The 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) four-day meeting series is set to occupy the global economic and political agenda in the Swiss ski resort town Davos.
There will be more action by the United States to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, after meeting with Guaido on the sidelines of a regional conference in Bogota.
- Pompeo says will be more action by United States to support Venezuelan opposition (Reuters: Jan 20, 2020 at 6:09 PM)
Ukraine expects the arrival of a team of Iranian specialists.
- Zelensky, Iran’s envoy discuss handover of black boxes from downed Ukrainian plane (TASS Russian News Agency: Jan 20, 2020 at 4:37 PM)
Ukraine on Monday urged Iran to return the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane shot down by the Iranian military with the loss of all 176 people on board.
Iran considers the passengers with dual nationality, who were on a Ukrainian plane that was shot down accidentally earlier this month, killing all on board, to be Iranian citizens, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido will come to Brussels on Wednesday to hold talks with the European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, Borrell told a news conference.
Iran said it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council for scaling back its commitments under its 2015 nuclear pact with world powers.
Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn diplomacy in its confrontation with the West.
- Iran says it will quit global nuclear treaty if case goes to U.N. (Reuters: Jan 20, 2020 at 1:36 PM)
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Somalia had invited Turkey to explore for oil in its seas, after Ankara signed a maritime agreement with Libya last year, broadcaster NTV reported.
Turkey has not yet sent any troops into Libya to support the country’s internationally-recognised government, President Tayyip Erdogan was cited as saying on Monday.
It was not yet clear from which country or countries Pakistan will import the wheat.
- Pakistan to import 300,000 tonnes of wheat to meet flour crises (Reuters: Jan 20, 2020 at 9:52 AM)