monday, Xinhua reports. […]