Iran nuclear agreement: A fragile deal on verge of collapse

Iran nuclear agreement: A fragile deal on verge of collapse

NDO – Iran recently rejected US President Donald Trump’s proposal on the renegotiation of the Iran nuclear deal, which will be extended to the issues deemed as “sensitive”. The Islamic nation also voiced its dissatisfaction with the proposals offered by the European powers in an effort to save the nuclear agreement. The landmark deal is now on the brink of collapse, while investors are “holding their breath” in anticipation of the relevant developments triggered by fears of US sanctions on Tehran. (10 hours ago)


Russia-China: Fostering warm relations

  Jun 11, 2018 11:49:57
NDO – Russian President Vladimir Putin recently concluded a state visit to China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, as he attended a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). Putin’s visit to neighbouring China, as well as the fine words on their bilateral ties raised by the two countries’ leaders during the talks, show that the Russia-China relations continues to remain warm.  

Yemen in fear of escalated tensions

  Jun 10, 2018 15:00:34
NDO – The international community is concerned about the escalating conflict in Yemen. The United Nations has warned against the risk of a serious humanitarian disaster if the Yemeni government forces, with the assistance of the Arab coalition, advance to the port city of Hodeida which is controlled by the Houthi rebels. The United States also left open the possibility of military intervention in the country on the Arabian Peninsula.  

Multiple challenges for newly appointed Spanish PM

  Jun 04, 2018 17:41:25
NDO – The air has temporarily been cleared in Spanish politics as socialist Pedro Sanchez was sworn in on June 2 as the country’s seventh head of government. Accordingly, the power vacuum in Spain was quickly filled just one day after the Spanish parliament’s dismissal of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. However, Spanish politics still faces multiple challenges as it will be not easy for Sanchez to set up a new cabinet, and this could adversely affect Spain’s economic situation.  

Palestine-Israel tensions pose risk of war

  Jun 03, 2018 15:54:19
NDO – The escalation of tension and violence between Palestine and Israel has led the Gaza Strip to the brink of a war.  

Paris meeting: A breakthrough for peace in Libya

  May 31, 2018 11:32:30
NDO – Rival Libyan factions recently gathered at an international meeting in Paris, hosted by the French President Emmanuel Macron, in an attempt to break the political deadlock in the North African country. At the meeting, the Libyan factions reached a compromise, agreeing to hold parliamentary and presidential elections later this year. It is a necessary breakthrough to find solutions to the crisis that has lasted for more than seven years in Libya. 

Damascus fully liberated: Motivation and challenge

  May 24, 2018 11:37:02
NDO – The Syrian capital of Damascus has been fully liberated after more than seven years of civil war, following the exit of the last militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS). The Syrian army has been going ahead with campaigns in order to completely liberate the entire Syrian territory. However, the development of the Syrian crisis remains complicated and poses potential threats to security of the capital region.  

Faith and challenge

  May 23, 2018 12:59:47
NDO – The coalition of the Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr won the highest percentage of votes in the recent Iraqi parliamentary election, reflecting the wish of the majority of Iraqi voters to heal the profound divisions present in Iraqi society. The coalition is expected to form a government that will help strengthen solidarity in a multi-religious country aiming to overcome the challenges in an arduous process of national reconstruction. 

Europe reacts to salvage benefits threatened by collapse of Iran nuclear deal

  May 20, 2018 15:36:01
NDO – The US's unilateral withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint General Plan of Action (JCPOA), is putting the interests of European companies on the brink. In order to cope with the consequences of the collapse of the JCPOA, European countries are aggressively promoting their final efforts to save the historic nuclear deal. A "blocking statute" has been launched to protect European businesses against US sanctions. 

Israel’s use of force against Palestinian protesters, an unjustifiable action

  May 17, 2018 12:25:17
NDO – Many countries around the world have condemned the extremely violent actions aimed at the Palestinian protesters by the Israeli armed forces, which left more than 60 people dead on the opening day of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14. 

A risk to peace in the Middle East

  May 15, 2018 12:33:53
NDO – Israel held an opening ceremony for the Embassy of the United States (US) in Jerusalem on May 14, despite strong opposition from the Palestinians and many other countries around the world. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, were invited to the event. However, the absence of most of the guests, who are envoys from numerous countries, at a reception hosted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, showed the cautious response of the international community to this sensitive event.  

Inter-Korean summit: A big step forward on path to reconciliation

  Apr 27, 2018 12:41:53
NDO – The inter-Korean summit, which is seen as a turning point in the process of denuclearising the Korean Peninsula, officially takes place today (April 27) in the border village of Panmunjom inside the heavily fortified demilitarised zone. Over recent times, the soft moves of the parties towards the event show that the trend of reconciliation and dialogue is leading the Korean issue in the right direction and encouraging belief in an outcome of peace and stability for the whole region. 

French President’s US visit: Message behind an “oak sapling”

  Apr 24, 2018 12:34:15
NDO – During his state visit to the United States which began on April 23, French President Emmanuel Macron brought an oak sapling as a gift for his peer Donald Trump. In the context of the complicated global situation and the multiple challenges faced by the France-US alliance, this special gift is aimed at conveying Paris’s message about fostering close-knit friendly ties with Washington. 

Handover of power in Cuba, a historic turning point

  Apr 19, 2018 12:20:34
NDO – The first session of the ninth Cuban National Assembly (NA) opened in Havana on April 18. This is a historic event, as the NA delegates elect a new leadership board for the country, aiming to inherit and promote the outstanding achievements of the revolutionary leaders and continue on the path of development which has been chosen by the Cuban people. 

Efforts needed to ease global tensions

  Apr 18, 2018 12:50:34
NDO – Many countries have agreed that establishing political dialogue is the only solution to finding a way out of the Syrian crisis after the recent series of air strikes deployed by the United States (US) and its allies aimed at the Middle East country. That every disagreement should be resolved through peaceful means based on international laws and the principle of respecting nations’ independence and sovereignty, is the common viewpoint shared by many nations regarding the complexity of the current situation in Syria.