10 must-reads for today

Members of the Iranian naval forces taking part in an exercise in the Gulf of Oman last Friday, on the first day of a three-day military drill.
Members of the Iranian naval forces taking part in an exercise in the Gulf of Oman last Friday, on the first day of a three-day military drill.PHOTO: EPA-EFE
PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Iran successfully tested a cruise missile yesterday during naval exercises near the Strait of Hormuz, state media reported. Taking place amid heightened tensions with the United States, the test was part of a three-day military drill that involved more than 100 vessels.

The United States and China were haggling for the sixth straight day yesterday as they raced to resolve their trade spat while the clock ticked down to the March 1 deadline for higher US tariffs on Chinese imports.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe