TikTok said Tuesday it will stop operations in Hong Kong, joining other social media companies in warily eyeing ramifications of a sweeping national security law that took effect last week. The short-form video app's planned departure from Hong Kong comes as various social media platforms and messaging apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Telegram, Google and Twitter balk at the possibility of providing user data to Hong Kong authorities. The social media companies say they are assessing the ramifications of the national security law. The social media companies say they are assessing...

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The U.S. administration unveiled rules Wednesday formally banning technology giant Huawei and other Chinese firms from government contracts, in the latest move in an escalating trade war. The interim rule will preclude any U.S. federal agency from purchasing telecom or technology equipment from the firms "as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as a critical technology as part...

A week after the U.S. sanctioned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, raising the prospect of him losing access to U.S. social media platforms, U.S. officials and tech companies are mum on the issue. The Trump administration sanctioned Zarif on July 31 for having œacted or purported to act on behalf of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whom it sanctioned a month...

As Hong Kong cleaned up after a general strike that splintered into a night of violent clashes between police and protesters, a Chinese government official warned opponents on Tuesday that "those who play with fire will perish by it." Yang Guang, a spokesman for the Chinese government's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, told reporters that Hong Kong protesters had abused their right to...

Can Turkey Be a Trusted NATO Partner?

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 17:40 WIB

Can Turkey be reeled back in as a trusted NATO partner? A growing chorus of policy-makers and foreign-policy analysts fear it cant. The threat this week by Turkeys President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to launch a military incursion into Kurdish-majority areas in northern Syria is setting the stage for yet another fierce dispute between Ankara and the rest of NATO ” including the U.S., which...

China's military says it is focused on harnessing new technologies to "fight and win wars" in the future and is competing with the United States in boosting the regional influence of its People Liberation Army. A new government "white paper" highlights how new technologies like artificial intelligence and cloud computing are essential for the military, saying new capabilities under development...

U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered a freeze on all Venezuelan government assets in the United States the toughest sanctions on Nicolas Maduro's government so far. "All property and interests in property of the government of Venezuela that are in the United States ... are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, or otherwise dealt in," Trump's executive order late Monday...

The United States and Taliban teams in Doha negotiating an initial deal to end the war in Afghanistan seem to have agreed on the main agenda items and are now finalizing the details of implementing them. "We have made excellent progress," tweeted Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. He added that his team was now discussing with the Taliban the...

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