Australia and China need a circuit breaker to help break the ice

Following the historic 1971 visit to China by former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, while he was still opposition leader, Australia and China enjoyed mutual benefits from trade, education and people to people links for decades. Today, after a series of disputes, Australia and China have a relationship without communication, without a goal and without […]

More efforts urged to resolve Myanmar crisis

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) holds a leaders' meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Myanmar at the ASEAN secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 24, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA) Further contacts, visits and talks between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Myanmar can speed up the implementation of a five-point consensus reached […]

Netanyahu’s first UAE visit postponed, stirs rights spat with Jordan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the inauguration ceremony for the Shaar Hagai heritage site, the location of fighting during the war surrounding Israel's creation in 1948, outside Jerusalem on Nov 29, 2020. (ALEX KOLOMOISKY / POOL VIA AP) JERUSALEM – An announcement by Israel that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had postponed a first visit to […]