Saudi Arabia signs Huawei deal, deepening China ties on Xi visit
Saudi Arabia and China showcased deepening ties with a series of strategic deals on Thursday during a visit by President Xi Jinping, including one with tech giant Huawei, whose growing foray into the Gulf region has raised U.S. security concerns.
. AL JAZEERA
New Zealand’s Ardern eyes trade mission to China
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has expressed her intention to lead a trade mission to China once the country reopens its borders.
. NIKKEI ASIA
Pakistan to buy discounted Russian oil to ease economic pains
Pakistan will purchase oil from Russia at a discount starting in 2023, Islamabad’s minister of state for petroleum announced this week, raising hopes of some respite for the South Asian country’s cash-strapped economy.
. THE RIO TIMES
Peruvian Armed Forces reject coup d’état by leftist president Pedro Castillo
The Armed Forces of Peru, through the Joint Command, rejected in a statement “any act contrary to the established constitutional order”
Griner-Bout swap didn’t improve US-Russia ties – Kremlin
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov asserted on Friday that the prisoner swap of United States basketball player Brittney Griner and Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout did not help improve the relations between Moscow and Washington.