What the Iran-Saudi Agreement Reveals About China’s Approach to Conflict Management – The Diplomat

The Broader Context Behind China’s Mediation Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

China Power | Diplomacy | East Asia Beijing prefers to lead from behind, engaging in “quasi-mediation” on diplomatic processes that are already in motion. In this photo released by Nournews, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, right, China’s most senior diplomat Wang Yi, center, and Saudi Arabia’s National Security Adviser Musaad bin Mohammed al-Aiban looks on … Read more

Ultimate guide to cleaning floors in your home: Spring cleaning 2023

Spring cleaning is the time to tackle deep cleaning jobs that improve the appearance of your home, and ensure that neglect doesn’t cause permanent damage to big ticket items like appliances, fixtures and floors. If deep cleaning tile and grout floors, or carpets and rugs, is on your list of spring cleaning tasks, we’ve got … Read more

Economy dealt multiple blows as power crisis prevails

Fears abound over South Africa’s economic downturn as Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has lowered its credit ratings to ‘stable’ and forecasted a growth rate of a mere 1% – the lowest in almost three decades. A current account deficit was also reported for the first time in years in Africa’s most industrialised nation, which has … Read more

Russia Seeks Prison for Soldier Who Admitted to War Crimes in Ukraine

Russian prosecutors are seeking a six-year prison sentence for a soldier who admitted to committing war crimes in Ukraine in an interview, the iStories investigative outlet reported Wednesday. Daniil Frolkin faces up to six years in jail on charges of spreading so-called “fake news” about the Russian military’s activities in Ukraine, iStories reported, citing a … Read more

National Bank of Kazakhstan updates data on operations involving payment institutions

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Autistic teen beat by group at NYC subway station caught on camera

A group of teenagers was caught on video brutally attacking a 15-year-old autistic boy on a subway platform in New York City. The incident was reported Friday around 5:30 p.m. inside the West 181st Street and Fort Washington Avenue subway station in Washington Heights, according to FOX 5. Investigators say the boy was approached by … Read more

Леонид Волков призвал Запад предложить россиянам способ выхода из-под санкций — «по примеру ФБК» При этом из «санкционного списка» ФБК за последние полгода исключили лишь трех человек — в связи с их смертью

Многолетний близкий соратник Алексея Навального Леонид Волков 9 марта объявил об уходе с поста председателя правления фонда ACF International (Фонд борьбы с коррупцией). Это произошло после того, как бывший главный редактор «Эха Москвы» Алексей Венедиктов, ставший героем расследования ФБК, опубликовал коллективное обращение к Еврокомиссии с просьбой снять санкции с совладельцев «Альфа-групп» Михаила Фридмана и Петра Авена. Под письмом стояла в том числе подпись Волкова. … Read more

Winner of 7th Azerbaijan, Baku Championships in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics thanks her coaches for their support

Winner of 7th Azerbaijan, Baku Championships in Women

BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 15. First of all, I express my gratitude to my coaches for their work, support and the proper attitude, and special gratitude to my mother for her constant support, winner of the 7th Azerbaijan and Baku Championships among Age Categories in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics in the age category of juniors (2008-2010) Daniz … Read more

How to Enhance South Korea’s Support for Ukraine – The Diplomat

How to Enhance South Korea’s Support for Ukraine

Advertisement Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is now a little over a year old, and the conflict has transitioned to a war of attrition with little expectation that it will be resolved soon. With the conflict likely to continue, a key question will be how states such as South Korea can enhance their support for Ukraine … Read more

Major Railroad Merger Goes Forward, Defying Biden Antitrust Push

A merger between two of the largest railroads in North America is set to go forward after a board controlled by appointees of President Joe Biden ignored the administration’s push against corporate concentration. The Surface Transportation Board approved the merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern, the sixth- and seventh-biggest railroads on the continent. … Read more