During a press conference in Sana’a on Monday, the Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf expressed the imaptience of the Yemeni people to a Saudi regime and its mercenaries, because of their negative impact on Yemen’s economy. Concerning the United Nations resolution, which approved sanctions against Yemen’s national figures, the Minister explained the circumstances and that the national salvation government aims to end the aggression and to start Yemen-Saudi direct negotiations. The negotiations will include stopping raids and withdraw occupying forces, mercenaries and terrorists out of Yemen’s territory, besides cancelling the sanctions resolution and opening Sana’a airport. He also talked about the right of self-defense of Yemeni people in particular in the Red Sea and in Bab al-Mandab strait, denying that Yemeni people had formed threats to international navigation in this area.
The Trump’s victory in the November elections has boosted the stock market in the US, especially the dollar saw a rise of its value of 6.5%, the financial operators’ enthusiasm was due to the promises made by the tycoon about a great plan to reduce taxes and the abolition of Obamacare. After 100 days of presidency for the first time, the market goes against Trump, the dollar’s value dropped approximately of 3% and the stocks no longer grow. Analysts explain this phenomenon in the light of the execution speed of administration, financial operators expected that Trump immediately put his hand on taxes and Obamacare while in reality has not do anything except reject a proposal for adjustment of customs duties proposed by the House of Representatives but judged by the President too complicated. An important test for the credibility of the new administration on the stock and currency markets will be the speech on the State of the Union that Trump will make to Congress shortly.
President Trump announced that American military expenses grow up to reach an amount of $ 54 billion, the President explained that these funds will be accumulated through a series of cuts to federal agencies and international aid, no new taxes on the horizon. Trump said that the increase of funds program serves to the defense and national security, it is not very clear what agencies will suffer the budget cuts, it is almost certain that one of the most affected will be the EPA, this is the opinion of the president of the union representing workers of EPA, John O’Grady, who argues that the new agency director has been confirmed by the administration with the sole aim of endorsing from the inside the cut of budget.
Donetsk and Luhansk have demanded that Kyiv lift the transport blockade of Donbas before spring. “By using radicals, Kyiv has organized and is maintaining the railroad blockade and is threatening to block motorways connecting the Donbas republics to Ukraine”, Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky, heads of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, said in a joint statement posted on the Luhansk information center’s website. “We have to declare that, unless the blockade is lifted by 00:00 a.m. on Wednesday (March 1, 2017), we will appoint external management at every enterprise under Ukrainian jurisdiction operating in the DPR and the LPR,” the statement said
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) could launch new operations in the Kandil Mountains of northern Iraq, where the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is based, in a bid to attract nationalist votes ahead of the April 16 referendum. Speaking at a meeting in Ankara, Kılıçdaroğlu said the AKP could devise such a plan by the end of March to boost support from Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voters on proposed amendments shifting Turkey to a presidential system of government. Such a move would signal that if the constitutional changes pass, military measures in the fight against terrorism will escalate, he added. Such a plan was faulty; however, as the PKK has already relocated itself to the other parts of the area, meaning that a potential operation against its base would be essentially pointless. In his speech, Kılıçdaroğlu also touched on his party’s referendum campaign promoting a “No” vote against the amendments. Campaign rallies will be kicked off from the Black Sea province of Amasya, a town where the initial steps of Turkish Independence War were taken by the founding father of the modern Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, he said.
Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo, said in an interview with Bloomberg that if the United States, in the context of the renegotiation of NAFTA, should try to impose the duties so Mexico abandon the negotiating table. Guajardo said that the United States cannot renegotiate NAFTA to only get benefits for them, however,according to the Minister at least in the short term the US will not date will be in a position to impose customs duties against Mexico.
During a dinner banquet hosted in his honor by Malaysian King Muhammad V at the Royal Palace, King Salman expressed all his support to the Islamic causes in general and the support and cooperation with Saudi Arabia’s sisterly country in regards to any initiative or effort that serves issues of Muslims. King Salman also expressed his joy for the deep relations in all fields between the two countries and his hope to strengthen them in the future to serve joint interests. Moreover, the King also met with Malaysian Monarch, Prime Minister Najib Razak and Royal family members.
One of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiercest critics is now behind bars on drug charges, marking a political escalation of his anti-crime crackdown and opening a new chapter in his heavy-handed rule. Senator Leila de Lima was arrested on the morning of February 24, symbolically the day before the 31st anniversary of the People Power Revolution which ousted another Philippine strongman, Ferdinand Marcos.
The head of the government has the right to choice the membres of his government trought consultations between the signators of the document of Carthage, decleared the parties Ennahdha and Nidaa Tounes. Entrambi the parties affirmed the importance of the Tunisian Union of Labor (UGTT) and the Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Crafts (UTICA), in the strengthening of national unity and political stability. In the same statement signed by the president of Ennahdha, Rached Ghannouchi, and the executive director of Nidaa Tounes, Hafedh Caïd Essebsi, the two leaders called by the head of government to meet and discuss, with the signatories of the document of Carthage, the performance of the government and clarify the government’s agenda and priorities in this sensitive period.
It is in Kuala Lumpur’s “Little India” neighborhood, behind an unmarked door on the second floor of a rundown building, where a military equipment company called Glocom says it has its office. Glocom is a front company run by North Korean intelligence agents that sells battlefield radio equipment in violation of United Nations sanctions, according to a United Nations report submitted to the Security Council seen by Reuters. Reuters found that Glocom advertises over 30 radio systems for “military and paramilitary” organizations on its Malaysian website, glocom.com.my.