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S. Korea, U.S. agree to discuss defense cost sharing in ‘reasonable, fair’ way

S. Korea, U.S. agree to discuss defense cost sharing in ‘reasonable, fair’ way

South Korea and the United States have agreed to conduct discussions in a “reasonable and fair” way on how to share the cost for the upkeep of American troops here, a foreign ministry official here said Tuesday. The two sides talked about the upcoming negotiations over Seoul’s share of the cost for the stationing of […]

U.S. should enhance cooperation with China rather than set obstacles

U.S. should enhance cooperation with China rather than set obstacles

The ambivalence of some U.S. officials has been fully revealed by their recent ridiculous remarks. On one hand, they hope China to make huge purchases of U.S agricultural products to relieve their pressured American farmers. On the other hand, they are holding tight to the bigotry, the so-called “defending America’s 5G future,” and keeping blocking […]

Trump says N. Korea hasn’t tested missiles other than ‘smaller ones’

Trump says N. Korea hasn’t tested missiles other than ‘smaller ones’

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that North Korea hasn’t tested missiles other than “smaller ones,” in an apparent attempt to keep the hope for dialogue with the North alive despite its recent test-firing of short-range ballistic missiles. Trump made the remark in an interview with Fox News a day after the North fired two […]

Iranian Rial is soaring under the US sanction

Iranian Rial is soaring under the US sanction

The good news for Iranian people who are experiencing a bad economic situation is that the national currency is soaring even though the US sanctions are increasing. Based on Bloomberg, “the rial is soaring on the country’s parallel market, gaining 8% against the dollar this week alone to extend its advance since early May to […]

Trade minister to visit U.S. as Seoul works to ramp up int’l support over dispute with Tokyo

Trade minister to visit U.S. as Seoul works to ramp up int’l support over dispute with Tokyo

South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee is set to visit the United States Tuesday to rally support from the country’s key ally in a deepening trade dispute with Japan. During the five-day stay in Washington, Yoo will meet with officials from the U.S. government and Congress and explain South Korea’s stance on the recent export […]

Pompeo says he hopes N.K. takes different position in talks

Pompeo says he hopes N.K. takes different position in talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he hopes North Korea takes a different position when the two sides resume nuclear talks. In a series of interviews with U.S. media outlets, the top U.S. diplomat also expressed hope the talks will begin “soon.” The comments come after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean […]

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security”

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security”

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has announced that it would host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security and stability” in the region. A spokesperson in the Saudi Ministry of Defense said that “King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has approved hosting US Armed Forces in the Kingdom to increase joint […]

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

Asian countries in Operation Sentinel in Middle East waterways

Tampa, Florida: Asian countries are involved in a multinational maritime effort being developed by the U.S. Central Command to increase surveillance and security in major waterways in the Middle East. Operation Sentinel aims to ensure freedom of navigation in light of recent events in the Arabian Gulf region, the U.S. Central Command said in a […]

Saudi Arabia to host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security”

  Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has announced that it would host U.S. armed forces “to strengthen security and stability” in the region. A spokesperson in the Saudi Ministry of Defense said that “King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, has approved hosting US Armed Forces in the Kingdom to […]

Asean wary of being used as pawn in Washington-Beijing jostling

Asean wary of being used as pawn in Washington-Beijing jostling

[Singapore] Despite the personal rapport between Donald Trump and Xi Jing-ping, Sino-US rivalry has been escalating over trade, technology, and security issues. As Trump puts it: “I am President of United States and Xi is President of China”. National interest trumps friendship. And the businessman-turned-politician has made it clear that in the contest for supremacy, America must […]

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