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

Iran Agrees to Compensate Downed Plane Victims’ Families: Sweden

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Sweden's foreign minister said Tehran agreed to compensate the families of the foreign victims of a downed Ukraine Airlines jetliner.Carrying 167 passengers and nine crewmembers, Ukraine...
An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase (photo Sputnik)

India has deployed a quick-reaction air defense system to the Ladakh

NEW DELHI, (BM) – Tensions between China and India are at a decade-long-high following a number of deadly clashes along the disputed border region that separates both countries.According to...

Iraq, Oman Eager to Boost Ties with Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The new ambassadors of Iraq and Oman to Tehran called for the expansion of relations with Iran in various fields.They submitted their credentials to Iranian President...

Iran announces joint project with Saudi Arabia in Persian Gulf

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 P.M.) – On Saturday, the Iranian authorities announced the installation of a housing platform in the joint field with Saudi Arabia and in the Gulf.“The weight...

Iranian energy min. meets with Iraqi president for bilateral talks

HEADLINESIranian energy min. meets with Iraqi president for bilateral talksMNA – Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian met and held talks with Iraqi President Barham Salih in the Iraqi...

Top U.S. Commander Warns of Increased Iranian Activity in Afghanistan

Remarks on 'worrisome trend' of Iranian interference through Shi'ite proxies come weeks after Iran launched ballistic missiles at two bases in Iraq There has been an increase in Iranian activity...

The US military is leaving Afghanistan, but Chinese investments are entering

The US military and other NATO troops are hastily leaving Afghanistan and appear to be leaving before 9/11, the deadline they have announced.But Afghanistan, a country in an extremely...

Iran, China Weigh Plans to Facilitate Business Trips

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The foreign ministers of Iran and China discussed plans to facilitate trips by the business people of the two countries under the shadow of the coronavirus...

Myanmar military guarantees new election; protesters block train services

Myanmar’s military junta guaranteed on Tuesday that it would hold an election and hand over power, denied its ouster of an elected government was a coup or that its...

Putin, Modi discuss Russia-India cooperation in fight against coronavirus

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have had a phone call to discuss joint effort to counter the spread of coronavirus, the Kremlin press service...

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Dmitry Peskov: Russia doesn’t mind getting written US response to security proposals next week

Moscow expects Washington to respond to its proposals on security guarantees in the coming days and does not mind getting a response next week,...

Biden admits possible agreement with Moscow on non-deploying strategic weapons in Kiev

US President Joe Biden has admitted the possibility of reaching some agreements with Russia relating to non-deployment of strategic weapons in Ukraine. "The two things...

Iran, China, Russia to kick off joint naval drills in Indian Ocean on January...

The Iranian, Chinese and Russian navies will begin joint naval maneuvers in the northern Indian Ocean waters on January 21, the ISNA news agency...

Maria Zakharova: Lavrov to hold talks with Blinken in Geneva on January 21

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Geneva on January 21, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria...

New move in Ukrainian clampdown on Russian language

Russian-language media in Ukraine will now be forced to publish a secondary version in the country's official tongue under a new law that selectively...