US imposes sanctions on Myanmar military over “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya

The US imposed sanction on four Myanmar military and police commanders and two army unit on Friday for “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims and human rights abuses. The measures, announced by the US Treasury Department, are the toughest US response so far to the attacks on the Rohingya people. Since last year more than 700,000…

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Turkish lira continues to slide under US pressure

US President Donald Trump’s continued sanctions on Turkey over the imprisonment of an American pastor has seen the Turkish lira fall another three percent, continuing its rapid downward trend. The Turkish sovereign debt rating has been lowered even further by Standard & Poor in response, dropping a step closer to being rated “junk”. Mr Trump…

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US and allies raise $US300m to replace $US230m in frozen funding for Syria

The US has announced that it secured $US300 million from its coalition partners to replace the $US230 million the US was going to use to fund operations to stabilise Syria. The announcement comes after demands from US President Donald Trump for allies to help carry the cost of the war more, with the original $US230…

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China labels Pentagon report claims China preparing to strike US “pure guesswork”

China’s Defence Ministry lodged an official complaint with the US about a Pentagon report claiming that China’s military is likely preparing to for strikes against the US and its allies. The Chinese Defence Ministry labelled the report “pure guesswork”, saying the report misrepresented the strategic intentions of China. “China’s military expresses resolute opposition to this…

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