One year since conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi rose to the presidency, his campaign promises to shield the Iranian economy from sanctions and lift it to new heights have gone wholly unfulfilled. As street protests against the dire state of the economy spread across the country, political stability is being put to a potential make-or-break test […]
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SHANGHAI: China’s water ministry warned that severe drought conditions in the upper and middle reaches of the Yangtze river could last well into September as local governments race to find new supply sources and irrigate crops ahead of the autumn harvest. A severe heatwave across the basin of China’s longest
TAIPEI/BEIJING: China’s efforts to coerce and challenge Taiwan risk miscalculation and its pressure advertising campaign will most likely continue, Daniel Kritenbrink, the top US diplomat for Eastern Asia, said on Wednesday (Aug 17). Cina, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has been carrying out war video games and military exercises
By flying to Asia and landing in Taipei, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, disregarded the “one China” principle and the fact that Taiwan is a province of China. Pelosi stepped over China’s red line. And, as promised, China responded by holding live-fire drills all around the island for the first […]