Gulf Times - tensions
EU sees global trade tensions dominating G20 summit

EU sees global trade tensions dominating G20 summit

Trade tensions between the United States and China are likely to dominate the G20 summit of the world's 20 biggest economies next week, according to a senior European Union official ...

Three police abducted and killed in Indian Kashmir

Three police abducted and killed in Indian Kashmir

Police officers, many of them local Muslims, have been increasingly targeted in recent months in the territory rocked for decades by violence.

Palestinian killed in Gaza border fence blast

Palestinian killed in Gaza border fence blast

The 24-year-old man's death in northern Gaza followed a more than two-month surge in tensions along the frontier.

China hits back as US trade tensions threaten economy

China hits back as US trade tensions threaten economy

Tit-for-tat tariffs on products worth tens of billions have left the US and China teetering on the brink of an all-out trade war, one Beijing can ill-afford with headwinds mounting for its economy.

Palestinians launch boats from Gaza to protest Israeli blockade

Palestinians launch boats from Gaza to protest Israeli blockade

One main boat carrying around 20 people accompanied by a group of smaller ones departed from the fishermen's port in Gaza City, organisers said.

Indian Kashmir shuts down to protest Modi visit

Indian Kashmir shuts down to protest Modi visit

Large parts of Indian Kashmir closed down on Saturday to protest a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Muslim-majority region gripped by deadly new tensions and clashes with Pakistan.

Trade 'tensions' threaten global economic stability, IMF warns

Trade 'tensions' threaten global economic stability, IMF warns

The International Monetary Fund foresees strong, stable growth in the world economy for 2018-19 but is warning that a souring political climate for trade could weaken one of the engines of global prosperity ...

China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions rise

China's aircraft carrier sails by Taiwan as tensions rise

China's sole aircraft carrier has passed through the Taiwan Strait, the island's defence ministry said Wednesday, as Beijing warned against any move to ‘separate the country’.

Tillerson, Mattis call for calming tensions in GCC dispute

Tillerson, Mattis call for calming tensions in GCC dispute

The US secretaries of state and defence on Tuesday called on all sides in the dispute between Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to calm tensions among the Gulf Cooperation Council ...

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

Koreans in Japan wary of tensions with North, worry about backlash

Ethnic Koreans living in Japan are nervously watching growing tensions over North Korea and are wary of a possible backlash against their community as Pyongyang ramps up its sabre-rattling.

Moscow says US Venezuela sanctions aim to 'fuel tensions'

Moscow says US Venezuela sanctions aim to 'fuel tensions'

Moscow on Monday slammed new US sanctions on Venezuela, saying they were aimed at damaging the Latin American nation's economy and aggravating tensions.

Prolonging Gulf crisis 'not in anyone's interest': Erdogan

Prolonging Gulf crisis 'not in anyone's interest': Erdogan

Prolonging the crisis in the Gulf sparked by the isolation of Qatar is not in the interest of anyone, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday as he embarked on a key visit to the region.