Uzbekistan and Russia nearing completion of nuclear power plant contract

Uzbekistan and Russia are on the verge of finalizing a contract for the construction of a nuclear power plant, according to Alexei Likhachev, the head of Rosatom. Despite the slowdown in work processes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project has continued to progress and is now nearing its conclusion. In 2019, the two nations […]

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China-US battle over Taiwan would be ‘a war too many’ for world right now: Expert

ISTANBUL : As the world grapples with increasing tensions stemming from Israel’s aggression in Gaza, the Russia-Ukraine war, instability in the Sahel region, and other conflicts, prospects for global peace are slimmer than ever. But there is another region that is boiling, albeit in a cooler fashion: East Asia. While US warships continue to sail through […]

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China’s probe into Foxconn ‘political’, Taiwan security chief says

Taipei’s national security chief has said a Chinese tax probe into Taiwan tech giant Foxconn is “political” as its billionaire founder Terry Gou is running for president of the democratically ruled island. Gou, who gave up Foxconn’s management reins four years ago, launched his presidential bid in August as an independent candidate in Taiwan’s January […]

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US, Japan, South Korea defence chiefs to share North Korea missile data in December

TOKYO/SEOUL, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Defence chiefs from South Korea, Japan and the United States have agreed to start as planned a real-time data sharing scheme on North Korean missiles in December, South Korea’s defence ministry said on Sunday. U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin met his South Korean counterpart, Shin Won-sik, in Seoul on Sunday […]

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About 90,000 people displaced by Myanmar conflict: UN

About 90,000 people have been displaced in Myanmar due to the intensifying conflict between the country’s military rulers and an alliance of ethnic armed groups, the United Nations said. “As of 9 November, almost 50,000 people in northern Shan were forced into displacement,” the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said […]

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Israel-Gaza: Malaysia will maintain ties with Hamas says PM Anwar Ibrahim

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s leader Anwar Ibrahim has said his nation will maintain ties with Hamas and will “not punish” the group. Malaysians should “unanimously back” the Palestinian cause, the prime minister told parliament on Tuesday. Mr Anwar was responding to a proposal by US lawmakers to sanction Hamas’s foreign supporters. Analysts say this is also […]

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North Korea abandoning 30-year quest for U.S. ties, expert says

SEOUL — The isolation brought on by international sanctions has driven North Korea’s leader to abandon his country’s long-standing goal of achieving normal diplomatic ties with the U.S., one of the world’s leading experts on the country’s nuclear program said on Tuesday. Siegfried Hecker, a prominent scientist with direct experience in North Korea’s nuclear facilities, […]

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