Massud Barzani and Jalal Thalabani
Iraq Kurds begin historic independence vote in defiance of Baghdad
Nonbinding poll, which Israel is the only country to support, has also angered Iran and Turkey, which are concerned about their own Kurdish minorities
By AFP and TOI STAFFSeptember 25, 2017, 8:50 am 3218 shares
An Iraqi Kurdish policeman casts his ballot during the referendum on independence from Iraq in Irbil, Iraq, September 25, 2017....
China’s tech money heads for Israel as US welcome wanes
With US regulatory scrutiny tightening, particularly under President Trump, China turns its gaze to Israel in its search for the hottest technology; increased focus on Israel exemplified by tenfold jump in Chinese investment in the start-up nation’s tech know-how in cyber security and medical devices, which have reached record heights of $16....