Boosted efforts to prevent conflict from spreading in Libya

Boosted efforts to prevent conflict from spreading in Libya

NDO – An international conference on Libya has just taken place in Berlin, Germany, with the hope of preventing conflict in the North African country, in the context that the increasing tension in Libya is likely to turn it into “the second Syria.” (Jan 20, 2020 16:25:05)


Efforts urged to ease US-Iran tensions

  Jan 11, 2020 10:10:36
NDO – The Middle East is currently in need of “diplomatic rain” to alleviate tensions between the United States and Iran following the two sides’ moves to launch retaliatory air strikes on the Iraqi territory. 

Record commitment to the world’s poverty reduction efforts

  Dec 18, 2019 15:12:20
NDO – World Bank Group President David Malpass recently announced that an important WB fund for the poverty-stricken has received a record pledge of US$82 billion, including contributions from countries and many promises affirmed for the next three years. 

A missed opportunity in the fight against climate change

  Dec 17, 2019 15:59:18
NDO – The 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25) concluded recently in Madrid, Spain failing to release a code of conduct on combating climate change. 

The forks ahead

  Dec 12, 2019 16:50:52
NDO – On the last day of his election campaign, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived in the port town of Grimsby which has been considered as a ‘support stronghold’ of the opposition Labour Party. 

The key to peace

  Dec 10, 2019 16:52:31
NDO - France, Ukraine, Russia and Germany officially restarted a peace summit under the “Normandy format”, after three years this negotiation mechanism stalled. The summit in France is expected to find a “key to peace” in order to soon put an end to the five-year armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. 

Challenges that are not easy to be handled

  Dec 06, 2019 16:19:46
NDO - Over the recent past, Turkey has many controversial actions in a number of international issues, which have caused cracks in the relationship between Turkey and other members of NATO. Though Turkey has insisted that its interests are inseparable from NATO and attempted to heal its relations with the allies, the country is facing numerous challenges that need to be resolved. 

For long-lasting peace in the Middle East

  Nov 27, 2019 15:15:17
NDO – Foreign ministers of the Arab League (AL) countries recently held an emergency meeting at the AL headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss the “hot” developments related to the US support for Israel’s Jewish settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. 

Positive signals in US-China trade talks

  Nov 07, 2019 16:12:38
NDO – The trade negotiations between the United States and China have recently seen positive signals as the Chinese Ministry of Commerce assessed that the two sides conducted “serious and constructive” discussions. 

“Bottlenecks” need to be removed

  Oct 24, 2019 16:07:38
NDO - The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) lasted for a week and have just ended in Washington, DC, the US. Many experts at the meeting shared the same opinion that the world economy, which has been declining due to the impact of trade conflicts, is facing a series of challenges ahead as well as “bottlenecks” that need to be removed. 

Brexit’s critical moment

  Oct 17, 2019 16:49:17
NDO - The Brexit negotiation process has entered a critical moment when the European Union (EU) hosted a summit on October 17. This is the last summit before the UK leaves the “Common European Home” as scheduled on October 31. However, which “scenario” for Brexit is still an open question. 

Living with “barriers”

  Oct 15, 2019 17:15:08
NDO - The world economy is facing a future in which there are more and more barriers and tariff measures. In the context that economies have to “live” with trade barriers, analysts are concerned that global economic growth is at risk of sharp decline.  

US-EU trade tensions risk triggering a transoceanic battle

  Oct 07, 2019 16:37:12
NDO – The long-lasting confrontation between the United States and the European Union (EU) concerning alleged subsidies to aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus has escalated to a new level following the ruling of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The risk of a “tariff battle” between the two economies on the two coasts of the Atlantic Ocean is becoming more evident than ever, “overshadowing” the world economy and global trade picture. 

The “Greta Thunberg” effect

  Oct 01, 2019 12:21:42
NDO – Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg gave a powerful and emotional speech that strongly impressed world leaders during the recent high-level week of the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States. Since then, the global anti-climate change movement has continued to spread vigorously in many countries around the world. 

Newly signed deal eases US-Japan trade tensions

  Sep 27, 2019 12:12:15
NDO – US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have signed a document that is considered by both sides as the “initial phase” of a US-Japan trade agreement. Despite not being a comprehensive deal, the document is still an important achievement, helping to relieve tensions between the two countries, which have lasted for over a year, related to the thorniest issues, including the taxes on Japanese automobiles and US agricultural products.