The US Army plans to fund construction of rare earths processing facilities, part of an urgent push by Washington to secure domestic supply of the minerals used to make military weapons and electronics, according to a government document seen by Reuters.
European Union foreign ministers are expected to exchange views next month on whether the 28-nation bloc should recognize Palestine as a sovereign state as the US pushes ahead with pro-occupation policies undermining the prospect of the so-called two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar says his country will not back out of the procurement of the advanced Russian-made S-400 missile defense systems, and is currently in contact with its NATO allies, particularly the United States, to work out a solution to the matter.
The Yemeni minister of public health and population has warned about the catastrophic toll that the ongoing Saudi-led military onslaught and blockade has taken, stating that it is estimated that 1,000 children die in the crisis-hit and impoverished Arab country on a daily basis.
Suicide bombers struck the main US military base in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring scores in a major attack that could scupper plans to revive peace talks between the United States and the Taliban.
Tajikistan’s Finance Minister Qahhorzoda Faiziddin Sattor in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Dushanbe Taqi Saberi called for the development of mutual cooperation in different fields including economy.
The United Nations is “unable to independently corroborate” that missiles and drones used in September attacks on Saudi oil facilities “are of Iranian origin,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Tuesday.
China’s ambassador to Iran said American sanctions have failed to affect economic cooperation between the two countries, adding that the value of bilateral trade reached almost $20 billion during the March 20-November 21 period.
An Austrian laureate Peter Handke whose support for Serbs in the 90s war in former Yugoslavia sparked controversy, received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s.
As part of the “Integrated Program for Sustainable Water Resources Management in the Lake Urmia Basin,” the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Urmia Lake Restoration Program (ULRP) held a four-day workshop for Iranian experts and trained them on advanced methods to map evapotranspiration of agricultural areas, using remote sensing satellite data.