South Asia

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

Biden threatens U.S. sanctions in response to Myanmar coup

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar’s military leaders and called for a concerted international response to press them to relinquish power they seized...

Myanmar coup: Aung San Suu Kyi detained as military seizes control

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Myanmar's military has seized power after detaining civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior members of her governing party. All authority has been given to the top army...

Pakistan approves Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine’s emergency use

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Pakistan’s government decided to allow the emergency use of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in the country, the Dawn newspaper reported on Sunday citing the government’s sources. "At the meeting held by...
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Thousands of Illicit Bitcoin Mining Machines Seized in Iran

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

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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,...
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China unveils prototype superfast maglev train

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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...
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Iran, Iraq ink economic co-op MOU

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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

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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%

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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...
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Possible crash site of Indonesian Boeing discovered

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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...
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Indonesia warns against arms race after Australian nuclear sub pact

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 Indonesia said on Friday it was worried about an arms race in the region after neighbouring Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as...
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The young lion keeps fighting on!

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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...
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Australia to build eight nuclear-powered submarines under new Indo-Pacific pact

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By Kirsty Needham Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under an Indo-Pacific security partnership with the United States and Britain that analysts say will likely...
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Taiwan plans $9 bln boost in arms spending, warns of ‘severe threat’

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Taiwan proposed on Thursday extra defence spending of T$240 billion ($8.69 billion) over the next five years, including on new missiles, as it warned...
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S.Korea says it successfully tests submarine-launched ballistic missile

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South Korea successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Wednesday, becoming the first country without nuclear weapons to develop such a system as...