US lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi visit

TAIPEI: A delegation of American lawmakers is visiting Taiwan just 12 days after a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that angered China. China responded to Pelosi’s visit by sending missiles, warships and warplanes into the seas and air around Taiwan. The five-member delegation is led by Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and is …

UN-chartered ship in Ukraine readying for journey to Africa

YUZHNE, UKRAINE: The United Nations-chartered ship Brave Commander will depart Ukraine for Africa in coming days after it finishes loading more than 23,000 metric tonnes of wheat in the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, a UN official said. The ship, which arrived in the port near Odesa, will sail to Ethiopia via a grain corridor through …

Imran Khan commends India’s foreign policy, plays EAM Jaishankar’s clip at Lahore rally

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakist prime minister Imran Khan has once again commended India for its independent foreign policy as he slammed the West for being critical of India for buying Russian oil. Addressing a huge gathering in Lahore, Imran played a video clip of India’s foreign minister S Jaishankar from Bratislava Forum held in Slovakia and …

Ship carrying first Ukraine grain cargo nears Syria: Shipping sources

BEIRUT: The first ship to depart Ukraine under a UN-brokered deal was approaching the Syrian port of Tartous on Sunday, two shipping sources told Reuters. The Razoni set sail from Ukraine’s Odesa port on August 1 under the deal between Russia and Ukraine, brokered by the United Nations and Turkey. The cargo had been headed …