Officials: In a new escalation, the Trump administration is poised to reject nearly all Chinese maritime claims in the South China Sea

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6 March 2021
China: crude imports soared to record 12.99mbpd in June (vs 11.34mbpd in May, 9.67mbpd in June 19) - Chinese custom data7 month ago
China: crude imports soared to record 12.99mbpd in June (vs 11.34mbpd in May, 9.67mbpd in June 19) - Chinese custom data
7 month ago
S.Korea's defense ministry has called in Japanese military attache over renewed claims to Dokdo (Liancourt Rocks) per Yonhap
7 month ago
India's COVID19 case tally crosses 9 lakh mark with 28,498 new cases & 553 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 9,06,752 including 3,11,565 active cases, 5,71,460 cured/discharged/migrated and 23,727 deaths: Ministry of Health
Beijing's top representative office in Hong Kong has warned the pro-democracy opposition's primary elections at the weekend could violate a new national security law, exacerbating concerns over a crackdown
7 month ago
HK leader Carrie Lam issues strongest threat yet to her opposition, saying if they oppose all gov policies, it could amount to subversion under new National Security Law. Beijing's liaison office in HK slams primaries, organised by opposition, as unlawful
Some images from the scene (photo credit: @Focus_Taiwan,) which captured KMT legislators lying in front of incoming cars and physical clashes between legislators from both parties7 month ago
Some images from the scene (photo credit: @Focus_Taiwan,) which captured KMT legislators lying in front of incoming cars and physical clashes between legislators from both parties
Bridge to nowhere.  A bridge to Tianxingzhou island is cut off by floodwaters from the Yangtze River in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province7 month ago
Bridge to nowhere. A bridge to Tianxingzhou island is cut off by floodwaters from the Yangtze River in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province
7 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 32 km SSE of Rangkasbitung, Indonesia
Esper: Discussed the threats of Russia, China, and other highnorth security concerns with my Norwegian counterpart, @BakkeJensen
As many as 33 rivers in China have risen to their highest levels in history during the current wave of floods, a senior water ministry official said
Taliban claiming insider attack in Balkh province, claiming over half a dozen casualties. Taliban say the infiltrators safely returned to Taliban ranks with several weapons after killing their colleagues7 month ago
Taliban claiming insider attack in Balkh province, claiming over half a dozen casualties. Taliban say the infiltrators safely returned to Taliban ranks with several weapons after killing their colleagues
Fire accident at Vizag's Pharma City in Parawada area. Visakhapatnam AndhraPradesh
Statement released by @SecPompo on the "U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea."
7 month ago
Explosion at a chemical factory in Kawyan, Mashhad
7 month ago
Officials: In a new escalation, the Trump administration is poised to reject nearly all Chinese maritime claims in the South China Sea
Taliban claimed killing ANDSF commander (Zahir) in IED attack in Kandahar city yesterday.
891 persons tested for #COVID19 in Himachal Pradesh today, of which 1 tested positive and results of 213 are awaited. Total number of cases in the state is at 1,243, including 292 active cases, 927 recovered & 9 deaths: State Health Department
7 month ago
Javad Jahandoust, head of the Kavian Fariman fire department, said an explosion at a gas condensate plant in the area
7 month ago
Too many countries are headed in the wrong direction with the coronavirus pandemic and there's not going to be a return to the old normal for the foreseeable future, warns @DrTedros
Taliban has   released detailed statement on the Samangan attack, claiming large number of casualties7 month ago
Taliban has released detailed statement on the Samangan attack, claiming large number of casualties
This was the vehicle packed with explosives used in the attack in Aybak, capital of Samangan province. Photo shared with me by a Counter-Terrorism Officer in Samangan7 month ago
This was the vehicle packed with explosives used in the attack in Aybak, capital of Samangan province. Photo shared with me by a Counter-Terrorism Officer in Samangan
Demonstration tonight in Khabarovsk
The crowd in Khabarovsk shouts "As long as we're united we cannot be defeated."
7 month ago
High Council for National Reconciliation says attack in Aibak city goes against commitments to start intra-Afghan negotiations, reduce violence and ensure peace in the country
7 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 161 km NE of Lospalos, Timor Leste
7 month ago
At least 9 killed in Taliban attack (despite peace talks) on intelligence headquarters in Samangan. Dozens were wounded
Andhra Pradesh reports a new single-day highest of 1,935 Covid19 cases and 37 deaths on Monday, taking the tally to 31,103
7 month ago
At least 18 soldiers killed in attacks in Kundoz province alone last night. At least 8 soldiers killed in TWO province.
People in Khabarovsk are shouting "Furgal is our choice."
Alibaba's Jack Ma sells $8.2 billion worth shares, stake dips to 4.8%: filing
People in Khabarovsk are shouting "The police are with the people."
