As the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam issued a rare apology to the public and suspended the controversial bill to change Hong Kong's extradition law, protesters flooded the streets and demanded that she step down.
Crew members of the oil tanker Front Altair, one of two vessels attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, have landed in Dubai. The attacks happened three days ago. It comes amid calls from Saudi Arabia to secure Gulf energy supplies given that the tankers are on a vital oil shipping route.
Now, the question is, can the remaining parties to the JCPOA - in practice, the so-called E3 powers (Germany, France and the UK) - trigger the “snapback” mechanism is response to Iran's reaction? The answer - which Europe and hawks in Washington should bear in mind - is a simple “no”.
Iran has categorically rejected claims that the country is behind the attacks on two oil tankers yesterday - saying they are responsible for maintaining the security of the Strait of Hormuz where the incidents took place. But its version of events is strongly disputed by the U.S.
Cities are the engines of growth. This was the conclusion when the 12th Astana Economic Forum examined the drivers of growth in the modern world, under the theme of “Inspiring growth: People, Cities, Economies”.
"China's open door will not be closed, but will only be opened wider and wider," said China’s President Xi Jinping. Central to China’s opening up to the world is Qingdao - the city whose name means “Green Island” is the main node in the New Asia Europe continental bridge and economic corridor.
The small city of Hanyu, 60 kilometres north of Tokyo, was the headquarters of the Grand Prize of the Japanese office 'Isu'. The initiative was created ten years ago by Tsuyoshi Tahara in Kyoto and became so popular that this year 55 teams attended.