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The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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U.S. pushes arms sales surge to Taiwan, needling China

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The United States plans to sell as many as seven major weapons systems, including mines, cruise missiles and drones to Taiwan, four people familiar with the discussions said, as...
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New ‘Bionic Eye’ Linked to Chip in Brain Could Cure Blindness

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A team of researchers has built a bionic device that they say can restore vision to the blind through a brain implant.It has been...

In race to replace Japan’s Abe, loyalist Suga emerges as strong contender

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Yoshihide Suga, a longtime lieutenant of Japan’s Shinzo Abe, has emerged as a strong contender to succeed him as prime minister, an outcome that would extend the fiscal and...
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This Experimental Drone Could Change America’s War Strategy-Is the Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie the future...

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BY ALEX HOLLINGSMAR 17, 2020For nearly 20 years, the United States Air Force has been focused on anti-terror operations in uncontested airspace. Now, as America transitions its...
Kim Jong-Un presiding over a target strike exercise conducted by the special operation forces of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an undisclosed location

Samjiyon Construction Spreads to Several Towns Across the Region

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Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that stage three of North Korea’s project to redevelop the Samjiyon area is well underway. Despite its relatively small population, Samjiyon County...
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US Navy seizes ship carrying supplies from China to Iran

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The US warships near the Chinese port of Qingdao have seized a ship which carried zeolite needed for manufacturing oxygen concentrators for coronavirus patients. "Few days ago, we received a...
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Gray Zone Conflicts in Asia Pacific

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By Hamzah TaoqeerThe Asia Pacific region holds front row seat in geo-political, economic, and strategic issues in international relations. The pivot to Asia policy of the west...
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North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Complex: Activity Around the UEP Suggests Ongoing Operations

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BY: PETER MAKOWSKY, FRANK PABIAN AND JACK LIUJULY 28, 2020SATELLITE IMAGERY, WMDCommercial satellite imagery over the past year indicates that the light activity observed throughout North Korea’s...
An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase (photo Sputnik)

Russia completes delivery of second S-400 missile system regimental set to China

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Russia has concluded delivery of a second S-400 Triumf (Triumph) missile system regimental set to China via maritime transport, the handover certificate was signed in December in China, a...
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China improves new J-20 stealth fighter with Russia’s help

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The Chinese stealth fighter J-20 entered service with the Air Force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, and numerous reports emerged indicating that the United States had lost its...
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US Intel Chief Says No Evidence That Hunter Biden Laptop Is Part Of Russian...

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John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence, said Monday that the intelligence community does not have evidence that the release of emails from Hunter...

Mayor says no need to tighten restrictions in Moscow, ‘point solutions’ possible

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Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin does not see the necessity to tighten the restrictive measures due to the coronavirus yet doesn’t exclude "point solutions." "Many people...
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Israel, Bahrain formalize diplomatic relations during joint US-Israeli visit to Gulf state

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Bahrain has become the fourth Arab nation to formally establish diplomatic ties with Tel Aviv as officials from both states signed a joint communique...

Defense Minister says Iran will sell weapons to countries despised by US

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According to Press TV, Brigadier General Amir Hatami said Iran will sell arms to the countries despised by the Americans if they...
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Germany continues to expand its military presence in Lithuania

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The German Air Force is setting up a Deployable Control and Reporting Centre (DCRC) at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, supplemented by additional...