South Asia

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


Thousands of Illicit Bitcoin Mining Machines Seized in Iran

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 state-run electricity company Tavanir, said...

Exclusive: Iran Positions ‘Suicide Drones’ in Yemen As Red Sea Tensions Rise

Iran appears to have sent deadly drones to its allies in Yemen as Middle East tensions heat up across the Red Sea, another major flashpoint where rival forces operate,...

China unveils prototype superfast maglev train

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...

Iran, Iraq ink economic co-op MOU

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

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%

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...

Possible crash site of Indonesian Boeing discovered

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...

Iran deployed short-range missiles and drones to Iraq: Al-Qabas

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...
Vladimir Putin

The Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline raises Russia’s stakes in South Asia

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...

Iranian Oil Minister, New Russian Energy Minister to Meet Monday: Report

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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U.S. adds just 266,000 jobs in April, far below expectations

The U.S. economy added a mere 266,000 jobs last month. Forecasters had floated gains close to 1 million, making this the biggest miss, relative to...

Russia’s ambassador to Berlin says Nord Stream 2 may be completed by late September

Russia’s Ambassador to Germany Sergei Nechayev was hopeful that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would have been constructed by the Bundestag election scheduled...

Conference ‘Pandemic and Security in Europe’

The Alliance of Anti-Fascist Fighters and Anti-Fascists of the Republic of Croatia (SABA RH) organized an online conference "Pandemic and Security in Europe" on...

Corruption, economic woes spark deadly protests in Colombia

Kevin Anthony Agudelo wanted to live in a country where corruption was not part of everyday life. That dream motivated the electrician to join...

“General response to global challenges”: Russian Balkan Center opens in Serbia

The opening ceremony of the Russian Balkan Center took place in Belgrade. This non-governmental organization, led by former Serbian Ambassador to Russia Slavenko Terzic,...