Asia-Pacific

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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Xi warned officials that efforts to stop virus could hurt economy

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Chinese President Xi Jinping warned top officials last week that efforts to contain the new coronavirus had gone too far, threatening the country’s economy, sources told Reuters, days before...
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China’s virus death toll surpasses SARS but new cases fall

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China’s virus death toll rose by 89 on Sunday to 811, passing the number of fatalities in the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, but fewer new cases were reported in a...

WHO Declares International Health Emergency Over Coronavirus Outbreak, Commends China’s Efforts As Setting New...

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The World Health Organization declared a “public health emergency of international concern” over the outbreak of the 2019nCoV, also knows as the “Wuhan coronavirus”. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

Oil drops below $60 as China virus drives demand concern

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Crude prices extended declines on Monday, dropping below $60 for the first time in nearly three months as the death toll from China’s coronavirus rose and more businesses were...
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 procurement 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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Chinese Air Force reveals J-20 combat formation

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China's most advanced J-20 stealth fighter jets assigned to an ace unit have been conducting real-combat scenario training together with powerful J-16 and agile J-10C jets, the People's Liberation...
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Premature Epitaphs for Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea

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By Leon V. Sigal Introduction “The report of my death was an exaggeration,” Mark Twain once wrote to a reporter. The same could be said of the news media’s premature epitaphs for...
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North Korea’s Rocket Engine Test: What We Know and Don’t Know

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BY: MICHAEL ELLEMAN DECEMBER 10, 2019WMD A spokesperson for North Korea’s Academy of National Defence Science announced that a “very important test took place at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on...

Imran Khan’s China Visit Meant To Influence President Xi’s Upcoming India Meeting

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  Imran Khan’s China Visit Meant To Influence President Xi’s Upcoming India Meeting Paul Antonopoulos, director of the Multipolarity research centre Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will arrive in Beijing on Tuesday...

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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Breaking / Iraq / Middle East / News / US Breaking: IED attack on...

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ISWNews Analysis Group: Iraqi resistance group attacked three US logistical convoys in Qadesiyah, Babil and Muthanna provinces with roadside bombs.According to the Ashab al-Kahf...
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On the situation with small languages in Russia-Konstantin Zamyatin

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    While the rights of the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine have been seriously violated, Russia itself is accused by the West of violating the...
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Foreign forces to leave Iraq in 15 days, says army

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US combat troops stationed in Iraq are scheduled to leave the country in 15 days, the Iraqi army's spokesman said on Thursday.Baghdad and Washington...
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Russian, Chinese defense chiefs ink military cooperation roadmap

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Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe approved a 2021-2025 military cooperation roadmap at their working meeting held via a...

Moscow says U.S. rehearsed nuclear strike against Russia this month

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Russia's defence minister on Tuesday accused U.S. bombers of rehearsing a nuclear strike on Russia from two different directions earlier this month and complained...