Commentary:Iran is sending stark signals that escalating U.S. sanctions will not push Tehran to change its foreign policy, writes Maysam Behravesh, a journalist at the TV channel Iran International and an affiliated researcher at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University, Sweden. Recent Iranian missile strikes in Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan, along with last week's International Court of Justice ruling in Iran's favor, "will likely encourage the Iranian leadership to stay its defiant course."
Alphabet’s Google will unveil the third edition of its Pixel smartphone at 10 media events across the world, a hint that it is prepared to expand geographic distribution of a device it hopes someday is as popular as Apple’s iPhone.
China has choked back on imports of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) from the United States, traders and analysts said, turning to the Middle East for extra supplies amid the two countries’ trade dispute.
Microsoft is investing in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as part of a partnership that the two companies said will allow them to collaborate on technology projects, including big data and artificial intelligence.