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Dubai sees air travel surge, expects FIFA World Cup boost (1)
Thursday, August 18, 2022 Dubai International Airport saw a surge in passengers over the first half of 2022 as pandemic restrictions eased and the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar will further boost traffic to the city-state's second airfield, its chief executive said yesterday. Paul Griffiths, who oversees the world's busiest airport for international travel, told The Associated Press that the airport handled 160% more
Envoy says US to blame for tension across Straits (3)
By ZHAO HUANXIN in Washington and MO JINGXI in Beijing | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-08-17 23:40 Chinese Ambassador to the US Qin Gang. [Photo/Xinhua] Straits: US responsible for 'consequences for escalating tensions' It's not China but the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces and the United States that are changing the status quo of the Taiwan Straits, and Beijing's countermeasures following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit
U.S carries out missile test (1)
Last updated Aug 17, 2022 The United States has carried out a test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile. The U.S military said the missile test had been delayed to avoid escalating tensions with Beijing during China's show of force near Taiwan earlier this month. China deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles in the Taiwan Strait after U.S.
Oil slips to six-month low as recession fears weigh (1)
Alex Lawler London ReutersPublished 56 minutes ago Share Bookmark Please log in to bookmark this story.Log InCreate Free Account Oil fell on Wednesday to a six-month low after a brief respite as concerns about the prospect of a global recession that would weaken demand overshadowed a report showing lower U.S.
Bangladesh PM tells UN that Myanmar must take Rohingya back (1)
The Associated Press August 17, 2022, 10:43 AM DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh's leader told a visiting U.N. official on Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of ethnic minority Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh must return home to Myanmar, where they had fled waves of violent persecution. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the comment to U.N.
Iran Says Ready to Swap Prisoners With United States (1)
Voice of America 18 Aug 2022, 04:07 GMT+10 Iranian media quoted a foreign ministry spokesman Wednesday saying that Iran is prepared to swap prisoners with the United States. The semi-official FARS news agency quoted spokesman Nasser Kanaani as calling on U.S.
China races to alleviate drought, power cuts amid record heatwave (1)
China races to alleviate drought, power cuts amid record heatwave 17 August,2022 04:37 pm SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is scrambling to alleviate power shortages and bring more water to the drought-hit basin of the Yangtze river as it battles a record-breaking heatwave by deploying relief funds, seeding clouds and developing new sources of supply. For more than two months, baking temperatures have disrupted crop growth,
Canadian lawmakers plan Taiwan trip amid rising China tensions (3)
Ismail Shakil Ottawa ReutersPublished 2 hours ago Share Bookmark Please log in to bookmark this story.Log InCreate Free Account A delegation of Canadian lawmakers plans to visit Taiwan in October to seek economic opportunities in the Asia Pacific region, Liberal Member of Parliament Judy Sgro said on Wednesday, a move that could further stoke tensions between China and the West. The relationship between China and the West has worsened since U.S.
Twenty-One Chinese Aircraft, 5 Ships Spotted Around Taiwan On Wednesday (2)
Fahad Shabbir (@FahadShabbir) Published August 17, 2022 | 09:29 PM The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) sent 21 aircraft and five warships to Taiwan on Wednesday, the Taiwanese defense ministry said on Wednesday MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th August, 2022) The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) sent 21 aircraft and five warships to Taiwan on Wednesday, the Taiwanese defense ministry said on Wednesday.
'Nowhere to hide' if war comes to Taiwan's frontline islands (3)
18 Aug 2022 09:41AM (Updated: 18 Aug 2022 09:41AM) Bookmark Bookmark Share WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Email LinkedIn DONGYIN, Taiwan: On Taiwan's windswept Matsu islands, close to China's coast, one topic has been driving conversations in recent days: Prospects of an invasion by China since it began military exercises in response to visits to Taiwan by US lawmakers. Held by Taiwan since the defeated Republic of China government fled to