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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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Beijing won’t impose lockdown like Wuhan despite coronavirus

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Municipal officials in the Chinese capital will not lock down the city due to the repeated spread of the novel coronavirus as it was done several months ago in...
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Assessment of the March 9 KN-25 Test Launch

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On March 9, at 07:36 AM local time, North Korea reportedly fired at least three projectiles covering around 200 km and reaching a peak altitude of 50 km before...

North Korea’s New Pukguksong-3 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

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BY: MICHAEL ELLEMAN On October 2, North Korea conducted an underwater launch of its new Pukguksong-3 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) off the coast of Wonsan. The two-stage, solid-fuel missile flew on...
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Kim Jong Un wants to increase North Korea’s ‘nuclear war deterrence,’ state media reports

>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set forth new policies to increase the nation's nuclear deterrence at a meeting of military leaders, state news agency KCNA reported Sunday, EDNew.net...
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China threatens ‘counterstrike’ over US contact with Taiwan

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My son inherited money after his father was killed in an accident. A woman…Venomous Snake Found Hiding Among Plant Pots in YardAFP logoChina threatens 'counterstrike' over US contact with...
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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 following shift...
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

North, South Korea Exchange Fire in First Border Clash in Years

North Korean troops fired at their South Korean counterparts Sunday morning in the demilitarized zone that divides the two countries, a move that comes as its leader Kim Jong...

Shinzo Abe: Japan may end Tokyo state of emergency as early as next week

Japan may lift the state of emergency in Tokyo as early as next week if new coronavirus infections remain low, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, raising hopes...

Philippines receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccine, doses donated by China

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The Philippines received on Sunday its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses in a shipment donated by China, a day before it was due to roll out a national...

India’s Submarines Make Strategic Move To Dominate Indian Ocean

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The Indian Navy is discretely building up its submarine capabilities. The most visible aspect of India’s programs are new nuclear-powered submarines that are being built, but beneath the surface...
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Iran will introduce 1,000 more centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site, Chief Iranian Nuclear...

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The news comes as Tehran's intends to increase its nuclear activity in the wake of a reported sabotage attack on its Natanz nuclear plant.Iran...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Khamenei says Iran may enrich uranium to 60% purity if needed

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday Iran might enrich uranium up to 60% purity if the country needed it and would never...
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Canada cancels weapons sales to Turkey over Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

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Canada cancelled all defense exports to Turkey on Monday after an investigation found that Canadian technology was used in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the...
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Azerbaijan’s president poses with helmets taken from fallen Armenian soldiers at opening of museum...

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Azerbaijan’s long-time leader, Ilham Aliyev, has officially opened a museum dedicated to the country’s victory over neighboring Armenia in a series of bloody battles...
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Is Bosnia next?

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The media in the region today caused real confusion by announcing that Slovenian President Borut Pahor, during a recent visit to Sarajevo, said that...