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A large and rapidly spreading wildfire in South Korea threatened the Hanul Nuclear Power Plant and its six reactors on March 4.
Wildfire Threatens Large South Korean Nuclear Plant
The breakout of a severe wildfire has put one of the largest nuclear power plants in South Korea under threat. Reuters reported on March 4 that a massive blaze had emerged in Uljin where Korea...
Chinese City on Border with Vietnam Locked Down as New COVID-19 Outbreaks Surge in Both Countries
On Monday, Feb. 7, the Chinese city of Baise, located close to the border between China and Vietnam, was placed under lockdown due to a rise in the number of new COVID-19 cases. The lockdown...
Iranian President-Elect Ebrahim Raisi holds a press conference at Shahid Beheshti conference hall on June 21, 2021 in Tehran, Iran.
Iran Could Soon Have Nuclear Fuel to Create Atom Bombs, State Department Warns
In a Jan. 31 special briefing, the U.S. State Department warned that the Iranian regime is weeks away from procuring the necessary nuclear power needed to build atomic bombs.  Negotiations for a revamped nuclear deal...
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Indian Civilian Abducted by Chinese Soldiers in Disputed Border Area
An Indian civilian has reportedly been abducted by Chinese soldiers from the border state of Arunachal Pradesh. The boy is from a district that borders the Tibetan region. Details of the abduction were revealed by...
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Human Rights Watch’s 2022 Annual Report Explores Human Rights Challenges in Southeast Asia
On Jan. 13, the international organization, Human Rights Watch (HRW), released a 752-page report listing the world’s human rights issues and providing a broader view of what numerous countries are doing in the face of...
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China Deepens Partnership With Iran to Offset US Sanctions, Promote Digital Yuan
News analysis The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has played a critical role in supporting Iran, buying Iranian oil and other materials despite U.S. sanctions on the Islamic regime. The Sino-Iranian Agreement, signed March 26...
Economically Challenged Sri Lanka Asks China to Extend Loan Repayment Programs Amid Financial Crisis
The president of Sri Lanka has asked Beijing to restructure its debt repayments as part of efforts to help the South Asian country navigate a worsening financial crisis. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made the request during...
Women shop for bread at a market in Ankara on December 20, 2021 as Turkey's troubled lira took a nosedive after Turkish President cited Muslim teachings to justify not raising interest rates to stabilise the currency.
Food and Rent Unaffordable as 20 Percent Inflation Hits Turkey
Turkish citizens are reeling under the pressure of inflation and what many believe is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s incompetent way of dealing with the dilemma. Just a year ago, many citizens were living a life...
Erdogan’s policies have crashed the value of the lira.
Turkish President Defends Low Interest Rates, Asks People to Save in Lira
With inflation soaring and the value of the lira plummeting, many experts believe that Turkey could be headed towards a full-scale financial crisis. Having lost more than 40 percent of its value against the U.S....