A controversial deal

A controversial deal

NDO - The rift in the relationship between the US and Turkey have become more severe as Ankara criticised Washington for not acting like an ally. The disagreement between the two sides is in regards to Ankara's procurement of the Russian S-400 defence system. (Jun 21, 2019 17:49:08)


Lack of trust

  Jun 25, 2019 16:49:06
NDO - The first sketches of the new Middle East Peace Plan, which the US has long praised as a “deal of the century”, will be revealed at an international economic conference to be held in the capital of Bahrain on June 25-26. However, the absence of the “main player”, Palestine, seemed to undermine the extent of the event in Manama as well as the ambitious scheme of Washington.  

A suitable choice

  Jun 03, 2019 14:45:33
NDO - The US, Russia and Israel have agreed to hold a trilateral meeting this June for the three countries’ national security advisers to discuss ways to deal with regional security issues, especially the situation in Syria. 

An urgent call for protection of the Earth

  May 27, 2019 14:13:23
NDO - Youth climate strikes are spreading around the world. Tens of thousands of students in 130 countries and territories around the world have taken to the streets to call for political action in response to climate change. The spirit of Swedish young activist Greta Thunberg, who launched a week-long climate rally called "Fridays for Future", has spread among students all over the world.  

European Parliament elections 2019, a “test” for EU model

  May 23, 2019 11:22:36
NDO – From May 23 to 26, more than 420 million voters of 28 European Union (EU) member countries will cast their ballots to elect 751 members of the European Parliament (EP) for the 2019-2024 tenure. The elections take place while the EU is facing numerous difficulties and the building of a strong and unified EU is becoming an urgent requirement for the alliance. 

Oil and Middle East “fire pan”

  May 22, 2019 12:24:14
NDO – A series of attacks against Saudi Arabia’s oil stations and oil tankers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been reported over recent times, resulting in escalating tensions in the Middle East. 

Libyan crisis now a trans-Mediterranean concern

  May 16, 2019 07:09:52
NDO – The foreign ministers of the European Union (EU) member countries recently met in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss solutions to the Libyan crisis. European nations are concerned about a new wave of migration as many people seek to flee violence in Libya, while information concerning outside interference makes the situation in the North African country increasingly complicated.  

Positive signs in US-China trade talks

  May 03, 2019 12:48:52
NDO – The trade negotiations between the United States and China are expected to reach an agreement in the second half of this month as both sides have sent out positive signals. However, most analysts have stated that although a deal can be obtained after the next round of negotiations, trade frictions will still remain a big problem in the US-China relations in the future. 

Dream of peace on Korean Peninsula

  Apr 29, 2019 18:10:18
NDO – On April 27, the two Koreas celebrated the first anniversary of the historic inter-Korean summit with a meeting and a highly symbolic handshake between President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in and Chairman of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un. The different messages delivered by both sides on the occasion show that greater efforts are needed in order to fulfil the goal of opening a new era of peace on the Korean Peninsula. 

New motivation from Russia-DPRK Summit

  Apr 26, 2019 18:08:15
NDO – The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chairman of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un in the Russian city of Vladivostok is expected to provide new motivation for bilateral cooperation and for the peace process on the Korean Peninsula. It is also an opportunity for the two countries to affirm their national position, in the context of the DPRK accelerating its international integration and Russia strengthening its involvement in global efforts. 

Unavoidable disagreement

  Apr 25, 2019 13:39:59
NDO - The world oil market reacted immediately after the decision of US President Donald Trump to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran. The European Union (EU) and many countries are concerned about the negative effects of this decision on the stability of the Middle East, despite US allies' commitment to ensure sufficient supply. 

Enhanced efforts to stamp out fire of conflict in Libya and Sudan

  Apr 24, 2019 12:32:50
NDO – As the Chairman of the African Union (AU), Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi hosted a troika summit in Cairo to discuss crises in Africa, including the upheavals in Libya and Sudan. The event is expected to come up with solutions to remove the conflict detonator and prevent the wide-spreading of tensions in the region. 

New leader expected to bring change to Ukraine

  Apr 23, 2019 17:23:03
NDO – Although the official results of the Ukrainian presidential election must wait ten more days to be announced, incumbent President Petro Poroshenko admitted defeat, while leading candidate comedian Volodymyr Zelensky received words of congratulations and affirmed that he would not “disappoint” those who have placed strong expectations in change for the country after many years of being engulfed in crisis. 

The “5G race” is heating up

  Apr 22, 2019 17:08:38
NDO - In recent days, many countries, including the US, the Republic of Korea (RoK), China, and Qatar have officially launched the fifth generation telecoms network (5G). The 5G technology provides countries with the opportunity to become pioneers in the fourth industrial revolution therefore the “5G race” is heating up. 

Towards a happy ending

  Apr 18, 2019 18:45:45
NDO - US and Japanese negotiators have just closed the first round of trade talks to address bilateral trade issues. With the initial negotiation results and visits made by leaders of the two countries in the near future, analysts hope that the trade talks will bring about a “happy ending”.