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Everything that informs geopolitics can be found in South Asia: challenging demographics, geographic diversity, and contentious, ill-defined borders.

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China unveils prototype superfast maglev train

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CHENGDU - A prototype locomotive using high-temperature superconducting (HTS) maglev technology was rolled out on Wednesday in southwest China's city of Chengdu.The domestically developed maglev train boasts a designed...
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Iran, Iraq ink economic co-op MOU

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The minister said that the MOU covers cooperation in different areas.The two-day meeting provided a very fruitful discussion for both sides and is expected to serve the interests of...

Iran Exports Heavy Water to 8 Countries: Spokesman

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesperson for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said the country is exporting the glut of heavy water produced in its nuclear sites to...

Biotechnology budget rises almost 50%

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About 62 percent of the biotechnology credits are earmarked to the Ministry of Agriculture and its subdivisions. The Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology also has three executive bodies related...
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Possible crash site of Indonesian Boeing discovered

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Divers have discovered a possible crash site of the Indonesian Boeing 737-524, the Associated Press news agency reported citing Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto. "We received reports from the diver...
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Iran deployed short-range missiles and drones to Iraq: Al-Qabas

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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has deployed short-range missiles and drones to Iraq, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas reported, citing anonymous sources inside Iran.According to the sources, the rockets in...
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The Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline raises Russia’s stakes in South Asia

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Last month’s agreement to begin construction next summer of the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline – formerly referred to as the North-South Gas Pipeline – shows that Russia is raising its stakes in...
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Iranian Oil Minister, New Russian Energy Minister to Meet Monday: Report

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Russia’s newly appointed Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov and Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh will hold talks on Monday, the Russian Energy Ministry announced."Yes, the meeting is...
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Pakistan comes under pressure to normalize relations with Israel

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In article posted by Israel Hayom on Wednesday, the newspaper reported that a Pakistani government aide met with Israeli officials during a trip to Tel Aviv. Citing a source in...
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EVALUATING THE STATE OF NUCLEAR DANGER IN SOUTHERN ASIA

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The state of nuclear danger in Southern Asia, as elsewhere, depends fundamentally on the state of political relations between rivals. Rivals can and do cooperate as well as compete...
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Iran announces ‘Axis of Resistance Defense Treaty’

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The Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran announced on Monday that it will work on preparing a draft resolution on the “defense and security treaty...
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Lavrov points out UK’s double standards in regard to the Falkland Islands, Crimea

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London’s dissenting approaches to the situation with the Falkland Islands and the Crimean Peninsula is a display of double standards, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...
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Navalny arrested until February 15

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Moscow’s Khimki Court has placed Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny under arrest until February 15, defense attorney Vadim Kobzev told TASS. "The Khimki Court ruled...
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Thousands of Illicit Bitcoin Mining Machines Seized in Iran

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian police have confiscated some 45,000 bitcoin mining machines that were illegally using subsidized electricity. Mohammad Hassan Motavalizadeh, head of Iran’s...
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Russian Air Force launches dozens of strikes over central Syria

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The Russian Aerospace Forces launched several strikes over the central region of Syria on Sunday, as their warplanes targeted several Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) hideouts...