7 month ago
AFG at least 54 people wounded in a car bomb followed by a complex attack in Samangan province .Those wounded inlcude members of NDS and civilians. TWO attackers killed inside NDS compound. There are also fatalities. Attack is over now, multiple sources in Aybak city tells
Afghan MoD claimed ANDSF discovered and neutralized 11 roadside IEDs at Kandahar-Ghazni highway7 month ago
Afghan MoD claimed ANDSF discovered and neutralized 11 roadside IEDs at Kandahar-Ghazni highway
7 month ago
Dozens of builders, due to non-payment of salaries, staged a riot in the territory of the Gazprom plant near the city of Svobodny. The press service of the plant said that the rioters were detained
7 month ago
Two JeM militants (reportedly, one local and one Pakistani) including a commander were killed and a civilian (female) injured in gunfight with Indian security forces in Srigufara area of South Kashmir's Anantnag. JammuKashmir
Workers in Amur Oblast smashed up the office of a company that is building a gas processing plant for Gazprom. They hadn't been paid for three months7 month ago
Workers in Amur Oblast smashed up the office of a company that is building a gas processing plant for Gazprom. They hadn't been paid for three months
7 month ago
Two injured when MIED targeted prosecutors working for the Supreme Court in PD-2, Kabul this morning
Protest in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Khabarovsk Krai, for the third day in a row for governor Furgal
Images from near the site of attack in Aibak, Samangan7 month ago
Images from near the site of attack in Aibak, Samangan
COVID19 cases in the Philippines reach 57,006 with 836 additional confirmed coronavirus infections from 57/82 labs on Monday, July 13.  35,036 are active cases.  Total recoveries up by 4,325 to 20,371 65 new deaths push PH death toll to 1,5997 month ago
COVID19 cases in the Philippines reach 57,006 with 836 additional confirmed coronavirus infections from 57/82 labs on Monday, July 13. 35,036 are active cases. Total recoveries up by 4,325 to 20,371 65 new deaths push PH death toll to 1,599
7 month ago
Coronavirus – Hong Kong records 52 new infections, sparking fears of resurgence
7 month ago
Reuters: "China will make further responses based on how the situation develops."
"The U.S. actions seriously interfere in China's internal affairs, seriously violate the basic norms of international relations and seriously damage Sino-U.S. relations," Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman told reporters during a daily briefing
7 month ago
111 more COVID19 related deaths registered in Kazakhstan
China imposes sanctions on a diplomat and three US lawmakers, following a row over the Muslim Uighur minority
7 month ago
A U.S. Marine base in Okinawa, southwestern Japan, has confirmed 32 more new coronavirus cases, the Okinawa prefectural government says
China has decided to impose sanctions against a number of US officials and entities, including Republican Senator Marco Rubio, said China's foreign ministry
7 month ago
The non-profit aid agency, Hong Kong Red Cross, confirms with local paper @appledaily_hk that a person infected with the coronavirus donated blood at one of its centres on July 5, which is within the 14-day incubation period. It was the first known case in Hong Kong
Himachal Pradesh reports no new #COVID19 positive case today till now. Total number of positive cases in the state stands at 1,213 including 266 active cases, 923 recoveries and 9 deaths: State Health Department
Explosion in front of National Security building in Aibak city, the capital of Samangan province7 month ago
Explosion in front of National Security building in Aibak city, the capital of Samangan province
Nepal: At least 60 people killed, 41 missing following flood and landslides in the past 4 days in various parts of Nepal, due to heavy rainfall in the region. Myagdi district of western Nepal is worst affected with 27 deaths, where search and rescue operation is underway7 month ago
Nepal: At least 60 people killed, 41 missing following flood and landslides in the past 4 days in various parts of Nepal, due to heavy rainfall in the region. Myagdi district of western Nepal is worst affected with 27 deaths, where search and rescue operation is underway
USAF E-8C Joint STARS, an airborne battle management and command & control platform that conducts ground surveillance, just flew past Taiwan, and   heading to Guangdong as Taiwan's largest military exercise Hanguang kicks off today7 month ago
USAF E-8C Joint STARS, an airborne battle management and command & control platform that conducts ground surveillance, just flew past Taiwan, and heading to Guangdong as Taiwan's largest military exercise "Hanguang" kicks off today
On July 11, 12 and 13 Air Self Defense Force fighter jets scrambled against suspicious aircrafts heading to Japan's airspace above the Sea of Japan(East Sea) and East China Sea7 month ago
On July 11, 12 and 13 Air Self Defense Force fighter jets scrambled against suspicious aircrafts heading to Japan's airspace above the Sea of Japan(East Sea) and East China Sea
7 month ago
Early morning encounter on between militants and Indian security forces in Srigufwara area of South Kashmir's Anantnag. Kashmir
7 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.8 - 273 km WSW of Tual, Indonesia
7 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - 117 km E of Mutsu, Japan
7 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 - northern Sumatra, Indonesia
Pakistani military also confirmed injuries to 5 civilians in Indian cross-LoC shelling/firing in Khuiratta sector as
Aftermath of IED attack targeting ANDSF in Baghlan.7 month ago
Aftermath of IED attack targeting ANDSF in Baghlan.
Taliban claimed ambush attack in Dawlat Abad, Faryab
Taliban released its own statement on the attacks on ANDSF outposts in Tarinkot,
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