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


Passenger jet crashes in Pakistan

At least 107 people were aboard the passenger plane that crashed near Pakistan’s Karachi on Friday, Reuters reported citing a representative for Pakistan International Airlines. There were 107 people on board the...

Quds will never be forgotten, Rouhani says

“Quds will never be forgotten. Quds will not remain in occupation of the tyrants. The Palestinian land will be liberated someday. We will never accept this aggression and tyranny...

US unable to block Iran gasoline shipments to Venezuela: Source

A senior source within the Iranian petroleum industry says the United States would be practically unable to block shipments of gasoline from Iran to Venezuela at a time the...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Iran’s Supreme Leader vows to expel US forces from Syria and Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, pledged on Sunday to expel the U.S. forces from Syria and Iraq, in response to “the United States...

Russia allegedly transports 6 Syrian jets to Iran after Israeli attack: media

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Earlier this month, the Israeli Air Force carried out a powerful attack on a Syrian military site that stored several aircraft, including six MiG-29...

Iranian official reveals Iran’s plan to confront Israel

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – Sayyid Hossein Nahgavii Hosseini, the spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian parliament, revealed on Saturday the details of...

Iran rejects US plan to reenter nuclear deal to trigger sanctions return

In Iran's media review today, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the United States has left the nuclear deal and plans to reenter are "idiotic." Iran's foreign minister has...

White House hosting worst U.S. administration, Pompeo knows nothing about ABC’s of politics

Rouhani named Trump administration a 'ruthless, inhuman and incompetent' one. On May 10, the Iranian foreign ministry spokesman lambasted the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump for incompetency in protecting...

Iran says has provided Afghans with best facilities for 40 years

Providing jobs, free education, free health facilities, and many other facilities that are widely available to Afghan guests are indicative of Iran’s good hospitality, Mousavi said, IRNA reported. The remarks...

Rouhani fires industry minister, appoints Modarres Khiabani as caretaker

The decision came immediately after the president fired Reza Rahmani. "Due to Article 135 of the Constitution, and with due regard to your valuable commitment and managerial background in the...

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Restrictions to stay in Moscow until COVID-19 vaccine is ready — mayor

According to the executive order, the self-isolation regime, digital passes and other restrictions in the capital city will be in force until...

U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000 as country reopens

The novel coronavirus has killed more than 100,000 people in the United States, according to a Reuters tally on Wednesday, even as the slowdown...

China passes new Hong Kong national security law

China on Thursday passed a new national security law for Hong Kong set to rein in the semi-autonomous region after months of protests last...

Russia leapfrogs Saudi Arabia as China’s top crude oil supplier in April

Russia overtook Saudi Arabia as China’s top crude oil supplier in April, customs data showed, with imports rising 18% from the same month a...

German economy likely to shrink 6.6% this year

The German economy is likely to shrink by 6.6% this year as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic before growing by 10.2% in 2021,...