South Asia

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

Iran Issues Arrest for Those Involved in Gen. Soleimani’s Assassination

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tehran’s prosecutor said 36 people involved in the assassination of Iranian top commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani have been identified and the judiciary has ordered their...

China can launch nuclear counterattacks within minutes: ex-soldier

China can detect nuclear missiles launched from an enemy and counterattack using nuclear weapons within minutes before they land in the country, according to a paper written by a...

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...
Vladimir Putin and Nicolás Maduro in 2013. (AP)

Maduro: ‘US Plotting To Invade Venezuela, But We’re Ready’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that the United States and some of its allies are plotting to invade Venezuela and that the South American country is “not afraid of...

Iran Refutes Microsoft’s Claim on Hackers Targeting US Election

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson dismissed the allegations made by American company Microsoft that hackers with ties to Iran have attempted to target the 2020 US presidential...

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...

Qassem Soleimani’s successor meets with Iraqi PM as US withdraws troops

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 A.M.) – On Saturday, Iraqi and foreign media outlets reported that the Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, met with the Iranian Quds Force commander, Ismail Ghaani,...

Rouhani: We have to cut chain of coronavirus’ spread

“We have reached a unique prescription about what action must be taken against the coronavirus. It is cutting the chain of the spread of the virus,” he said during...
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...

US Appeal for Extension of Arms Ban on Iran Falls Flat at UNSC

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Tuesday for an arms embargo on Iran to be extended indefinitely, but his appeal fell flat at the...

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U.S. senators work on bipartisan bill to aid Ukraine

Republican U.S. senators said on Wednesday they are working with Democrats on legislation to aid Ukraine as Washington works to prevent another attack by...

Lavrov: Russia ready to receive Zelensky to discuss normalizing relations with Ukraine

Russia is ready to receive Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to discuss normalizing bilateral relations but if he intends to talk on Donbass issues, he...

Lukashenko says it’s important for West to ‘drown Russian-Ukrainian brotherhood in blood’

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday said it’s important for the West to "drown Russian-Ukrainian brotherhood in blood." In a state-of-the-nation speech, he said Ukraine...

US rejects Russia demands on Ukraine but offers ‘path’ out of crisis

The United States on Wednesday rejected Russia's demand to bar Ukraine from NATO and said it believed Moscow was ready to invade but offered...

Russia receives US response to security proposals

Moscow has received the US response to the proposals concerning collective security in Europe, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Wednesday. Ambassador John Sullivan delivered...