Posts Tagged ‘region’

Middle East: Both the US and Israel Pose a Military Threat to the Region

Majid Takht-Ravanchi, Iran’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations, warned in a letter to the UN Security Council about Israel’s ever-growing threats against Iran, reiterating that these threats must be condemned as violations of international law. Takht-Ravanchi warned against any “miscalculation” or “military adventurism” on the part of the Israeli regime against the […]

IMF Downgrades its Growth Forecast for Asia, says Covid Still ‘Ravaging’ the Region

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday downgraded its 2021 economic growth forecast for Asia after the Covid-19 delta variant caused a spike in cases in parts of the region. The IMF said it expects Asia’s economy to grow by 6.5% in 2021, compared with its April forecast for a 7.6% expansion. “The global COVID-19 pandemic […]

Yemeni Forces Capture Strategic Region in Marib, Al-Qaeda Militants Flee

Posted on October 24, 2021 by martyrashrakat 24.10.2021 By Staff, Agencies  Yemeni army forces, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have made new advances in the country’s central province of Marib, establishing full control over a strategic region south of the provincial capital. They took control of the Naja region following fierce clashes with […]

Bactria – The Bountiful, Sought-after Region of Ancient History

Bactria was one of the more important historic regions of the ancient and classical world. A central point of more than one defining political event, Bactria experienced thousands of years of important classical history. Empires and kingdoms came and went, but many key cultures were forced to reckon with Bactria. It had a defining impact […]

India is Searching to Define its Role in its Rapidly Changing Region

The so-called Quad nations, the United States, Australia, India and Japan have just had a meeting in the United States. A rather bland statement was issued by the four following the meeting. It contained no surprises. What is a surprise and remains a puzzle is the presence of India in the quartet, whose intentions of […]

China is Joining the CPTTP: What this Means for the Situation in the Indo-Pacific Region

On 17th September 2021, Xinhua News Agency of the People’s Republic of China reported that on the previous day the country’s Minister of Commerce, Wang Wentao, had sent a formal request to join the regional alliance of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) during a teleconference with his New Zealand counterpart, Damien O’Connor. […]

France kills senior Daesh leader in Sahel region

French armed forces have killed the leader of Daesh in the Greater Sahara in what President Emmanuel Macron has hailed as “another major success” in the fight against terror groups in the Sahel region. Adnan Abu Walid Al-Sahrawi was a major Daesh figure in West Africa. After joining the group in 2015 and becoming its […]

Taliban Victory Potentially Strengthening Extremist Movements in the Region

September 11 marked exactly 20 years since the horrific terrorist attack that killed nearly 3,000 people in America. The US leaders of that time, in order to demonstrate to the world that they were the masters of the planet, decided to urgently strike in Afghanistan to show the world their power and might. A year […]

A Region Scarred By Coal Production Now Faces Fracking Threats

[embedded content]Above Photo: An overview of a coal prep plant outside the city of Welch in rural West Virginia on May 19, 2017. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez talks with filmmaker Eleanor Goldfield about her documentary “Hard Road of Hope” and the destruction coal and gas companies have wreaked on West Virginia. In […]

Iran FM tells Baghdad summit: U.S. is main cause of insecurity in region

Iran FM tells Baghdad summit: U.S. is main cause of insecurity in region – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN — Iran’s new Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian who participated in the Baghdad summit on Saturday blamed the U.S. for security problems in West Asia. It was the first diplomatic tour by Amir Abdollahian in the post of foreign […]

US Removal from Afghanistan is Only Part of the Solution to the Region’s Problems

The complete and utter shambles that has characterised the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan raises a serious question of whether or not Joe Biden is actually in control of his administration. There are unconfirmed reports that the vice president Kamala Harris refused point-blank to have anything to do with the withdrawal. It was probably a […]

4 Killed in Helicopter Crash in Remote California Region

COLUSA, Calif.—Four people aboard a helicopter were killed when it crashed Sunday in a remote area of Northern California, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Department said. The department confirmed the deaths to the KXTV station. The four people died at the scene, said the department, which did not release their identities. The Robinson R66 crashed around […]

Xi Jinping Visited Tibet Autonomous Region

The trip made by the PRC’s leader Xi Jinping to the country’s Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) on July 21-23 turned out to be among those particularly significant events that were covered and commented upon by the world media with particular attention, and which occurred in the world political arena during a specific period of time. […]

Moon-Forming Region Seen Around Planet in Another Solar System

Scientists for the first time have spotted a moon-forming region around a planet beyond our solar system—a Jupiter-like world surrounded by a disk of gas and dust massive enough that it could spawn three moons the size of the one orbiting Earth. The researchers used the ALMA observatory in Chile’s Atacama desert to detect the […]

Does Resisting “Israel” and the US Benefit People of the Region?

