An arduous start

An arduous start

NDO – US President Donald Trump has hailed the signing of the agreements to normalise relations between Israel and two Arab nations, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, as “the dawn of a new Middle East” and a “historic moment” that paves the way for forthcoming steps towards the normalisation of ties between the Jewish state and Arab countries. (Sep 18, 2020 16:53:47)


A thrilling race

  Sep 17, 2020 17:37:23
NDO – The race for the White House is becoming tense as President D. Trump has pushed for new directions and gradually regained a balance of voters’ support, in the context of former Vice President J. Biden having led over the past few months.  

Job market faces great challenges

  Sep 07, 2020 17:00:28
NDO – Job creation is one of the top priorities in the economic recovery efforts of countries, with as the unemployment rates in many countries falling to the lowest level in years. Job support packages have been launched by governments with the hope of creating “life buoys” for workers in crisis. However, stabilising the job market is still a difficult problem. 

Dangers hidden in the new normal

  Sep 04, 2020 09:56:14
NDO – With the COVID-19 pandemic remaining serious in many parts of the world, a number of countries have chosen to “co-live with the disease”, bringing many areas of life to a “new normal”, but the maintenance of this new state is also facing numerous difficulties and unpredictable “hidden dangers”. 

Advantages and challenges posed for both sides in US presidential race

  Sep 03, 2020 10:09:57
NDO – Candidates on both sides in the 2020 United States presidential election are approaching the "final stage" in the intense race to the White House, facing both advantages and challenges. 

World economic recovery: K-shaped scenario

  Sep 01, 2020 12:31:53
NDO – Since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and cast a shadow over world economic growth, analysts have made many comments on recovery scenarios for the global economy, of which the K-shaped recovery model is considered the mainstream prediction at the moment. 

World economy faces prolonged crisis

  Aug 24, 2020 17:42:38
NDO – The world economy is in danger of falling into a serious and prolonged crisis as almost all economies are experiencing a “sad economic year”, while unemployment rates have skyrocketed and global commodity trade dropped to a record low. Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to continue for another year or two. 

OPEC faces challenges to fulfil its commitments

  Aug 22, 2020 17:36:41
NDO – The recent video meeting of the OPEC+ group’s Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) has achieved remarkable results. Accordingly, OPEC +, the alliance of OPEC members and 10 partner countries led by Russia, will continue on the roadmap to cut output to revive oil prices. However, how to maintain the implementation of new commitments remains a big challenge for OPEC+ members. 

Preventing the risk of uncertainty

  Aug 21, 2020 11:20:39
NDO – The United Nations Security Council recently convened an urgent meeting to discuss “hot” developments in Mali, during which the international community affirmed their stance of opposing any government change that goes against the constitution. 

Efforts to cool down tensions

  Aug 20, 2020 17:34:56
NDO – Russian President V. Putin has proposed to hold an online summit of world leaders to discuss the Iran nuclear issue in order to avoid a confrontation in US-Iran relations. The effort to “cool down” tensions came after the US warned to trigger the re-imposition of all United Nations (UN) sanctions against Iran.  

Difficulties surround Southeast Asian economies

  Aug 18, 2020 17:24:06
NDO – Difficulties are surrounding Southeast Asian economies as consecutive “bad news” about the slowdown has been announced in recent days. The Southeast Asian economic slowdown also reflects serious global economic challenges. 

A story of benefit

  Aug 17, 2020 17:05:17
NDO – The agreement to normalise relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), backed by the US, has caused varied reactions, even though this historic agreement was named after Abraham - the common ancestor of both Jews and Arabs. 

Sharing the pain

  Aug 12, 2020 11:18:46
NDO – A recent virtual conference co-hosted by the United Nations (UN) and France has obtained aid commitments from countries for Lebanon, with a total support value of more than EUR250 million. 

Consequences of sanctions

  Aug 10, 2020 17:28:09
NDO – A group of UN independent human rights experts have called on countries to lift or at least ease sanctions to allow affected nations and communities access to vital supplies to fight against the global coronavirus pandemic. The above appeal was made in the recent context of the “punishment stick” seeming to be overused by major countries, causing unpredictable consequences. 

Fragile hope

  Aug 05, 2020 17:36:16
NDO – The economies of many countries around the world are experiencing recession due to the severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Second and third epidemic waves have broken out in many countries with the risk of the creaton of an unprecedented crisis.