South Asia

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

IRGC General: Civil Unrest May Erupt in US

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A deputy commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps raised the possibility of deepening crisis and eruption of civil unrest in the US following the controversial...

Indian Army announces killing of 20 soldiers in deadliest battle with Chinese forces this...

The Indian Army announced on Tuesday that 20 of its soldiers were killed in clashes with Chinese forces in the disputed border region. According to Reuters, the army said in...

Top Iranian, Iraqi Commanders Discuss Regional Security, War on Terror

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Senior military commanders from Iran and Iraq weighed plans for cooperation between the two Muslim neighbors in ensuring regional security and in the fight against terrorism.Defense...

Exports from Qeshm Island’s ports rise 7.8 folds in 2 months

In an interview conducted by the Fars news agency on Saturday, Allahmorad Afifipour, the director-general of Ports and Maritime Department of Hormozgan Province (where the island is located), announced...

India tops 500,000 coronavirus cases with record one-day tally

India now has more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to government figures released Saturday that showed a record daily leap of 18,500 new infections, reports citing AFP. Authorities...

Americans Have to Flee West Asia in Coming Years: Iranian Official

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei described the US military presence in West Asia as the root cause of tensions, saying the “terrorist American forces”...

Iraq Says Gas Imports from Iran to Continue for Next 5 Years

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iraq’s oil minister, Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar, said his country has plans underway to produce its own gas to meet domestic needs, but imports from Iran will continue...

The young lion keeps fighting on!

The Taliban’s rapid advance in Afghanistan has briefly stalled only in the face of strong resistance mounted by the people of the country’s recalcitrant mountainous province of Panjshir. Whoever...

Iran to send Zafar-2 satellite into orbit in months

The country launched its domestically-made Zafar satellite using a Simorgh (Phoenix) satellite carrier on Sunday, but the missile fell short of reaching the designated orbit. Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Minister...

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...

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Blast heard near Iran’s Natanz nuclear site; officials cite air defense test

A blast was reported Saturday in the vicinity of a nuclear site in Natanz, Iran, according to preliminary reports.The explosion was heard in the...

Putin, Biden to discuss Geneva agreements, Middle East, Ukraine, NATO

The date of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s videoconference meeting with his US counterpart, Joe Biden, has been tentatively approved and will be announced after...

Ukraine uses Turkish drones in Donbass conflict zone, Putin tells Erdogan

Ukraine is using Turkish-made drones in the conflict zone in the Donbass region, sticking to "destructive" behaviour, Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Turkish...

Biden says he is crafting a plan for Russia-Ukraine crisis

By Trevor Hunnicutt U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday he is developing comprehensive initiatives to make it difficult for Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade...

US Reportedly Plans Javelin Missile Delivery to Ukraine, Reneges on Surface-to-Air Missiles

The Biden administration is considering providing Ukraine with additional anti-tank weapons such as Javelin missiles, but has reneged on providing surface-to-air missiles like Stinger...