22 Jul 21 Source: Al Mayadeen Nassim Mansour To address this issue, we need to breakdown a few key concepts to understand the interests of both the people and the governments in the region. Does Resisting “Israel” and the US Benefit People of the Region? The answer to this question is the core focus in […]

Giant puppet from Japan tsunami-hit region stages show ahead of Olympics

A ten-metre tall puppet which is part of Tokyo Olympics’ cultural programme arrives in the capital from tsunami-hit Tohoku region. Mocco, an imaginary creature born from the land of Japan’s northeastern region, set off on the journey in mid-May, and stages a show in a park in downtown Tokyo. But due to Covid-19 measures, no […]

The Bloody Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has stated that she is “deeply concerned” about the ongoing violations, including executions, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, adding that the long-awaited investigation into the situation there will be ready in August. In her view all the parties to the conflict in the country’s northern […]

Changes Are Looming on the Horizon: What Is America Preparing For the Region?

July 7, 2021 By Ali Abadi Are black clouds gathering over the region? Are we headed back to the days of Daesh [Arabic acronym for “ISIS” / “ISIL”] in Iraq and Syria in 2014 and the internal cracks in other Arab countries in 2011? Here are some indicators that warn of new challenges: – A […]

Iran warns against change in international borders in Caucasus region

Iran warns against change in international borders in Caucasus region – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A senior Iranian lawmaker has warned against any effort to change international borders in the South Caucasus region, saying Iran will not accept such a thing after border tensions soared between Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan. The lawmaker, Mojtaba Zolnouri, […]

Foreign Ministers of Israel, UAE, Greece and Cyprus Meet to Develop Region’s ‘New Narrative’

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser of UAE’s President, attend a joint news conference in Paphos, Cyprus April 16, 2021. Iakovos Hatzistavrou/Pool via REUTERS Israel, the UAE, Greece and Cyprus said they would seek to deepen their cooperation in fields ranging […]

Lion-dragon alliance: a serious threat to U.S. influence in region

TEHRAN – The signing of a 25-year cooperation document between Iran and China has become the subject of debate by many political and economic experts and scholars and even ordinary people all over Iran. The agreement, dubbed the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, covers cooperation in a variety of areas including politics, economic, security, defense, culture, agriculture, […]

Increased Risk of Forest Fires in Himalayan Region

This year much higher incidence of forest fires has been reported from Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Generally the risk becomes high only in the summer season but this year the risk started during winter and has already recorded very high damage at the time of writing on April 4. To get an idea of the […]

Zarif says Iran has always favored inclusive arrangements in region and beyond

TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Iran has always been ready for inclusive and workable arrangements in the region and beyond, Iran Press reported. Zarif made the remarked at a the “Tehran Dialogue Forum 2021” attended virtually by foreign ministers of Afghanistan and Turkey. Regarding the transformation in international politics […]

Kremlin critic Navalny: I being held in a prison camp in Vladimir region

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s Instagram account confirmed on Monday that the jailed opposition politician is being held in a prison camp in Russia’s Vladimir region northeast of Moscow known for its strict regime. Navalny‘s precise location had been unknown after his legal team said last week that he had been moved from the nearby Kolchugino […]

The region’s wars are concentrated in Yemen حروب المنطقة تتركّز في اليمن

– The U.S. push to stop the war in Yemen, when the U.S. adopted Saudi conditions based on the separation of the request to stop the bombing of the Saudi rear by Ansar Allah, without asking to stop the Saudi-Emirati aggression on Yemen, and stop the blockade that closes Sana’a airport and the port of […]

Madrid will not shut its borders for Easter, region’s president says, defying Covid measures adopted by rest of Spain

The Madrid region will be the only one in Spain without a Covid-19 border shutdown for Easter, its President Isabel Diaz Ayuso said on Wednesday following a meeting of top-level health chiefs. Spain’s Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS) met to approve a number of health measures for Spanish regional and national holidays, […]

Navalny emerges in jail in Russia’s Vladimir region, meets lawyers

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is sharing a quarantine cell in central Russia, allies said on Wednesday, revealing his location for the first time since he was moved from jail in Moscow last week to serve a 2-1/2 year sentence in a penal colony.The whereabouts of Navalny, 44, had been a mystery since he left jail […]

Iran Says US Air Strikes in Syria Encourage Terrorism in the Region

A closer view of an Iraq-Syria border crossing and buildings before airstrikes, seen in this February 3, 2021 handout satellite image provided by Maxar. Photo: Satellite image (copyright) 2021 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS Friday’s US air strikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria encourage terrorism in the region, Iran’s top security official, Ali Shamkhani, said […]

US airstrikes ‘strengthen & expand’ terrorist activities in the region, Iran says

The recent US airstrikes on Iran-backed militias in Syria has shown that Washington is seeking to “revive” terrorism in the region and support now-shattered Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), a senior Iranian official has said. The airstrike on militias stationed on Syria’s border with Iraq commissioned by US President Joe Biden earlier this week, was […]

US Holocaust Memorial Museum Presents ‘2021 Western Region Virtual Event’ On March 11

At this historic time for reflection and action – members of the Western Region community supporting the efforts of the D.C.-based U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) will come together virtually on March 11 at 7 p.m. PT. The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly changed much of how the USHMM does its work, but not why it’s done. […]

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